Abstraction within the Biblical worldview is not an impersonal idea but a perceived relationship between particular objects.
Buy from Amazon.ca Buy from Amazon.com By all evidence, Herman Dooyeweerd, the Dutch professor of law and philosopher, was a man if great intellect and learning. This is evident even in his little book, In the Twilight of Western Thought, intended as an introduction to his philosophy. However, for all his learning, Dooyeweerd does not … Continue reading Review of In the Twilight of Western Thought
Can someone who rejects God as He has revealed Himself in Scripture be consistently rational? Cornelius Van Til, a 20th century Christian apologist and theologian, frequently demonstrated the inherent irrationalism of all non-Biblical worldviews. One of his students, John Frame, has applied this insight to many of the major philosophical thinkers and movements of western … Continue reading The Irrationalism of Rational Thought
Ethics is traditionally the third realm covered by philosophy. Once we know what is (metaphysics) and how we have knowledge (epistemology), it is then necessary to ask, what do we do? How does one act in such a world? If our metaphysic posits that what is real is not the physical world but the immaterial … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (a)
Because we do not have exhaustive knowledge of the universe—because we do not know how any one thing relates to all other things—we will only ever know anything in part. Certainty in our knowledge must come from the One who knows all things, who can assure us that this would still be true even if … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (3): Epistemology (c)