Van Til & the use of evidence

by Thom Notaro

Publisher: Presbyterian and Reformed Pub. Co. in Phillipsburg, N.J

Written in English
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  • Van Til, Cornelius, 1895-,
  • God -- Proof -- History of doctrines -- 20th century.,
  • Apologetics.

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Other titlesVan Til and the use of evidence.
StatementThom Notaro.
LC ClassificationsBT102 .N68
The Physical Object
Pagination136 p. ;
Number of Pages136
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Open LibraryOL3806669M
ISBN 100875523536
LC Control Number81112409

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Format: Paperback Thirty years ago, Thom Notaro wrote a much talked about book (in Presuppositional circles) called "Van Til & The Use of Evidence," in which he argued that there is a valuable role for evidences in Van Til's apologetic.

This small volume is precise, readable, and great for the nontechnical student of apologetics.5/5(3). This is a short book that seeks to demonstrate that Van Til was not opposed to evidence in his presuppositional apologetic method by pointing to evidence from Van Til's writing.

Notaro, by exposing the reader to multiple evidences, shows that there is a high probability that Van Til 4/5. Thirty years ago, Thom Notaro wrote a much talked about book (in Presuppositional circles) called "Van Til & The Use of Evidence," in which he argued that there is a valuable role for evidences in Van Til's apologetic.

This small volume is precise, readable, and great for the nontechnical student of apologetics.5/5. On a “cringe-ometer” scale from 1 to 10, with 10 inducing a coma from embarrassment, this rates a 9.

I pontificated about Van Til’s thought, about which I knew little first-hand, instead of actually reviewing a book about the role of evidence in an apologetic often mischaracterized as anti-evidence. Van Til & the Use of Evidence.

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Dr Van Til was a great challenge to me because he was a man who spoke in one language and thought in another. If you have ever tried to read his books you will know that he does not think in the English language.

Though he writes in English, it is very opaque writing. When Dr Van Til would lecture in the class-room, you would be about 10 minutes. Van Til’s method encourages, rather than discourages, the use of evidence, although some of his language mas suggest otherwise.

Typically, however, he did not give his students much instruction in the actual, detailed evidences for s: The Role and Use of Evidence in Reformed Presuppositional Apologetics (1/2) by Alejandro Moreno Morrison Hungarian Translations of Van Til's Books by Cornelius Van Til resources linked from may or may not be sympathetic to Van Til's work.

Thom Notaro in his book, Van Til and the Use of Evidence, (Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, ), makes the same point, even finding that “the frequency with which Van Til defends the notion of proof is alarming ” (65). I have cited perhaps only a third of Van Til’s endorsements of the theistic proofs that have appeared in his published writings.

Van Til wrote this book as an “expansion and supplement” to his work The Defense of the Faith (). Van Til summarizes it as an “attempt to work out in greater detail the nature and implications of our commitment to Scriptural authority in relation to our activity.

Van Til and the Use of Evidence. Presbyterian and Reformed. ISBN Rushdoony, Rousas John () [, Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed].

By what standard. An analysis of the philosophy of Cornelius Van Til. Chalcedon. ISBN X. White, William jr. Van Til, defender of the faith: An authorized biography. All Students of Apologetics should read at least one book by arguably the most important apologist of the twentieth century: Cornelius Van Til.

The single best point of entry into Van Til's writings is Christian Apologetics. Here Van Til presents the underpinnings of his uniquely biblical approach/5(62). [Note: this email has been cross-posted to the Apologia list, due to recent remarks there about the availability of Geisler's latest book, and speculation about the contents of the entry on Van Til.

Nevertheless, detailed interaction with the Van Tilian approach should probably be posted to the Van Til List, and not to Apologia.].

Author Mike Robinson goes through Cornelius Van til's 'Christian Theistic Evidence' book - a Presuppositional Apologetics Book. Also see and and and. Notes on Inclusion Criteria.

