At a time when the Christian church faces an ever-increasing challenge from a secular and pluralistic culture, leading apologist Norman Geisler provides a. Norman Geiser’s masterful work, Christian Apologetics, is a very thorough textbook that builds a strong epistemological foundation before even. £-V3 / Christian Apobgerics NORMAN, GEISLER UT-DAUASllBRARltS BT G43 stax .. One cannot draw l he limits of language and thought unless he has.
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His a posteriori proo f begins in doubt and thought. Likewise, rational and theistic apologetics have vy valid place within the framework of one’s absolute presupposition of the ontological Trinity of the Bible.
God must take the initiative, for “those to whom God has imparted religion by intuition are very fortunate, and justly con- vinced.
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At a time when the Christian church faces an ever-increasing challenge from a secular and pluralistic culture, leading apologist Norman Geisler provides a substantive resource for answering the challenge. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
It is meta-cognitive, that is, beyond verifica- tion as true or false but simply useful as a guide to meaning. There is ultimate mathematical intelligibility in the universe. How- ever, even some who are unwilling to admit to the validity of these arguments opt for a more subtle form of agnosticism.
Giesler takes a “no stone unturned” approach to each topic. It is a sacrament which gives us indirect access to God. It also provides an b of a truth-test that l.feisler and why.
Finally, truth is realized in the suprahistorical, that is, when one be- comes contemporary with the eternal Christ. He is the Apologeitcs limit to knowing that magnetically draws reason but which causes a passionate collision with man.
For thoughts can be as self-stultifying as assertions. Part One surveys various tests for truth in order to lay the groundwork for testing the truth of various world views. Then it compares and contrasts Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, the three great monotheistic faiths. While I have always approached Christianity with skepticism, this text made me realize that I was insufficiently skeptical of almost everything else.
Most books are rated related to their usefulness and contributions to my research. Still not convinced about the role of apologetics but it was a good intellectual exercise in any case.
Sensations and unclear ideas are not true. Geisler’s systematic approach presents both methods and At a time when the Christian church faces an ever-increasing challenge from a secular and pluralistic culture, leading apologist Norman Geisler provides a substantive resource for answering the challenge. For the principle of suf- ficient reason cannot be proved with logical necessity.
That is, it is a test for falsity by ray of internal inconsistency. Complete doubt would bring complete certainty that one was thinking. Second, he principle of sufficent reason at the heart of the argument is held to be analytically true independent of experience.
First, the position is no longer com- plete agnosticism, for it holds that something can be known about reality. Hence, by applying time to reality one eventuates necessarily in contradictions.
Anything lacking existence is lacking in perfection. The second or strong form agnosticism is mutually exclusive with Christianity.
It would mean that effects must be entirely different from their cause. In short, Hume’s distinction is the basis for Ayer’s empirical verifiability principle, and the verifiability principle is itself not empirically verifiable. Sep 02, Alwin rated it really liked it. We may speak of the world as the beginning of time.
A man with Religion A is still operating in the realm of the rational; whereas Religion B is paradoxical. Share your thoughts with other customers. The lecturer should be proficient at least with Doctoral status. The Bible is only the crater left by the meteorite of God’s Word.
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It from this work, which I went back to again and apologetivs, that I came to understand the correspondence theory of truth as opposed to the coherence theorywhich as shaped my thinking to this day. Summary and Conclusion The heart of rationalism is the thesis that the rationally inescapable the real.
We must posit that not everything is contingent; otherwise there would be no basis or condi- tion for contingency. There are no purely rational tests for religious truth. And the Bible is the record or witness to this revelation. About the Author Norman L. As such this kind of agnosti- sm forms no threat to Christian theism. Here he points to probability as the guide, as absolute certainty is not possible when a finite mind l.heisler not in possession of all the facts.
Contrary to the central claim of traditional rationalism, the ra- tionally inescapable is not the real. However, Leibniz’ rationalism becomes apparent as he proceeds to argue for the existence of God by way of the principle of sufficient reason.