> Thanks, Tom, for extrapolating my thoughts so well. George brings up a
> good point of caution regarding building theology on philosophy.
> However, I would take the position that the starting place could be a
> good Christian philosophy as a tool for building good Christian
> theology (there is non-Christian theology).
Fine, as long as it really is philosophy informed in a
basic way by Christian presuppositions. What we need to watch out for
is the smuggling of assumptions of common-sense or philosophical theism
which are not based on God's self-revelation.