By What Standard? An Analysis of the Philosophy of Cornelius Van Til

By What Standard An Analysis of the Philosophy of Cornelius Van Til None

  • Title: By What Standard? An Analysis of the Philosophy of Cornelius Van Til
  • Author: Rousas John Rushdoony
  • ISBN: 9781879998056
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Rushdoony summarized the philosophy of Van Til in approximately two hundred pages. Greg Bahnsen summarized only Van Til's apologetic in over seven hundred pages. What's the difference? Rushdoony summarized the larger work of Van Til including epistemology, apologetics, common grace, inspiration and inerrancy, the authority of Scripture, and Van Til's idea of "the self-contained God."Rushdoony's work is far more broad, but parts of it are even more dense than Bahnsen's, which is also dense. This [...]

    2. I always try to read this book every couple of years. Points out that all law has a lawgiver. The lawgiver is either God the Creator or man. The irrationality of so called rationalim apart from the Law of the God of the Bible is thoroughly treated. All law contains a moral point of view. The operative question for evaluating the morality of law is "By what standard?" [It is interesting to note that the so called atheist or secular rationalist often forgets or ignores, while insisting that the U. [...]

    3. A good introduction to Van Til (and one of the first). Rush sticks to philosophy and apologetics in this one, though his distinctive outlook peaks out here and there.

    4. An excellent introduction to the writings and thought of Cornelius Van Til. "By What Standard?" was written in 1958, before Rushdoony wandered into Theonomy. I've also read the written correspondence between Rushdoony and Van Til in the Westminster Theological Seminary library that indicated Van Til reviewed many, if not all, of the chapters before its publication. So Reformed thinkers, if you've shied away from this book because of the Rushdoony authorship, give it a second chance. It should co [...]

    5. This is an old, old book. It was written before all the Reconstructionalist kerfuffle. It is a short, quick overview of Van Tillian thought. Like Frame of Bahsen, there are prodigious Van Til quotes throughout, which is nice. I just read it because I'm trying to read anything and everything about Van Til, but I don't think there's much here that isn't elsewhere. Still, a good quick read.

    6. Excellent and very understandable (maybe the easier exposition and insights of Van Til, even easier than Bahnsen) exposition of Van Til's thought. It is more broad and less precisely systematic than Frame (Van Til an analysis of his thought) and Bahnsen books (Van Til readings and analysis), and less precise than the two others. But it still contains the main ideas of Van Til. Very enjoyable and quick to read.

    7. With many qualifications, this book is not only quite good, it is quite useful. Rushdoony can be faulted for many things, but not for this: he really wants his theology and faith to be lived out consistently. He failed drastically at times, but he also triumphed at times.Rushdoony's apologetic edge is always honed as an advance against statism, and this book is the prime example.

    8. Well stated defense of Cornelius Van Til's apologetic. The vocabulary can edge on being graduate level writing, but overall an enjoyable read.

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