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History of Philosophy and Christian Thought

By Dr. Ronald H. Nash

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In this course, Dr. Ronald Nash covers the history of philosophical thinking from the Ancient Greek philosophers, to Augustine, Immanuel Kant, and present day philosophers. Dr. Nash does this by focusing on three major categories in their philosophical thinking: Metaphysics (the study of reality), Epistemology (the study of knowledge), and Ethics (the study of morality). By examining these three arenas the student is prompted to critically analyze the philosophers' thought and analyze it in the light of scripture.

Customer Reviews

This is a Christian Seminary Course

It’s sad to read the unbelievers’ reviews. They don’t seem to understand why the professor is so “one-sided” and “biased.” His purpose is not to simply introduce students to the philosophers’ ideas (as would be the case in a secular school), but to aquatint future Christian ministry leaders with the ideas that have influenced Western thought, and how they relate to Christianity. So, of course the professor would ridicule and criticize many of the philosophers’ ideas; they need to be shown for the nonsense and garbage they often are.

Non-Christian philosophy since the so-called enlightenment is mostly nonsense masquerading as rational thought. Almost every system fails, and the ones that don’t usually rely on assumptions derived from those that do fail.

I’m a university student at this time. I’ve been into philosophy for several years. I go to a public university. Most of my course material is extremely biased against religion, and most of my professors use their classes as soapboxes for spreading their anti-Christian ideas. They make us read some of the dumbest “philosophers” that have ever lived.

These other reviewers don’t seem to understand what’s really going on in the world.

Excellent Course

Ronald Nash is not only well informed, he is interesting, even humorous at times—a trait which is rare among philosophy professors. I have learned so much. Thank you Reformed Theological Seminary for making this course available.


Wow... this podcast is absolutly overflowing with good knowledge; however, the knowledge is not nearly as entertaining (in a super sad way) with this teacher's ego and closed minded conservatism.
Entertaining (mostly bc its fun to laugh at this guy's bad jokes,) educational (but mainly bc it taught me why the world doesn’t like loud Christians), and all in all good info (the dude actually is intelligent)