There are many more articles, [even one or two sermons!] and I hope that some will take the time to peruse these gems. They are helpful indeed.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Naugle and Weltanschauung
One of the joys of studying at university was having the time to study other things [besides Biblical Studies] that would eventually effect the way I actually studied history and the scriptures. For one year, I did several papers in Philosophy: Metaphysics and Epistemology particularly. It was here that I discovered the work of David Naugle. Although we have to provide chapters in our theses on method and presuppositions, philosophy is still no where near as integrated into the discipline of biblical studies as it should be [IMO]. Yes, Tom did include a section on critical realism in his book and yes, Ben did write a whole book on the interaction of epistemology with the New Testament and yes Kevin wrote a tome about the morality of knowledge, but lets face it - for whatever reason, philosophy is still very much neglected in our teaching, writing and discussions.
That's why when I found Naugle's book: Worldview: The History of a Concept, I didn't just find another philosophy book that was helpful, I found someone willing to engage [but from a philosophical point of view] some of the issues that I was struggling with. Now, I find there are several articles freely available on his website, like the following: