Philosophy and the Christian

In Uncategorized on April 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Greg Bahnsen

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Greg Bahnsen was a Christian philosopher who died in 1995. In one of his lectures, he lamented the decline of philosophy courses offered by Christian colleges in America. Some have used Colossians 2:8 as support for rejecting the study of Philosophy.  It says: “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition…(ESV)”

This feature with Bryan Oneal, Assistant Professor of Theology at the Moody Bible Institute, looks at philosophy and the Christian.

For more information about the resources mentioned in today’s feature:

1. R.C. Sproul’s book: The Consequences of Ideas, published by Crossway and available through Ligoneer Ministries.

2. Francis Shaeffer’s classic: How Then Shall We Live is available from CBD.

3. Alvin Plantiga’s article entitled: Advice to Christian Philosopher is available online through Leadership University.

4. Greg Bahnsen’s article: Beware of Philosophy is available online through Answers in Genesis.

  1. Thank you Paul for this food for thought. There is a strong anti-intellectual strain in contemporary evangelical Christianity and this damages our collective credibility in the public square. We need to be well-equipped if we are to effectively engage our culture.

    Haven’t read Sproul’s book, but I would recommend Schaeffer’s philosophical studies, starting with “The God Who is There.” At 13, my son did well with “The Fallacy Detective” by the Bluedorns, which equipped him to approach the common ubiquitous illogic. Thanks again, j

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