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Christianity and Idealism van til

For some reason the last few weeks I’ve been seeing people bring up objection to the apologetics of Cornelius Van Til, the Father of Presuppositional Apologetics, as someone who was caught up with the philosophy of Idealism than Christianity.  I don’t think that is accurate.  Most people even among Presuppositionalists know that Van Til has actually written against Idealism in a book titled rather unsurprisingly Christianity and Idealism.  The title Christianity and Idealism is a play on the title of the book Christianity and Liberalism, a classic work by J. Greshem Machen’s refuting theological liberalism and distinguishing it as being not compatible with orthodox Christianity.  Even the title of Van Til’s book is meant to communicate Van Til was going against Idealism.

I hope in the future to comment some more about the objection that Van Til’s apologetics is nothing more than Idealism.  For now in this post I want to share how you can get the PDF of this book free. 

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Note: This is a guest post since presently I am overseas.  This is by Nick Meader.  Nick is no stranger to some of you who read this blog.  His blog be found here.

As the university year commences, around 14.5 million students in the US will either begin or return to their studies. How can we support students and academics to serve Christ in an often secular environment?

Serving in campus ministries, like UCCF or Intervarsity, offers great opportunities for fellowship, to engage in evangelism and Christian leadership.

But, we also need to be careful not to separate our lives into ‘spiritual’ and ‘secular’ compartments. As Abraham Kuyper reminded us, the sovereignty of Christ has implications for every aspect of our life:

 

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!”

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I really appreciate Monergism.com and all the free E-books they have made available.  This one is titled Lectures on Calvinism by Abraham Kuyper.  Kuyper was at one time the Prime Minister of the Netherlands who was before that a Reformed theologian and Pastor.

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