Beware of Philosophy: A Warning to Biblical Scholars
Geisler, Norman L., Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
The exhortation of the apostle Paul to "beware of philosophy" (Col 2:8) is as urgent today as it was in the first century, if not more so. And this is not only true for Christians who call themselves philosophers but for those who do not, especially for biblical exegetes.
I. PHILOSOPHIES OF WHICH TO BEWARE AND WHY
Although the context of Col 2:8 probably has reference to a proto-gnostic type of philosophy at Colosse that had a disastrous mix of legalism, asceticism, and mysticism with Christianity,1 the implications of Paul's exhortation to "beware of philosophy" are appropriately applied to other alien systems of thought that have invaded Christianity down through the …
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Publication information: Article title: Beware of Philosophy: A Warning to Biblical Scholars. Contributors: Geisler, Norman L. - Author. Journal title: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Volume: 42. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 1999. Page number: 3+. © Evangelical Theological Society Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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