Philosophy is the more important branch of Christian learning.
Theology is more focused on truth.
Thats the conclusion that I think we can all agree on, even if some disagree on its merits.
Theological Seminary’s founder, Dr Peter Walker, has long been an outspoken proponent of the philosophy-religion-spiritual line, and his writings are a cornerstone of the university’s philosophy department.
Walker, who is now an assistant professor at the University of Calgary, says his philosophy and religion departments are both unique, but both are important.
“Ive seen the difference in how philosophy and theology have played out across the past 200 years, and I think its worth looking at,” he said.
“Philosophy has been around for a long time and it has been very important.
Ive also seen that in the world as well, and especially in the US, where religion and philosophy have played a much more significant role than they have in other countries.”
“In my view, philosophy is important because it is the one branch of the Christian faith that has always been able to be taken seriously by the world, and the reason is that philosophy is a discipline, it has a tradition, it is an academic discipline and theologically it is one of the most important ones.”
Its a discipline that is often thought of as a bit of a joke, but I think thats exactly the case.
“Philusophy is about the truth of what is true and what is false and its also a discipline where truth can be challenged and rejected.”
In a blogpost published this week, Walker argues that the church and the state must work together to prevent religion from being dominated by religion and by Christianity.
Walker is a strong supporter of marriage equality, but he has previously suggested the church should be banned from the government and that the state should be given greater control over education and health care.
“What we need to be careful of is that the current system of government does not permit the church to dictate education policy, but rather it should be encouraged to be more involved in our lives and to engage in a much larger range of activities,” he wrote.
This week, the University’s faculty of theology also issued a statement condemning the way in which religion and politics are intertwined, saying it was important for all to recognise that religious beliefs are often intertwined with political ones.
In his most recent book, The Truth About Religion: What Religion Can Teach Us About Life, Walker suggests that there are many ways in which religions are related to politics and to society.
He says that many religions have a very strong relationship with the state, and that in some cases the state has actually helped religion to thrive.
But he warns that some religious communities are not so keen on the idea of democracy.
“[It’s] not that we are opposed to democracy, or against democracy in general.
It is more that we see that in certain parts of our societies where we think the state is playing a very significant role in shaping what the church believes and in terms of our relationships with each other and with the world,” Walker said.
“There are also some aspects of our politics that are very different from the way that we live our lives.”
As Walker is wont to do, Walker has also taken a hard line on political correctness.
In his recent book I, Atheist: A Biblical Journey Into Belief, he argues that political correctness is damaging to the secular world.
Theology, he says, has a very different approach.
According to Walker, many religions are more open about issues that are of a religious nature and that are controversial.
If you take a look at the list of topics covered in a typical theology course, Walker said he would find that the vast majority of those topics are “religion”.
“Religion is a very diverse religion,” Walker explained.
“So when you see a religious course that talks about the afterlife, you are not necessarily going to be seeing a religious perspective on that.”
When asked what he thinks is most important for theology to be about, Walker offered his own personal favourite: a belief in the existence of God.
I, Atheism, which he has published, is a short book about his life and his faith, which is set in the United Kingdom and focuses on the topic of atheism.
It is a fascinating look into the nature of atheism, and a fascinating read for anyone interested in the topic.
While the title may seem a bit hyperbolic, Walker points out that his book has received more than 1 million downloads, and has been translated into 24 languages.
When it comes to politics, Walker’s views on religion and the world are not all that far from those of the American atheist Richard Dawkins.
Walker believes that religion and religion-as-religiosity are not inherently incompatible.
For example, Walker says religion-and-politics-is-part-of-a-culture