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Christianity and the Role of Philosophy (Oliphint)

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A philosophy, as a worldview, must have an anchor if it is to be meaningfully discussed and assessed. If God exists, then philosophy must find its anchor by being subservient to theology. So says Dr. K. Scott Oliphint, who demonstrates that only by beginning with God and his Word can we engage in true philosophy.

Written to equip and strengthen laypeople in their defense of the faith, Christian Answers to Hard Questions challenges contemporary opposition to Christianity with concise, practical answers.



K. Scott Oliphint (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and has written numerous scholarly articles and books, including God With Us. He is also the co-editor of the two-volume Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader and Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics.



"Oliphint's main illustration is very illuminating: when you're trying to find your way in a strange place, it is better to have a GPS than a mere road map. So philosophy (which, unlike other sciences, never seems to make real progress) needs a view from above; it needs to accept guidance from the revelation of God. Oliphint gives us some examples of how God's Word provides clarity and cogency for the philosopher's task." - John M. Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando