Professor Phillip Cary, Ph.D.

Professor Phillip Cary
  • Eastern University
  • Yale University
In many ways, Plato was the founding figure of Western philosophy; although there were philosophers before him, his writings were the first that founded a lasting Western philosophy.

Dr. Phillip Cary is Professor of Philosophy at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, where he is also Scholar-in-Residence at the Templeton Honors College. After receiving his B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis, Professor Cary earned his M.A. in Philosophy and Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Yale University. Professor Cary is a recent winner of the Lindback Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching at Eastern University. He has also taught at Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Hartford. As the Arthur J. Ennis Post-Doctoral Fellow at Villanova University, he taught the nationally recognized undergraduate Core Humanities seminars on ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and modern thought. As a scholar, Professor Cary's specialty is the thought of Augustine, but he has also published scholarly articles on Luther, the doctrine of the Trinity, and personal knowledge. His most recent books include two on Augustine, Inner Grace and Outward Signs, both published by Oxford University Press in 2008, as well as a commentary on the book of Jonah, also in 2008, published by Brazos Press.

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"Professor Philip Cary is an outstanding lecturer and scholar. He cuts straight to the heart of Augustine's central ideas and illuminates their philosophical underpinnings."

 

"Professor Cary is wonderful and dynamic! He demonstrates a respect for the material and a scholarly, organized approach. I'll be listening to this series over and over!"

 

"Professor Cary does an amazing job of summarizing a long and complicated subject into a concise and interesting account of Christianity in its many forms. As usual, Professor Cary exceeds your expectations!"

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38 Courses and Sets

  1. Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation Sale

    Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Phillip Cary
    4.4 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (110)
    Save up to $220.00 Starting at $17.95 $254.95 $17.95$254.95
    This 24-lecture course explores Luther’s theology and the Reformation after he posted his famous 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517. How did this late-medieval man launch the Protestant Reformation and help create the modern world? Is he hero or heretic, rebel or tormented soul? This course by Professor Phillip Cary of Eastern University will help you reach your own conclusions.
  2. History of Christian Theology Sale

    History of Christian Theology

    Phillip Cary
    4.5 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
    Save up to $294.95 Starting at $60.00 $374.95 $60.00$374.95
    Who was Jesus? Did his promise of salvation apply to everyone or only a few? How could one participate in that promise? Questions like these have long been at the heart of Christianity and have led to debate and division. In The History of Christian Theology, investigate the many responses that Christian believers, scholars, and theologians have developed over more than 2,000 years. Throughout these 36 illuminating...
  3. Augustine: Philosopher and Saint

    Augustine: Philosopher and Saint

    Phillip Cary
    4 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Starting at $89.95 Starting at $89.95 $89.95 $89.95$89.95
    Augustine: Philosopher and Saint paints a rich and detailed portrait of the life, works, and ideas of this remarkable figure whose own search for God has profoundly shaped all of Western Christianity. Professor Philip Cary's organized and self-contained course explains any special religious or philosophical concepts you need to know in order to appreciate Augustine's impact, with real-life examples and analogies...
  4. Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition Sale

    Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.1 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Save up to $550.00 Starting at $149.95 $699.95 $149.95$699.95
    This course brings together 12 professors for 84 lectures on more than 60 of the most important thinkers in history. Enjoy the benefit of learning from the finest scholar-teachers active today while you study the key ideas of influential philosophers from the pre-Socratics to the Postmodernists. The curriculum is comprehensive, incisive, and thought-provoking—in short, an intellectual experience to be...
  5. Philosophy and Religion in the West Sale

    Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Phillip Cary
    4.5 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Save up to $325.00 Starting at $24.95 $374.95 $24.95$374.95
    This course examines how philosophy and religion have interacted throughout history on fundamental questions of religious belief, including the concepts of God, creation, sin, mercy, and redemption. Invoking the writing of the greatest Greek, Jewish, and Christian thinkers as well as "modern" philosophers such as Hume, Kant, Schleiermacher, and Nietzsche, this course casts new light on the entire...
  6. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History Collection

    36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    3.2 out of 5
    42% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (7)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    Alexander the Great. Jesus. Darwin. Churchill. These are just a few of the revolutionary individuals who have transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History is a unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog—one that takes you across time and around the globe to offer piercing insights into some of history’s most transformative figures.
  7. (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition & Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life  Set

