Read A History of Western Philosophy and Theology Online Free - 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, most of whom try to understand the world autonomously—through reasoning apart from God’s revelation. Some philosophers have appealed to God’s revelation, but their work has often been compromised with the wisdom of the world. Revelation should inform reason, and not the other way round. In the past, even Christian theology was corrupted by the movement toward intellectual autonomy, creating the tradition of liberalism, which has unhappily dominated academic theology down to the present day. But there is hope—a new generation of Christian thinkers take God’s Word seriously. Frame’s unique new contribution augments that process.
|Title||:||A History of Western Philosophy and Theology|
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October 05, 2015
P&R 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 P&R's.
C. Gregg Singer, a fairly obscure historian, in the tradition of Cornelius Van Til, wrote "...
December 30, 2015
I won’t give a whole review of each thinker in this book. I’ve done some of that here.
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 m...
December 09, 2015
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 philosoph...
February 16, 2017
A sweeping analysis of the history of Western philosophy and theology, combined with Frame's trenchant analysis of the positions. Very helpful.
June 28, 2017
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.
September 07, 2015
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...
February 22, 2017
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 Phil...
August 26, 2016
A superb book on philosophy from a Christian perspective. I surely recommend this!
November 09, 2015
“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 e...
August 05, 2017
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...