Category: Philosophy

The “Rending of the Heavens:” The Markan Critique of Modernity as a Basis for Hope

The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the…

Reclaiming the Hope of Faith: Medical Ethics and the Transformation of Culture

Much of our culture has been shaped by, or at least greatly influenced by, centuries of religious belief.  Our Western culture has largely been shaped by Christian belief.  However, the present-day multicultural matrix has resulted in the secularization of contemporary…

Special Issue: Philosophical Perspectives on the Self and the Search for Meaning

This special issue of In Pursuit of Truth contains four philosophical papers delivered at the Philosophy Symposium of the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute, Oxbridge 2008: The Self and the Search for Meaning. Oxbridge 2008 was the 7th meeting of this…

Self, Meaning, and the World

The search for a philosophically satisfying account of the self and meaning is partly the search for knowledge and understanding: knowledge of what there is and how those things are related, as well as understanding the significance of things. When…

The Human Search For the ‘Good Life’

I should start by saying that, although this philosophy symposium is about the search for meaning, discussions which rely on the term “meaning” in talking about the human search for a meaningful life seem to me to be largely modern…

The Image of God, Religion, and the Meaning of Life: Toward a Christian Philosophical Anthropology

Prospectus: This paper notes the challenge of scientific naturalism to religion and Christianity and briefly denies that naturalism is supported by science.  It then outlines an alternative perspective in two stages.  The first is an account of the biblical doctrine…

Physicalism, Dualism, Death, and Resurrection

In his essay “The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting,”[1] Trenton Merricks argues that the attitudes expressed by the writers of Scripture about both death and resurrection make more sense from a materialist perspective than from a dualist…