Christian Philosophy (3 Credits)
Christian Philosophy (3 Credits)
The very idea that there can be such a thing as a Christian Philosophy has long been denied and seldom tried. This course will explain why some Christian philosophers of the 20th century concluded that a Christian philosophy is possible, and will end with a brief account of one proposal of such a theory, the Christian theory of reality developed by Herman Dooyeweerd (1894 - 1977).
Because the notion that there can be philosophy theories that are Christian is such an unusual one in the history of Christian thought, many of the 36 lectures will explain and expand that idea. Only then will it be possible to appreciate and assess the theory constructed by Dr. Dooyeweerd.
1. Learn about the Christian Philosophy school of Dr. Herman Dooyweerd.
2. Develop critical philosophic discerning and thinking skills.
3. Embrace the importance of philosophy in the lives of Christian leaders.
4. Recognize the contribution Christian Philosophy has brought into the marketplace of ideas.
This course includes written materials by Dr. Roy Clouser. Thanks to Notre Dame Press for permitting Christian Leaders Institute students to access a digital copy of the Course textbook The Myth of Religious Neutrality.
View all online lectures and read all the articles on each topic. CLI computer tracks whether you do this. After viewing all lectures for the unit, take the quiz based on them (100% of grade). You have 75 minutes for each quiz. Each quiz is created with 20 questions. Our usual formula is 1/3 true and false, 2/3 multiple choice.
A 95-100% A- 90-94% B+ 87-89% B 83-86% B- 80-82% C+ 77-79% C 73-76% C- 70-72% D+ 67-69% D 63-66% D- 60-62% F 0-59%
Your average for the course must be at least 60%. Otherwise, you will fail the class and will receive no credit.
You have 180 days to finish the course. Complete all assignments before the final deadline, or you will be automatically unenrolled, and all coursework will be removed. You will have to start over and retake the class to receive credit.
Day 1 - 10
What Is Philosophy?
Day 11 - 20
What Is Religious Belief?
Day 21 - 30
The Doctrine of God the Creator
Day 31 - 40
The Idea of a Christian Theory
Day 41 - 50
More on God the Creator
Day 51 - 60
The Problem of Evil
Day 61 - 70
How the Idea of Christian Philosophy Got Derailed
Day 71 - 80
A Christian Theistic Theory of Reality
Day 81 -90
The Law Framework Theory
Day 91 - 100
Aspects of Reality
Day 101 - 110
More on the Natures of Things
Day 111 - 120
Applying the Law Framework Theory to Political Theory, Pt I
Day 121 - 130
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Applying the Law Framework Theory to Political Theory, Pt II
Day 131 - 150
Meet a Fellow Christian Leaders Institute Student
CLI Student Vikki Allen
"My name is Vikki Allen. I am a proud Army veteran. I have recently celebrated my 27th wedding anniversary, with the same man. We have three beautiful and healthy sons, and each have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. I work full-time and live approximately 25 miles outside of Washington, DC. For the past eight years, I having been serving as the Assistant Youth Director and the Children's Director at my local church. I love working with, and ministering to children and youth. I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior in my early adulthood. However, I am just now finally learning how to fully rely on, and to trust God for everything.
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Day 151 - 180
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