In Defense of the Eschaton

In Defense of the Eschaton In Defense of the Eschaton is an anthology of William D Dennison s essays on the Reformed apologetics of Cornelius Van Til Written over the course of Dennison s many years of study the chapters in th

  • Title: In Defense of the Eschaton
  • Author: William D. Dennison James Douglas Baird Lane G. Tipton
  • ISBN: 9781498226332
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Defense of the Eschaton is an anthology of William D Dennison s essays on the Reformed apologetics of Cornelius Van Til Written over the course of Dennison s many years of study, the chapters in this volume investigate Van Til s theory of knowledge, revelation, common grace, antithesis, Christian education, and the history of ideas, as well as examine key Scriptures tIn Defense of the Eschaton is an anthology of William D Dennison s essays on the Reformed apologetics of Cornelius Van Til Written over the course of Dennison s many years of study, the chapters in this volume investigate Van Til s theory of knowledge, revelation, common grace, antithesis, Christian education, and the history of ideas, as well as examine key Scriptures to identify the redemptive historical structure of a biblical apologetic method.In the end, Dennison finds that Reformed apologetics must take eschatology seriously According to the New Testament, the believer has been transferred by faith in Christ into the final stage of history As a citizen of heaven, the Christian apologist must defend the eschaton of the age to come against the satanic attacks of this present world Professor Dennison and I have not seen eye to eye with regard to Van Til, and after twenty years I am still bewildered by his critique of my approach chapter 2 of this book But Dennison and I both seek to honor Jesus Christ and to recognize his claims on human thought, and I honor him for that Further, Dennison does us a service by drawing attention to Van Til, one of the most significant Christian thinkers of recent years However one evaluates it, Dennison s analysis of Van Til is distinctive and has influenced many students Indeed, nobody can fully appreciate the discussion of presuppositional apologetics over the last century without taking Dennison s approach into account For that reason I am glad to see the book available, and I recommend it to serious students of the debates over apologetic method John M Frame, J D Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando

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    1. Dennison’s first chapter places Van Til (hereafter CVT) within the context of Continental vs. Analytic philosophy and it begins on a promising note. Few of CVT’s disciples are aware of this context and it makes these studies difficult. So we commend Dennison for that. Indeed, he notes the connection between Vos and CVT, and that connection is “the biblical story.” So how does a “Vosian narratology” influence CVT’s thought? Dennison gives us an interesting suggestion, but only that. [...]

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