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These are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered from February 1st-7th, 2016.

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2.) Objective Moral Values or Mere Subjective Preferences?

3.) What hath Apologetics to do with Discipleship?

4.) Christian and Non-Christian Views: Reality

5.) January 2016 Ministry Update: Frontline Apologetics

6.) Scripture Refutes Empiricism [Gordon H. Clark]

7.) Superstitious Scientists

 

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Walter Kaiser. Tough Questions About God and His Actions in the Old Testament.  Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, October, 1st, 2015. 176 pp.

I was first introduced to the author when I was in seminary and I found his books immensely helpful.  So when I saw that Walter Kaiser has written a book on tough questions concerning God in the Old Testament I knew I had to read it.  Over the years there has been a few works concerning the difficulties of the Old Testament written by Christian apologists but this one really got my attention since Kaiser is an Old Testament scholar and a specialist in the field for decades.

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics from the World Wide Web between January 8th-15th, 2015.

Enjoy!

1.) The Fallacies with “The Circular Argument” Against Presuppositionalism

2.) Evidence for the Exodus part 1

3.) NOT A RHETORICAL TRICK

4.) GLEANINGS FROM G.H. CLARK: EXISTENTIALISM IS A MORAL FAILURE

5.) A short dialogue on the Transcendental Argument for God’s existence

6.) THE FRAME OF KNOWLEDGE: A CHRISTIAN VIEW

 

 

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In Defense of Theology Gordon Clark

Gordon Clark. In Defense of Theology.
Milford, MI: Mott Media Inc, 1984. 119 pp.

Most Christians if they know anything about Gordon Clark probably know of him as a critic of Christian apologist Cornelius Van Til.  It is a shame that few Christians even among those interested in Christian philosophy, apologetics and Reformed theology know who Gordon Clark is.  In contrast to Van Til, Gordon Clark seems to have written more works at the popular level than Van Til did while remaining less known than Van Til.  This work is one of them.  In this review I want to look at Clark’s work as a full blooded Van Tillian who disagree with Gordon Clark but have found him beneficial to read and interact with.

I appreciated this book because while Clark is capable of writing more technical and difficult work this seems to be the one book that is accessible for lay people that pretty much summarize Gordon Clark’s apologetics.  The book presents a defense of the endeavor of theology while embracing the Biblical worldview and subjecting opposing worldviews to logical scrutiny and refutations.  The flow of the book critiques three groups of people with the first being those who subscribe to atheism, secondly those who are disinterested and the third group being Neo-Orthodox.

I really like his chapter on atheism.  Even if one disagrees with his apologetic methodology it is succinctly stated.  Clark notes briefly that he has problems with the Classical arguments for the existence of God which puts Clark in a different trajectory with his approach towards the question of God’s existence and atheism.  I think Clark persuasively argued contrary to the Existentalists that it is important to first discuss about essence over existence; practically for the topic at hand Clark note that it is important to define what God is and which God we are believing before we ask whether or not it exists because after all the Christian is not engage in prove some kind of bare theism or some other gods that is not the Christian God.  I think Clark’s discussion about axioms and ultimate authority being axiomatic is excellent.  While I don’t necessarily fault the book for fleshing it out given its limited space nevertheless it is important for readers to know that my general criticism of Clark’s apologetics is applicable to the methodology of the book here: I often wish Clark developed more of the implications of Romans 1 for apologetics and shaping how he understands the unbeliever and approaches towards their unbelief.  In particular, I wished he could have seen the apologetic value of the phenomenon in which people suppressed the truth they do know and perhaps lead him to see a role of some kind of transcendental argumentation to make that point.

Clark’s chapter on the disinterested is rather short but he does give more space to critique the Neo-Orthodox.  His survey of the Neo-Orthodox works chronologically backwards since he wishes to begin the readers with better known contemporary writers and then tracing it back their influences.  I think his critique of the irrational claims and methodology of Liberals and Neo-Orthodox is excellent.  Clark is really out to defend the propositional nature of Scripture.

This leads to a chapter length discussion about the role of logic in the Bible.  This discussion is indeed a key component in Clark’s defense of theology, given that the task itself involve the use of logic.  The book ends with a fourth group that is contrast to the first three group in that these are believers of Jesus Christ who loves the Word from the Lord.  He also add in this chapter a discussion about grounding the laws of logic in the Imago Dei that I think should have been better organized to have been part of the chapter on logic.

Overall good book.  If you had to read a book that’s an introduction to Gordon Clark and also get a flavor of his method (and his highbrow sarcasm) then this is the book.

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Note: I had a long day on Friday so I wasn’t able to post yesterday on Veritas Domain.

journal of biblical apologetics

 

The Journal of Biblical Apologetics was published between the Fall of 2000 to Spring of 2008 and edited by Dr. Robert Morey.  While I do have some reservation with endorsing everything Robert Morey has to say, nevertheless in the past I have found some of the things that Dr. Morey said to be helpful.  I also appreciated The Journal of Biblical Apologetics because the Journal also featured other solid Christian Scholars writing on various topics.  There are also reprints of articles by well known apologists like Gordon Clark, Walter Martin, etc.

The Journal is now available online for free as a PDF!  You can download them below:

 

What were the different topics that the Journal of Biblical Apologetics‘ addressed?

  1. Volume 1: Natural Theology
  2. Volume 2: General Theism
  3. Volume 3: Roman Catholicism
  4. Volume 4: Roman Catholicism
  5. Volume 5: Islam
  6. Volume 6: Islam
  7. Volume 7: Islam
  8. Volume 8: Islam
  9. Volume 9: Natural Theology

May God’s people be blessed by them!

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How did Evil Come into this World Edgar

(This booklet is available from Westminster Theological Seminary Bookstore)

 

This is a book by the Christian apologist William Edgar who teaches at Westminster Theological Seminary.  I must say that I had high expectations even before I read the book for the following three reasons:  1.) Other works in this series (Christian Answers to Hard Questions) has been helpful such as The Morality of God in the Old Testament and Did Adam Exists? (our review can be accessed here and here respectively) 2.) I find most writings by the faculty from Westminster Theological Seminary to be theologically stimulating and 3.) I enjoyed the author’s previous work on Francis Schaeffer.  Perhaps due to my high expectation the book was not what I anticipated.

From previous advertisement of the book the booklet was originally titled “Science and the Problem of Evil” though at present the title is How Did Evil Come into the World?  I was disappointed since I presumed that the book was merely renamed but it was still going to deal with the interaction of science and the problem of evil.  Discussion of science and the intersection of theodicy, specifically with the claim that science challenges the Biblical account of evil was only mentioned in passing towards the end of the book.  What was said was very meager.  Edgar made the point that scientific theories continues to be challenged and modified so one should not base much on current scientific conjecture to dismiss what Scripture clearly teaches.  I concur with Edgar but wished he could have expounded more on the subject.

The book rightly point out that there are a lot of areas that remain mysterious for man concerning the origin of evil.  For instance, concerning the role of God’s sovereign ordination and how God could remain “not guilty” in ordaining them, Edgar writes that this is a mystery.  The book is helpful in setting up orthodox and Reformed boundaries in addressing the problem of evil.  Yet more could be said.  I wished the author could have articulated a compact form of the Ex Lex approach towards theodicy as advocated by Gordon Clark and Jay Adams as I find it personally helpful.

I must also say that the book’s proposal of a distinction between God’s metaphysical attributes and His covenantal qualities is not as helpful when it is used to address the difficult subject of the origin of evil.  I do think that as a concept for theology-proper the metaphysical-covenantal attributes of God is helpful as Edgar’s colleague Dr. Scott Oliphint wonderfully demonstrate in God With Us.  But there’s less mileage for theodicy.  The metaphysical attributes here deals with God as He is in his asiety while the “covenantal” attributes is concerned with God’s characteristics in special relationship to man.  After making this distinction the author noted that God ordain all events from all eternity but covenantally he abhors evil.  However I would add that God‘s ordination of events must be covenantal as well, since there is nothing that must necessarily come to pass in human affairs other than God’s free decision that it be so.  God’s ordination of events is the working of God’s covenantal attributes since it involves the relationship of Him to man.  We are back to the same problem where we started with.

I would recommend the book for an introduction to the discussion of the problem of evil and for Christians to know the theological boundaries one must embrace in conversations about the origin of evil.  Digging deeper require one to study other Reformed writers on this subject.

NOTE: This book was provided to me free by P&R Publishing and Net Galley without any obligation for a positive review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.

