Covenantal Apologetics. Study Key Issues in Apologetics and Its Relationship with Christian Doctrine. Curated from a lecture series by K. Scott Oliphint. In his latest work, Covenantal Apologetics, K. Scott Oliphint seeks to recast Cornelius Van Til’s presuppositional apologetics as “covenantal apologetics” – a . Covenantal Apologetics has ratings and 59 reviews. Andrew said: This book was good in more carefully defining presuppositional apologetics as covenan.

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All of creation all of humanity is in a covenantal relation to God, the creator.

If you’re looking for solid rationale behind proper biblical principles for apologetics, and a great defense of presuppositionalism, this book definitely has that.

We must act as Christians in our apologetic interactions.

Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith by K. Scott Oliphint

This is the covenantal status of humanity, and it assumes in each case, a relationship to God. Theology matters, your apologetic is only as strong as your theological foundation. Chapter seven was to me the most fascinating. I still remember at a church where I was on staff that I found out through the grapevine that I believed onlypeople would ever be saved.

A Christian’s view of the sovereignty of God absolutely influences the way that he conducts evangelism and apologetics. This aspect of our apologetic is not flexible. Page What has been abandoned is the Scriptures as the foundational source of truth. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you.

As Oliphint very helpfully observes, this knowledge of God is “more psychological than epistemological” p. Jul 04, Jonah Hill rated it really liked it.

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It is evidence of the suppression of the knowledge of God within us. But this book is not for the faint of heart. Covenxntal 4 alone is worth the price of the book.

Covenantal Apologetics

But when he gets into this fovenantal chapter where he talks about the Greek educational system it doesn’t really point to much of anything. Oliphint is a seminary professor, and it shows. In the course of the book Oliphint emphasizes the goal apologetics is not winning an argument but is persuasion. His sample dialogues provide helpful practical examples to illustrate the approach. In other words the world is made up of two kinds of people, covenant-keepers and covenant-breakers.

One of the strengths of this approach is the close connection made between apologetics and evangelism.

Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith

Oct 17, Aaron rated it really liked it Shelves: So as one thinks about and commences to defend the Christian faith, things can become complex. Every fact and experience is what it is by virtue of ccovenantal covenantal, all-controlling plan and purpose of God. Our apologetics should be informed by our theology, not the other way around. Overall a good read.

Thus, every unbelieving position will necessarily have within it ideas, concepts, notions, and the like that it has taken and wrenched from their true, Christian context. Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith.

It is an interesting read my copy which was new, is now covered in writing, highlighting and noteshowever I found myself disagreeing with This book is essentially apologetiics introduction to presuppositional apologetics the apooogetics wishes apoloegtics change the name presuppositional to Covenantal, an out of respect for the author, I am willing to do so, however, it must be noted that it is the very same as Van Tillian apologetics.


If all men are in a relationship with God, all men know God. I received this book for free from Crossway for this review. Mar 25, Luis Dizon rated it it was covennatal Shelves: Oliphint calls this the Quicksand Quotient. As Oliphint reiterates throughout his work, apologetics ought to be understood foremost as persuasion; persuading men and women of the truth of the Gospel. Set Christ Apart as Lord How, then, ought we to think of a God who, at one and the same time, is absolutely independent and also has freely chosen to commit to his creation?

First, God has revealed Himself within man, having formed man in His own image. Those in covenant through Adam are covenant breakers, those in covenant with Christ are covenant keepers.

Christ is Lord cosmically apologetiics redemptively. Jun 11, John rated it really liked it Shelves: It was a dialog between a Muslim and Oliphant.

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The discussion could have been a bit clearer and more pointed, but any focus on our personal holiness and our understanding of the unbeliever is an important addition. It was probably enough to convince the mind of an unbeliever; but, at least from my conversations with unbelievers, it likely wouldn’t be enough to persuade the heart.

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