New Credo Podcast: Is the God of the Bible the God of the Philosophers?
It is not uncommon to hear some Christians today pit the God of the Bible against the “god of the philosophers.” It is assumed that the philosophers reasoned their way to a cold, inert, static, indifferent, and impersonal Being who resembles little the loving, covenant-making God of the Bible. They are distinct, and never the two shall meet. What God has torn asunder, let no man bring together. But is this dichotomy a fair one?
In this episode of the Credo Podcast, Matthew Barrett talks to philosopher Eleonore Stump who pushes back against this common caricature. Stump looks to a prophet like Jonah to show that the classical attributes of God do not undermine but actually undergird God’s redeeming presence. Stump also introduces Thomas Aquinas, the most significant representative of the philosophers, and reveals that Thomas the Philosopher is none other than Thomas the Bible Teacher.