Cases and Maps

A Christian Introduction to Philosophy

By Mark Coppenger

Illustrated by Chad Nuss, Harrison Watters

Cases and Maps

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  • Pages: 218
  • Publication Date: 7/12/2019
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Cases and Maps

A Christian Introduction to Philosophy

By Mark Coppenger

Illustrated by Chad Nuss, Harrison Watters

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  • ISBN: 9781532655449
  • Pages: 218
  • Publication Date: 7/12/2019
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About-

A dying man hires the services of a cannibal; a customs official insults a world-class sculptor; a farmer complains that low-flying bombers are killing his chickens; two rock groups claim the same name; a monkey takes a selfie; and a minister with mail-order credentials performs a wedding. The resulting court cases (and sixteen others) serve to introduce a wide range of philosophical notions (such as libertarianism, speciesism, and speech acts).

Next, a subway employee draws a revolutionary map; a mountain loses its name; a strange cineplex puts people in each others’ movies; the art museums of Madrid loom over neighboring buildings; a nautical chart guides seamen into a Connecticut port; and Jerusalem stands “due north” of the Mediterranean. These maps (twenty-three in all), whether real or imaginary, introduce yet other philosophical notions (such as pragmatism, universals, and paradigms). Along the way in both sections, we meet a wide range of thinkers, from Plato to Aquinas to Hume to Kant to Searle.

The explanations and discussion questions are written from a Christian perspective, inviting believers to join in the perennial dialogue with the conviction that if you don’t have philosophical and theological positions sorted out, then they will have you.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Coppenger’s book brims with inviting ‘hooks’ that draw students in to thinking about philosophical questions. Though the book is full of humor it provides a pathway into serious thinking for students.”

—C. Stephen Evans, Baylor University



“Coppenger . . . leads with fascinating real-world cases and maps, and draws the philosophical implications and applications out in intriguing, helpful, and memorable ways. This is a great resource for learning—or re-learning—Christian philosophy.”

—Jacob Shatzer, Union University



“Coppenger's Cases and Maps is a delightful journey into the pursuit of wisdom. With his trademark biting wit, Coppenger tackles philosophical issues both broad (Kant's epistemology) and narrow (abortion). . . . Using the lenses of legal cases and cartography to explore the big questions of life is simultaneously brilliant, whimsical, and successful.”

—Tawa J. Anderson, Oklahoma Baptist University



Mark Coppenger has a creative mind like few others. He takes compelling real life scenarios and forces us to see that sloppy thinking won't cut it in the actual world. . . . Highly recommended!”

—Ted Cabal, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary



“An enticing philosophical buffet, Cases and Maps creatively draws on a broad range of legal decisions to illustrate how ordinary legal battles are quite often about big ideas and profound ethical dilemmas.”

—Michael Poore, Director, The Humanitas Forum on Christianity & Culture

Contributors-

Mark Coppenger
Chad Nuss
Harrison Watters

Bio(s)-

Mark Coppenger is Professor of Christian Philosophy and Ethics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Moral Apologetics for Contemporary Christians (2011) and editor of A Skeptic’s Guide to Arts in the Church (2018). Before seminary, he taught philosophy at Wheaton College. His written work has appeared in a variety of periodicals, including Teaching Philosophy, American Spectator, and the online editions of the Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer.


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