A Christian Justificication of Philosophy

Laki Green
Mind Map by Laki Green, updated more than 1 year ago
Laki Green
Created by Laki Green about 5 years ago
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"For the sake of greater effectiveness in witnessing to Jesus Christ, as well as their own sakes, evangelicals cannot afford to keep on living on the periphery of responsible intellectual existence."- Charles Malik "Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered." - C.S. Lewis

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A Christian Justificication of Philosophy
1 Apologetics (1 Peter 3:15)
1.1 Apostles used argumentation and reasoning to proclaim Christ (Acts 17)
2 Polemics
2.1 Objections from a discipline (ex. Psychology, Science) rely on philosophical assumptions
3 We Image God when we philosophize because God is rational
3.1 We are to love God with all our minds, which requires philosophizing
4 Handmaiden to Theology
4.1 Clarify concepts
4.2 Analyze concepts to speak to contemporary issues
5 Enhance Boldness and Self-image of the Church
5.1 Apologists in Early church helped show that the Christian Coommunity was just as rich intellectually and culturally as the surrounding pagan culture

Annotations:

  • John G. Gager, Kindom and Commmunity, 86-87
5.1.1 Evangelical higher education rarely has philosophy deparements
6 Integration (Forming a Worldview)
6.1 The Church must draw from all knowledge to have a mature worldview
6.1.1 If not a person will live a fragmented life (Ex Not knowing what to do with Art or Technology)
6.1.2 Missional Contextualization
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