Generally speaking, a resource is eligible for inclusion in the catalogue if either (a) it directly interacts with Van Til's writings or (b) it discusses some distinctive element of Van Til's thought (e.g.

presuppositional apologetics) and makes explicit reference to Van Til. 15 quotes from Cornelius Van Til: 'The Bible is authoritative on everything of which it speaks. Moreover, it speaks of everything.', 'Anti-theism presupposes Theism', and 'If one does not make human knowledge wholly dependent upon the original self-knowledge and consequent revelation of God to man, then man will have to seek knowledge within himself as the final reference point.

Van Til’s Christian Theistic Evidences Van Til begins the book with a chapter on “the history of evidences” that is largely a critique of Bishop Butler’s apologetics.

Butler is famous for his work titled Analogy of Religion. Van Til’s critique of Butler is largely s: 8. In this book Dr. Van Til indicates what the Reformed Faith is and how it should be defended and propagated.

In so doing he at the same time replies in detail to his various critics. However, his main purpose is to show in broad outline the nature of the true Christian because truly Biblical, life and world view and how it alone enables men to /5(48).

This lecture was published in the Westminster Journal, Fall and also as an appendix in John Frame’s book, Cornelius Van Til, An Analysis of His Thought. Clowney makes it very clear that Oome Kees’s apologetics and his preaching began at the same point, with the God of the Bible and he applied his preaching to the culture of the day.

The conversation touched upon several different apologetic topics, but perhaps the most interesting exchange focused on the use of evidences. It is often assumed that Van Tilian presuppositional apologists eschew the use of evidences.

On this episode of Christ the Center, the panel addresses this common assumption. They demonstrate how a covenantal approach to apologetics not. Van Til Group #2 — The Doctrine of God Christ the Center November 6, Lane Tipton, Carlton Wynne, and Camden Bucey discuss pages 25–29 of Cornelius Van Til’s book, The Defense of the Faith.

Why I Believe in God - Kindle edition by Van Til, Cornelius. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Why I Believe in s:   Van Tilians who think that TAG is the be-all and end-all of apologetics thus neglect the use of evidence and “the book of nature”: Van Til believed that one had to examine the foundation of evidence, which was more important than the evidence itself.

Hence, Van Til focused on the vertical and gave too little attention to the horizontal. E4G defeats Christianity’s opponents and advances the truth of God in Christ. E4G offers many new and innovative arguments for Christianity. Mike Robinson author of over 30 books that build upon the work of Craig, Greg Bahnsen, McDowell, Cornelius Van Til, Frame and more—proof utilized in.

Van Til was never opposed to the use of evidence, just in the way it was framed (no pun intended). “ it is the difference between theistic proofs when rightly and when wrongly constructed that I have been anxious to stress.” (Common Grace & the Gospel).

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TURNER: VAN TIL AND ROM 47 Scripture passages for Van Til's argument include Genesis 3, Acts 14 1 Corinthians 2, Ephesians 2 and 4, and especially Romans As one reads the works of Van Til, however, he realizes that biblical exegesis is not Van Til's forte.

He is usually content merely to quote from English. exists. Van Til develops this argument regarding the sensus deitatis (sense of deity) largely from Rom This study seeks first to summarize some of the relevant features of Van Til's epistemology.

Then a brief exegesis of relevant features of Rom follows, with the conclusion that Van Til. A Brief Book Summary from Books At a Glance. By Steve West. Introduction. This book is an indispensable resource for those who want to understand presuppositional apologetics and the thinking of Cornelius Van Til.

Greg Bahnsen has brought together relevant excerpts from Van Til’s writings in a systematic way.Van Til and the Trinity: The Centrality of the Christian View of God in the Apologetics of Van Til Introduction Beginning with the publication of his book The Defense of the Faith inuntil his death inCornelius Van Til set forth an apologetic system for .Library of Alexandria Nineteenth-century artistic rendering of the Library of Alexandria by the German artist O.

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