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Van Til Group #8 — The Christian Philosophy of Knowledge

Carlton Wynne, Lane Tipton, and Camden Bucey turn to pp. 48–54 of Cornelius Van Til’s The Defense of the Faith to discuss the Christian theory of knowledge. In this section, Van Til speaks of the relationship between a theory of reality and the theory of knowledge and how for orthodox Christians, the absolute God of Scripture is identical with his knowledge while finite creatures are fundamentally dependent upon him.

We also announce the arrival of Lane Tipton’s book, The Trinitarian Theology of Cornelius Van Til.


  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:02:16 New Book: The Trinitarian Theology of Cornelius Van Til
  • 00:12:28 Reviewing Chapters 1–2 of the Book
  • 00:23:38 A Christian Theory of Being
  • 00:35:30 The Bible and Christian Experience
  • 00:37:50 Ontology and Epistemology from the Garden of Eden
  • 00:42:59 Epistemological Authority
  • 00:48:35 Satan’s Tactic in Temptation
  • 00:55:16 God’s Knowledge and Being are Coterminous
  • 01:00:52 Pantheism
  • 01:06:04 Consequences of Saying that God’s Knowledge Changes
  • 01:15:44 Biblical Examples of God’s Knowledge in Relation to Creation
  • 01:21:00 Conclusion

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