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The random technotheolosophical blogging of Reid S. Monaghan

Thankful for a man I did not know

Many have probably heard by now of the passing of Ronald Nash.  Dr. Nash was a philosopher and a teacher in both secular institutions and evangelical seminaries.  I did not know Dr. Nash and was exposed to his work just recently through his excellent works Faith and Reason and Life's Ultimate Questions.  Both are fine introductions to Christian thought and philosophy in general.

Nash's emphasis on worldview and conceptual schemes coupled with his modified Augustinian epistemology was a fresh breeze to my mind this past summer.

I regret that I did not have the chance to study with him, but the Lord of Nash's philosophy saw fit to call him home.  Pray for the Nash family.  The church has lost a great defender of the truth and a looming figure of evangelical thought. 

 [Updated - Russell Moore now has a tribute online to Nash]