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Christian Philosophy: For Whose Sake?

by Richard Davis

Paul Moser's “Christ-Shaped Philosophy” is a game changer for the Christian philosophical community. It penetrates to the heart of what Christian philosophy really is; it charts a way forward.

After endorsing the broad outline of Prof. Moser’s project, this paper explores the idea that “Gethsemane union with Christ” requires being “knit together” with other members of Christ’s body—of which he is Head. If so, I argue, Christian philosophy isn’t reducible to the propositional content of its teachings. It is also an activity engaged in for the sake of other members of the body. It is not about reputation, peer recognition, or self.

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