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Philosophia Christi

Volume 17, Issue 2, 2015

Creation, Causality, and Abstracta

K. Scott Oliphint
Pages 443-456
DOI: 10.5840/pc201517236

Gauch’s “Gotchas”
Protestant Principia and the Problem with Public Presuppositions

In a recent article in Philosophia Christi, Hugh G. Gauch, Jr., argues for the necessity of “public presuppositions” for Christian apologetics. In the course of his argument, he critiques three tenets of my approach, as given in my book, Covenantal Apologetics. Though all three objections have been lodged and answered in numerous places, I respond to Gauch by arguing that the three tenets are embedded in and consistent with the theology that came out of the Reformation. Thus, I conclude that our apologetic differences have their roots in our theological differences.

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