Arthur F. Holmes


Born
in Dover, Kent, The United Kingdom
March 15, 1924

Died
October 08, 2011

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Arthur Frank Holmes (March 15, 1924 – October 8, 2011) was Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College, Illinois (1951–1994). Before his retirement in 1994, he had served for several decades as Chairman of Wheaton's Department of Philosophy. Thereafter, he held the title of Professor Emeritus. After his retirement, he returned and taught half of the yearlong history of philosophy sequence, particularly the medieval (Augustine to Ockham) and the modern (Descartes to Quine) quarters in 2000-2001.

He became widely known for his body of work on topics related to philosophy, including ethics, philosophy applied to Christian higher education, and historical interactions between Christianity and philosophy. Holmes also has served as a guest lecturer
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Ethics: Approaching Moral D...

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The Idea of a Christian Col...

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War and Christian Ethics: C...

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Building the Christian Academy

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All Truth Is God's Truth

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Contours of a World View [i...

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Fact, Value, and God

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Shaping Character: Moral Ed...

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The Making Of A Christian M...

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Faith Seeks Understanding

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“The evangelical with his "minority complex" often forgets that he is part of a massive historical movement much larger than his own kind of church. Catholic and Protestant thought of various sorts, and Eastern Orthodoxy, can all be of help, for they share with him the basics of Biblical theism. The evangelical tends to see himself today standing alone, he supposes that nobody ever faced such issues as he now faces, and he therefore thinks in a vacuum.”
Arthur F. Holmes, All Truth Is God's Truth

“The question to ask about an education is not 'What can I do with it?' but rather 'What is it doing to me – as a person?”
Arthur F. Holmes

“Again and again the old groupings of left and right no longer seem helpful. Sloganeering and dogmatizing settle nothing, nor do emotional tirades and protests really help us sort things through in a thoughtful, biblical fashion.”
Arthur F. Holmes, Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions