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SHOULD A CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIAN OR PASTOR USE PHILOSOPHY?

Introduction
I have already written quite a bit on questions concerning the relationship between faith and reason (see here, ici, here, here, here.). It is a subject that interests me for a number of reasons. This subject interests me primarily because I am a Christian who studies philosophy. My interest in this subject began during my undergraduate studies which were in Theology. Near the end of my studies I interned as a Pastor in an evangelical protestant church for a year, and became extremely interested in Apologetics.  After my internship I pastored for another three years in the same church, and during that time read through a number of books by Norman Geisler, William Lane Craig, Ravi Zacharias, Lee Strobel, Gary Habermas and all of the other well-known Protestant Apologists. During that time one of the things that struck me as extremely interesting is that they all quoted well-known philosophers either using their arguments or refuting their arguments. Furthermore they not onl…