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Christian Philosophy: Conceptions, Continuations, and Challenges

J. Aaron Simmons


Perhaps one of the marks of being a philosopher is participating in debates about what counts as “philosophy.” Of particular note in such debates is the question of how to distinguish philosophy from theology. Although a variety of answers to this question have been offered in the history of philosophy, in recent decades, the prominence of Christian philosophy has been heralded by many as a genuine triumph over the problematic narrowness of strong foundationalism, positivism, and scientism. For others, however, it signals that philosophy continues to risk being replaced by confessional theolog ... More

Keywords: philosophy of religion, faith and reason, Alvin Plantinga, theism, religious studies, Christianity

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198834106
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198834106.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Aaron Simmons, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Furman University

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