Hagar's Vocation: Philosophy's Role in the Theology of Richard Fishacre
Fishacre, like his contemporaries Albert the Great (ca. 1200-1280) and Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) looked at ways that the newly-translated natural philosophy of Aristotle, with its empirical emphasis and a belief that knowledge begins in sense perception, could supplement the more otherworldly Neoplatonic approach to philosophy and the sciences inherited from St. Augustine. Hagar's Vocation is a collection of fifteen essays which focus on the contributions of Richard Fishacre, the first Dominican theologian at Oxford to have left a written legacy. The questions addressed by Fishacre include his arguments for God's existence, the multi-faceted problem of the human soul, the eternity of the world, the nature of light, the free choice of the will, angels and "spiritual matter," interiority and self-knowledge, undoing the past and God's absolute power, the magical arts, and the role of philosophy in a theology of creation. --Publisher description.
Long, R. James, Hagar's Vocation: Philosophy's Role in the Theology of Richard Fishacre. Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2015.
Long, R. James, "Hagar's Vocation: Philosophy's Role in the Theology of Richard Fishacre" (2015). Philosophy Faculty Book Gallery. 36.