Book Review

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Philosophy in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic
by Douglas Groothuis

IVP Academic, 2016
(159 pages, $16.00, paperback)

reviewed by Donald T. Williams

Philosophers are not known for their economy or their clarity with words—unless they achieve it by switching to even more obscure forms of communication, such as symbolic logic. So Denver Seminary philosopher and apologist Douglas Groothuis deserves marks for audacity if nothing else for attempting to introduce us to philosophy in only seven sentences. It is not, of course, that his book is only seven sentences long. But he does take seven concise but thought-provoking sentences from seven different classical and modern philosophers and use them as the framework for a delightfully . . .

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Donald T. Williams Ph.D., is R. A. Forrest Scholar at Toccoa Falls College. He is the author of eleven books, most recently Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C. S. Lewis (Square Halo Books, 2016) and An Encouraging Thought: The Christian Worldview in the Writings of J. R. R. Tolkien (Christian Publishing House, 2018). He is a member of University Church, an interdenominational house church in Athens, Georgia.

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