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The Word of God and the Mind of Man

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The last two centuries of Christian theology are the record of an evolving attack on the role of knowledge in the Christian faith. The purpose of this book is to challenge the major forms of Christian agnosticism and offer an alternative theory that makes human knowledge about God possible. In other words, is there a relationship between the human mind and the divine mind that is sufficient to ground the communication of truth from God to humans?

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The Word of God and Mind of Man

This book does a great job in handling the word of God become flesh. Ronald Nash does a great job walking you through the philosophical reason why we can understand God's revelation and why it is cognitive.

Great Book. Highly Recommend.

Vincent Cheung quotes Nash in various places in his writings. Nash is a consistent presuppositionalist. It is a thin book, yet meaty. If I understand him correctly, you can only understand the scriptures correctly if consistently your ultimate starting point is the scriptures themselves. The alternate is Impericism - Using your senses & intellect to make decisions. Well, how do you know you can trust your senses & intellect? What gives credence to them is the Word of God. In some sense, they are reliable.

In Defense of Revealed Truth

Nash certainly is well known thinker and writer about many apologetic topics, here for the crisis of revealed truth in Chrsitianity and in culture in wider sense. There are many good arguments presented here against modernist trends away from any propositional truth, and movement towards post-modernist tendencies as well. What lacks is distinction between human logic and reason and God's thoughts, e.g. Isaiah 55:8-11. For such a distinction maintained see Seigbert Becker's excellent volume "Foolishness of God" which might possibly lately been reprinted by CPH.

Small book, helpful content

This book by Ronald Nash helped me understand some key intellectual history about how the mind of man has been slowly blocked out from theological knowledge. Revelation does provide cognitive content and propostitional truth. Nash points out some of the common logical errors in regard to reason and revelation. He made me comfortable with the integration of reason and revelation. I consider him a helpful teacher and guide for intellectual life and the Christian faith. This author is a teacher and trustful guide.

Readable discussion about the false dichtomy of faith/reason

Thought-provoking discussion of the philosophical history of the false and unchristian notion that faith and reason are two separate spheres of knowledge. Ought to be required reading for every thinking person -- Christian or non-Christian.
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