Month: March 2019

Two Erroneous Epistemological Distinctions

In The Word of God and the Mind of Man, Ronald Nash contends for the existence of both propositional revelation and “personal revelation.” Though to this idea of “personal revelation” Nash gives various other terms—including “encounter” and “event”—nowhere does he provide a definition. What he means then by “personal revelation”is impossible to know. It is …

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Review of The Word of God and the Mind of Man by Ronald H. Nash

The Word of God and the Mind of Man, The Crisis in Revealed Truth in Contemporary Theology, by Ronald H. Nash, Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 1982, 132 pp. After a few comments, the following is not a review so much as a really long summary of Ronald Nash’s The Word of God and he Mind of …

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GHC Review 56: The Works of Gordon Haddon Clark

The numbered volumes of The Works of Gordon Haddon Clark all published by the Trinity Foundation include the following: 1999. The Pastoral Epistles. Vol. 15. 2000. Thales to Dewey. Vol. 3. 2000. A Christian Philosophy of Education. Vol. 10. 2004. Christian Philosophy. Vol. 4. The combined edition of: [Religion, Reason and Revelation (1961) 1995], [Three …

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GHC Review 55: Ancient Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy, by Gordon H. Clark, The Trinity Foundation, 1997, 495 pp. This book is valuable in that it reproduces otherwise difficult to find material. But it is a bit awkward in that in reproducing material from multiple early Clark books, it contains two sections of each the Pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic Age. …

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GHC Review 54: Philippians

Philippians, by Gordon H. Clark, Hobbs, NM: The Trinity Foundation, 1996, 123 pp. This is the last published commentary of Gordon Clark’s and the last published original material of his as well. John Robbins notes in the introduction that Clark wrote the book “around 1982.” Clark’s correspondence confirms this. In a letter from Clark to …

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GHC Review 51: Lord God of Truth

Lord God of Truth, Gordon H. Clark, Hobbs, NM: The Trinity Foundation, 1994, 47 pp. There are some complications with the bibliographic header above. The volume as printed actually contains two books, Clark’s Lord God of Truth and Augustine’s Concerning the Teacher. Then, while the book has a first edition copyright 1986 and second edition …

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Sermon on Acts 20:17-27 – “Embrace the Whole Counsel of God”

Dillingham Presbyterian Church – March 17, 2019 Scripture reading: [Act 20:17-27 ESV] 17 Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him. 18 And when they came to him, he said to them: “You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the …

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GHC Review 49: An Introduction to Christian Philosophy

An Introduction to Christian Philosophy, by Gordon H. Clark, Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1993, 125 pp. This was the very first book of Clark’s that I read. I happened upon it one day in an Amazon search for books on “Christian Philosophy.” It was largely over my head on the first read through, but …

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GHC Review 47: Sanctification

Sanctification, by Gordon H. Clark, Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1992, 100 pp. This is another volume that was originally a chapter in Gordon Clark’s systematic theology. I’ve written some about his view of sanctification in these two previous posts: https://douglasdouma.com/2017/10/24/sanctification-clark-robbins-and-piper/ https://douglasdouma.com/2017/10/29/sanctification-and-its-means/ Clark’s Sanctification continues to agree with and confirm what I wrote in those …

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GHC Review 46: Essays on Ethics and Politics

Essays on Ethics and Politics, by Gordon H. Clark, ed. John Robbins, Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1992, 198 pp. This is a must have volume for anyone interested in the writings of Gordon H. Clark. It contains forty-three essays previously published in various journals. A lot of these essays were eye-opening to me when …

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GHC Review 45: Today’s Evangelism

Today’s Evangelism, Counterfeit or Genuine?, by Gordon H. Clark, Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1990, 122 pp. The time of the writing of this book is somewhat of a mystery to me. Which “Today” its title is in reference to is hard to determine. Nowhere in Clark’s letters is the book mentioned. A full typed …

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GHC Review 43: Predestination

Predestination, The Combined Edition of Biblical Predestination and Predestination in the Old Testament, by Gordon H. Clark, Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1987, 205 pp. As the subtitle explains, this book is a combined edition of two of Clark’s previous publications. Here are my reviews of those publications: Review of Biblical Predestination Review of Predestination …

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GHC Review 41: Logical Criticisms of Textual Criticism

Logical Criticisms of Textual Criticism, by Gordon H. Clark, Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1986, 49 pp. Logical Criticisms of Textual Criticism grew out of Clark’s earlier work “Desultory New Testament Curiosities.” And, as I noted in the previous review, it was originally printed as an appendix in Clark’s commentary First and Second Thessalonians. It seems …

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GHC Review 40: First and Second Thessalonians

First and Second Thessalonians, by Gordon H. Clark, Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1986, 152 pp. In the commentary First and Second Thessalonians Gordon Clark places significant emphasis on textual criticism. In fact, the book includes an appendix on “Logical Criticisms of Textual Criticism.” Though this material is printed also as a stand-alone volume Logical …

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GHC Review 39: Clark Speaks from the Grave

Clark Speaks from the Grave, by Gordon H. Clark, Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1986, 77 pp. Clark Speaks from the Grave is a book written in second person narration containing responses from Clark to some of his critics: Vern Poythress, Robert Reymond, Gordon Lewis, and John Warwick Montgomery. As I’ve mentioned in another post, …

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GHC Review 38: The Trinity

The Trinity, by Gordon H. Clark, Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1985, 2nd edition 1990, 153 pp. The Trinity, like The Biblical Doctrine of Man recently reviewed, was originally a chapter in Gordon Clark’s unpublished First Lessons in Theology. It is another book of considerable substance as Clark works out, in his own way, an attempt …

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