Biography

Articles on Etienne Gilson

  • Why Gilson? Why Now? by Dr. Peter Redpath. St. John’s University, New York, USA. Warsaw, Poland. 18 April 2008.
  • Why Gilson? Why Now? by Dr. Curtis L. Hancock Curtis L. Hancock, Rockhurst Jesuit University. Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
  • Clear Philosophy, by Eric Scheske. Touchstone November 2000. Review of The Unity of Philosophical Experience by Etienne Gilson.
  • Christian Philosophy, Etienne Gilson, and Fides et ratio, Steven Baldner. Thomistic Institute, July 16-23, 1999. University of Notre Dame.
  • Possessed of both Reason and Revelation, by James V. Schall, SJ. Published in A Thomistic Tapestry: Essays in Memory of Etienne Gilson, edited by Peter Redpath (Value Books Series; Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2002), 177-91.
  • Christian Philosophy: The 1930s French Debates Internet Enyclopedia of Philosophy:
    Between 1931 and 1935, important debates regarding the nature, possibility and history of Christian philosophy took place between major authors in French-speaking philosophical and theological circles. These authors include Etienne Gilson, Jacques Maritain, Maurice Blondel, Gabriel Marcel, Fernand Van Steenberghen and Antonin Sertillanges. The debates provided occasion for participants to clarify their positions on the relationships between philosophy, Christianity, theology and history, and they involved issues such as the relationship between faith and reason, the nature of reason, reason’s grounding in the concrete human subject, the problem of the supernatural, and the nature and ends of philosophy itself. The debates led participants to self-consciously re-evaluate their own philosophical commitments and address the problem of philosophy’s nature in a novel and rigorous manner.