In this course, Dr. Nash explores the relationship between Modern and Post-Modern philosophy. This is done through an examination of the thought of key philosophers, such as Immanuel Kant, G.W.F. Hegel, Soren Kierkegaard, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche, and an exploration of the major movements in this period, including Naturalism, Romanticism, Nihilism, Existentialism, and Process Theology. In addition, Dr. Nash offers a critical analysis of the early 20th century liberal Protestant movement and the Evangelical response, particularly that of J. Gresham Machen.
Introduction to Modernism
Postmodernity and Deconstructionism
Jean Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant
Immanuel Kant and the 12 Categories
A Critique of Immanuel Kant
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Free to personal beliefs, but rather pushy of them
I grew up in a conservative area of the Bible Belt and I attended a Southern Baptist church for some time in my youth. I was mentored by those people and came to know what conservatism was and what type of person it could make an individual. There are loving and kind conservatives who want what’s best for humankind and there are those who get so bogged down in conservatism that it places a veil over their eyes and keeps them in a world shut off from reality and where we are as a civilization today. Humans have not stopped evolving over time and I do not see us stopping.
There were parts of this podcast I feel touched me in a way that brought me closer to the understanding of Christianity. At the same time, there were moments when Nash’s words pushed me away. I believe someone can be loving while chastising. That takes a careful thought process. While chastising someone in their life choices, it’s important to also make them aware that God was not the one who walked away. That decision was left to the individual.
In this day in age, where humans are terribly caught up in the fight between liberalism and conservatism, we need to see how we can put petty differences aside and bring about changes that will lift people up instead of constantly pushing them down. I feel that Nash was a conservative who could not see where this effort would benefit our society. His overwhelming push toward conservatism would only make the differences that much more apparent. I’ve seen that happen and more churches have split because of it instead of coming together and healing the family of God.
If you find this podcast and are interested in seeing what it holds, and thinking there may be something of a blessing hidden within all the words spoken, be sure that every now and then, that blessing can be felt. Do, however, know that Nash speaks his mind and you will either totally disagree or align with him by the end.
Nash was a really good philosopher. The number of reviews on here from people who are bashing him because he has a bias (as you do as well) is upsetting. This course, also, is clearly aimed for a particular audience. He is trying to equip pastors to think through philosophical problems, he is not trying to hide his subjectivity given his seminary context.