Philosophy

Philosophy Christians often doubt whether studying philosophy has any value for our faith or is worth the danger of being used wrongly After all doesn t the apostle Paul say See to it that no one takes you cap

  • Title: Philosophy
  • Author: James Spiegel
  • ISBN: 9781596384767
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • Christians often doubt whether studying philosophy has any value for our faith or is worth the danger of being used wrongly After all, doesn t the apostle Paul say, See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy Yet James Spiegel insists that rigorous philosophical study is actually crucial for following Paul s counsel, for only when weChristians often doubt whether studying philosophy has any value for our faith or is worth the danger of being used wrongly After all, doesn t the apostle Paul say, See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy Yet James Spiegel insists that rigorous philosophical study is actually crucial for following Paul s counsel, for only when we understand philosophy well can we discern when its ideas are deceptive After exploring the historical context of philosophy, he applies Christian inquiry to its main subject areas, explaining basic concepts and terms for those new to the subject And in addition to newcomers, seasoned philosophers will also see how philosophy can enhance biblical faith and living.

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    1. The author James Spiegel is a Christian and a professor of philosophy and religion at Taylor University I m glad that the editors and publishers for the Faithful Learning Series picked a guy qualified to write this booklet on a Christian view of philosophy as an academic discipline Spiegel surveys how the trajectory of philosophy has shifted in recent historical context starting with Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga Plantinga and other Christians philosophers like him have contributed not o [...]

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    3. PR Publishing continues to release solid, edifying, interesting works on a regular basis A new series of booklets seeks to aid the Church in embracing secular disciplines as areas of study that belong to God and should not be forfeited to the naturalist The Faithful Learning series invites Christian students to dive deeper into a modern academic discipline The authors, scholars in their fields, believe that academic disciplines are good gifts from God that, when understood rightly, will give stu [...]

    4. Whenever you see this word philosophy you often get a very polarising response, some are thrilled with it, some run away in horror and the rest are just ambivalent towards it So how does one approach this topic James Spiegel attempt to show why christians need to understand and study philosophy in this short introduction on this topic Spiegel begins with the age old question of what Athens has to do with Jerusalem, and attempts to convince his readers that rigorous philosophical study is critica [...]

    5. A basic overview of current trends in philosophy from a Christian viewpoint The author clearly knows his subject and enjoys presenting the various ideas currently being contested in the academy He offers concise summations of some of the biggest issues in a way that calls for thinking from both believer and non believer One of my favorites As always, the major paradigms will probably continue to be substance dualism and physicalism In other words, is there anything besides matter, or is matter e [...]

    6. Spiegel strikes again In this book he covers the last few centuries of philosophical thought, and shows how Christianity is still a vital player in the game A great introduction that doesn t shy away from depth, either.

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