A Christian Philosophy of Learning

Partial Reading List

compiled by C. Michael Holloway

(19 May 2002)

Listed below are some of the books that you might want to consider reading if you’re interested in further study about the topics discussed in the Sunday School class. This list is not intended to be comprehensive, but merely suggestive, and I’ve intentionally left out many books with which you are probably familiar. All of these books may be used profitably by a careful and prayerful reader.

Against the Academicians and The Teacher, Augustine, combined and translated by Peter King, Hackett Publishing, 1995 (originally written in 386 and 389 respectively).

Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments, T. Edward Damer, 3rd edition, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1995.

Biblical Theology, John Owen, English translation, Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 1994 (originally published in Latin in 1661).

A Christian View of Men and Things: An Introduction to Philosophy, Gordon Clark, second edition, The Trinity foundation, 1990 (originally published in 1952).

The City of God, Augustine, abridged and translated, Image Books, 1958 (originally written in 426).

Classical Apologetics, R. C. Sproul, John Gerstner, & Arthur Lindsley, Zondervan Corporation, 1984.

The Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer, Francis Schaeffer, 5 volumes, Crossway Books, 1982 (original publication dates vary).

The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, 2 volumes, selected by Bernard Bailyn, The Library of America, 1993.

Documents of the Christian Church, edited by Henry Bettenson & Chris Maunder, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, 1998 (earlier editions are probably better).

The Existence and Attributes of God, Stephen Charnock, Baker Books, 1996 (originally published in 1682).

On the Incarnation, Athanasius, University Press, 1993 (original published in Latin in about 318).

Introduction to Logic, Irving M. Copi & Carl Cohen, 10th edition, Prentice-Hall, 1998. (Any edition will do.)

An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic, Ian Hacking, Cambridge University Press, 2001.

The Liberated Imagination: Thinking Christianly About the Arts, Leland Ryken, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1989.

Madison: Writings, James Madison (selected by Jack N Rakove), The Library of America, 1999 (original publication dates vary)

The Mind of the Maker, Dorothy Sayers, HarperCollins paperback, 1987 (originally published in1941).

A Ready Defense: The Best of Josh McDowell, compiled by Bill Wilson, Here’s Life Publishers, 1990.

A Sacrifice of Praise: An Anthology of Christian Poetry, edited by James H. Trott, Cumberland House Publishing, 1999.

The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader, edited by W. H. Kimnach, K. P. Minkema, & D. A. Sweeney, Yale University Press, 1999 (sermons originally preached 1722 - 1751).

Starlight and Time, D. Russell Humphreys, Master Books, 1994.

Van Til’s Apologetic: Readings & Analysis, Greg L. Bahnsen, P&R Publishing, 1998.

For printing, a PDF version is available.