Recently, I have come to understand that the presuppositional method of some apologists who claim to follow Gordon Clark’s method of apologetics, reject the view that Christian theology involves paradox. The purpose of this post is to examine the claim that Christian theology involves paradox and to understand the implications that paradox, if indeed it is a valid part of Christian theology, might have on how we defend Christian belief. This is a continuation of my last post that was focused on the state of Christian Apologetics in modern Western culture.
- Can lead to a far too rational approach to Christian apologetics
- Can produce serious doctrinal error in Christian theology
- Has a tendency to replace Scripture with human reason as our epistemic authority
- Is far too confident in the ability of human reason to resolve the irresolvable
- If taken to its logical end, results in the outright rejection of Christianity as a tenable worldview