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Know anyone between ages 17-23 that can benefit from entering a Christian worldview essay contest?

The Trinity Foundation, an organization that has preserved much of the Christian philosopher, apologist and theologian Gordon Clark’s writing has their annual Essay contest on the topic of the Christian life based upon a book by Dr. Clark.

While I don’t necessarily agree with everything Gordon Clark believes, I think serious Christian thinkers must read him sometime in their life.

The details of the Essay Contest can be found originally HERE, which we reproduced below:

 

What is the Christian life Gordon Clark

The Trinity Foundation is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Christian Worldview Essay Contest

First Prize $3,000

Second Prize $2,000

Third Prize $1,000

The topic of the 2014 Christian Worldview Essay Contest is the book What Is the Christian Life? by Gordon H. Clark. Each person who enters the contest must read the book and write an essay about it. What Is the Christian Life? is available for $10.00 (retail price: $12.95 for trade paperback) per copy, postpaid to U. S. addresses. An eBook version is also available for $5 download from our website.

The Trinity Foundation
Post Office Box 68
Unicoi, Tennessee 37692
http://www.trinityfoundation.org
423.743.0199

 

Essay Submission Rules

Each person who enters the contest must be no younger than 17 years of age and no older than 23 years of age on January 1, 2014.

Essays entered in the Christian Worldview Essay Contest

  • may be of any length
  • must be written in English
  • must be typewritten or computer printed on one side only, double-spaced, with one inch margins and page numbers
  • must be submitted on white paper, in triplicate, stapled, with pages in order, and an electronic copy must be submitted by email to tjtrinityfound@aol.com
  • must arrive at the offices of The Trinity Foundation (and by email) by September 2, 2014
  • must be accompanied by a completed and signed entry form (see below for link to form)
  • become the property of The Trinity Foundation.

 

Explanation of Contest Rules:

  1. There is no entry fee or charge for the Christian Worldview Essay Contest.
  2. No purchase is necessary to enter the Christian Worldview Essay Contest. Each year The Trinity Foundation makes the Contest book available at a fraction of its retail value as a convenience to those who would like to purchase a copy, but the book may also be borrowed from family, friends, churches, and libraries.
  3. Each contestant must read the specific book that is the focus of the Christian Worldview Essay Contest and write an essay about that book. Essays not about the Contest book, but about a topic, or a person, or about another book or books, do not qualify for this Contest. Essays originally written for other purposes and not written about the specific book chosen by The Trinity Foundation are not valid entries in this contest.
  4. Each qualifying essay shall be conversant about the Contest book and show familiarity with that book by accurately quoting from it (for discussion or criticism), by discussing its major ideas, and by relating those ideas to the contestant’s general knowledge. Incidental mention of the Contest book in the course of an essay is not sufficient to qualify an essay for prize consideration.
  5. Each qualifying essay shall not be simply a summary of the book, or a book report, but shall attempt to explain and discuss the ideas and arguments expressed in the Contest book in the contestant’s own words.
  6. Each Christian Worldview Essay Contest lasts about ten months, from November to September. This is ample time for Contestants to read, digest, and write an essay about the Contest book. Consequently, the September 1 deadline for entries will be strictly enforced.
  7. Each essay submitted to the Christian Worldview Essay Contest shall become the property of The Trinity Foundation. This means that essays will not be returned to Contestants, and The Foundation shall have the exclusive right to publish and distribute, in whatever form it deems best, the essays entered into the Contest.
  8. The Trinity Foundation shall have the right to announce the Contest winners and publish their essays, in whole and in part, in whatever manner it deems best.
  9. First Prize winners of previous Christian Worldview Essay Contests shall not be eligible for prizes in subsequent Contests.
  10. A panel of Essay Contest judges (a minimum of three) decides which prizes to award. If, in the judgment of the judges an unusual situation arises in which fewer than three essays are worthy of prizes, the judges shall announce the winner(s) of the Contest, and all decisions of the judges shall be final.

Note: if you order via our website, please note that the book is for the Essay Contest in the “Comments” field of the online order form in order to receive the special price. Overseas orders will be charged $10.00 for shipping.

  Download the Essay Contest Rules

  Download the Essay Entry Form

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Gordon Clark Volume

I was disappointed with this commentary. Gordon Clark is best known as a Christian philosopher advocating an epistemology of Scripturalism. While I appreciate his contribution to Christian philosophy (with the caveat that I critically accept him and also reject certain views he hold, see my other reviews of his works), here in the Pastoral Epistles it is not up to the par with what I expected from how his followers talk about his commentaries on the Bible.
THE GOOD
–The commentary rightly stresses the objectivity of the Christian faith and that faith is no mere subjective experiences.
–The commentary also makes the observation that the Pastoral epistles emphasizes the importance of doctrines and teaching.
–I was encouraged with the comment on 2 Timothy 2:1-2 about teaching faithful men who can teach others
–The second appendix gives a good explanation of Presbyterian doctrine of ordination. Clark makes it clear that he is dependent upon the work of George Gillespie.

THE BAD
–Clark does not grasp the Greek aorist tense. For instance on page 17, we see him commenting that an aorist “refers to a single act in past time” which we see him assuming this again on page 48 concerning 1 Timothy 3:16. As is seen in the commentary (and for those familiar with Gordon Clark’s background), Clark is more well verse in Classical Greek than Biblical Greek.
–I wished Clark could have gone over in more details the qualification of what is expected of an elder in 1 Timothy 3 but Clark disappointingly stated, “Most of these qualifications require no exegesis” (39). One should see how other commentaries expound on 1 Timothy 3 exegetically.
–Commenting on 1 Timothy 1:17 Clark goes tangent to say about heaven that “the New Testament indicates that some organs will be missing—our stomachs, for example,” without any verse quoted or reference cited.
–He asserts on page 52, “That a convinced vegetarian can be a good Christian is doubtful. In any case, abstinence from foods must not be based upon allegedly divine dietary laws.” But what he conclude about vegetarians does not follow from 1 Timothy 4:3 since he does not take into account vegetarians who choose so out of preference and is not driven to be one because of divine dietary laws. Think of the guy who is vegetarian for health reason but loves Jesus.
–Clark’s rhetoric is unnecessarily inflammatory; for instance, in commenting on 1 Timothy 4:8, Clark writes about Olympians: “Even aside from the drugs they take to pep them up, and the medication used to desex the women contestants and turn them into masculine freaks, the athletes have chosen the wrong values and lead wasted lives” (55).
–He translate “saying” as “proposition” in 1 Timothy 4:9; I don’t know if there’s an exegetical basis to translate it that way.
–Concerning 1 Timothy 6:16, Clark believes the “light” here refers to truth but if this is the case then it leads one to hold a position that God is unknowable.
–More than once Gordon Clark writes that “there is little need of exegesis and explanation” (122). If you look up the same passage in another commentary you discover there are insights of something there in the passage.
— This carelessness of seeing no need of exegesis is disappointing when it comes to lists of words such as in 2 Timothy 3:1-4 where Clark states “most of the words need no boring, dictionary definition” (123). Clark’s commentary is seriously deficient in lexical insights. It is also disrespectful to the Word of God to say there’s no need for “boring” definition.
–The section on the book of Titus fail to discuss what we know of Titus from other passages from the New Testament, a glaring omission for a commentary.
–Clark translates “vain talkers” in Titus 1:10 as “fallacious reasoners” but he does not give any explanation for his unusual translation. I do believe vain talkers contrary to the faith will reason fallaciously or with wrong premise but I don’t think this truth means one should translate “vain talkers” to mean “fallacious reasoners” here for this passage.
–Commenting on Titus 3:6, Clark notes that the verse cannot be used to support water baptism by immersion but then says “the Lutheran practice of pouring is Scriptural; at least Scripture permits it” (169). Earlier in Titus 3:5 he denies that this passage is teaching baptismal regeneration so obviously 3:5-6 is not talking about water baptism. So if Titus 3:5-6 is not talking about water baptism, what other Scriptural support does he have for water baptism by means of pouring? Clark just asserts it without proving it.

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The good thing about this work is that it attempts to address apologetics driven by theology first.  In terms of theology, Cheung is Reformed and generally solid.  However, this work approaches apologetics from a Clarkian perspective and I have mix emotions as I have benefited much from Gordon Clark and his followers, while also not agreeing with everything they have to say.  The author subscribes to a Scripturalist’s epistemology (view that truth can only be known through Scripture) which is rather self-refuting since by that epistemology we cannot know Scripturalism either since the Bible never says you can only know true propositions only in the Bible.  Plus, by that epistemology you cannot even know Vincent Cheung exists!  What good in this book seems to be captured in other presuppositionalist’s work already.  I suppose it cannot be a bad thing to have more Presuppositionalist’s work out there.

