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Philosophy and Christianity make truth claims about many of the same things. They both claim to provide answers to the deep questions of life. But how are they related to one another? Four Views on Christianity and Philosophy introduces readers to four predominant views on the relationship between philosophy and the Christian faith and their implications for life. Each author identifies the propositional relation between philosophy and Christianity along with a section devoted to the implications for living a life devoted to the pursuit of wisdom.

The contributors and views include:

  • Graham Oppy—Conflict: Philosophy Trumps Christianity
  • K. Scott Oliphint—Covenant: Christianity Trumps Philosophy
  • Timothy McGrew—Convergence: Philosophy Confirms Christianity
  • Paul Moser—Conformation: Philosophy Reconceived Under Christianity

General editors Paul M. Gould and Richard Davis explain the background to the discussion and provide some historical background in the introduction, as well as helpful summaries of each position in the conclusion. In the reader-friendly Counterpoints format, this book helps readers to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed conclusions in this much-debated topic.

Contributor(s) Graham Oppy , K. Scott Oliphint , Timothy McGrew , Paul Moser , Paul M. Gould , Richard Brian Davis , Stanley N. Gundry
About the Contributor(s) Graham Oppy

Graham Oppy is Professor of Philosophy at Monash University. He is author of: Ontological Arguments and Belief in God; Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity; Arguing about Gods; Reading Philosophy of Religion (with Michael Scott); The Best Argument against God; Reinventing Philosophy of Religion: An Opinionated Introduction; and Describing Gods: An Investigation of Divine Attributes. He is editor of The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, and (with Nick Trakakis) The History of Western Philosophy of Religion.


K. Scott Oliphint

K. Scott Oliphint is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and is the author of numerous articles and books, including  'Is There a Reformed Objection to Natural Theology?: A Review Article,' 'Using Reason by Faith,' “Bavinck’s Realism, the Logos Principle and Sola Scriptura,” 'Something Much Too Plain To Say,'  “Epistemology and Christian Belief,” and 'Plantinga on Warrant.' His books include The Battle Belongs to the Lord, Reasons for Faith: Philosophy in the Service of Theology, God With Us: Divine Condescension and the Attributes of GodCovenantal Apologetics and his most recent book, The Majesty of Mystery: Celebrating the Glory of an Incomprehensible God.  He is also the co-editor of the two-volume Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader and Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics and a contributor to Christianity and Philosophy: Four Views.

Timothy McGrew

Timothy McGrew is Professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan University. He specializes in theory of knowledge, logic, probability theory, and the history and philosophy of science. He has published in numerous journals including Mind, The Monist, Analysis, Erkenntnis, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, and Philosophia Christi. His recent publications include the article on “Evidence” in The Routledge Companion to Epistemology, co-authorship of The Philosophy of Science: An Historical Anthology, co-authorship (with Lydia McGrew) of the article on 'The Argument from Miracles' in The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology, and the article on 'Miracles' for The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Paul Moser

Paul Moser is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University in Chicago, as well as past editor of American Philosophical Quarterly. He has authored over one hundred articles and authored or edited over twenty books. Some of his books include: Empirical Justification; Knowledge and Evidence; Philosophy After Objectivity; Morality and the Good Life; The Theory of Knowledge: A Thematic Introduction; Moral Relativism;  Oxford Handbook of Epistemology; Divine Hiddenness: New Essays; The Rationality of Theism; The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology; Jesus and Philosophy: New Essays; The Evidence for God: Religious Knowledge Reexamined; The Wisdom of the Christian Faith; The Severity of God: Religion & Philosophy Reconceived.


Paul M. Gould

Paul Gould is the Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Senior Research Fellow in Faith and Culture with the Land Center. He is the author of the upcoming releases, An Introduction to Philosophy and Stand Firm: Apologetics and the Brilliance of the Gospel, and coeditor of Four Views on Christianity and Philosophy. He regularly travels around the country to speak to students about evangelism, apologetics, philosophy, and spiritual formation. He blogs at www.paul-gould.com.

Richard Brian Davis

Richard Brian Davis is Professor of Philosophy at Tyndale University in Toronto, Canada. He is the author or editor of four books, including Loving God with Your Mind: Essays in Honor of J. P. Moreland. He has published thirty book chapters or articles in such places as Australasian Journal of PhilosophyReligious Studies, Acta AnalyticaPhilo, The Modern SchoolmanPhilosophia ChristiHeythrop JournalThe Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and Axiomathes. Rich blogs at: tyndalephilosophy.com.


Stanley N. Gundry

Stanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential figure in the Evangelical Theological Society, serving as president of ETS and on its executive committee, and is adjunct professor of Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books and has written many articles appearing in popular and academic periodicals.

UPC 025986521141
ISBN-10 0310521149
ISBN-13 9780310521143
Publish Date Sep 13, 2016
Weight (lbs) 0.6500
Height 8.00
Width 5.20
Length 240
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Series Counterpoints: Bible and Theology
Format Paperback
Language English

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