Loving Wisdom: A Guide to Philosophy and Christian Faith
: A guide to Christian philosophy that engages with the biblical story As human beings, we all qualify as philosophers, and Paul Copan contends that we take a position of trust (faith) shaped by philosophical stances but also personal...
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A guide to Christian philosophy that engages with the biblical story
As human beings, we all qualify as philosophers, and Paul Copan contends that we take a position of trust (faith) shaped by philosophical stances but also personal heart commitments (worldviews). In this thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of Loving Wisdom, Copan explores philosophy of religion from a distinctively evangelical Christian perspective-biblically grounded, informed by apologetics, and engaging with questions about universal human longings.
Copan presents a distinctively and deliberately biblical philosophy of religion in Loving Wisdom,addressing a wide range of topics and questions as they arise in the metanarrative of scripture. He acknowledges the difficulties, mystery, and disagreements in "religion," while attempting to show how the Christian faith does a much more adequate job of responding to a wide range of challenges as well as addressing our deepest human yearnings. With discussion questions for each chapter and an accessible approach, Loving Wisdom is ideal for the classroom or small groups.
Paul Copan (Ph.D., Marquette University) is Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida. He has authored and edited a number of books including True for You, But Not for Me: Deflating the Slogans that Leave Christians Speechless (Bethany House), That's Just Your Interpretation: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith (Baker), co-authored with William Lane Craig, Creation ex Nihilo: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration (Baker Book House) and Jesus' Resurrection Fact Or Figment? (Intervarsity Press), and most recently When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics.
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- :<p><b>table Of Contents</b></p><p>preliminaries On Philosophy And Faith<br /> 1. The Blessings Of Philosophy<br /> 2. Philosophy And Scripture<br /> 3. Faith And Religion&#160;<br /> 4. Kings And Priests&#160;<br /> 5. The Need For God<br /> 6. Wired For God&#160;<br /><br /> Part I: God<br /> 7. The Triune God<br /> 8. Talking About God<br /> 9. The Attributes Of God (i): Perfection, Necessity, And Self-sufficiency<br /> 10. The Attributes Of God (ii): God And Time, Omniscience, And Human Freedom<br /> 11. The Attributes Of God (iii): Omnipresence, Incorporeality, Beauty, Omnipotence<br /> 12. The Attributes Of God (iv): Immutability, Impassibility, Simplicity (?), Humility<br /> 13. The God Of Truth (i): Truth On The Decline<br /> 14. The God Of Truth (ii): The Inescapability Of Truth&#160;<br /><br /> Part Ii: Creation<br /> 15. Moving Towards God<br /> 16. God&mdash;the Best Explanation (i): The Problems With Naturalism<br /> 17. God&mdash;the Best Explanation (ii): The Naturalists Are Declaring The Glory Of God&#160;<br /> 18. The Reasons For God (i): God As The Cause Of The Universe<br /> 19. The Reasons For God (ii): God As The Designer Of The Universe<br /> 20. The Reasons For God (iii): God As The Source Of Goodness<br /> 21. Science, Nature, And God<br /> 22. Miracles<br /><br /> Part Iii: Fall<br /> 23. The Problem Of Evil (i): Introductory Matters<br /> 24. The Problem Of Evil (ii): Evils Logical And Probabilistic<br /> 25. The Problem Of Evil (iii): Evils Natural And Demonic<br /> 26. Primal Sin<br /> 27. Original Sin&#160;<br /> 28. Hell&#160;<br /><br /> Part Iv: Redemption And Re-creation<br /> 29. The Incarnation&#160;<br /> 30. The Cross Of Christ&#160;<br /> 31. Jesus&rsquo; Uniqueness And The Plurality Of Religions&#160;<br /> 32. Body, Soul, And Immortality</p>