There are countless Christian Philosophy courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Philosophy (2019)
Two experienced educators offer an up-to-date introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective that covers the four major areas of philosophical thought: epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and ethics. Written from an analytic perspective, the book introduces key concepts and issues within the main areas of philosophical inquiry in a comprehensive yet accessible way, inviting readers on a quest for goodness, truth, and beauty that ultimately points to Jesus as the source of all. #223,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #442 in Religion &…
2. Christian Ethics and Moral Philosophy (2018)
This introductory textbook presents Christian philosophical and theological approaches to ethics. Combining their expertise in philosophy and theology, the authors explain the beliefs, values, and practices of various Christian ethical viewpoints, addressing biblical teachings as well as traditional ethical theories that contribute to informed moral decision-making. Each chapter begins with Words to Watch and includes a relevant case study on a vexing ethical issue, such as caring for the environment, human sexuality, abortion, capital punishment, war, and euthanasia. End-of-chapter…
Well organized presentations of most of the significant philosophical positions make this book an excellent reference tool. #293,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #75752 in Religion & Spirituality (Books) #9945 in Philosophy (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
This third book in a series of successful textbooks offers a comprehensive narrative of philosophical thought from a Christian perspective. #324,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #636 in Religion & Philosophy (Books) #738 in Religious Philosophy (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
“The unexamined life is not worth living,” according to Socrates, but pursuing the examined life strikes many as daunting, unappealing and even unnecessary. Is philosophy important? Why do I need philosophy if I have the Bible? Aren’t philosophers simply engaged in meaningless disputes that are irrelevant to everyday life? Mark Foreman addresses these and other questions in this “prelude” to the subject. Unlike a full introduction to philosophy, this book is a preliminary discussion that dispels misunderstandings and explains the rationale for engaging in philosophical reasoning. In the first half of the book, Foreman defines the…
Knight’s textbook surveys the philosophies and philosophic issues relevant to Christian education. Teachers, students of education, and other readers will find this book a "helpful guide for analyzing educational purposes and practices in the light of their basic beliefs." Besides investigating the relationship between philosophy and education and discussing how philosophies have affected contemporary practices in the classroom, Knight offers a Christian approach to philosophy and relates such an approach to educational practices….
Tertullian famously asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Since the first century, Christians have hotly debated the relationship between faith and reason, between Scripture and natural revelation, and between Christian doctrine and non-Christian philosophy. Too often, though, the history of this conflict has been misrepresented and misunderstood. Thus, before we seek to answer these questions for our own time, we must first come to grips with the answers of the past. What did “philosophy” mean for our spiritual forefathers? When Christian teachers raised warnings in the past about its dangers, what precisely…
8. Christian Philosophy (2012)
Everyone views life through a filter. The Bible calls that your philosophy. It’s the way you think and it controls the outcome of your life. Ask yourself, do you believe the bible is the infallible and inspired word of God? Do you believe there is only one way to God? Is God good or judgmental? Does He control your destiny or is that up to you? The answers to these questions and many more will determine your philosophy. That philosophy then, will affect the way you see many social issues like creations and evolution, abortion and homosexuality. Christian Philosophy addresses the way we think, or should think according…
What does it mean to be called to the profession of philosophy? What does it mean for the Christian in particular? And how should those called to the profession engage their tasks? Noting that philosophy literally is “the love of wisdom,” Garrett J. DeWeese begins with a discussion of wisdom from the Old and New Testaments before addressing the often misunderstood relation between faith and reason. DeWeese then elucidates the fundamental questions of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science, finally making a case for the…
10. Science & Its Limits: The Natural Sciences in Christian Perspective (Contours of Christian Philosophy) (2000)
Science, especially naturalistic science, has come under fire of late. No longer does it command the near universal respect it once held. From the right has come a fresh attack on Darwinism and arguments for intelligent design. From the left postmodern theorists have attacked the very notion of objective truth claims, scientific or otherwise. Into the fray Del Ratzsch breathes a breath of calm. He asks, What is science? What can it tell us? What can’t it tell us? What challenges does it offer to Christian faith? How should a Christian respond? Originally published under the title Philosophy of Science, this revised volume…
11. Exploring the History and Philosophy of Christian Education: Principles for the 21st Century (2011)
In this insightful book, two leading scholars in Christian education trace the history of the discipline from the Old Testament to the present. Presented against the backdrop of wider philosophical thought and historical events, Anthony and Benson show how each successive era shaped the practice of Christian education today. The result is a book brimming with insights that reveal the historical roots and philosophical underpinnings of issues relevant to current practice in Christian education ministries. “The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with more than just valuable insights regarding the…
Best Christian Philosophy Books You Should Enjoy
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Philosophie und Wissenschaft bei Hermann Cohen/Philosophy and Science in Hermann Cohen
Author(s): Christian Damböck
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Philosophy of Science
Author(s): Alexander Christian, David Hommen, Nina Retzlaff, Gerhard Schurz
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Evaluating Evidence of Mechanisms in Medicine
Author(s): Veli-Pekka Parkkinen, Christian Wallmann, Michael Wilde, Brendan Clarke, Phyllis Illari, Michael P Kelly, Charles Norell, Federica Russo, Beth Shaw, Jon Williamson
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
Towards a Christian Philosophy
Author(s): Joseph Owens
Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press, Year: 2018, Size: 24 Mb, Download: pdf
Free Will and Consciousness in the Multiverse: Physics, Philosophy, and Quantum Decision Making
Author(s): Christian D. Schade
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Vulnerability and Care: Christian Reflections on the Philosophy of Medicine
Author(s): Andrew Sloane
Publisher: T & T Clark, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Four Views on Christianity and Philosophy
Author(s): Oppy, G.;Oliphint, K.S.;McGrew, T.;Moser, P.;Gould, P.M.;Davis, R.B.;Gundry, S.N.
Publisher: Zondervan Academic, Year: 2016, Size: 384 Kb, Download: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.