A History of Western Philosophy and Theology by John M. Frame

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A History of Western Philosophy and Theology Read 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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ISBN : 162995084X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 864 pages


John rated it ★★★★★

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 "...

Jacob rated it ★★★★★

December 30, 2015

I won’t give a whole review of each thinker in this book. I’ve done some of that here. https://patristicevangelism.wordpress... 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...

Nick rated it ★★★★★

March 04, 2018

Frame begins with the Greeks and covers Western philosophy and theology through the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, Modernism, Linguistics, to the modern day. Pretty much as the title suggests. It's written for a (relatively) broad audience in a textbook format with plenty of footnotes, study que...

Jordan rated it ★★★★★

November 24, 2017

An incredible overview of the historical development of philosophy and Christian thought from a thoroughly Christian perspective. Frame’s insights and copious footnotes helped me think more biblically about different philosophies and helped me connect the dots from the early philosophers to today...

Bob rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Josh rated it ★★★★★

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.

Nathan rated it ★★★★☆

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.

David rated it ★★★★★

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...

Mike rated it ★★★★☆

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...

J. rated it ★★★★☆

April 04, 2016

Frame has done it again; he has produced a wonderfully readable, clear, and helpful analysis of western philosophy and theology from the PreSocratics to those evangelical philosophers whom he sees as moving towards a more biblical philosophy today. The description of the philosophies in question...

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