At a time when the Christian church faces an ever-increasing challenge from a secular and pluralistic culture, leading apologist Norman Geisler provides a. Norman Geiser’s masterful work, Christian Apologetics, is a very thorough textbook that builds a strong epistemological foundation before even. £-V3 / Christian Apobgerics NORMAN, GEISLER UT-DAUASllBRARltS BT G43 stax .. One cannot draw l he limits of language and thought unless he has.
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Geisler Limited preview – Revelational Rationalism There is yet another kind of evangelical rationalism. First, they do not furnish a sys- tematic, consistent set of universal principles. The second proof Descartes offers is an a priori ontological argu- ment in the tradition of Anselm.
It claims no rationally inescapable arguments. The first form of his argument runs as follows. Unbelievers not only ought to know there is a God but they do know it. Still, the book was a good purchase and I am very pleased with it.
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And the more we doubt, the more certain we are of one thing namely, that we are doubting. Thursday, July 24, Ob- jective scientific and philosophical truth has its place but by it a man can never reach God. Fourth, Calvin always used the principle of possible knowledge of God only to demonstrate man’s responsibility. Now Geisler builds the case for the historical reliability of the New Testament.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And of course if one knows nothing whatsoever about reality, then he has no basis whatsoever for making a statement about reality.
While some scoffers have genuine questions that can be addressed through evidential apologetics, the majority of skeptics are running from God by attempting to hide behind smoke screens such as atheism or agnosticism. The second or strong form agnosticism is mutually exclusive with Christianity.
I believe that the philosophical approach to apologetics is much more effective and Biblical in manner. There is, for instance, the antinomy of time. Complete doubt would bring complete certainty that one was thinking.
L.geisled Alleged AntiApologetic Passages.
God’s existence is logically necessary to affirm. And are all these results consistent with one another?
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And the Bible is the record or witness to this revelation. In actu- ality this statement too is self-destructive; for unless there were some knowledge of the cause there would be no basis for denying all simi- larity with its effect. Thomas Aquinas, for example, held that faith rests solely on the testimony and authority of God.
A apologetice ad absurdum would be the test. For example, skepticism refutes itself because it is internally self-contradictory. aoologetics
Geisler shows that rationalism, fideism, experientialism, evidentialism, combinationalism, and pragmatism all fall short as adequate tests for truth.
Here he points to probability as the guide, as absolute certainty is not possible when a finite mind is not in possession of all the facts. See chrustian to rev.
There is no difference between an invisible, undetectable gardener and no gardener at all. This text can be commended as required reading for any serious student of apologetics. Second, can cognitively restrictive meta- cognitive statements be made without self-stultification? I found the book in excellent quality.