Philosophical Foundations For a Christian Worldview
* What is real? * What is truth? * What can we know? * What should we believe? * What should we do and why? * Is there a God? * Can we know him? * Do Christian doctrines make...
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* What is real?
* What is truth?
* What can we know?
* What should we believe?
* What should we do and why?
* Is there a God?
* Can we know him?
* Do Christian doctrines make sense?
* Can we believe in God in the face of evil?
These are fundamental questions that any thinking person wants answers to. These are questions that philosophy addresses. And the answers we give to these kinds of questions serve as the the foundation stones for constructing any kind of worldview.
In Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, J P Moreland and William Lane Craig offer a comprehensive introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective. In their broad sweep they seek to introduce readers to the principal subdisciplines of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, ethics and philosophy of religion. They do so with characteristic clarity and incisiveness. Arguments are clearly outlined, and rival theories are presented with fairness and accuracy.
Philosophy, they contend, aids Christians in the tasks of apologetics, polemics and systematic theology. It reflects our having been made in the image of God, helps us to extend biblical teaching into areas not expressly addressed in Scripture, facilitates the spiritual discipline of study, enhances the boldness and self-image of the Christian community, and is requisite to the essential task of integrating faith and learning.
Here is a lively and thorough introduction to philosophy for all who want to know reality. 654 pages, from IVP.
he authors of this lively and thorough introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective introduce you to the principal subdisciplines of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, ethics and philosophy of religion, and show how such knowledge can aid Christians in the tasks of apologetics, polemics and systematic theology.
William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He and his wife Jan have been married since 1971, and have two adult children.
Dr. Craig was born in 1949, in Peoria, Illinois. From an early age, he proved to be a champion debater at school. At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ.
Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. 1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol. 1984). From 1980-86 he taught Philosophy of Religion at Trinity, during which time he and Jan started their family. In 1987 they moved to Brussels, Belgium, where Dr. Craig pursued research at the University of Louvain until assuming his position at Talbot in 1994.
Dr Craig has emerged as one of the most redoubtable defenders of Christian truth at the top levels of academic philosophy in our time. He has publicly debated theologians, biblical scholars, philosophers, scientists, and various pundits on matters of Christian truth, including Antony Flew, Lawrence Krauss, Marcus Borg, Gerd Ludemann, Bart Ehrman, Christopher Hitchens, and several prominent Muslim apologists. Richard Dawkins has refused to debate with him.
Dr Craig has authored or edited over thirty books, including The Kalam Cosmological Argument, which has prompted more articles in contemporary philosophical journals than any other current argument for God's existence; also Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus; Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom; Theism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology; and God, Time and Eternity, as well as over a hundred articles in professional journals of philosophy and theology, including The Journal of Philosophy, New Testament Studies, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy, and British Journal for Philosophy of Science
J. P. Moreland, Ph.D., (University of Southern California) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He also serves as director of Eidos Christian Center. He has written, edited or contributed to twenty books with publishers ranging from Oxford University Press, Routledge, Wadsworth and Prometheus Books to Zondervan and InterVarsity Press. Among his books are Christianity and the Nature of Science, Does God Exist? (with Kai Nielsen) and Philosophical Naturalism: A Critical Analysis. He has also written helpful apologetic books for thinking people which include Body and Soul, Philosophical Foundations of a Christian Worldview, The Creation Hypothesis, Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult, The God Conversation and To Everyone an Answer. Most recently he has authored The Lost Virtue of Happiness and In Search of a Confident Faith with Klaus Issler.
- Outline Of The Book
- An Invitation To Christian Philosophy
- <strong>part 1: Introduction</strong>
- 1. What Is Philosophy?
- 2. Argumentation And Logic
- <strong>part 2: Epistemology</strong>
- 3. Knowledge And Rationality
- 4.the Problem Of Skepticism
- 5. The Structure Of Justification
- 6. Theories Of Truth And Postmodernism
- 7. Religious Epistemology
- <strong>part 3: Metaphysics</strong>
- 8. What Is Metaphysics?
- 9. General Ontology: Existence, Identity And Reductionism
- 10. General Ontology: Two Catagories--property And Substance
- 11. The Mind-body Problem: Dualism
- 12. The Mind-body Problem: Alternatives To Dualism
- 13. Freewill And Determinism
- 14. Personal Identity And Life After Death
- <strong>part 4: Philosophy Of Science</strong>
- 15. Scientific Methodology
- 16. The Realism-antirealism Debate
- 17. Philosophy And The Integration Of Science And Theology
- 18. Philosophy Of Space And Time
- <strong>part 5: Ethics</strong>
- 19. Ethics, Morality And Metaethics
- 20. Ethical Relativism And Absolutism
- 21. Normative Ethical Theories: Egoism And Utilitarianism
- 22. Normative Ethical Theories: Deontological And Virtue Ethics
- <strong>part 6: Philosophy Of Religion And Philosophical Theology</strong>
- 23. The Existence Of God (i)
- 24. The Existence Of God (ii)
- 25. The Coherence Of Theism (i)
- 26. The Coherence Of Theism (ii)
- 27. The Problem Of Evil
- 28. Creation, Providence And Miracle
- 29. Christian Doctrines (i): The Trinity
- 30. Christian Doctrines (ii): The Incarnation
- 31. Christian Doctrines (iii): Christian Particularism
- Suggestions For Further Reading
- Name Index
- Subject Index
- Scripture Index