What books would you recommend on the relationships between Philosophy and Christianity?
Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has recommended the following books for the study of Philosophical Theology / Philosophy of Religion. This list was obviously put together several years back. What recent books would you add to his list?
Allen, Diogenes. Philosophy for Understanding Theology. Atlanta: John Knox, 1985.
Brown, Colin. Christianity and Western Thought. 2 Vols. Downers Grove: IVP, 1990.
Dockery, David, ed. The Challenge of Postmodernism. Wheaton: Bridgepoint, 1995.
Evans, C. Stephen. Philosophy of Religion: Thinking About Faith. Downers Grove: IVP, 1985.
Geisler, Norman L., and Winfried Corduan. Philosophy of Religion. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1988.
Hunnex, Milton D. Chronological and Thematic Charts of Philosophies and Philosophers. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986.
Magill, Frank. Masterpieces of World Philosophy in Summary Form. New York: Salem Press, 1961.
Moreland, J.P. and William Lane Craig. Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview. Downers Grove: IVP, 2003.
Nash, Ronald H. Faith and Reason. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.
________. Worldviews In Conflict. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992.
________. Life’s Ultimate Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.
Noebel, David. Understanding the Times. Manitou Springs: Summit, 1991.
Peterson, Michael. et al. Reason and Religious Belief: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Plantinga, Alvin, and Nicholas Wolterstorff, eds. Faith And Rationality. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1983.
Solomon, Robert C. A Short History of Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Taliaferro, Charles. Contemporary Philosophy of Religion. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1998.
Urmson, J. O, ed. The Concise Encyclopedia of Western Philosophy and Philosophers. 2nd ed. London: Hutchinson, 1975.
Michael Craven of the Center For Christ and Culture recommends the following books on Philosophy for equipping the Church to engage the culture with the redemptive mission of Christ:
Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, by J.P. Moreland & William Lane Craig
How Postmodernism Serves (My) Faith: Questioning Truth in Language, Philosophy And Art, by Crystal L. Downing
The Right Darwin?: Evolution, Religion, and the Future of Democracy, by Carson Holloway
True Truth: Defending Absolute Truth in a Relativistic World, by Art Lindsley
Faith and Reason, by Ronald H. Nash
Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt, and Certainty in Christian Discipleship, by Lesslie Newbigin
Ronald Nash taught an introduction to the History of Philosophy and Christian Thought at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida during the fall semester of 2001.
Recommended books for Ronald Nash’s class on the History of Philosophy & Christian Thought included:
Ron Nash, The Gospel and the Greeks
Ron Nash, The Word of God and the Mind of Man
Ron Nash, Life’s Ultimate Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
Ron Nash, The Meaning of History
What books would you have used if you had been teaching this class?
Reformed Theological Seminary
Reformed Theological Seminary lists the following books on Philosophy and Christian Thought on its recommended reading list for prospective students.
Building a Christian World View (Vol. 1-2), W. Andrew Hoffecker and Gary Scott Smith
Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy, Jostein Gaarder
The Christian Mind, Harry Blamires
The Universe Next Door, James Sire
World Views in Conflict, Ronald Nash
God and the Philosophers: The Reconciliation fo Faith and Reason, Thomas V. Morris
The Gravedigger File, Os Guiness & Nick Butterworth
Longing to Know, Esther Meek
The Way of the World, Craig Gay
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn
Reason Within the Bounds of Religion, N. Wolterstorff
Ideas Have Consequences, Richard Weaver
Lectures on Calvinism, Abraham Kuyper