Archive for December 5th, 2012

Note: This is part of my review of books for my lists of 2012 recommended Christian worldview and apologetics gift books recommendation.

Presuppositional Apologetics Examines Mormonism

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Several years ago in 2004 Jeff Downs presented a paper at the annual conference of Evangelical Ministries to New Religions titled, “Approaching Cults and World Religions from A Presuppositional Apologetic Perspective.” Jeff Downs note accurately that there was still a lot that needed to be done in terms of having people apply Presuppositional apologetics towards other world’s religion and cults, and that Presuppositionalism has something to contribute in the area of counter-cult apologetics. Michael Robinson’s book, “Presuppositional Apologetics Examines Mormonism” would be a work in that vein, in which Presuppositional apologetics is applied in the refutation of Mormonism. Robinson focuses on Mormonism’s theology proper, in which their beliefs that man can become a god and that there are multiple gods would not be the sufficient basis for the transcendental precondition for the laws of logic, morals, etc. Has many quotes of solid Presuppositionalists and Reformed theologians. I am quite excited to see a Presuppositional critiques of other worldviews besides atheism and therefore I appreciate this work. I do not know if this applies to other version of this work but my PDF copy of this book seem to have some end notes problem (quotations did not seem to match with the citation). This work makes me want to learn more about the theology proper of the Latter Day Saints for my Christian apologetics’ arsenal.

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