February 26, 2013

A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western Thought

Rev. Dr. Vern Poythress, professor of New Testament interpretation, recently published a new book, now available at the Westminster Bookstore.

Publisher's Description: For Christians looking to improve critical thinking skills, here is an accessible introduction to the study of logic (parts 1 & 2) as well as an in-depth treatment of the discipline (parts 3 & 4) from a professor with six academic degrees and over 30 years experience teaching. Questions for further reflection are included at the end of each chapter as well as helpful diagrams and charts for use in college and graduate-level classrooms.

Vern Poythress has undertaken a radical recasting of the study of logic in this revolutionary work from a Christian worldview.


“Most books on logic content themselves with trying to fix our problems in logic. But in this book, Vern Poythress takes a ‘God-centered’ approach to the subject, which addresses a more foundational problem we have—our problem about logic. What is it? Why is it authoritative? If logic is part of the creation, could God have made a world that had round squares in it? And if logic is untouchable and mysteriously somehow ‘over’ God, then doesn’t that make logic God? In this book, Poythress does a masterful job of showing how our ability to think rationally is grounded in the very nature of God Himself. I heartily recommend this book to every student of the subject.”
— Douglas Wilson, Fellow of Philosophy and Classic Languages, New St. Andrews College; Pastor, Christ Church, Moscow, ID

“Each of Vern Poythress's books has been, in my judgment, the best book on its particular subject.”
- John Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando

“Every new item that Very Poyhtress write is thoughtful, creative, and worth reading.”
- C. John collins, Professor of Old Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary

Order your copy at the Westminster Bookstore.