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David Keuss is a church planter regularly engaging people in postmodern culture. He holds degrees from Southwestern Seminary (ThM, philosophy) and Southern Seminary (MDiv, biblical languages and theology). He has pastored several churches, is a guest speaker, and authored Conversant (2012). He and his wife, Nicole, have two young sons.
I found this book to be a good read about the major players in Christian knowledge.
The first chapter set the stage for what the Christian study of knowledge is today. For most of us this is a good intro. There are two kinds of knowledge, one is like a basic belief he says, which people can have truly or falsely. Like a Muslim or Hindu might believe their religion to be true, and a Christian believes their religion to be true. But not all are right, since the way "truth" is defined in this book is more biblical, which is only some of what people believe is true, and much of it is not true, just like science or what not. So there is a second kind of knowledge, a second level knowledge, and this is KNOWING what you believe is true. The book deals a lot with this, which is really helpful in the postmodern times we live in. This is updating Christian apologetics a step to our times, rather than leaving it in modern Christian debates.
The second chapter digs into what that modern Christian apologetic approach was. If you're wondering like me where things stand today, then this is a good basic introduction. It seems many Christian writers defending Christian belief and knowledge (knowing) use modern style arguments, even though the Bible does not require us to use modern style arguments. This chapter covers how a modern style Christian then lays out a case for Christian faith. He points out how there are weaknesses and strengths in the modern case.
The third chapter tackles the kind of Christian study of what we know that unfortunately sells out to postmodern times style arguments. This is in a history of figures who try to say we should embrace some things the author and I don't think you should.Read more ›
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