Noting that philosophy literally is “the love of wisdom,” Garrett J. DeWeese begins with a discussion of wisdom from the Old and New Testaments before addressing the often misunderstood relation between faith and reason.
DeWeese then elucidates the fundamental questions of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science, finally making a case for the integration of philosophy and Christian spiritual formation.
At its best, the culture of suspicion so characteristic of today’s universities is intended to challenge half-baked values and easy belief. But since this culture can also undermine legitimate values and belief, a thoughtful Christian will bring a healthy suspicion of easy relativism as well.
For young Christians about to embark on the collegiate experience, David Horner provides a guide to thinking as a Christian. Carefully exploring how ideas work, he gives students essential tools for thinking critically, contextually and coherently, unpacking worldviews and discerning truth. He addresses faith and reason and how to handle doubts, with an eye toward not just thinking clearly but also living faithfully and morally.