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The result looked like skepticism, so two philosophers made it their business to refute him. This is the mainstream view up until the 20th Century, when the real break between analytic and continental philosophy takes place. Neo-Calvinism, and therefore Van Til, is coming out of the post-Kant scene, which means that they are dealing with Hegelianism and Kantian thought, and are thinking in stetind climbing those categories. Special revelation serves to convert and regenerate and removes the scales from men’s eyes and the rebellion in his heart that keeps him from understanding things as revealed by God. For me the verdict is still out on whether or not I agree with Van Til on what his issue was with some of the common sense realists. It wasn’t that he didn’t respect them but I think he saw the common scholastic methode of “proving God” first before you talk about His attributes as giving too much away to autonomous reason.

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  • Personally, I think the reason Van Til can be pushed into either view, if forced, is that he was not concerned to be put into philosophical system that would be fully comprehended by the mind of man.
  • The Nicene Creed is not Biblicist because the fathers of Nicaea in 325 inserted the word homoousios into the creed to describe the relationship of the Father and the Son.
  • So we do a second exegesis and in so doing ask if our metaphysical doctrines need to be revised.
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  • This short booklet expounds upon the Apostle Paul’s visit to Athens.
  • Natural revelation was never meant to function by itself but it was historically sufficient as it renders without excuse.

With regard to liberalism Barth is an insider breaking out, while Van Til is an outsider critiquing. Barth saw this happening in the German Reichskirche in its compromise with Nazism and the rejection of elements of Christianity that conflicted with Nazi ideology. I think Barth really did want to return the German Church to a really Christian faith .

Van Til’s Illustrations

But they have more in common than is ordinarily thought, in my analysis, . The second is that, while disagreeing with Barth’s theology, Van Til actually agreed with his analysis of Anselm, which to me would suggest more similarity in their thinking than either would have been likely to admit. The Van Elslander family argues this lawsuit is an “unfair attempt” to shift the company losses. “That amount far exceeded the average net earnings generated by the business and even exceeded the highest net earnings ever generated by the business,” the lawsuit said. “We were promised by the buyer that the decades of commitment to employees and communities would continue as strong as ever. The Van Elslanders contend Art Van Furniture was “generating cash, debt-free” when it was sold to Boston-based Thomas H. Lee Partners.

Theology In Conflict: Remembering Barth And Van Til

I am still referring to the most distinguished of the philosophers, and not to the common herd, whose madness in profaning the truth of God exceeds all bounds. They start from nature and try to argue for a god who must be finite in nature. It starts with a “mute” universe that has no revelation and makes it revelational only with respect to the autonomous mind of man. Again, though, there is a commonality in that both neo-Calvinism and Liberalism were post-Kantian theological movements that took things like a noumenal/phenomenal distinction (the source of the Clark-Van Til controversy) for granted.

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While I was at it, I decided to look at his historical surveys of western thought to see how he treated Anselm, out of curiosity. Curiously, Van Til spends less than a sentence on Anselm, simply saying that he was a good “theonomous” heir of Augustine. Van Til held that special revealation although cannot give us direct info about science but does furnish us with indirect theological principles that help us to completly understand science. “Make no mistake, the bankruptcy proceedings may be labeled ‘Art Van,’ but this is about the consequences of business decisions made by the company that purchased our family business in 2017,” a statement said.

This idea was not devised by Kuyper and co. as this sort of shortcut and substitute for scholarship. Van Til felt that Barth showed a verbal similarity to orthodox Protestantism and yet a thorough-going denial of its contents. How is it that we Christians can criticize and label the philosophy of another professed Christian as heretical? It is on the basis of Reformed theology’s doctrine of the total depravity of man whereby the natural man denies the authority of God in any area of his life and sets himself up as his own authority .

God is and it is only by His revealing of Himself that we’ll come to a knowledge of Him. Presuppositionalism is not a “bridge” for Van Til’s thought as noted. It seems that it’s wrong to primarily view this as a philosophical question, strictly speaking, to try and pin down Van Til’s concern here. Well Rich, Philip has demonstrated beyond certianty to me that he does understand the philosophical ideas he is laying out. That does not make him correct always but at least possibly so, contra what you just said regarding him. I don’t think calling into question his credibuility as a philosopher is any way to engage in a fruitful apologetical debate.

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