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.
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“An informative, inspiring introduction to philosophy”
“Philosophy: A Christian Introduction is a stunning success. Thoroughly researched and interacting with the best thinkers on the topics within the book’s purview, Dew and Gould have given us a work that can be trusted in its treatment of these topics. Moreover, the selection of subject matter is excellent for an introductory text. But the real contribution of this book is the clarity and accessibility of its content. This is my first choice for anyone who wants a readable, solid introduction to Christian philosophy.” —J. P. Moreland, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University; author of Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology
“If you’re a Christian student studying philosophy, this is the book you’ve been waiting for. If you’re a professor teaching philosophy in a Christian university, college, or seminary, this is the book you’ll want to assign. Beautifully organized and clearly written, Dew and Gould have produced an informative, inspiring introduction to philosophy that is at once uncompromisingly philosophical and unapologetically Christian.” —Richard Brian Davis, Tyndale University
“Well informed and up to date, this is a highly accessible introduction to the core ideas and latest developments in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and ethics. Especially valuable is Dew and Gould’s evenhanded treatment of the current controversies on nominalism versus realism, physicalism versus dualism, and naturalism versus theism in metaethics.” —Angus Menuge, Concordia University Wisconsin
“Philosophy: A Christian Introduction serves as a timely clarion call to contemporary evangelicals to recapture the vital role philosophy has played throughout the Christian tradition. Drawing on a deep well of experience teaching philosophy in Christian college and seminary contexts, Dew and Gould are well positioned to construct a comprehensive and up-to-date introductory guide to the core areas of philosophy in the analytic tradition. The book offers a compelling retrieval of a classical Christian vision of the philosophical life as the pursuit of the true, the good, and the beautiful; a must read for a new generation of Christian philosophers!” —Ross D. Inman, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
About the Author
James K. Dew Jr. (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD candidate, University of Birmingham) is vice president for undergraduate studies and distance learning and associate professor of philosophy and the history of ideas at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
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?