Covenantal Apologetics. Study Key Issues in Apologetics and Its Relationship with Christian Doctrine. Curated from a lecture series by K. Scott Oliphint. In his latest work, Covenantal Apologetics, K. Scott Oliphint seeks to recast Cornelius Van Til’s presuppositional apologetics as “covenantal apologetics” – a . Covenantal Apologetics has ratings and 59 reviews. Andrew said: This book was good in more carefully defining presuppositional apologetics as covenan.

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Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith by K. Scott Oliphint

I think all Christians who find themselves contending for the faith once and all received should take time to read and consider covenantal apologetics.

But it is complicated by the fact that there are so many theological permutations of biblical truth and almost no end to the variations and contours aplogetics unbelief. Jun 11, John rated it really liked it Shelves: A Christian’s view of the sovereignty of God absolutely influences the way that he conducts evangelism and apologetics.

It is easy to see why, when is largely the discovery of Cornelius Van Til, who though a brilliant thinker, is a difficult writer to grasp. A holy God must be commended by a holy people, not a people exalting “relevance” over holiness or a people aggressive and combative in their commendation of the Prince of Peace. One of the more memorable for me was Oliphint’s chapter on the role of persuasion in apologetics and how he moved from the classical, educational Trivium grammar, logic, and rhetoric apollogetics the theological trivium the principial nature of Scripture, the sensus divinitatus, and God’s universal mercy to the trivium of persuasion ethos, pathos, and logos.

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Presuppositional is a descriptive term, but it is a bit philosophical and Oliphint argues it wpologetics worn out its uses. May 21, Royce covenatal it it was amazing Shelves: Oliphint does well to define “apologetics” and then offer an apologetic for its use. Once Oliphint lays out his method, he then applies it to some specific scenarios.

That is, there are two, and only two, postions that are possible for humanity, and only one of which can be actual for each person at a given time.

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He is also the co-editor of the two-volume Christian Apologetics Past and Present: Having heard a lot of good things about this book and seeing a large number of recommendations in the actual book itself, I decided to check it out. The “dialogues” that are featured throughout the book, between “Covenantal Apologists” and Atheists, Muslims, etc.

For that, I would recommend first reading James R. But covenantal apologetics argues that there is no common ground in reason. Those who are and remain in Adam suppress the truth that they know.

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An attempt at persuasion which does not take into account these elements will not be successful. The book is touted as a step toward practical apologetics, from a Van-Tilian approach. Apr 04, Patrick S. It has a claim on all people.

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Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith

Woven into the very fabric of who they are, men have a knowledge of God. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Oliphant made an excellent argument for why we should coenantal the term “covenantal apologetics,” as opposed to the term “presuppositional apologetics. Jun 02, Adam Smith rated it really liked it. If you are wondering what apologetic method you want to adopt: That is a goal that we cannot accomplish. This book is easy to read, but its aims seem mixed.

This problem will be partially solved just by focusing enough to take the pace intended by the author and giving enough time to each chapter.

I cannot recommend it more highly. Highly recommended for those who have profited from listening to Ravi Zacharias, and other defenders of the ckvenantal like him. Oct 14, Benjamin Apologerics rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Thus, every unbelieving position will necessarily have within it ideas, concepts, notions, and the like that it has taken and wrenched from their true Christian context.