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This site is devoted to theological and philosophical investigations of the spiritual meanings of life, current events, music, spiritual growth, nature, and learning to be attuned to listening to the 'language of God.' The name of this blog comes from one of Jonathan Edwards's journals which he called 'Shadows of Divine Things,' and later renamed 'Images of Divine Things.' As a Christian I am continously on a spiritual journey to grow more into the image of Christ, to understand what it means to be crucified with Christ. To seek the truths of the Christian Faith is of upmost importance, and to know that any truths that are found outside of Christianity are present there because they ultimately point to God. I have an M.A. in theology and apologetics and I completed one year of graduate studies in Philosophy at Marquette University.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

General Wisdom - E.J. Carnell

"General wisdom is not a threat to the gospel, because everything good traces to God. God is merciful and kind; he bestows truth, as well as rain and sunshine, upon the just and unjust. Christ is the 'true light that enlightens every man.' This bestowal should inspire feelings of joy, not resentment, in the heart of a Christian. Aristotle said many wise things about logic, Confucious many wise things about morals. When a Christian attacks general knowledge in the name of the gospel, the natural man will attack the gospel in the name of general knowledge."

- Edward John Carnell

2 Comments:

Blogger C. Stirling Bartholomew said...

I wonder what Cornelius Van Til would have said about that. :-)

Many years ago when I as young Francis Schaeffer disciple a colleague of mine walked into the room carrying a copy of "Defense of the Faith" by Van TIl and announce to me in a very authoritative tone that this man was the source of Francis Schaeffer's ideas. I took the book and waded through a few pages and quickly concluded that Van Til and F.Schaeffer were from different planets. I haven't read a lot of E.J. Cornell but I suspect that he was not a Van TIl clone either.

Clay

10:41 PM, February 15, 2006  
Blogger T.B. Vick said...

No, Carnell was by no means a "Van Tilian." I think the only student of Van Til's that ever became a carbon copy of Van Til was actually Greg Bahnsen.

I do enjoy Carnell though.

10:55 PM, February 15, 2006  

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