10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism – Response Part 4 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Objection 4 The internalist constraint on knowledge is in conflict with Scripturalism and yet is regularly employed by Scripturalists in arguments against non-Christians. The internalist constraint on knowledge – that is, the idea that someone must know how […]

Kant and the Ontological Argument

  Introduction This article aims to explain and comment on Kant’s refutation of The Ontological Argument (OA).  The sections quoted below are from page 500-507 under the heading “The Impossibility of an Ontological Proof of the Existence of God” in Norman Kemp Smith’s translation of A Critique of Pure Reason […]

Clark on Saving Faith in 1961

One of the greatest contributions of Gordon Clark to the clarification of the gospel is his explanation of the nature of saving faith.  In 1961, Religion, Reason, and Revelation (RRR) by Gordon H. Clark was published. This book contains one of Clark’s earliest treatments of the nature of faith.  Of […]

Gordon Clark and Knowledge:  On Justification

  The Problem Gordon Clark wrote: Accordingly the knowledge possible for human beings consists of the axioms of and the deductions from Scripture. We can indeed entertain opinions about Columbus, and by accident or good luck they may be true; but we could not know it. Our dear pagan Plato, […]

Response to Jason Petersen

A response to a response sounds like a rather useless thing to read.  Well, I’m not going to try to talk you into it.  The purpose of this response is simply to comment on some aspects of Jason Peterson’s post that was a response to Luke Miner’s post in response […]

Reflections on a Conversation with Jason Petersen

Today, I had an interesting conversation with one of my fellow bloggers, Jason Petersen.  The conversation took place in the Clarkian Apologetics Group.  I greatly enjoy the opportunity to work through issues with other people who care about the philosophy of Gordon Clark.  It is an even greater privilege to […]

A Prominent Catholic Argument Against Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)

There is a powerful weapon which many Catholics wield in arguments against Protestants.  It is strong and intimidating, yet simple to use.  Some of them feel that the argument is so bullet proof, so watertight, that they will argue other points and wait until the end of a conversation to […]

Is Knowledge Merely True Opinion?

It is entirely understandable that people would want to know how Gordon Clark defines “knowledge”.   Based on some quotes that have been going around, some people have drawn the conclusion that he thought knowledge is nothing more than true opinion.  This post is not meant to argue that Clark took […]

A Desire to Know or a Desire to Think I Know? (Part 2 of 2)

Solution In the previous post, A Desire to Know or a Desire to Think I Know?  (Part 1 of 2), I presented the problem that I will now try to solve.  Solve is too strong a word for what follows.  Perhaps it is an evolving solution or, rather, some suggestions […]

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