Why would a Christian feel the need to study philosophy? Are not the Scriptures sufficient? Futhermore, the mixing of Philosophy and Christian faith has had a long history of explosive periods which are very much part of our lives today in Western society. Great care therefore should be taken when mixing them. However, philosophical tools are at times the only way to talk to an unbelieving world. The church however, must workout these philosphical elements” within the distinctive first principle.” This book is a short synopsis of Western Philosophy for the busy minister or Bible student needing a quick summation, and a short answer to philosophical challenges.Smith, Eugene is the author of 'Philosophy For Christian Dummies', published 2006 under ISBN 9780595389476 and ISBN 0595389473.