Thursday, May 18, 2006

On Van Til

Here is a link to a great post on Van Til.

On Van Til's Theological Method

The article deals with some of the same idea's found in the emergent church. Can we know truth?

God Bless,



At Friday, May 19, 2006 12:33:00 AM, Anonymous bobby grow said...

I left a comment over there, Doug!

Interesting article! Do you believe Emergents are driven by the same theology proper that Van Til was; i.e. unknowability of God? I'm thinking not . . . but I do see the connection you're making in the sense that both Emergents and Van Til had an underlying "nihilism" and suspicion about anyone who might claim any kind of "certainty" relative to knowledge of God.

I think it's good to recognize dynamism vs. stasis when we view God as a subject (trinity) rather than the unmoved mover of classical theism and Van Til. In other words Emergents have the right desire, IMO, to emphasize relationship with God--but the problem is that in fact they are still operating out of the modernistic/static concepts of God that they supposedly are deconstructing. They haven't jettisoned the Kantian epistemology that they believe they have--so maybe another connection between them and Van Til.

Good post Doug!

At Friday, May 19, 2006 7:16:00 AM, Blogger Doug E. said...

Thanks Bobby,

I'm not sure if emergents are driven by the same theology proper. Emergents seems to be driven by a slightly different epistimology, but the results are the same.

Good Points,



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