Wolterstorff puts forward a proposal for a distinctly Christian approach to education, one that expands the teaching-learning process within the context of the covenant faith community. He challenges Christian scholars to think seriously about how to integrate faith, reason, science, and philosophy together in how we approach educating ourselves and the next generation.
Expanding on his 1976 study of the bearing of Christian faith on the practice of scholarship, Wolterstorff has added a substantial new section on the role of faith in the decisions scholars make about their choice of subject matter.
“In this case we see someone’s philosophical beliefs functioning as a control over the scientific theories he is willing to accept. But now it is the scientists rather than some clerics whose beliefs function thus.” (Page 18)
“The classical view was that the relation is that of deduction” (Page 37)
“God exists) can be inferred from propositions knowable by the natural light of reason.” (Page 30)
“Natural science rather than philosophy here plays the part of the demanding mistress” (Page 20)
“First it was demanded that a theory be provable with respect to the foundation.” (Page 40)
A clear and stimulating starting point for reflection on the intellectual integrity of scholarship informed by Christian faith.
—Faith and Philosophy
A marvelous essay that pulls faith and reason together
This timely book will serve well the recently renewed concern for a more penetrating integration of faith and learning
—Christian Scholar's Review
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