Monday, April 20, 2009

Great Lessons From Philosophy

This comes from our friends at Between Two Worlds; great stuff, and it includes a nod to Bonhoeffer, so it has to be good .........

Spiegel: Ten Lessons from Great Christian Minds

From philosophy professor James Spiegel:
  1. Augustine (5th century): Remember that you are a citizen of another kingdom
  2. Martin Luther (16th century): Expect politicians to be corrupt.
  3. Thomas Aquinas (13th century): God has made himself known in nature.
  4. John Calvin (16th century): God is sovereign over all, including our suffering.
  5. Jonathan Edwards (18th century): God is beautiful, and all beauty is divine.
  6. Thomas a’Kempis (15th century): Practice self-denial with a passion.
  7. John Wesley (18th century): Be disciplined and make the best use of your time
  8. Fyodor Dostoevsky (19th century): God’s grace can reach anyone.
  9. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (20th century): Beware of cheap grace.
  10. Alvin Plantinga (21st century): Moral virtue is crucial for intellectual health.
Read the whole post for his explanation of each point.

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