Philosophy

This has been ruminating for quite a while now, actually since taking Philosophy at Liberty and really enjoying it, but sensing that there needed to be a thoroughly Christian explanation of it rather than just a systematic synthesizing of the ideas of generally pagan thinkers under the banner of all truth being God’s truth and so if they say things that seem to match up with the Bible they must be true. What seemed to missed though was that their influence usually came in before our understanding of the Bible in an almost but not quite determinative sense. That is to say, philosophical ideas got read into in the Bible instead of using a Christian framework of reality to critique the ancient and modern philosophers.

In essence then, this is what I am attempting to do: to construct a Christian philosophy of life apart from borrowing the ideas of secular philosophers. The question I guess we are answering is “Can you construct an adequate philosophy of life using the Bible?” To which we will say, “Why yes you can.” We can deal with such wide ranging questions as to what to do with the one and the many problem (a metaphysical gem) as well as how the connection exists between our knowledge of reality and reality itself.

The point of all of this is not to argue for a specific theological vantage point over another, but simply to look at what the presuppositions of Christian thought are if it is to truly be Christian thought in a consistent manner. Upon doing so our theological options will be limited somewhat, but there is some room for disagreement still.

What should be shown by the outcome of these blogs is just what happens if one submits their reasoning abilities to the authority of the Triune God of the universe and does not attempt to make themselves the starting point in their thinking and therefore attempt to reason autonomously.

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