10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response – Part 8 of 10

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.Part 6.Part7 The Objection Scripturalists cannot show how a Christian worldview solves various philosophical and ethical problems raised for non-Christian worldviews. a) For instance, the law of non-contradiction (that A is not non-A) is a perfectly general law nowhere contained in […]

Short Note on Scripturalism, Foundationalism, Externalism, and Internalism

Cjay and I have been discussing where Scripturalism fits within today’s epistemological framework.  It can be difficult to sort through modern terminology such as:  foundationalism, externalism, internalism, etc. and to understand the subtleties within each.  It can also be challenging to correctly fit Scripturism into these categories because they were […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response Part 7 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.Part 6. Objection 7 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalists reliance on the internalist constraint on knowledge. If someone (including the non-Christian) has knowledge simply in virtue of God producing a […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response Part 6 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Objection 6 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalists reliance on the infallibilist constraint on knowledge. If God immediately causes all human beliefs whatsoever, then he regularly causes millions of false […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism – Response Part 5 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Objection 5 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalism and yet is regularly appealed to by Scripturalists as an alternative to genuinely empirical modes of knowledge. Occasionalism that is, the idea that God […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]