Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview by J.P. Moreland

Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview

Winner of a 2004 ECPA Gold Medallion Award! Winner of an Award of Excellence in the 2003 Chicago Book Clinic!What is real?What is truth?What can we know?What should we believe?What should we do and why?Is there a God?Can we know him?Do Christian doctrines make sense?Can we believe in God in the face of evil?These are fundamental questions that any thinking person wants answers to. These are questions that philosophy addresses. And the answers we ...

Details Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview

TitlePhilosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview
Release DateApr 28th, 2003
PublisherInterVarsity Press
GenrePhilosophy, Religion, Theology, Christian, Christianity, Nonfiction, Reference, Faith, Academic, School, Textbooks

Reviews Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview

  • Paul
    This is a great introduction to philosophy in general, the philosophy of religion and Christianity in particular. If the reader masters each section, s/he will have the equivalent (almost) of an undergraduate education in philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. Broad topics discussed are: Introduction to philosophy, Introduction to Logic (very brief and scattered), Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Philosophy of Religi...
  • Jacob Aitken
    Time and a second reading, along with various shifts in worldview, can fundamentally alter one's perception of an author. My first experience with Moreland and Craig, Moreland in particular, was *Love your God with all Your Mind.* Despite the title's fluffy, evangelicalish devotional appeal, LYGWALM actually was very rigorous and probably did more for getting my intellectual life started than anything else. I decided to read everything by Morelan...
  • J. Wallace
    Good book that discusses the philosophical biases and presuppositions that impact issues of faith and reason. I also discuss this topic in my book, “Cold Case Christianity” (Chapter 1: Don’t Be A “Know-It-All”)Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
  • Jamey
    This is a bit like reading Paradise Lost -- but with none of the pleasure -- in that you're watching the contortions of a Christian as he struggles to deceive himself and his naive readers, and you sense that somewhere beneath all this casuistry the guy knows that what he's saying just cannot be true. A special aspect of the disingenuous hokum in this book and others in its little posse -- the recent Christian "worldview" books, for instance To E...
  • Clinton Wilcox
    An excellent introduction to philosophy written by two Christian intellectual heavyweights. They don't just review the positions they take, but they review other positions on a multitude of different topics and give them a fair treatment. It is probably not for everyone; those without an interest in philosophy probably won't find it very stimulating. But if you'd like to go deeper in your Christian faith, or if you're just looking for a general i...
  • Christopher
    When one thinks about philosophy and religion in America, one tends to think of an intellectual war not too dissimilar to that between science and religion, if there even is such a thing. However, one development in academia in recent years has been the philosophical resurrection of theism as a plausible intellectual alternative. Authors William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland have been at the forefront of this movement and this textbook represents ...
  • Frank Peters
    This was a textbook, and therefore not designed for light reading. As described, it is an introductory textbook to Philosophy, from a Christian perspective. The introductory chapters were excellent, and the section on logic was even enjoyable. Section 2, on Epistemology was also an excellent introduction. I found large portions of Section 3, on Metaphysics, to be dull or incomprehensible. But, it is very possible that this was entirely my fault. ...
  • Luis Alexandre Ribeiro Branco
    In this book J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig deals with a comprehensive introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective, seeking to introduce readers to the principal subdisciplines of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, ethics and philosophy of religion. They act in characteristic clarity and incisiveness. The book reflects about the reality of man been made in the image of God, helping us to exte...
  • Jonathan B
    A great and fairly comprehensive overview of all the major issues in philosophy and philosophy of religion from a Christian perspective. I don't agree with every stance the authors take and they tackle many issues from a specific Christian tradition (Arminianism), but this is still an invaluable resource.
  • John
    Together with the disciplines of biblical and theological studies, philosophical studies are widely recognized as an indispensable model for constructing a Christian worldview. There have been several influential works that have historically shaped the philosophical conversation, but few contemporary works have been more influential than Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview by J. P. Moreland and William Lane Craig. Now a newly revi...
  • Roger
