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79. Seeking Common Ground: Evaluation & Critique of Joseph Bracken’s Comprehensive Worldview, Edited by Marc A. Pugliese & Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ. ISBN-13: 978-0-87462-799-2. ISBN-10: 0-87462-799-0. Hardcover. 288 pp. $29. Bibliography. Index.

Joseph A. Bracken, SJ, is one of the more significant North American theologians of the past 40 years. With 12 monographs, two edited or co-edited volumes, over 150 articles, numerous professional and popular conference presentations and media appearances, he is one of the foremost interlocutors in contemporary theological discourse. Having developed and consistently defended a comprehensive and intellectually rigorous worldview that combines the modern and classical Christian worldviews, Bracken has accomplished an invaluable service to the academy, the church, and the world. He has not favored a particular theological or philosophical system, past or present. Instead, he culls what he judges to be true and good in a myriad of seemingly prima facie noncompossible thinkers and systems with divergent programs. Synthesizing the Catholic intellectual tradition and process-relational metaphysics, Bracken also incorporates aspects of German and Anglo-American Idealism, Pragmatism, recent philosophy of science, and a litany of past and present theologians and philosophers.

This volume is dedicated to him in honor of his life and work.

Dr. Gloria L. Schaab is Associate Professor of theology at Barry University, Florida. She is author of The Creative Suffering of the Triune God: An Evolutionary Theology (Oxford University Press 2007) and Trinity in Relation: Creation, Incarnation, & Grace in an Evolving Cosmos.






Dr. Marc A. Pugliese is Assistant Professor of theology at Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky, and author of The One, the Many, & the Trinity: Joseph A. Bracken & the Challenge of Process Metaphysics (Catholic University of America Press, 2011).


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