Reasons for Faith: Philosophy in the Service of Theology

Reasons for Faith: Philosophy in the Service of Theology
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Oliphint, K. Scott


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Philosophy poses questions and problems that are often thought to undermine Christian faith. Christians need not shy away from these discussions. There is 'philosophical good news for the Christian,' says K. Scott Olipint. The Christian position is 'not simply a plausible alternative,' but 'the consistent, cogent, and altogether reasonable position that is able to offer solutions to the problems posed.'

About the Author

K. Scott Oliphint is Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He is the leading authority on Van Tillian Apologetics. He is author of Reasons for Faith: Philosophy in the Service of Theology, The Consistency of Van Til's Methodology, Cornelius Van Til and the Reformation of Christian Apologetics; coauthor of Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader, If I Should Die Before I Wake: Help for Those Who Hope for Heaven, Things That Cannot Be Shaken: Holding Fast to Your Faith in a Relativistic World, and editor of Justified in Christ: God's Plan for Us in Justification, and The Defense of the Faith, 4th Edition.

Book Details

364 Pages
Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN 10: 0875526454
ISBN 13: 9780875526454

"This is a wonderful book. If given the attention it deserves, Reasons for Faith should change the discussion in matters relating revelation to reason from now on. There is nothing quite like it in the literature. Moving from Augustine to Plantinga, Professor Oliphint interacts with many of the major questions raised by philosophy, in areas including metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, and in every case shows himself to be thoroughly conversant with the issues. Most significantly, he is able to show how theology in the Reformation tradition provides the only credible basis for resolving the problems. Reasons for Faith will leave no one indifferent. It will leave many profoundly grateful.
- William Edgar, Apologetics Department Coordinator, Westminster Theological Seminary

“Since Van Til, no presuppositional apologist has given us such a deep and detailed analysis of the relation of Christianity to philosophy. Oliphint is at home in the philosophical literature, from the Greeks to Aquinas to Plantinga and many others, and he sheds light on many issues of importance to Christians. This volume is an exploration, much open to further discussion.”
- John M. Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando