What does philosophy have to do with theology? Isn’t Christianity a faith of the heart, and not a faith of the head? And for that matter, isn’t philosophy an impractical discipline, completely unrelated to everyday life?
In this episode, Matthew Barrett talks with Nicholas Wolterstorff about his journey into academia as a philosopher, as told in his book In this World of Wonders: Memoir of a Life in Learning.
Nicholas Wolterstorff (PhD, Harvard) is the Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University, and has taught at Yale since 1989. Previously, he taught at Calvin College, the Free University of Amsterdam, and the University of Notre Dame and has been visiting professor at several institutions. He is author of many books, including Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic, Divine Discourse: Philosophical Reflections on the Claim that God Speaks, and Lament for a Son.
Matthew Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author of several books, including Canon, Covenant and Christology: Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel; None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God; 40 Questions About Salvation; God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture; Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary; Salvation by Grace, and Owen on the Christian Life. He is the host of the Credo podcast where he engages top theologians on the most important theological issues today.