Doctrine of the Knowledge of God (A Theology of Lordship)
Frame, John M.
"No christian who is serious about thinking God's thoughts after him can afford to miss this book."See All
Peter J. Leithart
"A far-ranging treatment of Christian epistemology . . . for those drawn to Frame's commitments and presuppositions, the book will be stimulating and frequently consulted."See All
Donald K. McKim
"Dares to suggest corrections and/or new interpretations of the work of Cornelius Van Til . . . much food for thought."See All
Ronald H. Nash
"Extremely relevant . . . simply the best thing that I have seen in this area."See All
"May prove to be one of the most useful all-purpose, 'nuts and bolts' theology books written in this generation . . . its analytical clarity and style . . . is complemented by a remarkably warm, non-technical, down-to-earth, 'shirt-sleeve' approach."See All
"Anyone who has read anything by John Frame has undoubtedly profited. The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God is another example . . . I wholeheartedly recommend it."See All
"The breadth of the book is remarkable . . . a landmark in the ongoing discussion of apologetics and theological method."See All
William S. Sailer
"An excellent treatment of evangelical epistemology . . . The author is manifestly well informed on his subject."See All
Roger R. Nicole
Recommended by William Edgar of Westminster Theological Seminary. See all of Dr. Edgar's recommendations.
Frame explores our relationship with God as a knowing relationship. He writes, “We tend to forget how often in Scripture God performs His mighty acts so that men will 'know' that He is Lord.” He thus examines our knowledge of God as it relates to our knowledge of ourselves and of the world in which we live.
Reflecting his conviction that theology is the application of Scripture to life in all situations, Frame combines trenchant analysis of theological, apologetical, and epistemological issues with refreshingly practical insights for living in the knowledge of God.
In Part One, “the Objects of Knowledge,” Frame focuses on what we know, particularly God, his law, the world, man as God's image, and the objects of knowledge in theology, philosophy, science, and apologetics.
Part Two, “the Justification of Knowledge,” asks What right do we have to believe what we do? Frame addresses issues related to sensation and intuition, nature and Scripture, facts and criteria, and verification, presuppositions, circularity, certainty, and proof.
Part Three, “The Methods of Knowledge,” examines how we obtain knowledge. There Frame discusses how we handle Scripture; how we may use the "tools" of language, logic, history, science, and philosophy to discover facts; and how a person's capacities, skills, and attitudes affect his knowing.