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All truth is God’s truth — Arthur Holmes

From Christianity Today: Arthur Holmes, Author of ‘All Truth is God’s Truth’ Has Died (emphasis added):

Arthur Holmes, author of All Truth is Gods Truth who promoted the idea of integrating faith and learning, died October 8.

The Wheaton College philosophy professor authored several books related to faith and learning, including The Idea of a Christian College and Building the Christian Academy. He was born in 1924 and taught at Wheaton for more than 40 years, according to a blog post by David Osielski.

Throughout his writings and career, Holmes emphasized that, indeed, “all truth is God’s truth.” His desire was for Christians to not shy away from the difficult questions that may arise from whatever subject of academic study they choose. With a firm belief that any truth they find can be reconciled with their faith, Holmes challenged educators and Christians in academia to grapple with what they are interested in, noting that a strong faith can handle some turbulence while coming to a better understanding of God’s creation.

In reflection on his career, it is obvious he accomplished the goals he set forth for himself as a young teacher: he encouraged faith and learning in students, he countered the anti-intellectualism he found in the American church, and he helped prepare a great many students and Christian intellectuals for the various ranks of academia.

Grace and Peace

After writing this, I realized that the first person to come to mind to many of my readers when I mentioned “Arthur Holmes” would be British geologist Arthur Holmes, not Wheaton philosophy professor Arthur Holmes.

Geologist Arthur Holmes was a pioneer in geochronology, being the first to use uranium-lead dating. He was also an early supporter of the idea of continental drift, and was the first to propose mantle convection as the driving mechanism for moving continents.

October 20, 2011 - Posted by | Apologetics, Christianity |

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