Monday, July 13, 2009

Greg Bahnsen on Van Tilian Apologetics MP3 Audio

In light of the release of Greg Bahnsen's "lost" book Presuppositional Apologetics: Stated & Defended, here is some supplemental audio on Bahnsen's presentation of Van Tilian apologetics:

Van Tilian Apologetics, I - 77:11
Van Tilian Apologetics, II - 64:57
Van Tilian Apologetics, III - 74:46
Van Tilian Apologetics, IV - 55:41

(original audio found at WTS Resources)

Listen to an interview about the book here.



dvd said...

I am not a big fan of that type of apologetic. I don't think it stands up to hardcore philoshopical analysis. Perhaps there is some "middle ground?"

Athiests who question the argument are correct.

I think what Habermas, Montgomery, Craig have used in terms of evidence is the correct approach.

Brian said...


I am sure you are not alone in that opinion. However, I find it valuable to be as informed as possible on the various schools of apologetics.

Mike Felker said...

Thanks for posting this Brian. I'm very excited about Bahnsen's new book and also for the audio you posted.

dvd, keep in mind that presuppositionalists do use evidences in their approach. Just as an example, take a look at James White's debate with Dan Barker. Furthermore, the TAG argument can be considered an evidence right along with the cosmological, teleological, and others.

I think good use can be make of all the various approaches and evidences.

Anonymous said...

Ironically, I don't think most "hardcore philoshopical analysis" stands up to "hardcore Biblical analysis".

In attempting to work from a biblically informed worldview (and a biblical metaphysic and epistemology), I find myself rejecting a fair amount of "Christian" apologetics myself, but that is not to say that I don't find the evidence for the truthfulness of God and his self revelation in the Bible overwhelming in any area of skepticism.

I like much of what Habermas, Lane Craig, Moreland, White, McDowell, Wallace, Bock, Strobel, etc. have to say about things. But when apologetics meets evangelism, no single fact from any discipline, nor no collection of facts regardless of their size or scope, is ultimately able to move the sin-affected mind from a position of unbelief to belief.

Anonymous said...

^nor is it intended too. apologetics defend Christianity. the gospel moves the sinner's heart.

J.Karl said...

Presuppositional apologetics is a method of defending the Christian faith by addressing the issue of worldviews and what comports with reality, ethics, knowledge and a few other things.

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