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Loving God with Your Mind Essays in Honor of J. P. Moreland

Over the past twenty-five years, no one has done more than J. P. Moreland to equip Christians to love God with their minds.  In his work as a Christian philosopher, scholar, and apologist, he has influenced thousands of students, written groundbreaking books, and taught multitudes of Christians to defend their faith. In honor of Moreland’s quarter of a century of ministry, general editors Paul M. Gould and Richard Brian Davis have assembled a team of friends and colleagues to celebrate his work.  In three major parts devoted to philosophy, apologetics, and spiritual formation, scholars such as Stewart Goetz, Paul Copan,  Douglas Groothuis, Scott Rae, and Klaus Issler interact with Moreland’s thought and make their own contributions to these important subjects.  Moreland concludes the volume with his own essay, “Reflections on the Journey Ahead.” ~ Publisher’s Description

Table of Contents

    • Introduction A Life Fully Devoted To Christ for the Sake of the World – Paul M. Gould and Richard Brian Davis
  • Part One: The Building Blocks of the World
    •  1. On what There Is: Theism, Platonism, and Explanation. Paul M. Gould and Stan Wallace
    •  2. The Battle of the gods: The Triumph of Platonism. Robert Garcia
    •  3. Individuation & Incarnation. Timothy Pickavance
    •  4. The Ghost in the Machine: Embodied Souls. Stewart Goetz
    •  5. Is Man the Measure? Truth and Postmodernism in Perspective. R. Scott Smith
  •  Part Two: Thinking for Christ in the World
    •  6. Christianity as a Knowledge Tradition. Doug Groothuis
    •  7. “Since What May Be Known About God is Plain to Them”: J. P. Moreland’s Natural Theology.Paul Copan
    •  8. What Place, then, for Rational Apologetics? Richard Brian Davis and W. Paul Franks
    •  9. Science, Theology, and Intelligent Design: Interdisciplinary Epistemic Virtues. Mike Keas
    •  10. “Not Willing That Any Should Perish”: An Apologetic for Pro-Life Activism. Scott B. Rae
  •  Part Three: Living for Christ in the World
    •  11. In the World: Self-disclosure as Cultural Apologetics. Tim Muehlhoff
    •  12. Jesus, The Paradigmatic Exemplar in Gethsemane: An Effective Model to Guide Spiritual Formation. Klaus Issler
    •  13. “How Then Shall We Live?” Virtue, Happiness, and the Renovation of the Soul. Michael W. Austin
    •  14. The Witness of the Church. Mike Erre
    •  Afterword Reflections on the Journey Ahead
    •  J. P. Moreland
    •  J. P. Moreland A Short Chronology
    •  J. P. Moreland A Bibliography
    •  Contributors

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About JP Moreland

With degrees in philosophy, theology and chemisty, Dr. Moreland brings erudition, passion, and his distinctive ebullience to the end of loving God with all of one's mind. Moreland received his B.S. in Chemistry (with honors) from the University of Missouri, his M.A. in Philosophy (with highest honors) from the University of California, Riverside, his Th.M. in Theology (with honors) from Dallas Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Southern California. Dr. Moreland has taught theology and philosophy at several schools throughout the U.S. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology.