Philosophy pervades every sphere of life, from the defense of the gospel, to the formulation of Christian doctrine, to the daily decisions we make. In this work, distinguished professor David Naugle gives us a firm understanding of basic issues, thinkers, and sub-disciplines in the field of philosophy. He also offers an invitation to engage with the contemporary challenges therein. He discusses the importance of prolegomena—assumptions and methods—and the vocation of Christian philosophers. Naugle outlines the differences between Hebrew and Greek mindsets, and provides biblical perspectives through an Augustinian approach. Above all, Naugle teaches us how to philosophize in light of God and the gospel.
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A very readable, theologically sensitive treatment of crucial philosophical issues of central concern to the Christian faith. Dr. Naugle has done a first-rate job of covering a wide range of issues in a responsible way, while keeping the level of discourse at a truly introductory level. This book fills a needed gap in the literature, and I am delighted to endorse it.
—J. P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Biola University
This fine book not only makes important explorations in Christian philosophy accessible to those who may be starting out on their intellectual journey; it also offers insights to those of us who are well along in that pilgrimage. Dr. Naugle combines solid scholarship with a firm grasp of how a biblical worldview can help to reclaim a strong Christian intellectual tradition in these confusing—but exciting—times.
—Richard J. Mouw, president and professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary
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David Naugle is distinguished university professor and chair of philosophy at Dallas Baptist University. He is the author of Worldview: The History of a Concept, which was Christianity Today’s Book of the Year in Theology and Ethics, 2003. He holds a ThD from Dallas Theological Seminary and a PhD from University of Texas, Arlington.