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Philosophers Who Believe: The Spiritual Journeys of 11 Leading Thinkers
Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year! Time magazine reports on a remarkable renaissance of religious belief among philosophers: "In a quiet revolution in thought and arguments that hardly anyone could have foreseen only two decades ago, God is making a comeback. Most intriguingly, this is happening . . . in the crisp, intellectual circles of academic ph ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published November 28th 1997 by IVP Academic
(first published November 1st 1993)
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This was a hard book, much harder than I anticipated. Because it was 11 different philosophers writing, it very often felt like I was reading 11 mini-autobiographies of people I knew absolutely nothing about. It was interesting to read of their various faith journeys and how Christianity influences their work and thinking. I also got some really good nuggets of wisdom and spiritual truth from this book. However, many times their level of writing was way over my head and I feel that this type of ...more
I enjoyed this book enough to buy a copy for a friend - enough said. It's sort of eleven books in one - eleven spiritual autobiographies by eleven different philosophers. Some were heartfelt (Wolterstorff's closing essay was somberly moving), others intellectual (Swinburne's thoughts on the philosophy of science). Some were philosophical summaries, others blunt stories about growing up. To say that I agreed with everything I read is probably a logical impossibility. But I'm glad I read the book. ...more