The Love of Wisdom A Christian Introduction to Philosophy

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/1/2009

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
  • We Buy This Book Back!
    In-Store Credit: $3.68
    Check/Direct Deposit: $3.50
List Price: $34.99 Save up to $24.49
  • Rent Book $10.50
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Philosophy is defined as the love of wisdom, and college students will certainly admire this Bible-informed introductory level textbook's fun approach to an often heady subject. The Love of Wisdom is made distinct in its engaging style that includes humor and copious popular culture illustrations to heighten reader interest and clarify important concepts. The book even addresses two key topics often omitted by other texts: political philosophy and aesthetics (beauty and the arts). Students and teachers can also make great use of the study questions for each chapter, a glossary of terms, and further reading suggestions

Author Biography

Steven Cowan is associate professor and advisor of Philosophy and Apologetics at Southeastern Bible College as well as associate director of the Apologetics Resource Center and editor of its Areopagus Journal in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. Steve and his wife have one son.

James Spiegel is professor of Philosophy at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. He holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and is a professional musician in addition to his scholarly work. James and his wife have four children.

Table of Contents

What Is Philosophy?p. 1
The Study of Knowledge
Logic and Truth: What Is Truth?p. 16
Epistemology: How Do We Know?p. 47
Philosophy of Science: What Can Science Tell Us?p. 101
The Study of Being
Metaphysics: What Is Real?p. 144
Human Nature: What Am I?p. 198
Philosophy of Religion: Is There a God?p. 254
The Study of Value
Ethics: How Should We Live?p. 318
Political Philosophy: What Is a Just Society?p. 373
Aesthetics: What Is Beauty?p. 418
Glossaryp. 451
Indexp. 465
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review