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Philosophy is the activity of thinking clearly about issues of fundamental importance. Studying philosophy at Baylor makes sense for students pursuing a variety of vocations, including law and medicine. Philosophy makes sense for life.

News & Stories

July
22,
2016
Dr. Robert C. Roberts, professor of Philosophy whom holds affiliation with Baylor, is to join the esteemed Virtue Scholars organization.
June
22,
2016
Brandon Rickabaugh and Derek McAllister have just had their paper, “Who You Could Have Known: Divine Hiddenness, Epistemic Counterfactuals, and the Recalcitrant Nature of Natural Theology” accepted for publication in the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.
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June
9,
2016
Baylor recently posted a video to their FaceBook page that promoted the humanities and liberal arts degrees as undergraduate studies that have the potential to be as valid and useful for medical school as any hard, cellular science is. One student, Ashley Davis, graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Philosophy in 2012. Davis explains in the video just how useful the skills and abilities that she learned studying Philosophy have been in medical school and in the medical field.

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May
24,
2016
Mark A. Tietjen, M.Div., Ph.D., published in April Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians.

From the publisher, IVP Academic:



Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) had a mission. The church had become weak, flabby and inconsequential. Being a Christian was more a cultural heritage than a spiritual reality. His mission - reintroduce the Christian faith to Christians.

How could he break through to people who were members of the church and thought they were Christians already? Like an Old Testament prophet, Kierkegaard used a variety of pointed and dramatic ways to shake people from their slumber. He incisively diagnosed the spiritual ailments of his age and offered a fresh take on classic Christian teaching.

Mark Tietjen thinks that Kierkegaard's critique of his contemporaries strikes close to home today. We also need to listen to one of the most insightful yet complex Christian thinkers of any era. Through an examination of core Christian doctrines―the person of Jesus Christ, human nature, Christian witness and love―Tietjen helps us hear Kierkegaard's missionary message to a church that often fails to follow Christ with purity of heart.



Link to book.

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Publications

July
22,
2016
Dr. Robert C. Roberts, professor of Philosophy whom holds affiliation with Baylor, is to join the esteemed Virtue Scholars organization.
June
22,
2016
Brandon Rickabaugh and Derek McAllister have just had their paper, “Who You Could Have Known: Divine Hiddenness, Epistemic Counterfactuals, and the Recalcitrant Nature of Natural Theology” accepted for publication in the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.
Link Here
May
24,
2016
Mark A. Tietjen, M.Div., Ph.D., published in April Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians.

From the publisher, IVP Academic:



Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) had a mission. The church had become weak, flabby and inconsequential. Being a Christian was more a cultural heritage than a spiritual reality. His mission - reintroduce the Christian faith to Christians.

How could he break through to people who were members of the church and thought they were Christians already? Like an Old Testament prophet, Kierkegaard used a variety of pointed and dramatic ways to shake people from their slumber. He incisively diagnosed the spiritual ailments of his age and offered a fresh take on classic Christian teaching.

Mark Tietjen thinks that Kierkegaard's critique of his contemporaries strikes close to home today. We also need to listen to one of the most insightful yet complex Christian thinkers of any era. Through an examination of core Christian doctrines―the person of Jesus Christ, human nature, Christian witness and love―Tietjen helps us hear Kierkegaard's missionary message to a church that often fails to follow Christ with purity of heart.



Link to book.