Why Should Christians Study Philosophy? | Tough Questions Answered

Posted: March 2, 2014 in Apologetics, Quotes
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Have you thought about the extent that current philosophical trends have impacted your life, without your being aware of it?


The significance of these observations for our study is that the same is true today. The influence of philosophy on the day-to-day lives of the people is by far not negligible, and this is even more true for Christians. . . . For the Christian, philosophy is communicated to the congregation through the pulpit. Pastors read and study and attempt to keep up on current events.  But it is precisely in the books, journals, and magazines they read that philosophy is communicated to them and through them to their congregations—and this happens today, as it did leading up to the Enlightenment, without any realization that it is going on. In terms of a basic principle we might say, the less familiar we are with philosophy, the more likely it is to influence us without our being aware.

— Historian Jonathon Israel, as quoted by Bill Pratt

via Why Should Christians Study Philosophy? | Tough Questions Answered.

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