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By David P. Smith

B. B. Warfield, the "Lion of Princeton," may be America's such a lot prolific and preeminent biblical and theological pupil, and but he has been mostly misunderstood and misrepresented. during this landmark paintings, David Smith penetrates to the defining positive aspects of Warfield's suggestion and is helping us comprehend its progressive personality. Warfield's detractors have maligned his proposal as static and beholden to an superseded epistemology, but Smith debunks this delusion. positioned inside of his ancient context, we find Warfield expressing the natural and dynamic nature of fact, overcoming the subject-object drawback that plagues Western epistemological rationalism and mysticism, and throughout his explaining the doctrinal procedure warranted by means of the Bible. Theological scholarship and American church historiography must reckon with this clean and much-needed apologetic on America's preeminent apologist.

"Smith's research of Warfield's belief of theological technology offers a powerful problem to the normal interpretation of the Princeton brain. daring, really appropriate, and compelling, Smith establishes that Warfield was once a thoroughgoing Calvinist who well-known that fact is 'organic and unified,' and in so doing dismantles what has emerge as often called the Ahlstrom thesis. This booklet is a vital addition to the literature reassessing where of outdated Princeton within the background of yank Evangelicalism."
-Paul Kjoss Helseth
author of "Right cause" and the Princeton brain: An Unorthodox Proposal

"For too lengthy students have complex the unsuitable suggestion that Warfield's theology and/or theological strategy resulted from his prior commitments to Scottish good judgment Realism. due to David Smith's paintings, we may possibly now pronounce that thesis lifeless. David presents the main thorough research of Warfield's theological method on hand, and that i doubt his dismantling of the meant SCSR connection will ever be replied. He has learn Warfield good, and he has set the checklist instantly. Many thanks!"
-Fred G. Zaspel
author of The Theology of B. B. Warfield: a scientific Summary

"Warfield believed within the unitary nature of fact: accordingly, he rejected the fact/value dichotomy, affirmed either the target and subjective in his epistemology, and, delicate to historical past and the coordination of philosophy and theology, considered apologetics as a accomplice of evangelism and imperative to Christian discipleship. David Smith's exceptional paintings is counseled to the analyzing public within the demonstration of those assertions."
-Alan D. Strange
Asociate Professor of Church History
Mid-America Reformed Seminary

David P. Smith, MDiv (Covenant Seminary), PhD (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), is Pastor of Covenant Fellowship ARP Church in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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