Two Kinds of 'Christian Philosophy'

  • Winfried Löffler University of Innsbruck


It is controversial whether ‘Christian Philosophy’ is a useful or even consistent notion. After providing some historical background to the problem, I will distinguish and explicate two possible understandings of ‘Christian Philosophy’ which should be kept apart: a ‘Thomistic’ and an ‘Augustinian’ one, of which the latter has garnered more attention in the recent literature. A sketch of the most prominent current ‘Augustinian’ position (Alvin Plantinga’s ‘reformed epistemology’) leads to some considerations for why a ‘Thomistic’ understanding of ‘Christian Philosophy’ has more to recommend it, if the term is regarded as useful at all.
How to Cite
Löffler, W. (2013). Two Kinds of ’Christian Philosophy’. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 5(2), 111-127.
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