Marinus Dirk Stafleu

A science of science: Dick Stafleu’s ‘Theories at Work’

To find a series of books that join up the dots in whole swathes of one’s previous education is a wonderful experience.  That’s my experience of the writings of philosopher Marinus Dirk Stafleu, which I first discovered a year ago.  His multi-volume project Philosophy of Dynamic Development flows from his career as a Christian studying physics and Read more…

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Review: Christianity and the University Experience

Christianity and the University Experience should be read by everyone concerned with ministry to students.  It’s the outcome of a project in 2009–2012 across thirteen English universities, investigating patterns of religious commitment among undergraduates identifying themselves as Christian.  And perhaps the most striking finding of all was that 51% of all respondents identified themselves Read more…

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Christian Philosophy: a Systematic and Narrative Introduction

For anyone seeking an overview of Western philosophy from a Christian perspective, Bartholomew and Goheen’s latest book will be a welcome starting point.  Written in an accessible and entertaining style, it takes us from the Pre-Socratic philosophers to the present day with illuminating  commentary that reveals the authors’ wide-ranging expertise as philosopher-theologians in the tradition Read more…

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Review: Why Study? Exploring the Face of God in the Academy

This review is reprinted with permission (and some additional material) from The Glass, the journal of the Christian Literary Studies Group (issue 30, Spring 2018). See other selected articles and more information about the journal and Group here: clsg.org.  Why Study? Exploring the Face of God in the Academy (Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Singapore, Read more…