The Christian Worldview (3): Epistemology (c)

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)

The Christian Worldview (3): Epistemology (b)

In the last post, I identified epistemological normativity with the universals—the forms or categories that make knowing possible—yet the normative factor in epistemology is more than just the universals of objects. We need to understand objects not only in comparison to similar objects and in contrast with dissimilar ones, but in relation to the whole … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (3): Epistemology (b)

The Christian Worldview (3): Epistemology (a)

Books have been written on what the Bible says about epistemology, so I cannot hope in a few pages to provide a comprehensive epistemology. The best book in this regard, I believe, is John Frame’s The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God. I intend here to highlight a few salient points of a biblical epistemology based … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (3): Epistemology (a)

The Christian Worldview (1): Introduction

When we speak of the Christian Worldview, we refer to the ideal worldview—the true worldview, against which each of our individual worldviews is compared. As Christians, each of us has a Christian worldview which bears a close resemblance to but does not equal the Christian worldview. The Christian worldview, then, is the worldview God has … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (1): Introduction

Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 2

[Continued from Part 1, here.] As an example of the significance of limiting concepts, let us first consider the Trinity. God has given us in Scripture adequate attestation that our reasoning is trustworthy and the law of non-contradiction is presupposed in Scripture and human reason. Foundational to the Bible is the claim of Monotheism: Yahweh alone … Continue reading Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 2