Vol 2 No 3 (2019): Volume 2, Issue 3, Year 2019
Articles

The Interplay of Christian Apologetics and Christian Philosophy

Oluwafemi Samuel Amoran
Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
Published August 31, 2019
Keywords
  • Interplay,
  • Christian Apologetics,
  • Christian Philosophy,
  • Gospel
How to Cite
Amoran, O. S. (2019). The Interplay of Christian Apologetics and Christian Philosophy. Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 2(3), 37-45. https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir1934

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Abstract

Over the years, have there been severe misconceptions about the nature of philosophy; most often when people hear about it, without minding its scope, what comes to mind is that philosophy is against God. The reason has been that philosophy is believed to be a movement, or academic course that opposes the existence of God or negates the principles of biblical dispositions. Whereas, philosophy as thought of by many is not fiction, or a teaching against God as perceived, neither is it trickery, but truth telling, enacting facts and making complicated issues clear enough to be understandable. Naturally, one may not be able to comprehend the fact that Christian living has elements of philosophy as its theoretical framework which is generally referred to as Christian Philosophy and many may not have find it very easy to associate it (Christian philosophy) with the need to defend one’s faith which the thrust of this work is primarily situated upon. This is to say, that the thrust of this paper is to present a possible areas of connectedness of Christian Philosophy and Christian Apologetics. This would be done through brief definitions of philosophy, Christian philosophy, apologetics, Christian apologetics and its importance and then highlights the possible areas of their relationship. The work also concludes with emphasis on the importance of not downplaying one for the other; and that both Christian apologetics and Christian philosophy are interrelated and capable of influencing one another for an active faith development and sound doctrinal belief. 

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