Note on christian philosophy

If you think that christian philosophy is like christian geometry then it is obviously absurd, but you could also understand it like “algebra for engineers” or “statistics for psychologists”, i.e. Christian philosophy is that part of philosophy that deals with questions that most interest Christians. Given the sort of things Christians are interested in this section of philosophical topics can seem very universal, treating of God, the order of creation, human life and moral perfection, the goals of human life, social order, and the progress of history, etc. In fact, it would be easy enough to take christian philosophy as philosophy itself, and it seems to have been taken this way until about 100 years ago. What we’ll end up talking about after this framework is lost is anyone’s guess.

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