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Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview / Edition 1
     

Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview / Edition 1

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by J. P. Moreland
 

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ISBN-10: 0830826947

ISBN-13: 2900830826949

Pub. Date: 03/31/2003

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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

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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 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 presented, 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.

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ISBN-13:
2900830826949
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
03/31/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Outline of the Bookix
An Invitation to Christian Philosophy1
Part IIntroduction
1.What Is Philosophy?11
2.Argumentation and Logic28
Part IIEpistemology
3.Knowledge and Rationality71
4.The Problem of Skepticism91
5.The Structure of Justification110
6.Theories of Truth and Postmodernism130
7.Religious Epistemology154
Part IIIMetaphysics
8.What Is Metaphysics?173
9.General Ontology: Existence, Identity and Reductionism187
10.General Ontology: Two Categories--Property and Substance204
11.The Mind-Body Problem: Dualism228
12.The Mind-Body Problem: Alternatives to Dualism247
13.Free Will and Determinism267
14.Personal Identity and Life After Death285
Part IVPhilosophy of Science
15.Scientific Methodology307
16.The Realism-Antirealism Debate326
17.Philosophy and the Integration of Science and Theology346
18.Philosophy of Time and Space368
Part VEthics
19.Ethics, Morality and Metaethics393
20.Ethical Relativism and Absolutism406
21.Normative Ethical Theories: Egoism and Utilitarianism425
22.Normative Ethical Theories: Deontological and Virtue Ethics446
Part VIPhilosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology
23.The Existence of God463
24.The Existence of God (II)482
25.The Coherence of Theism501
26.The Coherence of Theism (II)517
27.The Problem of Evil536
28.Creation, Providence and Miracle554
29.Christian Doctrines (I): The Trinity575
30.Christian Doctrines (II): The Incarnation597
31.Christian Doctrines (III): Christian Particularism615
Suggestions for Further Reading627
Name Index640
Subject Index642
Scripture Index654

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Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Moreland and Craig are two of the finest minds in modern Christian Apologetics, and bring to bear the full force of their considerable intellectual skills, honed through years of scholarly and academic works, numerous debates with some of the leading atheistic thinkers of our day, and a plenary of books, articles, and papers. The result is a work that is insightful, crisp, and amazingly readable for a philosophy text--the careful reader will be able to understand the principles set forth here whether or not they have had any formal training in philosophy beforehand. The book does not read like a textbook for the most part, but the subject matter is clearly not for the casual reader. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone looking to understand more about how to think and respond to the ideas set before us in an increasingly postmodern culture.
speierman More than 1 year ago
Great thorough, and balanced treatment of the major philosophical issues a Christian should know in order to cultivate the life of the mind. Also a good general philosophy book for unbelievers. The section on philosophy of science is very good, as is characteristic of J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig's work. Do yourself a favor and buy several and give them to the people you care about.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very disappointing because how in the world can you dicuss a 'Christian Worldview' while barely mentioning its founder! The index in the back of the book tells it all! There are plenty of citations for Aristotle, Aquinas, Plato, etc., but not a single one for Jesus Christ! Can you imagine someone writing a book concerning the 'Muslim Worldview' without mentioning Mohammed? The authors neglected the most vital personage and thus the book fails to deliver.