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PHILOSOPHY

"The stone that was rolled before Christ's tomb might appropriately be called the philosopher's stone because its removal gave not only the pharisees but, now for 1800 years, the philosophers so much to think about."

--Soren Kierkegaard, The Journals, November 25, 1834

This page attempts to centralize some of the best philisophical pages and research from a Christian perspective. The page includes links to the Virtual Offices of many of the best Christian philosophers in the country, and also links to websites devoted to the thought of various Christian philosophers. We have also included some of the best research tools on the right side of the page.

Philosophy Professors On-line


Homepage of Francis J. Beckwith - Francis J. Beckwith is Associate Director of the J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, and Associate Professor of Church-State Studies, at Baylor University. Site includes a number of articles on the philosophy of the culture wars.

Virtual Office of William Lane Craig - William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. Site contains articles and transcripts of debates on issues like Christian Particularism, Existence of God, Historicity of Jesus, Divine Omniscience and Divine Eternity.

Dr. Daniel Howard-Snyder - Website for Dr. Snyder, Department of Philosophy, Western Washington University. His books and papers section contains a number of papers on Epistemology and the Philosophy of Religion.

Dr. Peter Kreeft - Website for Dr. Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 40 books including: Three Philosophies of Life, Prayer: the Great Conversation, and Fundamentals of the Faith. Has a good audio page.

Robert Koon's Western Theism - Robert Koons is a Christian and Teaches Philosophy at the University of Texas. He is one of the leading Christian apologists in the country and no one understands the Cosmological argument better than he.

Thomistic Philosophy Page- An outstanding website exploring the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas put together by Joseph M. Magee, Ph.D., Director of Campus Ministry, Catholic Student Center at Sam Houston State University. His Virtual Office has a few additional papers related to the philosophy of Aristotle and Aquinas.

Reading Greats and Doing Philosophy: Dr. Scott H. Moore's Virtual Office - Dr. Moore, Director, Great Texts Program and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, teaches in the areas of the philosophy of religion and contemporary continental philosophy.

Selected On-line Papers for Dr. J.P. Moreland- JP currently is a professor at the Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California, where he teaches in the master's program in philosophy and ethics. His articles have been published in more than thirty professional journals, such as American Philosophical Quarterly; Metaphilosophy; and Philosophy and Phenomeological Research. He has written, coauthored, or edited a dozen books, including Christianity and the Nature of Science.

Dr. Michael Murray - Website for Dr. Snyder, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall University. His books and papers specialize in Leibniz, Philosophy of Religion, and Metaphysics.

Alvin Plantinga: The Analytic Theist -A website devoted to the papers and audio of Alvin Plantiga who has filled the John A. O'Brien Chair of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame since 1982.

Homepage of Dr. John Mark Reynolds - Homepage for Biola University Professor Dr. John Mark Reynolds, the director of the Torrey Honors Institute, a unique Christian classics program which he founded. He also teaches classes for Talbot's MA Philosophy program, and the MA in Apologetics program.

Virtual Office of Robert Sloan - Website for Professor Robert Sloan. Includes links on Philosophy of Religion, Miracles and Naturalism.

Papers by Greg Welty - A collection of papers by Christian Greg Welty, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, including his Masters of Philosophy Thesis: "An Examination of Theistic Conceptual Realism as an Alternative to Theistic Activism".


Looking for even more on-line Christian philosophers? Then, go to Theistic Philosophers on the Web -- a list of individuals who classify themselves as both philosophers and theists. They work in such diverse areas as metaphysics, epistemology, logic, action theory, ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, existentialism, phenomenology, political philosophy, and the history of philosophy. 128 sites are linked according to the website.


Other On-line Philosophy Resources



Search Engines: Ephilosopher - A web community dedicated to philosophical thinking. Offers philosophy research tools, links, articles ...

Afterall.net -- Updated Link - Afterall is a web magazine of Christian philosophy and apologetics that seeks the truth about Christ, shares the truth about Christ, and does so in a way that is worthy of the Name. After a long stint moving from server to server and now from one Content Management System (CMS) to another, we are finally back for good. Please forgive any annoyance during this time caused by broken links and pages. We're quickly bringing all of Afterall's resources and tools online using Xaraya, a fantastic though laberintine CMS.

The Examined Life: An On-Line Philosophy Journal - The Examined Life seeks to offer a communication forum for the professional, student, and amateur philosopher. They hope that through the love of philosophy, its readers will develop a stronger appreciation of the philosophical positions of others and their own.

The Paideia Project Online: The Paideia Archive - The Paideia Project On-Line is a resource of Boston College where you can order the Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, read 900 papers presented at the Congress, as well as review the official Congress program.

