Idealism and Christian Philosophy: Volume 2 - Idealism and Christianity Volume 2

Idealism and Christian Philosophy: Volume 2 - Idealism and Christianity Volume 2

By: James S. Spiegel (editor), Steven Cowan (editor)Hardback

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When it comes to contemporary philosophical problems, metaphysical idealism-or Berkeleyan immaterialism-is not taken seriously by most philosophers, not to mention the typical Christian layperson. This state of affairs deserves some attempt at rectification, since Idealism has considerable explanatory power as a metaphysical thesis and provides numerous practical and theoretical benefits. Such thinkers as George Berkeley and Jonathan Edwards believed that Idealism is especially amenable to a Christian perspective, both because it provides a plausible way of conceptualizing the world from a theistic standpoint and because it effectively addresses skeptical challenges to the Christian faith. The contributors to this volume explore a variety of ways in which the case can be made for this claim, including potential solutions to philosophical problems related to the nature of time, the ontology of physical objects, the mind-body problem, and the nature of science.

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James S. Spiegel is a Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, USA. His books include The Love of Wisdom: A Christian Introduction to Philosophy (2010), Faith, Film, and Philosophy (2007), Hypocrisy: Moral Fraud and Other Vices (1999), and the award-winning How to be Good in a World Gone Bad (2004). Steven B. Cowan is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Director of the Philosophy and Religion Program at Lincoln Memorial University, USA. His scholarly articles have appeared in such journals as Religious Studies, Faith and Philosophy, and Philosophia Christi. He is the editor of Five Views on Apologetics (Zondervan, 2000) andWho Runs the Church? Four Views on Church Government (2004) and co-author (with James Spiegel) of The Love of Wisdom: A Christian Introduction to Philosophy.

Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: Idealism and Christian Philosophy Steven B. Cowan (Lincoln Memorial University, USA) and James S. Spiegel (Taylor University, USA) 1. Idealism and the Reasonableness of Theism James S. Spiegel (Taylor University, USA) 2. Idealism and the Nature of Truth Gregory E. Trickett (Weatherford College, USA) 3. What Is that Stone? Idealism and Particulars Steven B. Cowan (Lincoln Memorial University, USA) 4. Idealism and Perception: Why Berkeleyan Idealism is Not as Counterintuitive as it Seems Howard Robinson (Central European University, Hungary) 5. Idealism and the Mind-Body Problem Charles Taliaferro (St. Olaf College, USA) 6. Idealism and the Nature of God Adam Groza (Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, USA) 7. God, Idealism, and Time: A Berkeleyan Approach to Old Questions Benjamin H. Arbour (University of Bristol, UK) 8. Idealism and Science Douglas Blount (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA) 9. Immaterialism, Miracles, and the Laws of Nature Marc A. Hight (Hampden-Sydney College, USA) 10. What's the Point? Idealism and the Moral Life Keith Ward (Heythrop College, UK) Notes on Contributors Index

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  • publication date: 25/02/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781628924060
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781628924060
  • weight: 470
  • ISBN10: 1628924063

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