Christianity and Philosophy: A Changing and Uncertain Relationship

Dr. Michael J. White, PhD

In this brief historical meditation on the relation between Christianity and philosophy, Michael J. White considers changing conceptions of philosophy: from a conception of philosophy as having been replaced by the Christian faith up to a conception of what White terms, ‘Westphalian philosophy,’ which sees natural reason, unaided by revelation or the magisterium of the Church and as utilized in contemporary academic philosophy, as (capable of) yielding the essential, rational core of theistic belief and morality.

The full-text of this paper is available for FREE by clicking here. See also White’s recent contribution to the Christian Philosophers in the Secular Academy project: “To Sanctify One’s Work and to Think with the Church.”