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This book continues to be one of the superb basic texts in Christian Apologetics. Deals with 14 major subject including; The Problem of Truth, What Is Faith?, The Problem of Evil, etc. Carnell's insights into the classical problems of theology and philosophy remain incisive and refreshing. A must read for everyone interested in apologetics. This sixth edition has been edited and updated by Dr. Foster H. Shannon.
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.85" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1556352662 ISBN13 9781556352669
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More About Edward John Carnell
Edward John Carnell was born in 1919 and died in 1967.
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Classic Work in History of Apologetics Apr 4, 2002
Carnell was professor at Fuller Seminary from 1948-67.
Carnell put forward a fixed approach, combining the classical approach, underlining the law of contradiction. He defends the proposition that logic must be valid because its denial is self-defeating. On the otherside, he rejected the idea that theism could be deductively proved. Therefore, he challenges Thomism's belief of a deductive approach, and finds that it cannot be validly proved.
Natural knowledge of God's existence doesn't take a person very far, not far enough. Thus, he centers on an evidentialist, experiential approach. Here he latches onto systematic consitency, the lack of internal contradiction coupled with external agreement in one's experience.
He proposed in other works and this that one's apologetic approach should mirror the times, as he stated: "an apologist must play it by ear."