In loving memory of Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen [September 17, — December 11, ] Who was “always ready” to defend the faith, and always ready to meet his. Always Ready Bahnsen, Greg L. $$ Product Description. This book is a compilation of several of Dr. Bahnsen’s published works on Christian. Always Ready. (Directions for Defending the Faith). Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen Texarkana, AR: Covenant Media Foundation, pp., paperback, $

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He thinks that his mind is the final court of appeal in all matters of knowledge. I’m a huge fan of Van Tillian presuppositional apologetics, and there are few better at explaining the method than Van Til’s student, Greg Bahnsen.

It is from this starting point that Bahnsen attacks, and it is a marvel to behold as he uncovers layer after layer of epistemological bahsen that spring forth. Bahbsen a Philosophy professor at my university wrote two essays on Presuppositionalism and Bahnsen.

Bahnsen makes such claims.

Book Review: Always Ready by Greg Bahnsen | Apologetics

Bahnsen just assumes that all non-Christians are moral relativists or nihilists of some sort. Davitor November 8, Considering the fact that Dr.

Throughout the book, Bahnsen incorporates a kind of mantra that keeps bringing the reader back to need to establish the source of authority. Bahnsen was a master in this area. I’m sure that if an “atheist” wanted to, they could surrender to God, confess and repent of their sins, put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ, and receive a full pardon by God.


There would always be something greater then God’s wisdom-namely, the supposed wisdom of one’s intellectual starting point.

Covenant Media Press, The problem is giving swine the pearls. It is the ultimate act of rebellion against Him and reveals the professing atheist’s contempt toward God. He takes himself to be the reference point for all interpretation of the facts. Furthermore, his system of presuppositional apologetics falls under one of the most common informal fallacies in all of argumentation.

The most desired form of criticism from you came in the comment right before mine:. Your comment reveals a belief in the existence of knowledge, which is certain by definition. The second section of this volume offers further practical advice on how to approach an apologetic situation and provides specific answers to particular apologetic questions… x.

Always Ready: Directions For Defending The Faith

I’m of the opinion that both zlways can be utilized, but I have yet to come up with a consistent approach because Bahnsen seems to be so at odds with evidentialist apologetics. The only author off-hand who may be simpler is Dr. I am not sure how Bahnsen would answer that.

Preview — Always Ready by Greg L. He received his Ph. Bahnsen has brought Van Til down to a more accessible This is a solid work on presuppositional apologetics. reday

Apologetics is a non-profit ministry. What’s even more fascinating is how apologist can conceive of a God who is all powerful yet always need human reason for defending. If this is so, the fault of the book being disorganized can be attributed to the fact ment A Review of a book I love that I have long forgotten to have online!


What a joy it is to be able to stand our ground and confidently proclaim the truth of the Bible against the foolishness of man’s “wisdom”. Very strong argument for why the Christian must never “set aside” their convictions when defending the Christianity. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. My only somewhat critique of this book is reaady for a book designed to be introductory, it does dive deep at times. In addition to the mind, the will must be moved and the will has to do with pre-commitments, also referred to as pre-suppositions or pre-knowledge.

Hopefully, in the long run, it did more than that. You can support our work here. No one beats Bahnsen for tearing down the arguments given by the other side. Nov 25, Adam Calvert rated it it was amazing Shelves: This may be your last day here after all. Dec 08, Jon Harris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Brian, alwayw you think that Bahnsen’s approach can be harmonized with an evidentialist approach?

Dec 22, Nathan Hardt rated it it was amazing.

The problem is that few actually encourage a truly biblical approach to defending the Christian faith. Oct 07, Sara Watson rated it it was amazing. After reading the book, I was highly disappointed. Bahnsen gives next to no support for this assertion.