November 8, 2016
“A revised version of Dennison’s TM. M. thesis in Apologetics directed by Harvie Conn and presented to the faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (1985). The volume, which is dedicated to Cornelius Van Til, argues that Paul (incorporating the Vos-Ridderbos-Gaffin model of interpreting the Apostle) used the eschatological two-age construction as the framework for a Christian apologetic. After surveying Plato’s writings and Jewish apocalyptic literature as background to discussing the topic, it analyzes Paul’s formulation of the two-age construction, considers antithetical wisdom in I Corinthians 1-3, and reflects upon the apologetic significance of the two ages in the context of the writings of the Apostle Paul, Vos, and Van Til.”
Dr. William D. Dennison
About the Author
William D. Dennison is presently Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, GA. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Interdisciplinary Studies (Theology, Philosophy, History) in 1992. He received both a Masters of Theology (1980) and Masters of Divinity (1976) degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He received his undergraduate degree in Bible and Philosophy from Geneva College in 1973. Dr. Dennison is also a teaching elder in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
Publisher: Wipf & Stock
Publication Date: 1985
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In Defense of the Eschaton is an anthology of William D. Dennison’s essays on the Reformed apologetics of Cornelius Van Til. Written over the course of Dennison’s many years of study, the chapters in this volume investigate Van Til’s theory of knowledge, revelation, common grace, antithesis, Christian education, and the history of ideas, as well as examine key Scriptures to identify the redemptive-historical structure of a biblical apologetic method.
In the end, Dennison finds that Reformed apologetics must take eschatology seriously. According to the New Testament, the believer has been transferred by faith in Christ into the final stage of history. As a citizen of heaven, the Christian apologist must defend the eschaton of the age to come against the satanic attacks of this present world.
About the Author
William D. Dennison (MDiv, ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary; PhD, Michigan State University) is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Covenant College and Visiting Professor of Apologetics and Systematic Theology at Northwest Theological Seminary. He is the author of Paul’s Two-Age Construction and Apologetics (Wipf and Stock, 2000), A Christian Approach to Interdisciplinary Studies (Wipf and Stock, 2007), The Young Bultmann (Peter Lang, 2008), and Karl Marx (P&R, forthcoming).
Dr. William Dennison
About the Editor
James Douglas Baird (BA, Covenant College) is Content Strategist at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He was the founding Head Editor of the online philosophy journal, Mountaintop Thoughts, and is a contributor to Reformed Forum.
Publisher: Wipf and Stock
Publication Date: October 2015
ISBN 10: 1498226337
ISBN 13: 9781498226332