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resources regarding the search for knowing and meaning in life, including the study of ethics, metaphysics, epistemology and logic


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    A Biblical Perspective on the Philosophy of Science Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Modern science began in Christian Europe, and many great scientists in past centuries viewed their scientific work as thinking God’s thoughts after Him. This attitude toward science and religion went into a serious decline, until it seemed that...

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    A Biblical-Christian Approach to Teaching Philosophy of Science - a Proposal Tertiary-Lifelong
    Thomas proposes a course in Philosophy of Science. "The Philosophy of Science class is an earnest effort to instill in our students faith and a desire to search the scriptures and find truth. This paper was presented at the 26th Institute of Christian...

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    A Proposal - Teaching Philosophy to Seventh-day Adventist Students Tertiary
    Londis introduces a method of teaching philosophy that asks students to categorize various schools of thought by whether they begin by examining self or the world. The article summarizes a potential course outline of various philosophers to cover, highlighting...

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    Adventists and Human Dignity Tertiary-Lifelong
    Why do Adventists believe in human dignity? John Graz discusses the role of the Adventist church in human rights and addresses the question by looking at human dignity throughout the Bible. He encourages Adventist schools at all levels to promote as core values...

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    An Experience in Teaching Christian Philosophy Tertiary-Lifelong
    "How does a Christian teacher teach Christian philosophy to a group of teachers of whom nearly half are Buddhist, Hindu, Animist, agnostic or atheist whilst the other half are Christians from various denominations?" A teacher reflects on methods...

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    Biblical Authority & Biblical Foundations for Ethics Tertiary-Lifelong
    The Bible has lost its place as the basis for ethical authority in many Christian circles. "Acknowledging this 'demise of authority,' J. I. Packer suggests the need for a 'strategy for restoring the authority of Christian faith and morals.'" Du Preez...

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    Building A Christian World View - A Christian Approach to the Study of Philosophy Tertiary-Lifelong
    Fowler asserts that philosophy can be taught in a Christian college and that it can be accomplished by understanding the nature and function of philosophy, and developing a Christian worldview to facilitate a point of departure both to study and critique philosophy...

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    Can Reality Be Understood Without God? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Only through philosophical and rational education, argued Plato, could anyone escape the cave and ascend into the world of sunlight, that is, reality as it truly is. However apt (or crude) Plato’s metaphor, what if indeed we could slip out, and...

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    Eclecticism Peril or Promise in Adventist Philosophy Classes? Tertiary
    Since truth can come from many different sources, Vyhmeister concludes that pulling truths from various philosophical sources (eclecticism), even when the sources are not Seventh-day Adventist in origin, can be beneficial and even necessary for students. Because...

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    Enlightenment and the Christian Worldview - One's Perspective Makes All the Difference Tertiary
    "Many theological pitfalls in the Christian community might be avoided if we understood the worldview in which they are rooted."

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    How Do We Know What is True? Tertiary-Lifelong
    Using examples from paleontology and biology, Brand discusses how data, interpretations, hypotheses, and worldview are involved in the development of ideas, and how to evaluate them -- how to determine what ideas one can trust as truth.

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    Life - A chemical dilemma? Tertiary
    "Because it is based on materialism, science implies (at least hypothetically) that everything should be accessible to experiment and empirical validation. Ideally, there shouldn’t be room for faith in a scientific universe, yet the very nature...

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    Narcissus and Samson Tertiary-Lifelong
    Pereyra talks about the similarity between the Greek myth of Narcissus and Samson as well as Narcissism in today's culture.

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    Old School or Cutting Edge? An Examination of Ellen G. White's Views on Education from a Best Practice Twenty-First Century Perspective Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Ellen White “wrote prolifically on the philosophy of Christian education, its goals and its practice. This article explores her views, as written over a century ago, and compares them with several twentyfirst century educational concepts that impact...

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    Peril and Promise - Teaching Philosophy in an Adventist Context Tertiary
    Rice examines limitations and rewards of the study of philosophy as he provides a rationale for including philosophy classes in Seventh-day Adventist educational curriculums. Philosophy, in spite of some limitations, can help students gain a better understanding...

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    Philosophical Shifts in Concepts of Truth Over Twenty Centuries Tertiary-Lifelong
    Coetzee gives an overview of the history of man's search for truth. He begins with the original Greek understandings of philosophy, science, and wisdom, opinion, theory, knowledge, and truth. He follows that by a record of role and conceptual shifts in philosophy,...

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    Philosophy - The Most Useful of all Subjects Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author describes three main philosophic categories: metaphysics, epistemology and axiology. He also goes on to show their relationship to teaching and living.

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    Philosophy - The Most Useful of All Subjects Tertiary-Lifelong
    Knight illustrates why "a sound educational philosophy is the most useful and practical item in a teacher's repertoire." This paper was presented at the 8th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Philosophy and Christian Education: A Road to Despair or a Highway to Understanding? Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article discusses three myths Christians have developed about philosophy. It outlines the three basic questions of philosophy - what is real? what is true? what is good? And suggests three basic faith affirmations that are "wholistic in nature, universal...

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    Philosophy and Education - An Introduction in Christian Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    George Knight examines the nature of philosophy and education, philosophic issues in education, traditional and modern philosophies and education, the postmodern impulse, contemporary theories of education, analytic philosophy, the necessity of building a...

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    Postmodernism and New Age - The Subtle Connections Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article will deal with four questions - What is postmodernism? What is New Age spirituality? Is there a relationship between the two? What cautions should we take against these subtle dangers?

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    Relativism's Seven Fatal Flaws Grade 9-Lifelong
    "Relativism is inconsistent with the concept that true moral evil exists because it denies that some things are objectively wrong. Evil as a value judgment marks a departure from some standard of moral perfection. But if there is no standard, there...

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    Teaching Ethics Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special higher education issue addresses why teaching ethics is important and how it should be done. Religion and morality have been separated from the realities of life. Ethical dimensions should be integrated within the context...

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    The Challenge of Postmodernism Tertiary-Lifelong
    Gary Land covers the background, humanities and the history of postmodernism. He answers the question: How shall we respond to postmodernism? And covers self-contradictions, practical problems, and the Christian concerns.

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    The Great Search Tertiary-Lifelong New!!
    "In this article, Dr. Richard Hart, the President of Loma Linda University Health, shares some personal reflections on the role of knowledge in the quest for meaning and greater understanding."

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    Truth and Moral Absolutes Tertiary-Lifelong
    "There is a difference between the statement that moral absolutes exist and the claim that one can know these absolutes with the same clarity that God knows them."

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    Truth Is a Person Tertiary-Lifelong
    Rodriguez talks about the human desire for truth and finding the ultimate Truth.

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    Worldviews Make a World of Difference Grade 9-Lifelong
    "It’s crucial that Adventist educators clearly recognize that though all worldviews ask the same underlying questions, they are worlds apart in their answers. It’s important to help your students embrace the ultimate Answer: Jesus Christ...