LIBERTY PHIL 201 - Philosophy Study Guide Lesson 3 (4 pages)

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Philosophy Study Guide Lesson 3

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Phil 201 - Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas

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PHIL 201 STUDY GUIDE LESSON 3 The Importance of Philosophy for Christians Lesson Overview In our last lesson for this module week we examined why developing the philosophical mindset is important for people in general In this lesson we want to ask that question specifically for Christians What value does philosophy have for Christians We will begin by examining the biblical basis for developing a philosophical mindset We will discuss the biblical mandate for philosophy and three elements in fulfilling that mandate We will then survey a number of roles that philosophy functions for Christians Finally we will examine the role that the Bible plays in doing philosophy Tasks Read and take notes from Prelude to Philosophy Chapter 3 What Athens has to do with Jerusalem The Importance of Philosophy for Christians As you read make sure you understand the following points and questions Know the historical and literary background to Col 2 8 Be able to explain Col 2 8 know what it says but you do not need to memorize it See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ Paul is warning the Corinthians to beware of being kidnapped by deceptive philosophy and cling to Christ Identify the 3 elements in fulfilling the biblical mandate 1 Appreciation of the role reasoning plays in evaluating philosophies 2 Construction of a Christian system of philosophy 3 Refutation of contrary philosophy Why do some Christians devalue the use of reason Think religion is about faith not reason Believe that we are to have the faith of a child and even portray ignorance and foolishness as virtues via I Cor 1 18 20 Has caused people to view Christians as shallow simple and unintellectual What does Jesus affirm about the use of reason God requires us to understand him and the world he has made and not just love Him with our heart only How does Acts 17 demonstrate the



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