Reformed Epistemology and Christian Apologetics
Sudduth (Michael)
Source: Website, April 16, 2000
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    It is a widely held viewpoint in Christian apologetics that in addition to defending Christian theism against objections (negative apologetics), apologists should also present arguments in support of the truth of theism and Christianity (positive apologetics). In contemporary philosophy of religion, the reformed epistemology movement has often been criticized on the grounds that it falls considerably short of satisfying the positive side of this two-tiered approach to Christian apologetics. Reformed epistemology is said to constitute or entail an inadequate apologetic methodology since it rejects positive apologetics or at least favors negative over positive apologetics. In this paper I argue that this common objection fails on two grounds. (edited)

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