    (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition & Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,074.90 Starting at $1,074.90 $1,074.90 $1,074.90$1,074.90
    Investigate profound life lessons and philosophical ideas in these two illuminating courses. Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive survey of the history of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the present. Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life takes the underlying ideas of great written works and shows you how to put them to...
  8. (Set)  Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis & Augustine Set

    (Set) Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis & Augustine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $179.90 Starting at $179.90 $179.90 $179.90$179.90
  9. (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition; Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition; & How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition  Set

    (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition; Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition; & How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,149.85 Starting at $2,149.85 $2,149.85 $2,149.85$2,149.85
    Explore the greatness of Western culture with this epic three-course set that surveys the best that our civilization's intellectual, literary, and musical traditions have to offer. Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive survey of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the revolutionary views of the 20th century. Great Authors of the Western Literary...
  10. (Set) St. Augustine's  Confessions  & Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation  Set

    (Set) St. Augustine's Confessions & Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  11. (Set) Skeptics and Believers & Philosophy and Religion in the West  Set

    (Set) Skeptics and Believers & Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
  12. (Set) History of Christian Theology & The Catholic Church: A History  Set

    (Set) History of Christian Theology & The Catholic Church: A History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Illuminate your understanding of Christianity with this insightful two-course set delivered by two expert religion scholars and award-winning professors. In The History of Christian Theology, investigate the many responses that Christian believers, scholars, and theologians have developed over more than 2,000 years of questions about their faith. Then, in The Catholic Church: A History, follow the development of...
  13. (Set) Masters of Greek Thought & Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition  Set

    (Set) Masters of Greek Thought & Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,074.90 Starting at $1,074.90 $1,074.90 $1,074.90$1,074.90
    Meet some of Western philosophy's greatest thinkers and explore their undeniable impact on how we view and understand the world around us with this two-course set. Start with an engaging introduction to the three ancient thinkers who gave birth to our intellectual tradition in Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. Then, get a comprehensive survey of Western philosophy as it extends from its...
  14. (Set) History of Christian Theology & Philosophy and Religion in the West  Set on sale

    (Set) History of Christian Theology & Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Phillip Cary
    Save up to $638.00 Starting at $57.90 $749.90 $57.90$749.90
    Explore thousands of years of rich religious history and debate in these two courses taught by religious scholar and award-winning Professor Phillip Cary. In The History of Christian Theology, investigate the many responses that Christian believers, scholars, and theologians have developed to penetrating questions that have long been at the heart of Christianity. Then, in Philosophy and Religion in the West, learn...
  15. (Set) History of Christian Theology & Story of the Bible  Set

    (Set) History of Christian Theology & Story of the Bible

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Get to the heart of the Christian faith with this illuminating two-course set that combines theological and biblical studies. In The History of Christian Theology, investigate the many responses that Christian believers, scholars, and theologians have developed over more than 2,000 years. In The Story of the Bible, learn about the many forms the Bible has taken; the ways history, scholarship, and technology have...
  16. (Set) Modern Intellectual Tradition & Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition  Set

    (Set) Modern Intellectual Tradition & Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,074.90 Starting at $1,074.90 $1,074.90 $1,074.90$1,074.90
  17. (Set)  Augustine: Philosopher and Saint & New Testament Set

    (Set) Augustine: Philosopher and Saint & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $314.90 Starting at $314.90 $314.90 $314.90$314.90

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  18. (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition & Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition & Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,324.90 Starting at $1,324.90 $1,324.90 $1,324.90$1,324.90
    Get a comprehensive look at more than 3,000 years of Western intellectual ideas and the profound philosophers who developed them. Start by surveying more than 60 of our intellectual tradition's greatest minds in Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition. Then, continue your exploration of Western philosophy with The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition, in which you focus on the concepts and...
  19. (Set) Philosophy and Religion in the West & Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation  Set

    (Set) Philosophy and Religion in the West & Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Phillip Cary
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Investigate the relationship between philosophy and faith in this engrossing two-course set. In Philosophy and Religion in the West, examine how intellectual thought and religious faith have offered their own distinct views on a wealth of spiritual issues. In Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation, explore Martin Luther's theology and his critical role in the Protestant Reformation.
  20. (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition & Skeptics and Believers  Set

    (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition & Skeptics and Believers

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,074.90 Starting at $1,074.90 $1,074.90 $1,074.90$1,074.90
    Strengthen your understanding of history's most powerful and enduring philosophical ideas and issues with this illuminating two-course set. Start by surveying Western intellectual thought as it extends from its origins in classical Greece up through the dilemmas of the late 20th century in Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition. Continue with Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the...