Kant’s Rational Empiricism: His R.E. is the combination of Rationalism of Rene Descartes and Empiricism of John Locke and David Hume. Kant argues true knowledge is more than simply a blank tablet, as Descartes suggest it as tabula rasa, that received information from our external sense experience. It also processes the data that is received from our sense experience and classifies them accordingly to their categories in the mind which he believes to be innate and inherent.
Principle of Embarrassment: is a principle that is employed to validate the trustworthiness, authenticity, and truthfulness of any historical document. Christian apologetics also applies this principle to determine the historicity of the events described in the Bible. When a source (s) that can potentially damage/s its case admits something embarrassing, these assertions are unlikely to be invented or fabricated.
Women as the first witness to the empty tomb of Jesus.
Conversion of skeptics like then Saul (now Paul) and James.
Principle of Enemy Attestation: Any source that does not have sympathy for a certain person, message, or cause comes to affirm something about it. When writers or enemies corroborate the given facts or data, it is more likely to be authentic.
“A worldview is a commitment, a fundamental orientation of the heart, that can be expressed as a story or in a set of presuppositions (assumptions which may be true, partially true or entirely false) which we hold (consciously or subconsciously, consistently or inconsistently) about the basic constitution of reality, and that provides the foundation on which we live and move and have our being.”
James Sire, The Universe Next Door
Journal Article Review on Gen-X Apologetics by David Neff
In his essay, “Gen-X Apologetics,” David Neff presents three different apologias from three different books. As the adolescents of this generation are highly influenced by rapid social change, global village concept, cultures, and customs, they have undervalued the meaning and purpose of life. Children in their juvenile are highly shaped by their contemporary cohort and culture than intimate family. And they have lost their hope and faith upon God whom their parents believe and have taught them to believe too. The main point of the essay is to be equipped to reason the bombarded queries of seekers regarding Christian faith and social issues in the postmodern world. Continue reading Gen-X Apologetics