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By David P. Smith

B. B. Warfield, the "Lion of Princeton," may be America's so much prolific and preeminent biblical and theological student, and but he has been principally misunderstood and misrepresented. during this landmark paintings, David Smith penetrates to the defining beneficial properties of Warfield's notion and is helping us comprehend its innovative personality. Warfield's detractors have maligned his idea as static and beholden to an superseded epistemology, but Smith debunks this delusion. positioned inside of his old context, we find Warfield expressing the natural and dynamic nature of fact, overcoming the subject-object challenge 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 should reckon with this clean and much-needed apologetic on America's preeminent apologist.

"Smith's research of Warfield's notion of theological technological know-how offers a powerful problem to the traditional interpretation of the Princeton brain. daring, sensible, and compelling, Smith establishes that Warfield used to be a thoroughgoing Calvinist who famous that fact is 'organic and unified,' and in so doing dismantles what has grow to be often called the Ahlstrom thesis. This e-book is a vital addition to the literature reassessing where of outdated Princeton within the background of yank Evangelicalism."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 complicated the incorrect thought that Warfield's theology and/or theological process resulted from his past commitments to Scottish good judgment Realism. because of David Smith's paintings, we may well now pronounce that thesis useless. 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 spoke back. He has learn Warfield good, and he has set the list directly. Many thanks!"
-Fred G. Zaspel
author of The Theology of B. B. Warfield: a scientific Summary

"Warfield believed within the unitary nature of fact: therefore, he rejected the fact/value dichotomy, affirmed either the target and subjective in his epistemology, and, delicate to heritage and the coordination of philosophy and theology, seen apologetics as a associate of evangelism and critical to Christian discipleship. David Smith's nice paintings is recommended to the studying 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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