Talbot School of Theology: Faculty Publications Page - Website includes articles on miracles, evil, epistemology and the role of reason in the life of the soul.

dangerous idea - A blog maintained by Victor Reppert, author of C.S. Lewis's Dangerous Idea where he discusses "philosophy, chess, politics, or whatever it is that I'm in the mood to discuss."

Maverick Philosopher - A blog maintained by William F. Vallicella, Ph.D.: "To promote independent thought about ultimates. Philosophy, commentary on the passing scene, and whatever else turns my crank."

Weblog of a Christian Philosopher - A blog by young Australian, amatuer philosopher Will G.

Society of Christian Philosophers - The Society of Christian Philosophers was organized in 1978 to promote fellowship among Christian Philosophers and to stimulate study and discussion of issues which arise from their Christian and philosophical commitments. The society's list of Places to Visit has a number of additional quality links for Christian philisophical resources.

Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers - The primary purpose of the Canadian SCP is to provide a forum for discussion and exchange on topics in philosophy and religion--especially where these two disciplines meet. The Canadian Society is ecumenical in composition with respect to Christian denomination, theological perspective and philosophical orientation.

Evangelical Philosophical Society - Founded in 1974, the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS) is an organization of professional scholars devoted to pursuing philosophical excellence in both the church and the academy. Interested laypersons can join as associate or student members. The EPS journal, Philosophia Christi, is a scholarly publication containing discussion of a variety of topics that are of interest to the philosopher and to the philosopher of religion.

Faith Seeking Understanding - An exploration of Christian theism & philosophy of religion. Contains on-site articles on epistemology, logic, ethics and metaphysics by various philosophers. Site maintained by Phil Ruetz,University of Rochester.

Christian Philosopher - Includes These pages feature sssays on Skepticism, Phenomemology, Existentialism and some 20th-century philosophies by a philosopher and fundamentalist christian. Also, the author of this site maintains an excellent blog entitled 21st Century Christian Philosopher which is a must read for interesting introspective.

John DePoe's Page - John is a philosopher the third year of my degree at the philosophy department in the University of Iowa. He has a master's degree in philosophy from Western Michigan University and a master's degree in religion from Hardin-Simmons University. Currently, he's working on drawing up a proposal for his dissertation that will aim to defend (and extend) the knowledge argument for dualism.

Center for Philosophy of Religion - The Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame was established in the fall of 1976 in order to promote, support and disseminate scholarly work in philosophy of religion and Christian philosophy. The Center hopes to promote work concerned with the traditional topics and questions that fall under the rubric of the philosophy of religion: the theistic proofs, the rationality of belief in God, the problem of evil, the nature of religious language, and the like.

The Teaching Company's Philosophy and Intellectual History Courses - If you are interested in really delving into philosophy, this link will take you to a site that has full courses in many areas of philosophy that can often be ordered for 70% off the list price. The CADRE has yet to listen to the lectures, so we cannot guarantee the quality of the teaching (and they may be fantastic), but even a lecture series by a bad lecturer will probably be rewarding in terms of expanding your knowledge base.

Philosophy of Religion .Info - Philosophy of Religion.Info launched in June 2003 with the aim of involving as many people as possible in philosophical conversation about God. Philosophy of Religion .Info seeks to find a middle way between these two extremes, achieving depth but without sacrificing clarity.

Erratic Impact: The Philosophy Research Base - Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base is categorized by history, subject and author. Integrating text resources with the best online resources, this study guide attempts to aid both academic and general interest in all philosophical genres and their related fields.

D. Anthony Storm's Commentary on Kierkegaard - A website devoted to the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855). Mr. Storm's site has abstracts and commentaries on each of his writings.

Paul Tillich: Biography and Systematic Theology - A website devoted to the teaching of Theologian and Philosopher Paul Tillich.

Philosophy Search Engines


A VERY STRONG SITE:

Wesley Wildman's Weird Wild World Wide Web Page

A site put together by a teacher at Boston College. Contains all of the following:

Ecological Ethics Bibliography
A list of resources in ecological ethics and eco-theology.

Religious Language Annotated Bibliography
An annotated bibliography arranged according to the structure of the Boston University Religious Language Research Seminar, being conducted during Spring 2003.

Religious Experiences Resources
A collection of reviews, essays, and links is being developed during the "Religious Experience Research Seminar" of Spring, 2002.

Dictionary of Western Theology
Student articles on all manner of movements and figures contribute to a reference dictionary truly web-like in its volunteer spirit and constant expansion. There are now well over 100 index entries.

Philosophical Stories for Teachers
Stories custom designed to convey abstract philosophical ideas to concrete thinkers.

Introduction to Western Philosophy in Theological Perspective
This series of lectures presents aspects of Western Philosophy with special relevance for understanding the development of Theology, particularly within Christianity. Each lecture focuses on a figure or theme in Western Philosophy and combines ordinary exposition with remarks on the relevance of ideas discussed to Theology.

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