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Loving Wisdom: Christian Philosophy of Religion [Paperback]

By Paul Copan (Author)
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Presenting a distinctively and deliberately Christian philosophy of religion, Loving Wisdom addresses a wide range of topics and questions. Copan acknowledges the difficulties, mystery, and disagreement of religion, and instead of using the language of "proofs," he attempts to show how the Christian faith does a much more adequate job of answering a wide range of questions.

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Studio: Chalice Press
Pages   214
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 21, 2008
Publisher   Chalice Press
ISBN  0827221398  
ISBN13  9780827221390  

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More About Paul Copan

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Paul Copan (Ph.D., Marquette University) is a ministry associate with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. His books include Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? and "True for You, but Not for Me." Copan lives in Suwanee, Georgia.

Paul Copan currently resides in the state of Wisconsin. Paul Copan has an academic affiliation as follows - Palm Beach Atlantic University Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA Pal.

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Compelling, highly readable and accessible  Feb 19, 2008
Loving Wisdom is a book that's difficult to summarize, and I gather that was intentional. In groundbeaking fashion, Christian apologist and philosopher Paul Copan has written an extraordinarily wide-ranging book that's exhaustive enough to serve as a textbook on many subjects within apologetics and philosophy of religion, but concise enough to serve as "a kind of launching pad" to further exploration. This is one of the densest books I've ever read -- dense in ideas not words! The author can cover a remarkable amount of ground in a relatively few pages. Coming to it as a layman, I found it readable and accessible -- even when comprehension of difficult concepts proved elusive. Although a serious and scholarly treatment of serious topics, Loving Wisdom is never ponderous, mainly because Copan's writing is suffused with good humor and wit. What also comes through is his charitable and fair treatment of opposing viewpoints.

So why should the average Christian believer be concerned with difficult questions and arguments raised by those who don't share our beliefs? Isn't it enough to fall back on bumper-sticker slogans? i.e. God said it, I believe it, that settles it! Why should Christians "do philosophy"? Copan writes:

"Unfortunately, some Christians speak disparagingly about philosophy, as though it's always done in an anti-Christian manner. They may cite Paul's caution, "Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies" (1 Cor. 8:1), or his warning against "philosophy and empty deception" (Col. 2:8). They may claim to promote a Spirit-given knowledge that seems foolish to the "natural" person (1 Cor. 1-2). While such passages remind us that our thinking shouldn't be detached from God's self-revelation and his Spirit's workings, they hardly undermine the importance of defending our faith in the marketplace of ideas and of engaging in the discipline of philosophy as Christians." (p. 6)

He goes on to write that being "reasonably prepared to address important questions non-Christians typically ask" will make our Christian witness vastly more effective. In fact, "good reasons for believing the gospel are part of it's attractiveness." (p. 7) Yes, as fallen creatures our reason is limited, "but we are still endowed by God with the capacity to appreciate good reasons for belief. If Paul reasoned and sought to persuade others in the first century, why think that today God can't use good reasons for belief?" (p. 8)

Loving Wisdom is organized according to the flow of the Biblical narrative: God, Creation, Fall, Redemption and Re-creation (the "triune theodrama"). Difficult concepts and questions that Christian thinkers have been seeking the answer to for centuries are discussed. For example -- God's relation to time, the relationship between divine omniscience and human freedom, the problem of evil and the doctrine of Hell. Even if one doesn't agree with all of Copan's assertions, they will be provoked (as I was) to think more deeply. And hopefully the skeptical reader will be made to see that orthodox Christianity offers the best explanation for so many of the big questions we wrestle with and the phenomena we observe. It's true that doctrines such as the trinitarian nature of God and the Incarnation are "not reducible to logical formulas. But this hardly implies the doctrine is illogical." (p. 155)

A very rewarding book!

Brilliant Book!  Dec 13, 2007
I just finished Dr. Copan's book "Loving Wisdom" and found it to be an absolutely brilliant book. Dr. Copan has quickly become one of my favorite authors. His remarkable breadth of knowledge regarding philosophy and theology and his ability to effectively communicate that knowledge to others makes for tremendous reading. I highly recommend this book to anyone desiring to grow deeper in their knowledge of Christian philosophy. It is outstanding material.

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