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Webinar Alert!
by Johnathan Pritchett - Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 12:44 PM
For the Thursday evenings of 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, there will be a webinar course for the History of Philosophy.

The history of philosophical thought is rarely treated from a biblical worldview, and the importance of investigating the history of philosophy is often overlooked by secularists and believers alike. From the Classical Greek world into the present, the categories of all our thinking has been shaped by the figures and their ideas from this history. Presented with an account from the Christian perspective, this course will survey the key figures and ideas in each era of history, this course will broaden the learner's understanding of where certain ideas come from and their developments.

While the insights from the 2nd Temple Judaism from the intertestamental period have their impact on biblical studies, we can not neglect the impact of the classical Greco-Roman world on our understanding of the New Testament and the further theological developments from that philosophical tradition throughout history as well. As Galatians 4:4 tells us, it was when the time had fully come Jesus was sent, and in God's providence, the intersection of Athens and Jerusalem forever changed the shape of theological discourse. Moreover, it made the theology of the Judeo-Christian faith able to find its most thorough and comprehensive expression to the pagan Gentile world. Philosophy is the handmaiden of theology. Without it, no theology would be possible.

To enroll for this course for credit or audit, call 812-853-0611 and speak with an advisor today. Even if this course is not a part of your degree requirements, you may be able to replace one of those courses for this one. I hope to see you there.

Dr. Johnathan Pritchett
Vice President of Academic Affairs