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The Resource The Trinity and the vindication of Christian paradox : an interpretation and refinement of the theological apologetic of Cornelius Van Til, B.A. Bosserman ; foreword by K. Scott Oliphint

The Trinity and the vindication of Christian paradox : an interpretation and refinement of the theological apologetic of Cornelius Van Til, B.A. Bosserman ; foreword by K. Scott Oliphint

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The Trinity and the vindication of Christian paradox : an interpretation and refinement of the theological apologetic of Cornelius Van Til
Title
The Trinity and the vindication of Christian paradox
Title remainder
an interpretation and refinement of the theological apologetic of Cornelius Van Til
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B.A. Bosserman ; foreword by K. Scott Oliphint
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eng
Summary
The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox grapples with the question of how one may hold together the ideals of systematic theology, apologetic proof, and theological paradox by building on the insights of Cornelius Van Til. Van Til developed an apologetic where one presupposes that the triune God exists, and then proves this Christian presupposition by demonstrating that philosophies that deny it are self-defeating in the specific sense that they rely on principles that only the Trinity, as the ultimate harmony of unity and diversity, can furnish. A question raised by Van Til's trademark procedure is how he can evade the charge that the apparent contradictions of the Christian faith render it equally self-defeating as non-Christian alternatives. This text argues that for Van Til, Christian paradoxes can be differentiated from genuine contradictions by the way that their apparently opposing elements discernibly require one another, even as they present our minds with an irresolvable conflict. And yet, Van Til failed to sufficiently vindicate the central Christian paradox--the doctrine of the Trinity--along the lines required by his system. Hence, the present text offers a unique proof that God can only exist as the pinnacle of unity-in-diversity, and as the ground of a coherent Christian system, if He exists as three, and only three, divine Persons
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Bosserman, B. A.
Dewey number
230.51092
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX9225.V37
LC item number
B67 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Van Til, Cornelius
  • Apologetics
  • Trinity
  • Christianity
  • Reformed Church
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Van Til, Cornelius
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Apologetics
  • Christianity
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Reformed Church
  • Trinity
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The Trinity and the vindication of Christian paradox : an interpretation and refinement of the theological apologetic of Cornelius Van Til, B.A. Bosserman ; foreword by K. Scott Oliphint
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Origins of Van Til's Theological Apologetic : Old Princeton ; Old Amsterdam ; Absolute Idealism -- Part II. Van Til's Orthodox Trinitarian System : Transcendental Argument from and for the Trinity ; Trinitarian Theory of Knowledge ; Trinitarian Logic ; Coherent Trinitarian Theology -- Part III. Critique : The Looming Problem of Paradox -- Part IV. Trinitarian Vindication of Christian Paradox : God (Theology) ; Reality (Metaphysics) ; Nature and Man (Epistemology and Ethics) ; Fall and Salvation (Hamartiology and Soteriology) -- Conclusion
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9780227175064
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(OCoLC)904249029
Label
The Trinity and the vindication of Christian paradox : an interpretation and refinement of the theological apologetic of Cornelius Van Til, B.A. Bosserman ; foreword by K. Scott Oliphint
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Origins of Van Til's Theological Apologetic : Old Princeton ; Old Amsterdam ; Absolute Idealism -- Part II. Van Til's Orthodox Trinitarian System : Transcendental Argument from and for the Trinity ; Trinitarian Theory of Knowledge ; Trinitarian Logic ; Coherent Trinitarian Theology -- Part III. Critique : The Looming Problem of Paradox -- Part IV. Trinitarian Vindication of Christian Paradox : God (Theology) ; Reality (Metaphysics) ; Nature and Man (Epistemology and Ethics) ; Fall and Salvation (Hamartiology and Soteriology) -- Conclusion
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904249029
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780227175064
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1cg8cmf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904249029

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