0003 Readings in the History of Philosophy – Thales of Miletus

For an explanation of this series, see 0001 – Readings in the History of Philosophy – Introduction   Thales of Miletus (624-586 BC) is regarded by many to be the first philosopher of the western world.  He is noted for being one of the first to predict events in astronomy, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

An Analysis of The Ontology of Peter Van Inwagen

Peter Van Inwagen is a modern Christian metaphysician, religious philosopher, author, and philosophy instructor at the University of Notre Dame.  He was also the president of the Society of Christian Philosophers from 2010 to 2013. In my efforts to expand my understanding of ontology, the study of “being” (i.e. being […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism: A Response – Part 2 of 10

by Luke Miner and Cjay Engel (Link to Part 1)   Objection 2 Scripturalism is refuted by Scripture itself. According to Mt 24:32, humans know a variety of propositions not contained in Scripture or validly deducible from Scripture. This is because Jesus makes relatively unspecified reference to these known propositions […]

Mindless Men: Behaviorism and Christianity

By Gordon Clark.  Republished from the Trinity Foundation Behaviorism is an anti-Christian theory that widely permeates secular colleges. It found expression in one of my classes when, in answer to something I said, a girl replied, “Well, after all, I am only an animal.” This view is also currently infiltrating […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism: A Response – Part 1 of 10

by Luke Miner and Cjay Engel Scripturalism Scripturalism is the system of truth that can be deduced from Scripture.  It is entirely deducible from the axiom: The Bible is the Word of God The chief modern proponents of this system have been theologians such as Gordon H. Clark and some […]

I Am The Image of God

I am the image of God.  At first, this may sound like a terribly arrogant claim to make.  God is Holy, Holy, Holy; set apart.  There is no one like Him.  With respect to His abundant mercy and grace, God declares “8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are […]

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