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4 Stars Out Of 5
Good, but not what I wanted
July 25, 2017
As much as I respect Norman Geisler, this is not his best book. First let me say it is exactly what it says it is. It is an introduction to philosophy, and not a bad one either. However I expected it to be filled with apologetics. I thought Dr. Geisler would defend the position that was correct. Instead you sort of have to read all the points, and decide which one makes the most sense. I often got confused while reading. This book does not have the usual clarity a Norman Geisler book has. It is a fine introduction to philosophy, but that's all.
The reason to read this book is to become aware of what philosophies and logic are consistent to teachings in the word of God and what is not. This work will better prepare the reader to comprehend Christian apologetic works. This book can equip the Christian to avoid the temptations of higher criticism. To anchor ones thought process to the word of God. This book should be read before one attempts to read Geislers book on Christian Apologetics or another textbook on Christian Apologetics. I plan on reading Geislers work on logic before rereading his apologetics work. This text does discuss methodology and logic sufficient to understand the rest of the text, but further understanding of logic may be needed to less difficulty comprehending the apologetics text.
This book introduces you to the basic problems of philosophy over the centuries. The book doesn't explain the contributions of differing philosophers. Overall it is great for entry level Christian philosophy.