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The Sovereignty of Grace: An Appraisal of G. C. Berkouwer

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Including his analysis of the principles discussed in the Council of Dordt, Van Til addresses the Reformed theology of grace as it was impacted by the discourse of the Roman Catholic church. Reviewing the works of Berkouwer and Barth, Van Til addresses the importance of the Council of Dordt to the development of the theology of grace, as well as analyzing the impact the ...more
Paperback, 110 pages
Published 1969 by Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Co.
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Jacob Aitken
I have finally figured out why Van Til is so hard for so many people to read: it's stream of consciousness. You have to realize he is going to drop about 30 bombs all at once and if you keep them in a larger perspective, then the narrative, such as it is, makes sense.

He evaluates G.C. Berkouwer's later works. But before he does that, he outlines his own basic approach: see a variety of Greek, Medieval, and Kantian streams and syntheses. He then places Berkouwer's later works on that framework.

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May 09, 2012 Phil rated it it was ok
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I've imbibed some Van Til in the past, but this was a hard row to hoe. Even so, one can get a sense of Berkouwer's (and Barth's) reliance on existential and Kantian philosophy.
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Cornelius Van Til, was a Christian philosopher, Reformed theologian, and presuppositional apologist.

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Born on May 3, 1895, in Grootegast, The Netherlands he was the sixth son of Ite and Klazina Van Til, who emigrated to the United States when "Kees," as he was known to friends, was 10. He grew up helping on the family farm in Highland, Indiana.

Van Til graduated from Calvin Colleg
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