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  • Faith & Reason

  • PhilosophyEtymologyfrom Greek "" (philo-sophia) lover of wisdom

  • Plato was a philosopher who had been a student of Socrates. He formed the first known university called the Academy. Platos most widely known work is The Republic and his most famous idea is the Theory of Forms. Plato in his Theory of Forms believed that while ones present life (experience) was varying, the ideal forms were static and real. The Forms were universal and constituted the real world. What we see are particulars (mimics of the real thing). Plato believed there was an enormous divide in our perception of reality.

  • The conflict of Aristotle versus Plato is the conflict of reason versus mysticism. It was Plato who formulated most of philosophys basic questionsand doubts. It was Aristotle who laid the foundation for most of the answers.

  • Why do Apologetics?All the apologetic arguments ever written are worth less in the eyes of God than a single act of love.Even the most perfect argument does move people as much as emotion, desire, and experiences.

  • 3 Reasons to do Apologetics1 Peter 3:15 Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect2.To challenge unbelievers3.To support believers

  • What is the relationship between faith & reason5 possible answers

  • Rationalism


  • Fideism


  • Identity


  • Dualism


  • Partial Overlap


  • ExplainReason is the Devil's greatest whore.--Martin Luther

    To impugn human reason is to impugn God.--Thomas Aquinas