Philosophy: A Christian Introduction

Philosophy: A Christian Introduction

by James K. Jr. Dew, Paul M. Gould


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Two experienced educators offer an up-to-date introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective that covers the four major areas of philosophical thought: epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and ethics. Written from an analytic perspective, the book introduces key concepts and issues within the main areas of philosophical inquiry in a comprehensive yet accessible way, inviting readers on a quest for goodness, truth, and beauty that ultimately points to Jesus as the source of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801097997
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 587,642
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

James K. Dew Jr. (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Birmingham) is president and professor of philosophy at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Paul M. Gould (PhD, Purdue University) is the author of Cultural Apologetics: Renewing the Christian Voice, Conscience, and Imagination in a Disenchanted World, the coauthor of Stand Firm: Apologetics and the Brilliance of the Gospel, and the coeditor of Four Views on Christianity and Philosophy and Is Faith in God Reasonable?

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Philosophy
Part 1: Epistemology
2. Truth and Knowledge
3. Justification and Reformed Epistemology
4. Skepticism, Certainty, and Virtue Epistemology
5. Faith, Reason, and Modern Science
6. Natural Revelation and Natural Theology
Part 2: Metaphysics
7. The Nature of Reality
8. Properties and Universals
9. Particulars
10. Freedom and Determinism
11. Minds, Bodies, and Human Persons
Part 3: Philosophy of Religion
12. The Existence of God
13. Evil and the Hiddenness of God
14. Divine Interaction: Miracles and Prayer
15. The Possibility of Life after Death
Part 4: Ethics
16. Metaethics
17. Normative Ethics
Glossary of Terms

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