Category Archives: Quotations

Intelligibility

Christianity is the sine qua non of the intelligibility of anything. Van Til quoted in Bahnsen, The Defense of the Faith (P&R, 1955), p279.

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The Lord of Apologetics

In the words of 1 Peter 3:15, the personal prerequisite for offering a reasoned defense of the Christian faith is to have “set apart Christ as Lord in your hearts.” Christ must be the ultimate authority over our philosophy, our … Continue reading

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Duty Calls

Source: http://xkcd.com/386/

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The religion of materialism

From Edward Feser, The Last SuperstitionĀ (Kindle edition), Location 363-387: …the so-called “war between science and religion” is really a war between two rival philosophical worldviews, and not at bottom a scientific or theological dispute at all. Occasionally you’ll find a … Continue reading

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The cosmic authority problem

Edward Feser in his book The Last Superstition (Location 321-332, Kindle edition) quotes Thomas Nagel (Professor of Philosophy and Law at NYU) who believes that a “fear of religion” is not merely subjectively felt by secularist intellectuals but that it … Continue reading

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Fighting morally with rebellion

People try to persuade us that the objections against Christianity spring from doubt. The objections against Christianity spring from insubordination, the dislike of obedience, rebellion against all authority. As a result people have hitherto been beating the air in their … Continue reading

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The Incarnation and the words of man

In a certain fashion our word becomes a bodily sound by assuming that in which it is manifested to the senses of men, just as the Word of God became flesh by assuming that in which it too could be … Continue reading

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Augustine on Thinking and Believing

Everything which is believed should be believed after thought has preceded; although even belief itself is nothing else than to think with assent. For it is not every one who thinks that believes, since many think in order that they … Continue reading

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Truth in Time and Space

We cannot know this truth [about Jesus Christ] unhistorically or statically, therefore, by seeking to pass behind or beyond His action and life in timeĀ to what we may imagine to be the Truth in Himself, for there is no other … Continue reading

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Presuppositional hermeneutics

If the [biblical] story is true, Jesus Christ is the interpretative key to every fact in the universe and, of course, the Bible is one such fact. He is thus the hermeneutic principle that applies first to the Bible as … Continue reading

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