Philosophy for Theologians
Summary: Philosophy for Theologians aims to provide a critical look at philosophers and the problems of philosophy by considering everything in light of God’s revelation. Philosophy for Theologians not only wants to address philosophical questions, but also to equip you with a way to think about these questions.
Dr. Vern Poythress speaks about his new book, Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western Thought. Discussion centers around the relationship between God and logic, the relationship between logical form and its content, and a Christian ap
Nathan Sasser, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at the Pastors College for Sovereign Grace Ministries and PhD student at the University of South Carolina, comes on the program to talk about worldview, epistemology, culture, politics, eschatology, an
Dr. Lane G. Tipton, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, describes logical positivism, a type of analytic philosophy incorporating mathematical and logico-linguistic constructs and deductions of epistemology.
Jared Oliphint sits down with Dr. K. Scott Oliphint to speak about how Christians should approach the subject of philosophy. They speak about the necessity of the Christian position, the questions asked and answers offered by secular philosophers, and the
We speak with Nathan Sasser, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at the Pastors College for Sovereign Grace Ministries and PhD student in philosophy at the University of South Carolina. Nathan describes the format and goals of the Pastors College, as w
Philosophy for Theologians opens up the subject of universals by discussing the basic approaches to reality found in thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle. After laying an introductory foundation, the panel discusses Bavinck's approach to the subject and h
For Reformed theologians it can be rather difficult to articulate the relationship between philosophy and theology. Is philosophy simply theology asking different questions? Is it a distinct discipline that can be differentiated from theological inquiry?
Jared Oliphint and Nate Shannon lead a discussion on Jay Wesley Richards' book The Untamed God: A Philosophical Exploration of Divine Perfection, Simplicity, and Immutability.
Bob LaRocca leads a discuss on Thomas Aquinas' Second Way. The Second Way is an argument for the existence of God from efficient causes. The flow of the argument is as follows: We perceive a series of efficient causes of things in the world.
PhD students Gabe Fluhrer (MDiv, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary), Carlton Wynne (MDiv RTS, Charlotte) and Nate Shannon (ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary) share what led them to PhD studies, how their seminary experience prepared them, a
Bob LaRocca brings Thomas Aquinas' famous first way to the table. Thomas' ways have become staples in apologetic discussions.
Daniel Schrock stops by to discuss Hume and his philosophical position on miracles. This is part two of a two part discussion. Download Daniel Schrock's paper Hume's Argument Against Miracles.
Daniel Schrock stops by to discuss Hume and his philosophical position on miracles. This is part one of a two part discussion. Daniel Schrock Hume's Argument Against Miracles Hume entry on Wikipedia Hume's works on the Gutenberg Project
Willard Van Orman Quine (June 25, 1908 â€“ December 25, 2000) (known to intimates as "Van") was an American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition. From 1930 until his death 70 years later, Quine was continuously affiliated w
The crew spends a few minutes discussing the metaphysical system of Aristotle, one of philosophy's greatest minds.