Philosophy and Christian Theology In the history of Christian theology, philosophy has sometimes been seen as a natural complement to theological reflection, whereas at other times practitioners of the two disciplines have regarded each other as mortal enemies. Some early Christian thinkers such as Tertullian were of the view that any intrusion of secular philosophical reason into theological reflection was out of order. Thus, even if certain theological claims seemed to fly in the face of the standards of reasoning defended by philosophers, the religious believer should not flinch.
The evidence shows that: Hitler was born and baptized into Catholicism His Jewish antisemitism came from his Christian background. His early personal notes shows his interest in religion and Biblical views. He believed that the Bible represented the history of mankind.
His Nazi party platform their version of a constitution included a section on Positive Christianity, and he never removed it. He confessed his Christianity. He tried to establish a united Reich German Church.
Hitler allowed the destruction of Jewish synagogues and temples, but not Christian churches. He encouraged Nazis to worship in Christian churches.
He spoke of his Christian beliefs in his speeches and proclamations. His contemporaries, friends, Protestant ministers and Catholics priests, including the Vatican, thought of Hitler as a Christian.
The Catholic Church never excommunicated Hitler.
He died a Catholic. Revealingly, proponents of this myth never provide evidence for this hypothesis.
If he, indeed, pretended himself as a Christian, then on what evidential material does it stand on? If Hitler acted as a pretend Christian, then were does he disown his belief in Christ? Does he write in his private notes that he used religion only for political purposes?
Did any of his close associates or friends think so? Of course Hitler did try to use political force to control Christianity and he tried to establish a unified Reich Christian Church, but this only supports his stand on his view of "positive Christianity" as described in the Nazi party platform their version of a constitution.
And yes, he criticized the Catholic and Protestant hierarchy, but so what? So do Popes and Protestant leaders. Martin Luther himself strongly condemned the Catholic religion and thought of it as the work of the Devil.
I suspect that those who propagate this myth rely on mainly one source: What obliterates this theory comes from the fact that Hitler continued to express his "positive" Christian views, well after his rise to power. If, indeed, he needed Christianity only for political purposes, then why-oh-why does he continue with the charade after he has established himself as absolute dictator?Philosophy is an academic discipline that exercises reason and logic in an attempt to understand reality and answer fundamental questions about knowledge, life, .
The Philosophy of Christianity. by Ernest L. Martin, Ph.D. Read the accompanying Newsletter for May The Philosophy of Christianity is a way of life. It involves the reason for human life, why human life was created and sustained by God and nourished by His Spirit, and lastly, to where our human life is destined to lead us in the future.
Philosophy of Christian Education While I was employed at a Christian school, I wrote a philosophy of Christian education for accreditation purposes. I’m happy to share it with you here, but please keep in mind that it is written from the perspective of one employed at a Christian school.
Myth 1: Hitler was not a Christian. The entire section on Hitler's Christianity provides ample evidence for his brand of Christianity. The evidence itself destroys any opinions or beliefs about Hitler's alleged apostasy. Christianity - Christian philosophy as natural theology: Natural theology is generally characterized as the attempt to establish religious truths by rational argument and without reliance upon alleged revelations.
It has focused traditionally on the topics of the existence of . It has been noted that there is a distinct difference between a "Christian philosophy of education" and a "philosophy of Christian education." The former being only one of many applicable and credible forms of education and the latter being the only viable form of education.4/4(1).