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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (270 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: R. C. Sproul Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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Sproul's survey of the ongoing impact of history's most influential philosophies urges listeners to take prevailing cultural mind-sets seriously...because ideas do have consequences.

The greatest thinkers of all time are impacting us still. From public-policy decisions and current laws to world events, theology, the arts, education, and even conversations between friends, history's most influential philosophies have wrought massive consequences on nearly everything we see, think, and do. Thus it is critical for Christians to understand the ideas that are shaping them. The greater their familiarity with the streams of thought that have saturated Western culture through the ages, the greater their ability to influence this culture for Christ.

With The Consequences of Ideas, R. C. Sproul expertly leads the way for thoughtful readers. Tracing the contours of Western philosophy from the ancients to the molders of modern and postmodern thought-including Plato, Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, and Freud-Sproul proves that ideas are not just passing fads; they endure for generations to come and demand our serious attention.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 12/4/2013

    " A great introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective that is as unbiased as books come (no such thing as no bias). Gives an overview of all the famous philosophers from classic to modern with a critique concerning their most famous works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zeke Vas | 11/7/2013

    " Great simplistic overview of historical philosophy to modern times. It could be simplistic but the for the purpose of the book it served its cause. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Mason | 10/14/2013

    " Great all-in-one philosophy rundown. Sproul gives the gist of each philosopher and how each changed our world and how some of those philosophies are still evident today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Bianco | 10/13/2013

    " Excellent introduction to the ideas of historical philosophers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart Elliott | 7/14/2013

    " I good intro run through of philosophical thought that has shaped the way we think and see things today. R.C. has an uncanny ability to write and develope big ideas for small people (like me). Four stars cause I am a presuppositionalist:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Moss | 3/23/2013

    " This book is a great tool in recovering the lost art of thinking critically and logically. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 7/4/2012

    " Helpful history of major philosophers and their influence. I wish he would have expounded more on the consequences of their ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skipper Boatwright | 6/22/2012

    " Good, informative, and brief overview of Western philosophy from a Reformed Evangelical perspective. Sproul writes in the introduction that he intended this work for "educated laypeople". I think that's fair. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Molicki | 5/22/2012

    " Could have been so much more... That's what I kept thinking the whole time. Its not that it was wrong at points as much as it was absent from many others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Cranford | 1/9/2012

    " Great intro. to some philosophical giants. This book will do two things: (1) open your eyes to the underlying philosophies that shape our time;(2) help you identify which philosophers interest you so that you can pursue their writings further. Overall, well worth the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 10/25/2011

    " This book was a great complimentary text with Dr. Frame's History of Philosophy and Christian Thought Class. It summarizes both Christian History and Philosophy using terms that I could understand. It was a quicker read than most history and philosophy books I read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsey | 5/31/2011

    " I was really hoping to hear him talk about the implications of these ideas, but it's really just historical overview. This would need some studying to really get . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bud Hewlett | 5/28/2011

    " Great little book! It had many interesting anecdotes and bits of info I had never seen anywhere before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 2/22/2011

    " Great all-in-one philosophy rundown. Sproul gives the gist of each philosopher and how each changed our world and how some of those philosophies are still evident today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zeke | 10/12/2010

    " Great simplistic overview of historical philosophy to modern times. It could be simplistic but the for the purpose of the book it served its cause. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart | 8/4/2010

    " I good intro run through of philosophical thought that has shaped the way we think and see things today. R.C. has an uncanny ability to write and develope big ideas for small people (like me). Four stars cause I am a presuppositionalist:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 5/28/2010

    " Excellent introduction to the ideas of historical philosophers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/31/2010

    " This book was a great complimentary text with Dr. Frame's History of Philosophy and Christian Thought Class. It summarizes both Christian History and Philosophy using terms that I could understand. It was a quicker read than most history and philosophy books I read.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 2/22/2009

    " A great introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective that is as unbiased as books come (no such thing as no bias). Gives an overview of all the famous philosophers from classic to modern with a critique concerning their most famous works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 4/8/2008

    " I actually haven't read this book, but I have watched the video series, which was the basis for the book. It is an excellent and enjoyable overview of the history of philosophy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 8/16/2007

    " An excellent resource explaining both ancient and modern philosophies as well as their effects on popular thought. Sproul is king! "

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