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The Essentials of Christian Thought


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1.Everyone has a "Blik" (A Basic Perspective on Life and Reality) 2.The Components of Every Developed Blik 3.Why Bliks Cannot Be Proven by Reason or Evidence 4.How Bliks Can be Evaluated Anyway 5.The Christian Blik in a Nutshell 6.The God-centeredness of the Christian Blik 7.The Humanism of the Christian Blik 8.Good and Evil in the Christian Blik 9.The Christian Blik about Nature and the "Supernatural" 10.The Christian Blik and Life after Death Appendix: The Christian Blik in the Arts and Sciences

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Just as war is too serious to be left to generals, so philosophy is too important to be left to philosophers. At least philosophy in the hands of a theologian like Roger Olson is too important to be left to philosophers. Though my understanding of philosophy is not the same as Olson's, I learned much from his stimulating account. -- Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Emeritus Professor of Divinity and Law, Duke University Olson offers his readers a timely and powerful defense of a distinctively Christian metaphysics and teases out its implications for theology, apologetics, and cultural dialogue. It is a rich and rewarding read and will do much to reassure its readers of the intellectual credentials of the Christian faith. -- Alister E. McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford

About the Author

Roger E. Olson (PhD, Rice University) is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. He is the author of many books, including Questions to All Your Answers: The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith; Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology; and How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative.

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