Why Study Alvin Plantinga and Reformed Epistemology?

Reformed Epistemology (RE) is not exactly like the Scripturalist epistemology in that Scripturalism takes known propositions to be those propositions which are revealed by the Holy Spirit to the believer’s mind, and those propositions which are validly deduced from them.  Moreover, for the Scripturalist, these propositions are believed as an […]

Tensions in Theology and Winged Balrogs?

In old times, the first chapter of a Systematic Theology book or the first lecture of a Systematic Theology class would be named by a big word:  “prolegomena.”  The prolegomena of a study is the introduction to that study.  It is where the basic terms are defined, the methodology of […]

Why We Shouldn’t Believe in God – Dr. Peter Millican

I just came across an interesting argument that Oxford Professor Peter Millican produced in a speech for the Oxford Union called God Does Not Exist.  He was saying that it may be that the universe has some non-physical cause, but if it did, this cause would probably be beyond our […]

0005 Readings in the History of Philosophy – Anaximander

For an explanation of this series, see 0001 – Readings in the History of Philosophy – Introduction   Anaximander (c. 610 – c. 546 BC) may have been a pupil of the great Thales of Miletus.  He lived in Miletus in Ionia which lies in modern day Turkey.  He has […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response Part 7 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.Part 6. Objection 7 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalists reliance on the internalist constraint on knowledge. If someone (including the non-Christian) has knowledge simply in virtue of God producing a […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response Part 6 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Objection 6 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalists reliance on the infallibilist constraint on knowledge. If God immediately causes all human beliefs whatsoever, then he regularly causes millions of false […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism – Response Part 5 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Objection 5 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalism and yet is regularly appealed to by Scripturalists as an alternative to genuinely empirical modes of knowledge. Occasionalism that is, the idea that God […]

John Piper and the Supermarket of Theology

I have been very encouraged reading The Pleasures of God by John Piper.  I came across a great quote today about dealing with controversy over the truth. “Are there any significant biblical teachings that have not been controversial?  I cannot think of even one, let alone the number we all need […]

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