Talk

The Challenge for Christian Philosophers

Date recorded: 22 May 2012 | Speaker: Bruce Little | Event: ELF Workshop
The Challenge for Christian Philosophers
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Description

David Brooks writes: “Philosophy and theology are telling us less than they used to….Both fields---philosophy more than theology---have been caught within an internal logic and maybe an insular logic.” This insight should seize the attention of Christian philosophers. Christian philosophers are challenged in three ways. The first challenge is to connect effectively with the culture in which the philosopher lives. The second challenge is to get our priority properly fixed—faithfulness to God which means being thoroughly Christian in thought and life. The third is to be excellent in how we actually do philosophy. This session examines philosophy’s cultural isolation and develops a response in line with these challenges.