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 on Aristotle’s Theory of Motion

In Thales to Dewey, Gordon Clark provides a fairly detailed analysis of the basics of Aristotle’s system of thought.  These basics are still debated today because they don’t only apply to Aristotelianism.  Concepts such as definition, substance, unity, individuation, motion, space, time, etc. are ideas used by almost everybody.  However, […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Desire to Know or a Desire to Think I Know? (Part 1 of 2)

Link to Part 2. A Problem I was considering buying a hardback copy of City of God by Augustine on Amazon.com and my eyes glanced down to the reviews section.  A semi-well-known atheist blogger wrote an eloquent review of the book; explaining why Augustine just isn’t worth reading.  One of […]

Philosophy in the Service of Theology? A Short Reflection on Religion and Philosophy

Religious minds are not necessarily interested in philosophy. Equally unfortunate is the fact that some philosophical minds are not interested in religion. This would be all the more unfortunate if philosophy and religion turned out to be identical. Many people think that this could not possibly be the case. […] […]

How Does Man Know God?

By Gordon Clark   This lecture was originally published by the Trinity Foundation as How Does Man Know God?   The subject of this afternoon’s lecture is “How We Know” or perhaps, “How We Know God.” The basic question in the philosophy of religion is, How can we know God? […]

Thoughts on Praying

Jesus left his work to pray for lengthy periods of time.  In Mark 1, his disciples had to go find him while he was praying and they seemed to think Jesus had more important things to do when they said:  “Everyone is looking for you” (1:37).  Sometimes I struggle with […]

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