Bultmann Reads Mother Goose

I am currently reading Gordon Clark’s commentary on 1 John.  Occasionally, it brings up a particular interpretation of the well-known scholar Rudolph Bultmann. Among other things, Bultmann is known for his belief that the historical analysis of the New Testament is both futile and unnecessary, given that the earliest Christian literature […]

God’s Revelation and Free Will

Against the critics of verbal inspiration, Gordon Clark, in his God’s Hammer volume, points out that they are wrong to misconstrue the doctrine as being one of “mechanical dictation.”  The critic complains that verbal inspiration turns the Bible’s writers into a “dictaphone, or at best as a stenographer whose personality is only […]

Clark on Van Til’s “solution” to the Problem of the One and the Many

While teaching at Wheaton College (1937-1943) Dr. Clark actually used Dr. Van Til’s syllabi for some of his philosophy classes. One syllabus on Christian Apologetics in the Sangre de Cristo Seminary library has Dr. Clark’s handwritten note that it was given to him as a gift from Van Til in […]

Robert Reymond Against John Frame’s Revisionism of the Van Til-Clark Debate

Some of Van Til’s students have attempted to extricate their revered mentor from the serious difficulty in which he has ensnared himself. [Note: the difficulty was that Van Til’s “analogy of the truth” makes truth itself unknowable –CJE]. John M. Frame, in his monograph Van Til: The Theologian (Phillipsburg, N.J.: […]

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