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William D. Dennison. Karl Marx.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, December 10th 2017. 136 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is the second book in the Great Thinkers series published by Presbyterian and Reformed. In the introduction to the series the editor Nathan Shannon tells us the threefold goal for each work in the series: First it is intended to be academically informed. Second it seeks to maintain a high standard of biblical and theological faithfulness. Third the series aim is to be accessible for readers without unnecessary difficult jargons and vocabulary. This particular work is written by Christian philosopher and apologist William D. Dennison.  In this work Dennison examines and critiques the thought of Karl Marx the father of Communism.  Reading this book in 2018 I realize that though Marx was born exactly two hundred years ago sadly his ideology has had a harmful impact even today.  While this work is critical of Marx it also aim to be fair in accurately describing his beliefs.

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Point: Some Christians engage in apologetics in a piecemeal fashion.  They give evidence here and there.  They refute an objection here and there.  They might not realize the importance of Presuppositional apologetics (as taught by Cornelius Van Til) with its emphasis of going beyond the individual sparring of the skeptics’ objection and instead pursue refutations of the opponent’s worldview at the level of presuppositions.  How can you illustrate the importance of refuting an opponent’s worldview?

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between August 1st-7th, 2018.

1.) How an Atheist Became a Christian & Remained One Because of the Prodigious Proof

2.) Relativism Refutes Itself: Greg Bahnsen Clip

3.) Scripture’s Self-Attestation

4.) The Urgency of Apologetics

5.) No More Eisegesis

6.) The Bible’s Practice of Apologetics

7.) In the shadow of death

8.) Analysis of Rachel Held Evan’s Book “Inspired” Part 3: The Rest of Chapter 1

9.) Babylon Bee: Atheist Knocks On Christian Neighbors’ Door To Ask If He Can Borrow Pinch Of Morality From Worldview

 

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This is part 3 of our critique of Rachel Held Evans’ book titled Inspired.   For part 1 click here for part 2 click here.  In this post we will finish up our look at the rest of chapter 1 of the book.

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Greg Bahnsen was a disciple of Cornelius Van Til, the father of Presuppositional apologetics.  He’s done a lot to make Presuppositional apologetics understandable and to apply it.  I highly recommend his book Always Ready: Directions For Defending The Faith by Greg L. Bahnsen and you can read my review if you click on the link.

Here’s a nine minute video clip of Bahnsen speaking on the problem of Relativism and how relativism refutes itself:

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between July 22nd-31st, 2018.

1.) Cross & Crown Radio Show: July 29th 2018

2.) Analysis of Rachel Held Evan’s Book “Inspired” Part 2: Chapter 1 and Adam being Symbolic of Israel

3.) Who Are You? How Christians & Naturalists Explain Personal Identity

4.) Humanist and Other Philosophies of Mathematics Scathed

5.) Slapping Down Christians and Creationists

6.) The Biblical Mandate for Apologetics

7.) What is Apologetics? Pt. 2b

8.) Agency detection

9.) THE IMPLICATIONS OF CLAIMING “THERE IS NO EVIDENCE FOR GOD’S EXISTENCE”

 

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Here are the links related to Presuppositonal Apologetics gathered from July 15th-21st, 2018.

1.) Analysis of Rachel Held Evan’s Book “Inspired” Part 1: Introduction

2.) BibleintheRaw: Episode 11 – The Deity and Personhood of the Holy Spirit

3.) An Apologetic for Apologetics (Part 2)

4.) Rachel Held Evans Inspired – Reviews

5.) Wednesday Testimony – Jeff Durbin (He is a Presuppositional apologist and pastor)

6.) THE PRIMACY OF REVELATION (3)

7.) Book Review: John M. Frame, Christianity Considered: A Guide for Skeptics and Seekers

8.) Christ without Compromise: The Application of Covenantal Apologetics to the Crisis of Identity in the Urban Context

9.) Tim McGrew on street epistemology

10.) Buswell and Van Til

 

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