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Faith seeks understanding : a Christian approach to knowledge

Author: Arthur F Holmes
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Eerdmans, ©1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A book that has been needed for several years. It certainly will be one of the most important evangelical books of the year. Its exploration of possible Christian answers to some of the basic problems of philosophy is thoughtful, well-written, and bears all the marks of having been written by a highly competent philosopher."--Ronald H. Nash, Western Kentucky University.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holmes, Arthur Frank, 1924-
Faith seeks understanding.
Grand Rapids, Eerdmans [1971]
(OCoLC)654399173
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur F Holmes
OCLC Number: 155643
Description: 175 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part One: Scientific knowledge --
1. Introduction --
2. Naive realism --
3. Phenomenalism --
4. Interpretive realism --
5. Science and religion --
Part Two: Metaphysics and logic --
1. Some inadequate views --
2. Kinds of meaning 3. What is metaphysics? --
4. The criteria of truth --
Part Three: Historical knowledge --
1. The problem and its importance --
2. The positivist view of history --
3. The idealist view of history --
4. The existentialist view of history --
5. Interpretive realism --
Part Four: Moral knowledge --
1. Ethics and religion --
2. Ethics based on history: the problem of relativism --
3. Ethics based on metaphysics: the question of natural law --
4. Ethics based on experience: the limits of utilitarianism --
5. Ethics and intuition: the problem of objective good --
Some constructive proposals --
Part Five: Personal knowledge --
1. Our knowledge of other minds --
2. Interpersonal knowledge --
Part Six: Religious knowledge --
1. The Biblical concept of revelation --
2. The ingredients of religious knowledge --
3. The problem of religious language.
Responsibility: by Arthur F. Holmes.

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"A book that has been needed for several years. It certainly will be one of the most important evangelical books of the year. Its exploration of possible Christian answers to some of the basic problems of philosophy is thoughtful, well-written, and bears all the marks of having been written by a highly competent philosopher."--Ronald H. Nash, Western Kentucky University.

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