A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
Last week we offered our Summary of Greg Bahnsen’s massive Van Til’s Apologetic: Readings and Analysis. Bahnsen was perhaps Van Til’s leading disciple whose effectiveness in defending the faith is legendary – probably most famously memorialized in his debate with atheist Gordon Stein.
Bahnsen characterized his approach to apologetics with a helpful analogy: If someone is shooting at you, traditional apologetics will teach you how to dodge the bullets; Bahnsen, on the other hand, will teach you how to take away the gun – the famous “you can’t live with your presuppositions” insight he learned from Van Til.
As a follow-up to the recent summary of his definitive work on Van Til we thought it might be of interest to provide a brief listing of Bahnsen’s apologetic works.
- Van Til’s Apologetic: Readings and Analysis (mentioned above).
- Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith (Kindle version here) provides a helpful, condensed exposition of Bahnsen’s approach and is almost certainly the best place to start reading him.
- Pushing the Antithesis: The Apologetic Method of Greg L. Bahnsen provides a more extensive exposition of his method.
- Presuppositional Apologetics: Stated and Defended provides his definitive work also.
Buy the books
VAN TIL'S APOLOGETIC: READING AND ANALYSIS, by Greg L. Bahnsen