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No begging at the table

Aristotle has this to say about question-begging with respect to the allegedly self-evident: [W]henever a man tries to prove what is not self-evident by means of itself, then he begs the original question. (Prior Analytics, II.16) For a theological example,

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Posted in Apologetics, Aristotle, Canon of Scripture, Fides et Ratio

An Elephant in the Room

At Green Baggins, a Reformed Protestant blog with an excellent name, there is a discussion ongoing with regards to the inerrancy of the Bible. The post asks this question: If God has spoken in any place in His word in

Posted in Canon of Scripture

The Canon, Development of Doctrine, and Sola Scriptura

Here’s what Bruce has to say about the interest in the canon from Jerome to the early Middle Ages: Throughout the following centuries most users of the Bible made no distinction between the apocryphal books and the others: all alike

Posted in Canon of Scripture, Development of Doctrine

On the Canon of Scripture

More than twenty years ago I bought F.F. Bruce’s book, The Canon of Scripture. I have been dragging it around with me, through almost a dozen moves across wearyingly large swaths of the country, with the intention of one day

Posted in Augustine, Canon of Scripture
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