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    Essential Philosophy

    by Dr. Roy Clouser with Henry Reyenga

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    Are you interested in studying philosophy but do not have the time because of your other priorities? Do you want to have a "working" knowledge of philosophy? 

    Having a working knowledge of philosophy is becoming increasingly important for an active Christian or someone called into ministry. After taking this mini-course, you will see how everyone and every media source promotes a philosophy or worldview. 

    Who should take this philosophy course? 

    • Active Christians trying to discern the spirit of the age
    • Blog writers
    • Volunteer, part-time, or career ministers
    • Parents

    This course features videos from Dr. Roy Clouser. CLC president Henry Reyenga interviewed Dr. Clouser for a summary of the essence of Philosophy. Dr. Clouser was selected as a Templeton Award winner. If you wondered if you will ever take a Christian Philosophy course, this course might be a great fit for you. If you really connect to the mini-course materials, these mini-course lectures are posted again in the Introduction to Philosophy Course here at Christian Leaders College and Institute. Who knows? Maybe you will pursue many courses in Philosophy.

    Course Outcomes: 

    1. Be introduced to the subject of Philosophy.
    2. Learn about the structure of arguments and theory-making.
    3. Learn how the Greeks influenced philosophy. 
    4. Find out and discern if anything is actually real from a philosophic perspective.
    5. Study the question of Divinity.
    6. Learn what Epistemology is and why it is important. 
    7. Study the question of who humans are and draw some deeper conclusions. 
    8. Learn the questions concerning the study of "time" itself.  
    9. Be introduced to the world of Christian Philosophy. 


    Post reflections in 3 forums. You will get a completion check indicating you have posted reflections. Also, read and engage with the comments of others. 


    After you complete viewing the materials and posting your reflections, there is a feedback quiz. The quiz will help us evaluate the effectiveness of the mini-course.

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