Aristotle is no longer the latest intellectual fashion, but Aquinas's insistence that the Christian scholar must be prepared to meet other scholars on their own ground, to become familiar with their viewpoints, to argue from their premises, has been a permanent and valuable contribution to Christian thought.
Some Christian scholars today are undertaking, with varying degrees of success, to explore the relations between Christianity and various contemporary studies or world-outlooks that have been used as weapons by opponents of Christianity. Examples that come to mind include the following:
William G Pollard, Anglican priest, nuclear physicist at the Oak Ridge Laboratory (government-connected), Executive Director of the Oak Ridge Institute for Nuclear Studies (not government-connected), and author of CHANCE AND PROVIDENCE and PHYSICIST AND CHRISTIAN (both out of print).
John Polkinghorne, FRS, Anglican priest, head of Queens College, Cambridge, nuclear physicist, and author of SCIENCE AND CREATION, SCIENCE AND PROVIDENCE, and various other works. (For non-scientists, I will point out that "FRS" denotes a Fellow of the Royal Society, a member of the elite of British scientists.)
G B Sanders, author of CHRISTIANITY AFTER FREUD. (For a brief summary of his thesis, send the message GET GEN04 RUFF to the address LISTSERV@ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU)
Various writers on "liberation theology" who have undertaken to show that Marxism, properly interpreted, does not imply the falsity of Christianity.