Comment on “What is Truth?” on philosophynews.com

In preparing to write a larger blog post, I came across an article called What is Truth? on philosophynews.com.  I posted part of this in the comments section on that blog.  I hope the discussion can continue. Thank you for this post. I want to understand your view of Community Agreement […]

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.: […]

Doctrine: A Map for a Journey of Faith?

In a book titled Westminster Confession For Today, George S. Hendry wrote:  “Doctrines are not faith; they are statements of faith in propositional form…faith has often been compared to a journey, or a pilgrimage.  Doctrine may then be compared to a map.  No one would suppose he had reached his destination […]

Christ the Word

The first 18 verses of the Gospel of John teach me something every time I study them.  They have so many facets and they communicate so much truth.  I was always taught that the Word in this passage is Jesus Christ.  Therefore, I always substituted “Word” for “Jesus Christ” whenever […]

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