The theological foundations of Van Til's defense of the faith are set forth here as the unified system of truth to which believers are committed and with which nonbelievers need to be confronted.
Writes Van Til: “The Christian faith as a whole, as a unit, must be set over against the non-Christian faith as a whole. Piecemeal apologetics is inadequate, especially for out time. A Christian totality picture requires a Christian view of the methodology of science and philosophy, as well as a Christian view of theology.”
Thus Van Til explores the implications of Christian theology, particularly for philosophy, as he discusses epistemology, general and special revelation, and the knowledge and attributes of God.
Cornelius Van Til taught apologetics for more than forty-five years at Westminster Theological Seminary. This newly edited and typeset edition features an introduction and explanatory notes by William Edgar.
About the Author
Cornelius Van Til (1895-1987) was professor of apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary until his retirement in 1975.
About the Editor
William Edgar is professor of apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary.
Publisher: P and R Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN 10: 0875527892
ISBN 13: 9780875527895
Recommended by Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
of Westminster Theological Seminary. See all of Dr. Gaffin's recommendations
.Recommended by Lane Tipton
of Westminster Theological Seminary. See all of Dr. Tipton's recommendations
“The copious explanatory notes by Dr. Edgar are invariably helpful and will serve to enhance the singular value of this great work for the present and coming generations.”
- Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary
“One of Van Til’s two or three most important books, this is certainly a must-read for anyone who is trying to understand Van Til today. He challenges Christians to think in a distinctively biblical way. That biblical way opposes and challenges all religions and secular philosophies, all ideologies that place the ultimate source of truth and value in human beings rather than in God. Thoroughly re-edited, with an excellent introduction by William Edgar.”
- John M. Frame