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A History of Western Philosophy and Theology

↠ A History of Western Philosophy and Theology ☆ John M. Frame ↠ A History of Western Philosophy and Theology ☆ John M. Frame - A History of Western Philosophy and Theology, A History of Western Philosophy and Theology Christians should evaluate philosophy by biblical criteria This will shed greater light on the developments in the history of philosophy and better prepare us for the intellectual challenges of our ti

  • Title: A History of Western Philosophy and Theology
  • Author: John M. Frame
  • ISBN: 9781629950846
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover

↠ A History of Western Philosophy and Theology ☆ John M. Frame, A History of Western Philosophy and Theology, John M. Frame, A History of Western Philosophy and Theology Christians should evaluate philosophy by biblical criteria This will shed greater light on the developments in the history of philosophy and better prepare us for the intellectual challenges of our time The fall of Adam brought intellectual as well as moral corruption on the human race and the effects of the fall can be seen in the work of philosophers

A History of Western Philosophy and Theology

↠ A History of Western Philosophy and Theology ☆ John M. Frame ↠ A History of Western Philosophy and Theology ☆ John M. Frame - A History of Western Philosophy and Theology, A History of Western Philosophy and Theology Christians should evaluate philosophy by biblical criteria This will shed greater light on the developments in the history of philosophy and better prepare us for the intellectual challenges of our ti A History of Western Philosophy and Theology

  • ↠ A History of Western Philosophy and Theology ☆ John M. Frame
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A History of Western Philosophy and Theology

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  1. PR kindly provided a free copy of this book for review, asking only that I write an honest review of the book What follows, is my opinion of the book, free from outside influence, including PR s.C Gregg Singer, a fairly obscure historian, in the tradition of Cornelius Van Til, wrote From Rationalism to Irrationality in 1979, published by P R The book was written as a history of philosophy from the ancient Greeks through the early to mid twentieth century The book, for what it was, was outstandin [...]


  2. I won t give a whole review of each thinker in this book I ve done some of that heretristicevangelism.wordpress What new material can a survey of Philosophy cover I was wrong Frame s text has numerous lagniappe that you won t find in other texts links to audio, references to modern Reformed thinkers, etc In other words, it s fun But importantly, it s conducive to piety Frame defines theology as the application, by persons, of God s word to all of life Frame 4 Sure, there is a Kuyperian thrust a [...]


  3. An incredible overview of the historical development of philosophy and Christian thought from a thoroughly Christian perspective Frame s insights and copious footnotes helped me think biblically about different philosophies and helped me connect the dots from the early philosophers to today s postmodern thought It s a textbook, to be sure, but an edifying, fascinating, and accessible one.



  4. Frame begins with the Greeks and covers Western philosophy and theology through the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, Modernism, Linguistics, to the modern day Pretty much as the title suggests It s written for a relatively broad audience in a textbook format with plenty of footnotes, study questions, reading lists, glosses, indices, etc The twenty odd appendices are a collection of Frame s essays on relevant topics basically a standalone book in postscript.For each philosopher, Frame categorizes [...]


  5. Summary This is a survey and critique of the major philosophers and theologians of the West beginning with the Greek philosophers and early church fathers up to the present day, written from a reformed perspective.Yes, this really is what you think it is, a one volume survey of Western philosophy and theology It is a massive volume, coming in at over 800 pages, and yet to distill the material Frame covers even to this length is a not insignificant undertaking.Here s what you will find in this bo [...]


  6. A sweeping analysis of the history of Western philosophy and theology, combined with Frame s trenchant analysis of the positions Very helpful.


  7. Great introduction to western philosophy and theology This was very helpful for understanding this subject from a Biblical worldview The rational irrational dialectic albeit developed by Van Til is extremely helpful to give any Christian confidence in dialogues with non Christians.


  8. The Word of God is emphatic about our role as we enter the marketplace of ideas The apostle Paul sounds the warning in Colossians 2 8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ Scripture instructs believers, For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against [...]


  9. Frame s History of Philosophy is an ambitious attempt at articulating a distinctively Christian Philosophy addressing metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics As such it provides an alternative to secular humanist approaches to philosophy such as Bertrand Russell s classic A History of Western Philosophy or Luc Ferry s recent and accessible A Brief History of Thought If you are looking for an objective history of philosophy this book will be maddening, but if you recognize that every philosopher a [...]


