Following are my notes from Hughes excellent contribution to Jerusalem and Athens: Hughes, Philip Edgcumbe. “Crucial Biblical Passages for Christian Apologetics.” In Jerusalem and Athens: Critical Discussions on the Philosophy and Apologetics of Cornelius Van Til, edited by E. R. Geehan, 131-140. Nutley, NJ: P&R, 1971. Genesis 1:1-31 “Of absolutely radical importance for the developmentContinue reading “Notes from P.E. Hughes “Crucial Biblical Passages for Christian Apologetics””
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Review: William White’s Van Til: Defender of the Faith
White’s biography, Van Til: Defender of the Faith, is a simple and delightful look at the life of Van Til. This is not a critical look at Van Til’s life and thought. It is a well written, brief overview of the life of a defender of the faith. It is remarkably personable. I really appreciatedContinue reading “Review: William White’s Van Til: Defender of the Faith”
We are to give an account. But of what?
Eckhard J. Schnabel offers a wonderful explanation of what the content of our apologetic should be made up of. “The term apologia signifies that they should be prepared to give an account of the objective foundation of their Christian faith and identity. For example, they should be prepared to explain that sins can be forgivenContinue reading “We are to give an account. But of what?”
Review: James Sire’s A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics
“The moment the church was born, apologetics was born with it” (9). So begins, James Sire’s A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics. The implication is that apologetics is necessary for the Church. The Christian faith will always need to be defended. Until Christ returns, apologetics will remain to both defend and bolster up the faith.Continue reading “Review: James Sire’s A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics”