Excellent new book on Philosophy, Classical Theism, and Natural Theology

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  1. Stalwart

    Stalwart Well-Known Member Anglican

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    For some time in recent years, there's been a rejection of philosophy and classical theism, among those who considered themselves faithful orthodox Christians. Scott Oliphint, a major professor at Westminster Seminary, has been leading a massive crusade to reject classical theism among orthodox Christians. Now granted, his church has severely censured him, and the Seminary ordered him to retract his dangerous opinions. But his views are still out there, and classical theism (ie. the immemorial interrelationship between philosophy and theology) has needed a good book to refresh us on its centrality. I think one of such books, is certainly this one:

    David Haines, Without Excuse: Scripture, Reason, and Presuppositional Apologetics, published in 2020.
    -publisher: Davenant House

    Here is an excellent interview where he presents the classical view, and defends natural knowledge and natural theology on a Christian foundation. Near the end of this interview he goes into openly critiquing Oliphint's dangerous opinions, and his predecessor the Kantian theologian Cornelius Van Til.

     
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    I also recommend the work of Edward Feser for a contemporary defense of classical theism.
     
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