- Hardcover: 285 pages
- Publisher: American Vision; 1st edition (March 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0915815605
- ISBN-13: 978-0915815609
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
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Pushing the Antithesis: The Apologetic Methodology of Greg L. Bahnsen Hardcover – March 1, 2007
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Does it follow from the unbeliever's primary rational assumptions?
Does it cohere with human experience?
Does it furnish the a priori necessities for the laws of logic or ethical absolutes?
These are the types of probing questions that Bahnsen teaches in this transcribed series of lectures. He proves that these species of objections cannot be answered by the skeptic without presupposing the Christian worldview. The Christian is made into a logical sharp-shooter by pressing the antithesis on the non-Christian. These lessons have taken technical and complicated philosophical thoughts and made them comprehensible for the student and the non-academician. No one was as epistemically sharp-eyed as Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen and this collection defends Christian truth on a scale only he could consistently deliver.
Pushing includes 12 chapters, study questions with answers, a glossary, and a bibliography.Read more ›
and the DVD's next year in Senior Apologetics. No Surrender! Dan. 4:35
Chapter 1: The Myth of Neutrality
Chapter 2: Destroying Philosophical Fortresses
Chapter 3: Defining Worldviews
Chapter 4: Worldview Features
Chapter 5: Alternative Worldviews
Chapter 6: Worldviews in Collision
Chapter 7: Overcoming Metaphysical Bias
Chapter 8: Approaching the Unbeliever
Chapter 9: The Problem of Moral Absolutes
Chapter 10: The Uniformity of Nature
Chapter 11: The Problem of Universals
Chapter 12: Personal Freedom and Dignity
Each of these present a key piece of why Christianity is apologetically invulnerable. Only Christianity can provide for moral absolutes, the uniformity of nature, the reconciliation between universals and particulars, and human freedom and dignity. These concepts come into critical play once one sees that all worldviews must explain them. And everyone---everyone---has a worldview trying to explain these things. They may prefer certain methods to prove their positions, but ultimately, these are shown to be chosen only to confirm what the worldview is already presupposing at a metaphysical level.
While I came into Bahnsen by way of his debates and then his lectures, I believe this book is the best way to learn the heart of what he taught. The book is of inestimable value if you’ve never really studied worldview, if you’re curious about Reformed apologetics, or if you are interested in Bahnsen himself. Are there more advanced works on these subjects? Sure, but this one covers the basics perfectly.
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Mr. Bahnsen presents a new and logical way of presenting truth. As I read this I find myself seeking out the writing of Cornelius Van Til. The subject is captivating. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lucinda
This book introduces you to the method of pushing the antithesis. The most powerful apologetic I have ever learned... Get it!!!Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really helpful to clarify what is reality, how do we know things and how do we know what's right. Well worth reading and thinking through.Published on October 12, 2008 by James N. Ward