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Can Philosophy be Christian?

Author(s): Štefan Šrobár
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: Philosophy; Life; Religious; Christian philosophy; Renewal of thinking

Summary/Abstract: Searching for the most universal background of philosophy, we can reach the conclusion, that integral life is this background. Therefore authentic and true philosophy is integral – life philosophy, or life philosophy, including rational, outside rational and above rational sphere. Certain characteristics or categories of integral life, so called existential, result from life experiences. Those are integral – life faith, hope and love. Areas of the highest transcendence of life are usually hidden for a man and are voiced as a secret. The demonstration of life philosophy, in which this philosophy tries to grasp, know and understand the secret of transcendence and in particular the highest transcendence of life, its revelation as well as its contents and truth of this revelation is called religious philosophy. The philosophy that is discovered in the centre of secret of integral life of the Christ and thus by this discovery is principally co-determined, it is Christian philosophy. It reaches the conclusion that every true philosophic thinking is at least implicitly Christian. Christian philosophy is above all the philosophy of Good´s revelation in Christ, the philosophy of love and in final result of Good´s word. And the Christian philosophy presumes authentic religious (Jewish in particular) and integral – life philosophy. Biblical contribution is not positioned against Greek philosophy as "faith" against rational thinking, but as a system of thinking with radically different structure. Christian philosophy exists legitimately, but always only as integral part of philosophy. It needs to be considered as demonstration of culminating effort of philosophy. Christian philosophy creates systematic connection between the philosophy and theology.

  • Issue Year: XVIII/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 119-125
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Slovak