Covenantal Apologetics

July 29, 2013

Principles & Practice in Defense of Our Faith

New book by Rev. Dr. K. Scott Oliphint, professor of apologetics and systematic theology.

Publisher's Description: Defending the faith can be daunting, and a well-reasoned and biblically grounded apologetic is essential for the challenge. Following in the footsteps of groundbreaking apologist Cornelius Van Til, Scott Oliphint presents us with an introduction to Reformed apologetics as he sets forth the principles behind a distinctly “covenantal” approach. This book clearly explains the theological foundations of covenantal apologetics and illustrates its application in real-world conversations with unbelievers—helping Christians to boldly, knowledgeably, and winsomely proclaim the gospel.

Includes a Foreword by Dr. William Edgar.

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Justin Taylor interview with Dr. Oliphint

From The Gospel Coalition:


“A major undertaking in Christian apologetics, this volume makes a most timely and welcome contribution. By labeling the apologetic task ‘covenantal,’ Scott Oliphint highlights throughout that the presuppositions of ‘presuppositional apologetics’ are the clear and indubitable teachings of Scripture and not a postmodern understanding of presuppositions. Comprehensive in its scope, this balanced mix of principles and practice provides valuable instruction to a broad range of readers. I commend it most highly, especially to those concerned with responding to the challenges of unbelief, both present and perennial, in growing fidelity to Scripture as God’s Word.”
- Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus

“Eminently clear without being superficial, Oliphint goes a long way to dispel the notion that ambiguity and esoteric language are hallmarks of what has come to be known as Presuppositional Apologetics. Indeed, even the label itself isn't spared - adopting the term Covenantal Apologetics, Oliphint shows what it means for apologetics that every human is either in Adam or in Christ. Bringing method and application together, the reader is given practical answers to common questions, whether from a Muslim or an Atheist. This is now our best introduction to apologetics from a Van Tilian perspective. It's nothing short of a paradigm shift in the way Westminster's apologetic is communicated.”
- Ben Dahlvang, Westminster Bookstore Staff, 2013

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