  10. Frame has done it again he has produced a wonderfully readable, clear, and helpful analysis of western philosophy and theology from the PreSocratics to those evangelical philosophers whom he sees as moving towards a biblical philosophy today The description of the philosophies in question are not as helpful as other volumes such as Clark s Thales to Dewey , especially in the early chapters, but Frame s contribution is felt in his application of Van Til s critique of unbiblical thought to each p [...]



  11. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take very thought captive to obey Christ 2 Cor 10 5 For too long Christians have had an uneasy mindset towards philosophy Often quoting Paul s instruction to Christians not to be taken by philosophy and empty deceit, Col 2 8 they carry a look of disdain towards Christians who find philosophy interesting and helpful They claim sola scriptura and sound convincing doing it But they miss a key element of Paul s arg [...]


  12. Great Frame s writing is as clear and concise as anyone else I ve read This work of his, I think, shows why he is such a clear thinking and writer He doesn t deliver imaginative wonders, or poetic descriptions His mastery is in clarification I thought the book was great from start to finish with one single exception maybe two His treatment of Alvin Plantinga wasn t fair Plantinga argues that our belief in God is a properly basic belief and therefore it doesn t have to be backed by argumentation [...]


  13. A helpful overview of many significant Western philosophical thinkers from Frame s Christian, Reformed, Presuppositional perspective Frame makes no bones about the fact that his survey is not unbiased, he approaches this subject with a particular agenda, but for those who tend to be sympathetic with Frame s thinking, this is a good primer.



  14. This year 2015 is one of John Frame s most productive year in terms of the quantity and quality of books published For many the most anticipated book among them is probably A History of Western Philosophy and Theology The following is my review of this book.If there is anyone today that is qualified to give a biblical evaluation and exposition of Western philosophy and how it shapes theology it would be John Frame This book is the result of the author s experience with teaching and writing on ph [...]


  15. John Frame Reformed Theological Seminary has recently published yet another book A History of Western Philosophy And Theology Pump the breaks Why would any Christian write on the subject of Philosophy Aren t we exhorted not to entertain vain philosophies Yes we are but that is not whats taking place here As a student of philosophy and by God s grace a Christian I have benefited tremendously from understanding the history of thought in both the east and the west Based upon my reading of Frame tha [...]


  16. John Frame has written a masterpiece with this work When I think of a book on philosophy, exciting is rarely used to describe it Yet, I have to say, I was truly exciting to received this book for reviewing I ve been helped by Frame s writing in the past and was pleasantly surprised when I saw this book coming out soon after his systematic theology textbook was out How does John Frame manages to write so much so fast I ve yet to completed this book, but so far based on whatever I ve read I m glad [...]


  17. Woo hoo I finished minus an appendix or 12 Frame s work on the history of Western thought is immense, but I finished That is exciting to me, and it should be to you for multiple reasons 1 I am not well read in philosophy,2 I am not formally trained in theology, and3 I was able to read, understand, and enjoy this great book There are plenty of reviews and endorsements by people much better equipped to offer an opinion than I am I can, however, give a layman s plan of action of how to get the most [...]


  18. This is a tome that I will be referencing again and again Thank you Jon D for keeping me accountable to finish it and for being a great reading partner along the way As a person not skilled in philosophy this book was way accessible than I was expecting and extremely helpful Frame is extremely kind and his tone through out the book is deeply pastoral and never harsh even though his is critiquing much of western thought The take always from this book are wide ranging from things like read people [...]


  19. Comprehensive and insightful As usual, Frame adds original insight into the field It is helpful to see, in clearer language than others, how the antithesis axiom applies to secular philosophy As always with Frame, I would have liked primary source references than gloss Also, Frame summarizes too much at times and he does not always provide as thorough a Christian critique as seems necessary, for instance with Greek philosophy Overall, I would recommend and even use this as a textbook for philos [...]


  20. Frame s book is an ambitious project, but he executes it well This is a valuable work to reference and refresh ones view on various philosophers and theologians In chapter 1 Frame introduces his own framework by which he will be evaluating the various figures he discusses This is an incredibly educational and helpful approach.



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