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For Faith and Clarity: Philosophical Contributions to Christian Theology

For Faith and Clarity: Philosophical Contributions to Christian Theology

by James K. Beilby
     
 
The apostle Paul warned believers to be wary of deceptive philosophy, and many Christians have taken this admonition to mean avoiding any involvement with the subject. What, though, is the proper relationship between philosophy and theology? How can philosophy contribute to theology? In addition, how can philosophy help believers understand core doctrines of the

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The apostle Paul warned believers to be wary of deceptive philosophy, and many Christians have taken this admonition to mean avoiding any involvement with the subject. What, though, is the proper relationship between philosophy and theology? How can philosophy contribute to theology? In addition, how can philosophy help believers understand core doctrines of the Christian faith?

James Beilby and some of the leading Christian philosophers of the twenty-first century address and answer these questions in For Faith and Clarity. The renowned contributors include William Lane Craig, J. P. Moreland, Alan Padgett, Alvin Plantinga, and Nicholas Wolterstorff. Those interested in philosophical theology and apologetics-whether they be professors, students, or general readers-will benefit from this book.

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Library Journal
Modern philosophy developed as an academic discipline in part by distancing itself from theological concerns. However, in the last quarter century a host of evangelical scholars have combined traditional faith with rigorous philosophical thought. This collection of 11 articles gives an overview of themes central to philosophical theology: methodology, revelation, doctrine of God, and creation. The articles range from the merely introductory (Biola University's J.P. Moreland on the concept of existence) to clear, concise expositions of complex topics (Jay Wesley Richards of the Acton Institute on divine simplicity) and refreshing, insightful contributions on neglected themes (Yale's Nicholas Wolterstorff on the justice of God). While a few of the essays defend evangelical boundaries (both Moreland and William Lane Craig of Talbot approach pantheism), others challenge evangelicalism's anti-intellectual excesses (David Clark of Bethel Seminary on biblical inerrancy) or defend compatibility between faith and science (Notre Dame's Alvin Plantinga on evolution). This broad-ranging collection of essays from conservative Christian analytic philosophers shows just how fruitful philosophical investigation of theological issues can be. For academic and larger public libraries. Steve Young, McHenry Cty. Coll., Crystal Lake, IL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801027666
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

James K. Beilby (Ph.D., Marquette University), assistant professor of biblical and theological studies at Bethel University, has coedited Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views and edited Naturalism Defeated? Essays on Plantinga's Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism.

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