I love theology and religious studies. And I love philosophy, east and west.
In Christian theology and philosophy, there are many intra-faith debates like the ones between Arminianism and Calvinism; supralapsarianism and infralapsarianism; pretribulation millennialism and posttribulation millennialism; paedobaptism and credobaptism; cessationism and continuationism; presuppositional apologetics and evidential apologetics, to name a few thorny dilemmas.
In Buddhism, there are debates between sravakayana and bodhisattvayana; sutrayana and tantrayana; yogacarya and madhyamika; sudden enlightenment and gradual enlightenment in Chan, for example. Not to mention the fault lines between Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.
There is more than enough intellectual food to last me a lifetime. As a Reformed Charismatic, I’m a Calvinist and cautious continuationist; a posttribulation millennialist and credobaptist; prefer presuppositional apologetics; and like Dutch Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck, neither supra nor infra-lapsarian. And yes, theology and philosophy do turn me on, for they fan the flames of desiring God in the supremacy of His glory. Oh, what joy!