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The Trinity Foundation (dedicated to preserving Gordon Clark’s materials) have just announced their 2012 Worldview essay contest.  For more information click HERE.

2012 Christian Worldview Essay Contest

The Trinity Foundation is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Christian Worldview Essay Contest

First Prize $3,000

Second Prize $2,000

Third Prize $1,000

The topic of the 2012 Christian Worldview Essay Contest is the book Without a Prayer: Ayn Rand and the Close of Her System by John W. Robbins. Each person who enters the contest must read this book and write an essay about it. The book is available for $10.00 (retail price: $19.95 for trade paperback) per copy, postpaid to U. S. addresses.

The Trinity Foundation
Post Office Box 68
Unicoi, Tennessee 37692
http://www.trinityfoundation.org
423.743.0199

Essay Submission Rules

Each person who enters the contest must be no younger than 17 years of age and no older than 23 years of age on January 1, 2012.

Essays entered in the Christian Worldview Essay Contest

  • may be of any length
  • must be written in English
  • must be typewritten or computer printed, double-spaced, with one-inch margins and page numbers
  • must be submitted on white paper, in triplicate, stapled, with pages in order
  • must arrive at the offices of The Trinity Foundation by September 1, 2012
  • must be accompanied by a completed and signed entry form (see below for link to form)
  • become the property of The Trinity Foundation.

Explanation of Contest Rules:

  1. There is no entry fee or charge for the Christian Worldview Essay Contest.
  2. No purchase is necessary to enter the Christian Worldview Essay Contest. Each year The Trinity Foundation makes the Contest book available at a fraction of its retail value as a convenience to those who would like to purchase a copy, but the book may also be borrowed from family, friends, churches, and libraries.
  3. Each contestant must read the specific book that is the focus of the Christian Worldview Essay Contest and write an essay about that book. Essays not about the Contest book, but about a topic, or a person, or about another book or books, do not qualify for this Contest. Essays originally written for other purposes and not written about the specific book chosen by The Trinity Foundation are not valid entries in this contest.
  4. Each qualifying essay shall be conversant about the Contest book and show familiarity with that book by accurately quoting from it (for discussion or criticism), by discussing its major ideas, and by relating those ideas to the contestant’s general knowledge. Incidental mention of the Contest book in the course of an essay is not sufficient to qualify an essay for prize consideration.
  5. Each qualifying essay shall not be simply a summary of the book, or a book report, but shall attempt to explain and discuss the ideas and arguments expressed in the Contest book in the contestant’s own words.
  6. Each Christian Worldview Essay Contest lasts about ten months, from November to September. This is ample time for Contestants to read, digest, and write an essay about the Contest book. Consequently, the September 1 deadline for entries will be strictly enforced.
  7. Each essay submitted to the Christian Worldview Essay Contest shall become the property of The Trinity Foundation. This means that essays will not be returned to Contestants, and The Foundation shall have the exclusive right to publish and distribute, in whatever form it deems best, the essays entered into the Contest.
  8. The Trinity Foundation shall have the right to announce the Contest winners and publish their essays, in whole and in part, in whatever manner it deems best.
  9. First Prize winners of previous Christian Worldview Essay Contests shall not be eligible for prizes in subsequent Contests.
  10. A panel of Essay Contest judges (a minimum of three) decides which prizes to award. If, in the judgment of the judges an unusual situation arises in which fewer than three essays are worthy of prizes, the judges shall announce the winner(s) of the Contest, and all decisions of the judges shall be final.

Note: if you order via our website, please note that the book is for the Essay Contest in the “Comments” field of the online order form in order to receive the special price. Overseas orders will be charged $10.00 for shipping.

