Appeared in Vol. 6 No. 2
As John Franklin Johnson points out in the following article, it is quite a common opinion, in both philosophical and lay circles, that a true philosophical enterprise must begin with no information in view other than that which can be generated by the philosophical enterprise itself. In other words, “Christian philosophy “ is a contradiction in terms because the Christian knows from Revelation the answers to many of the most important questions he can ask. This point of view, argues Johnson, arises from a misunderstanding (or perhaps merely an unnecessary restriction) of the meaning of philosophy and, equally to the point, of theology. Turning to the pre-eminent Christian philosopher, Thomas Aquinas, Johnson nds some rst principles which make it clear that Christians can really do philosophy after all.
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