    This was a required text for a graduate school class. Full disclosure, I was not required to (and have not read) the closing chapters on doctrine. That being said, this was a great introduction to the Christian philosophy of religion and the philosophical underpinnings of Christian theism. It will remain on my bookshelf for what I anticipate will be numerous and frequent use.
  • Andreas F
    Um livro excelente, com grande quantidade de informações; porém, indicado para pessoas que já tenham tido contato com os assuntos abordados (como lógica matemática por exemplo), pois senão a leitura de algumas partes poderá ficar comprometida.
  • John Kight
    Together with the disciplines of biblical studies and theology, philosophy is widely recognized as an indispensable model for constructing a Christian worldview. Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview accompanies the reality of this statement to the examination room. What is accomplished by such scrutiny? The result is this definitive introduction by two of the most qualified voices in contemporary Christian philosophy, J. P. Morelan...
  • Rachael
    Keeping in mind the proviso that this is a book written with an orthodox Christian audience in mind this book does an admirable job exploring major branches of philosophy and not without some depth. This is intended for beginners so is accessible, but does delve deeper and with more complexity than most standard introductory texts. A bonus to this book is the exploration of Christian theological themes, the trinity, the incarnation, at the end.So...
  • Kevin Mudd
    The key to navigating the immense amount of information thrown at us and the purported authority that it claims, is good orderly thinking. Moreland and Craig have put together a tome that if read will put you on the path to discernible, decisive thinking. Since reading this book I have a clearer understanding of my own presuppositions and beliefs and now have the ability to analyse an argument and determine the logic behind it. This makes all the...
  • Bud Hewlett
    I guess this would have to be the last of my top five simply because just it and my Bible could keep me occupied on a desert island forever. I have it listed as "currently reading" because I'm always reading it and will never finish. A lot of it is way over my head and as I mentioned in my profile it's caused me to buy a number of other books in order to do some remedial work in philosophy. It has some typoes (sp?)and other errors and I hope that...
  • Ryft Braeloch
    An absolutely indispensable guide to the robust philosophical foundations of the Christian belief system. Examines practically every area of philosophy, from logic to epistemology to metaphysics and more. Compares numerous competing views and clearly shows why the Christian view is superior. It is impossible to overstate the value of this work. I have never stopped reading it since the day it was given to me.
  • Brian
    This is a must-read for anyone with a Christian worldview who is interested in philosophy or apologetics. Craig and Moreland are top-notch Christian philosophers. Though it is introductory, it is also a moderately technical read and will take some time to get through. Some chapters are better than others and I found the logic and epistemology areas better than say metaphysics. But I got a lot out of it and re-read the book in its entirety about a...
  • Quentin
    This is an excellent book. There is a complete introduction to philosophy in here as well as an overview of some of the important issues in Christian theology. This book helps one see how integrated are one's beliefs in all aspects of one's life. Recommended for anyone that needs to think through their underlying assumptions when accepting certain dogmas-whether religious or otherwise.
  • Wavey Cowpar
    I'm so grateful to God that there are people out there who have thought of all this stuff and compiled it so clearly for me to read and, sometimes, often, still not understand. It's beautiful to know that everything in Christianity can philosophically be thought through and explained and proven to be a logical conclusion.Hard to read but worth it if you can.
  • Victoria Schlie
    This book dives deeper into the philosophical workings of Christianity. It is excellent prep for engaging in conversations with academically minded atheists. Although the Christian faith should not be solely based on systematic, logical reasoning, exploring this realm does bring more confidence in the accuracy of Christian beliefs.
  • Nate Frawley
    IMO this is the best intro to philosophy book on the market. Explained from a Christian worldview, it covers all bases from logic, epistemology, ontology, Metaphysics, ethic and ect. Really good starting point.
  • Matt
    Comprehensive coverage of Philosophical issues from a Christian perspective. Have a look at the Amazon link to view the table of contents - most common philosophical topics are covered inside this book!
  • Jeremy
    Dry...suited for a college/grad level coure. But some of the best work out there at this time....thus the four stars
  • Arnold Torres
    This is a must-read for anyone with a Christian worldview who is interested in philosophy or apologetics.
  • Jonathan
    Excellent for Christians who desire to be intellectually engaged with their faith.
  • Daniel
    Excellent! Highly recommended for a thorough (!) intro into philosophy from a Christian perspective. You won’t agree with everything, but so what, that’s the nature of philosophy.
  • Jeffrey Backlin
    A broad overview and introduction into the sub-branches of philosophy and the interactions and problems that arise with Christianity's claims.