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The problem of evil and God is an age old discussion. It seems that among a whole of issues, two in particular need to be addressed as they are foundational for the debate: what is evil, and it’s nature; and the type of God which is espoused that makes evil compatible/incompatible with it. Clark’s work, though it is short, is in my estimation one of the best discussion on this problem. If you are tired of the same old hashing of libertarian free will defense, I suggest this as a read. Clark is consciously tackling this issue from a Reformed perspective, and for that I commend him. The book provides some historical survey (as Clark often does in his work) and ultimately argues for a Ex Lex (“Outside the Law”) position. His discussion on the nature of responsibility should be read with care, for he argues that responsibility is often assume to be based upon libertarian free will for it to be meaningful. This has problems. Instead, he argues that responsibility rests on God’s sanction that it is so and not on free will. Before I spill the bean of his solution to the problem of evil, I recommend you read this…and now it’s on audio books through the Trinity Foundation for those who are short on time and on the road alot!

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For all of you into Presuppositional Apologetics, just getting started or want to learn more about it, here’s my list of need to get books that is (key word that follows) *GIFT FRIENDLY*.

Some of them are linked with my review.  I will be complete my review of each book sometime this week. So do come back to this post for the updates!

1.) God Is: How Christianity Explains Everything

For a sample of how Presuppositional Apologetics is applied, friendly read for the general reading audience.

Purchase:  Amazon

2.) The Defense of the Faith

Some Presuppositionalists I know have heard and read more from Van Til’s student’s exposition on apologetics than directly from Cornelius Van Til himself.  Get the fourth edition which has helpful comment by Oliphint from Westminster.

Purchase: Westminster | Amazon

3.) Presuppositional Apologetics: Stated and Defended

The more recently posthumously published workl by Bahnsen.  In my estimation, better than Always Ready.

Purchase: Westminster | Amazon

4.) Apologetics to the Glory of God

If people weren’t introduced through Greg Bahnsen’s Alway Ready to Presuppositional Apologetics, chances are they read this book instead.

Purchase: Westminster | Amazon

5.) God and Evil: The Problem Solved

Concise, yet probably the best Reformed answer to this subject by Gordon Clark. Now available on Audio Book only through the Trinity Foundation, read by Walt Lilo, a friend of Veritas Domain.

Purchase:  Amazon

6.) Symphonic Theology

Short work, I believe Presuppositionalism’s cousin is MultiPerspectivalism, and it is a great tool in the task of theology.

Purchase: Westminster | Amazon

7.) Five Views of Apologetics

A survey and debate on apologetics methodology.

Purchase: Westminster | Amazon

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For Information, visit the Trinity Foundation’s webpage on it by clicking HERE

The Trinity Foundation is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Christian Worldview Essay Contest

First Prize $3,000

Second Prize $2,000

Third Prize $1,000

The topic of the 2011 Christian Worldview Essay Contest is the book Introduction to Christian Philosophy (“The Wheaton Lectures”) by Gordon H. Clark. Each person who enters the contest must read this book and write an essay about it. The book is included in Christian Philosophy and in Clark and His Critics (as “The Wheaton Lectures”) and is available for $15.00 for either book (retail price: $21.95 for trade paperback) per copy, postpaid to U.S. addresses.

The Trinity Foundation
Post Office Box 68
Unicoi, Tennessee 37692
http://www.trinityfoundation.org 423.743.0199

 

Essay Submission Rules

Each person who enters the contest must be no younger than 17 years of age and no older than 23 years of age on January 1, 2011.

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In reviewing this book, I have to preface it by saying I finished it during my honeymoon. Reading a book on logic might not sound like the most romantic read for such an occasion, but under other circumstances others might enjoy this book more. From the corpus of other Clarkian works published by the Trinity Foundation, one discovers that this book was used by Clark to teach logic both inside and outside the classroom with college students. The way Clark goes about teaching logic is different than other logic textbooks I’ve used in the past. Clark is overall clear, and his insistence on being strictly logical (as evident in his criticism of unbiblical philosophy in his other works) provided this book with a unique thrust than most beginning logic text by proving some of the points in logic that has been taken for granted as true. A drawback to this book is that some of the terms are older, including the symbols of logic. I wished the chapter on informal logical fallacies could have been longer to cover more fallacies. However, in an age where people can be so illogical and anti-logic, despite my concern for other areas in Clark’s theology/philosophy, this is a work I can recommend with the above caveat.

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The audio is read by our dear friend Walter.  This is a work by Clark that I do want to get around reading.

Though the book is a short work, it reflects the idea that what is profound can also come is small packages.

The new audio book format is for five dollars, and definitely worth it.

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE PAGE

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