Philosophy & Faith
Course Level: College Level
Hybrid Course Format:
TWO DAY INTENSIVE: 10 hours of class time (not including breaks)
VIRTUAL ONLINE DISCUSSIONS: One weeknight per week (1.5 hours)
Philosophy is literally "the love of wisdom." What is wisdom? According to the Scriptures, wisdom is multi-faceted. There is the wisdom of fearing the Lord, the wisdom of right doctrine, the wisdom of technology and know-how, the wisdom of understanding the ways of nature, the wisdom of godly scheming, and more. Philosophically speaking, there are yet other facets of wisdom such as Platonism, Aristotelianism, rationalism, skepticism, relativism, utilitarianism, and common sense realism. In this course students compare and contrast philosophical systems with biblical views of wisdom and consider how philosophy informs theology.
Key Questions To Be Explored:
How does philosophy inform theology? How does theology inform philosophy?
What are the implications of different philosophical systems?
In what sense is it Christian to be philosophically informed?
How might society change if it valued wisdom?