Examines the classical arguments for the existence of God (ontological and Thomistic arguments), discusses the philosophical issues that confront contemporary apologetics, and provides an incisive critique of presuppositional apologetics.
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Date:August 30, 2007
This book is ideal for those at an intermediate level of understanding Christian apologetics and the theological/philosophical issues bound up with it. Many students of Van Till will find this volume a hard read due to the pull no punches tone of the authors, which is to be understood as a response to decades of criticism coming from Van Till himself. For that reason, it seems to me, many presuppositionalists havn't even read the entire book and trust that it would be a waste of their time. What is lacking is a more thorough introduction to presuppositional apologetics which you will have to glean from it's advocates. However, the entire system is dealt with throughout, but it will be somewhat difficult to grasp because of the lack of a systematic reference point. If any truly desire to understand how classical apologetics proceeds and the differences between these two schools of thought, this book is for you. I searched and found plenty of blatant dismissals and skepticism but could not find a single intelectualy sound refutation of the critique contained in this book. God bless.