Category Archives: Epistemology

John Frame: Knowledge of God, self, and the world are all interrelated; and “Reformed theology needs to give more attention to the subjective side of theology.”

  I’ve mentioned that our knowledge of God is under his control and under his authority; that means that we have to seek knowledge in God’s way. The third lordship attribute, God’s presence, is also relevant to our knowledge of … Continue reading

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John Frame, ethical integrationist

A fully Christian ethic accepts only God’s Word as final. That word is found preeminently in Scripture, the covenant constitution of the people of God (Deut. 6:6-9; Matt. 5:17-20; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21), but is also revealed in … Continue reading

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John Frame’s critique of Barth’s teaching on human language and divine words

This is from Frame’s chapter on epistemology in his book on the doctrine of God: More recent thinkers have also appealed to divine transcendence to show that there is something inappropriate about using human language to refer to God. Such … Continue reading

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John Frame: “The meaning of Scripture is its application.”

I would even maintain that the meaning of the law is discerned in this process of application. Imagine two scholars discussing the eighth commandment. One claims that it forbids embezzlement. The other thinks he understands the commandment but can’t see any … Continue reading

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John Frame on whether biblical theology is more biblical than systematic theology

People often get excited about biblical theology (as opposed, particularly, to systematics) because it seem to them to be close to the biblical text. It uses more of the actual biblical vocabulary than does systematics, and it goes through the … Continue reading

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John Frame: The work of science is far more than merely “checking out the facts.”

Frame outlines the scientific method as such:  “Experiment. Observe. Measure. Gradually, observed facts will accumulate into a dependable body of knowledge.” However, a page or so later he states. The “popular understanding of the scientific method” that we mentioned earlier is … Continue reading

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Andrew Das on Galatians 1:6-7 and our “age of rampant sensitivity training”

Commenting on Galatians 1:6-7, “I am astonished that you are so quickly turning away from the one who called you in the grace of Christ to a different gospel. Not that there is another gospel, but some people are confusing … Continue reading

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