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Is Christ-Shaped Philosophy Really Philosophy?

by Philip Stewart

In this short paper I examine the contours of Paul Moser’s Christ-shaped philosophy in the original paper and the developments in his response to challenges, especially those regarding the narrow scope of his project. In doing so, I argue that the “inward agent-power”, volitional submission, and special epistemological position which Moser requires for Christ-shaped philosophy make his project one which properly belongs to a sub-discipline of systematic theology, rather than academic philosophy.

The needfulness or desirability of Moser’s project is not questioned; however, in light of his requirements, I attempt to demonstrate that his call should not be for a reform of Christian philosophers qua philosophers, but rather a call for Christian philosophers (and for all Christians) to contribute to an intellectually rigorous theological endeavor.

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