Christian Theistic Evidences (2nd Edition)
Van Til, Cornelius
“Christian Theistic Evidences may not be the catchiest title for an apologetics text, but readers who have digested Van Til’s revolutionary insights will understand that it carries a profound double meaning. Not only are there abundant evidences for the truth of Christian theism, but the very idea of “evidences” presupposes the truth of Christian theism. Evidences are, by nature, Christian theistic. If the sovereign God of the Bible exists, they can be nothing less. No one has pressed this point with more conviction than Van Til. I’m immensely grateful to P&R for issuing these new editions of Van Til’s major works with insightful editorial annotations by Scott Oliphint and William Edgar.”See All
Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary
“Critics of Van Til often complained that in Van Til’s presuppositionalist apologetics there was no room for the use of evidences to verify the Christian faith. But Van Til often said that evidences were an important part of apologetics. . . . Christian Theistic Evidences is Van Til’s philosophy of fact, his philosophy of science, and as such it should interest everyone who seeks to understand Van Til’s work.”See All
John M. Frame
Author, A History of Western Philosophy and Theology
When defending Christianity, we often play by man’s rules, letting secular science and philosophy determine the cards we’re allowed to bring to the table. But can we effectively defend the primary authority of Scripture if we start with other sources of authority that relegate it to minor status from the outset?
K. Scott Oliphint provides a foreword and explanatory notes in this re-typeset syllabus, originally from Cornelius Van Til’s famous Christian Evidences class at Westminster Seminary. Van Til argues for the defense of a pure, full–fledged Christianity, unadulterated by a scientific methodology founded on non–Christian assumptions. He offers us instead a Christian philosophy and methodology for defending the faith that presupposes the absolute authority of the triune God of Scripture.