** Books that are highly recommended because
of their Biblical perspectives on philosophy.
** Augustine, Aurelius.
Concerning the Teacher.
Reprinted by The Trinity Foundation, 1986, in the same book as
Lord God of Truth (below).
The City of God. Trans. by
Henry Bettenson. London, England (Penguin Books Edition),
(The) Confessions of St. Augustine,
trans. by E. M. Blaikock, Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson
** Bahnsen, Greg L.
By This Standard. Tyler, TX:
Institute for Christian Economics, 1985.
Presuppositional Apologetics: Stated and
Defended. Edited by Joel McDurmon. Powder
Springs, GA: American Vision Press, 2008)
Van Til’s Apologetic: Readings and
Analysis. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and
Reformed Publishing Company, 1998.
Our Reasonable Faith. Grand
Rapids: Baker Book House, 1980 (original edition 1956).
The Doctrine of God, trans. by Wm.
Hendriksen. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Company, 1951. Originally published 1895.
The Philosophy of Revelation.
Longmans, Green, and Company, 1909.
Beckwith, Francis and Stephen E. Parrish. See the
Gods Fall: Four Rivals to Christianity. (Joplin, MO:
College Press Publishing Company, 1997).
** Benson, Bruce Ellis. Graven Ideologies:
Nietzsche, Derrida, and Marion on Idolatry. Downers
Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002.
** Berkhof, Louis. Systematic Theology.
Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1939.
**Berlin, Isaih. The Magus of the North: J. G.
Hamann and the Origins of Modern Irrationalism. New
York, NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1993.
**Betz, John R. After Enlightenment: Hamann as
Post-Secular Visionary. West Sussex, United Kingdom:
Beversluis, John. C. S. Lewis and the Search for
Rational Religion (1st and 2nd Editions). Grand Rapids, MI:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007.
Blackburn, Simon. Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy.
Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, Revised 2008.
** Blamires, Harry. The Christian Mind: How Should
a Christian Think? Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Books,
** Brown, Colin. Philosophy and the Christian
Faith. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1968.
Burtt, E. A. The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern
Science. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, Inc. 1924,
revised 1932, reprinted 2003.
Bush, L. Russ. A Handbook for Christian Philosophy.
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1991. An
excellent Biblical book on philosophy with an extensive (109
pages) Glossary. Highly recommended.
Carnell, Edward J. (Edited by Ronald H. Nash) The Case
for Biblical Christianity. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans
Publishing Company, 1969.
** Carson, D. A. Exegetical Fallacies, 2nd Ed.
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 1996.
**Cavanaugh, William T. The Myth of Religious
Violence. New York, NY: Oxford University Press,
Charnock, Stephen. The Existence and Attributes of
** Cheung, Vincent. See his website for his numerous
books and commentary.
Language and Thought.
Wakefield, RI: Moyer Bell, 1993.
** Clark, Gordon H. All of his books are highly
recommended. He will one day be lauded as the greatest
Christian philosopher in the first two millennia A.D.
A Christian View of Men and
Things. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House,
1981. Reprint of 1952 edition.
Ancient Philosophy. Unicoi, TN:
The Trinity Foundation, 1997.
Behaviorism and Christianity.
Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1982.
Christian Philosophy: The Works of
Gordon Haddon Clark, Volume 4. Unicoi, TN:
Clark Speaks from the Grave.
Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1986.
Essays on Ethics and Politics.
Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1992.
God and Evil: The Problem Solved.
Unicoi, TN: The Trinity Foundation, 2002.
God's Hammer: The Bible and Its Critics.
Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1982.
Karl Barth's Theological Method.
Unicoi, TN: The Trinity Foundation, 1997.
Language and Theology. Phillipsburg, New Jersey:
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1980.
Logic. Jefferson, Maryland: The Trinity
Lord God of Truth. Hobbs, New Mexico: The Trinity
Religion, Reason, and Revelation.
Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1986.
Thales to Dewey. Grand Rapids,
MI: Baker Book House, 1957 (Reprint 1980).
What Do Presbyterians Believe? The
Westminster Confession Yesterday and Today.
Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company,
Clark, Kelly James, Ed. Philosophers Who Believe:
The Spiritual Journeys of 11 Leading Thinkers.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, Inc. 1993.
Clark, Kelly James, Richard Lints, and James K. A. Smith,
101 Key Terms in Philosophy and Their Importance for Theology.
Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004.
Cooper, John W. Panentheism: The Other God of the
Philosophers. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic Books,
Copan, Paul. Is God a Moral Monster: Making Sense
of the Old Testament God. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books,
Copi, Irving M. Introduction to Logic (6the Edition).
New York: MacMillan Publishing Company, Inc., 1982.
Coward, Howard, Ed. Life After Death in World
Religions. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1997.
Christian Philosophy Made Easy.
(Co-author: Richard Bacon). Draper, VA: Apologetics
Interpreting Edwards: An Overview and
Analysis of John H. Gerstner's The Rational Biblical Theology of
Jonathan Edwards. Lakeland, FL: Whitefield Media
The Scripturalism of Gordon H.
Clark. Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1999.
Custance, Arthur. Journey Out of Time.
Brockville, Ontario: Doorway Publications, 1981.
Davis, John Jefferson. Evangelical Ethics: Issues
Facing the Church Today. (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R
Publishing Company, 2004.
DeWeese, Garrett J. and J. P. Moreland. Philosophy
Made Slightly Less Difficult. Downers Grove:
InterVarsity Press, 2005.
**Doyle, G. Wright. Carl Henry: Theologian for All
Seasons. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2010.
Durant, Will. The Story of Philosophy. New
York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1926.
Ellul, Jacques (translated by Geoffrey W. Bromiley(.
What I Believe. Grand Rapids, MI: William B.
Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1989.
with Paul Kjoss Helseth, Justin Taylor, et
al. Reclaiming the Center: Confronting
Evangelical Accommodation in Postmodern Times, 2004.
Truth or Consequences: the promise and
perils of postmodernism. Downers Grove, IL:
InterVarsity Press, Inc., 2001.
Evans, C. Stephen. Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics
and Philosophy of Religion. Downers Grove, IL:
InterVarsity Press, 2002.
Faith and Philosophy: Journal of the Society of Christian
Philosophers, various issues and ongoing subscription.
Flew, Antony. A Dictionary of Philosophy (2nd
Edition). New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1979.
** Frame, John M.
Apologetics to the Glory of God.
Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing Company, 1994.
The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God: A
Theology of Lordship. (Phillipsburg, New Jersey:
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1987)
Cornelius Van Til: An Analysis of His
Thought. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1995.
Wrong: Why experts
keep failing us--and how to know when not to trust them.
(New York, NY: Little, Brown, and
Company, 2010). One of the best books every written on the
fallacy of induction (the empirical and scientific method).
wizards, doctors, relationship gurus, celebrity CEOs, ...
consultants, health officials and more.
Frost, Jr., S. E. Basic Teachings of the Great
Philosophers. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1942.
Probably one of the best short summaries of philosophers and
their beliefs on various subjects, such as God, the soul,
immortality, the state, etc.
Geisler, Norman L. and Paul D. Feinberg. Introduction to
Philosophy: A Christian Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker
Harris, E. E. Nature, Mind, and Modern Science.
London, England: George Allen and Unwin, 1954.
Harrison, Everett F., Geoffrey W. Bromiley, and Carl F. H.
Henry. Baker's Dictionary of Theology.
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1982.
Hart, D. G. and Mark A. Noll. Dictionary of the
Presbyterian and Reformed Tradition in America.
Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing Company, 1999.
Helm, Paul, Ed. Faith and Reason.
Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1999. Oxford
** Henry, Carl F. H.
God, Revelation, and Authority.
Volumes I-VI. Waco, Texas: Word Publisher, 1976-1982.
The Uneasy Conscience of Modern
Evangelicalism. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans
Publishing Company, 1947.
Hill, Daniel J. and Randal D. Rauser. Christian Philosophy
A-Z. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Hoeksema, Herman. The Clark-Van Til Controversy.
Unicoi, TN: The Trinity Foundation,
**Hoffecker, W. Andrew, Ed. Revolutions in Worldview:
Understanding the Flow of Western Thought.
Phillipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company,
Holmes, Arthur. All Truth Is God's Truth.
Downers Grove, InterVarsity Press, 1977.
Honderich, Ted. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2005.
The End of Science. New
York, NY: Broadway Books, 1996. Recommended for its
critique of science.
Rational Mysticism: Spirituality Meets
Science in the Search for Enlightenment. Boston, MA:
Houghton Miifflin Company, 2003.
The Undiscovered Mind: How the Human Brain
Defies Replication, Medication, and Explanation. New
York, NY: The Free Press, 1999.
Jaki, Stanley L. The Road of Science and the Ways
to God. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press,
Jenkins, Philip. The New Faces of Christianity:
Believing the Bible in the Global South. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2006.
Koons, Robert C. and George Bealer. The Waning of
Materialism. New York, NY:: Oxford Publishing
**Koostenberger, Andreas J.
Quo Vadis Evangelicalism? (Nine
presidential addresses of the Evangelical Theological Society)
Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2007.
Whatever Happened to Truth?
Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2005.
Abraham Kuyper: A Centennial Reader,
ed. by James D. Bratt. Grand Rapids, MI: William B.
Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998.
Principles of Sacred Theology.
Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, Reprinted 1980.
The Work of the Holy Spirit.
Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Reprinted
**Lee, Francis Nigel. A Christian Introduction to
the History of Philosophy. Nutley, NJ: Craig Press,
www.leithart.com Excellent commentary on philosophy and many
other matters: theology, worship. hermeneutics, liturgy, etc.
Deep Exegesis: The Mystery of Reading
Scripture. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2009.
Solomon Among the Postmoderns.
Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2008.
McDurmon, Joel. Biblical Logic: In Theory and
Practice. Powder Springs, GA: American Vision Press,
McGrath, Alister E.
The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural
Theology. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
The Science of God: An
Introduction to Scientific Theology. Grand Rapids,
MI: Eerdmans, 2004.
Milbank, John. Radical Orthodoxy.
London, England: Routledge, 1999.
Montgomery, John Warwick. Human Rights and Human
Dignity. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House,
Moreland, J. P.
Christianity and the Nature of Science: A
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1989.
Philosophical Foundations for a Christian
Worldview. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press,
2003. Co-author, William Lane Craig.
Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005. Co-author,
Garrett J. DeWeese.
Scaling the Secular City: A Defense of
Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House,
Morris, Thomas V. God and the Philosophers: The
Reconciliation of Faith and Reason. New York, NY:
Oxford University Press, 1994.
Morris, Tom. Philosophy for Dummies.
Wiley Publishing Inc., 1999. This guy is for real: double
major in philosophy in college and a Ph.D. in philosophy and
Mulvaney, Robert J. Classic Philosophical Questions
(13th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2009.
** Nash, Ronald H.
Life’s Ultimate Questions: An Introduction to
Philosophy. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing
(The) Light of the Mind: St. Augustine's
Theory of Knowledge. Lima, OH: Academic Renewal
The Word of God and the Mind of Man. Grand
Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1982.
Editor, The Philosophy of Gordon H. Clark, A
Festschrift. Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed
Publishing Company, 1968.
Nickel, James. Mathematics: Is God Silent?
(Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 2001 (revised).
** Oliphant, K. Scott.
Reasons for Faith: Philosophy
in the Service of Theology. Phillipsburg, NJ:
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 2006.
Revelation and Reason: New Essays in
Reformed Apologetics. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R
Publishing Company, 2007.
Pearcey, Nancy. Total Truth: Liberating
Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity.
Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2004.
**Pearcey, Nancy R. and Charles B. Thaxton. The Soul
of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy.
Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1994.
Peters, F. E. Greek Philosophical Terms: A Historical
Perspective. New York, NY: New York University Press,
Peterson, Michael, William Hasker, et al. Reason
and Religious Belief: An Introduction to the Philosophy of
Religion, 2nd Ed. New York, NY: Oxford University
Philosophia Christi: the journal of the Evangelical
Philosophical Society. Past, present, and future issues.
Faith and Rationality.
Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1983.
Co-author, Nicholas Wolterstorff.
Knowledge of God, with Michael Tooley.
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.3.
Warranted Christian Belief.
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2000.
** Polanyi, Michael.
Meaning (Harry Prosch, co-author).
Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1975.
Personal Knowledge: Towards a
Post-Critical Philosophy. Chicago, IL: University of
Chicago Press, 1958.
** Poythress, Vern.
In the Beginning Was the Word: Language, A
God-centered Approach. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009.
Redeeming Science: A God-centered
Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2006.
** Reymond, Robert L.
Faith's Reasons for Believing: An
Apologetic Antidote to Mindless Christianity (and to Thoughtless
Atheism). Ross-Shire, England: Christian Focus Publications
The Justification of
Knowledge. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and
Reformed Publishing Co., 1976.
** Rushdoony, Rousas J.
This Independent Republic.
Fairfax, VA: Thoburn Press, 1978.
The One and the Many. Fairfax,
VA: Thoburn Press, 1978.
Salvation and Godly Rule.
Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 1983.
Shortt, Rupert. God's Advocates: Christian Thinkers
in Conversation. London: Darton, Longman, and Todd,
Singer, Gregg: From Rationalism to Irrationalism:
The Decline of the Western Mind from the Renaissance to the
Present. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1979.
Sproul, R. C. Not A Chance: The Myth of Chance in
Modern Science and Cosmology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker
Sproul, R. C., John Gerstner, and Arthur Lindsley.
Classical Apologetics. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan
Publishing House, 1984.
The Victory of Reason: How
Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success.
New York, NY:
Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006. Original published
** (The) Trinity Foundation. Numerous papers, lectures,
and books, primarily by Gordon Clark and John Robbins.
Westminster Confession of Faith: Chapters, Larger and Shorter
Catechism. The best concise summary of theology in the
history of the church. Establishes epistemology in Chapter
1, metaphysics in Chapter 3, and broadly covers ethics in the
Larger and Shorter catechisms on the Ten Commandments.