A History of Western Philosophy and Theology - Frame, John M 9781629950846
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  • Publication Date: November 2015
  • ISBN: FFRAMEJOMHISTORYOFWESTERNPHIL9781629950846

A History of Western Philosophy and Theology

Frame, John M.

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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.

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John M. Frame holds the J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He teaches core courses on systematic theology, apologetics, ethics and philosophy. He has earned an AB (Princeton University), BD (Westminster Theological Seminary), an MA and an MPhil (Yale University), and a DD (Belhaven College).

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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.

Books at a Glance


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Read a summary from Books at a Glance Part One and Part Two
John M. Frame headshot

John M. Frame holds the J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He teaches core courses on systematic theology, apologetics, ethics and philosophy. He has earned an AB (Princeton University), BD (Westminster Theological Seminary), an MA and an MPhil (Yale University), and a DD (Belhaven College).

  • Cover Type:
  • 864 Pages
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: November 2015
  • ISBN: FFRAMEJOMHISTORYOFWESTERNPHIL9781629950846