Without Excuse: Scripture, Reason, and Presuppositional Apologetics

Bibliographic information:

Haines, David, ed. Without Excuse: Scripture, Reason, and Presuppositional Apologetics. Leesburg, VA: Davenant Press, 2020.



The twentieth century was unkind to classical Reformed theology. While theological conservatives often blame liberals for undermining traditional Protestant doctrines, the staunchest conservatives and neo-Orthodox also revised several key doctrines. Although Cornelius Van Til developed presuppositional apologetics as an attempt to remain faithful to timeless Christian truth as the Reformed tradition expresses it, he sacrificed the catholic and Reformed doctrine of natural revelation in the process.

“The invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made . . . so that they are without excuse,” writes the Apostle Paul. Without Excuse seeks to grapple with this indictment and show how Van Til’s presuppositionalism fails as an account of natural revelation in light of Scripture, philosophy, and historical theology. It argues that these three sources speak with one voice: creation reveals itself and its God to the believer and unbeliever alike.


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