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“Assessment. Process thinking’s most important point of departure from historic Christian faith is partly contingent and limited deity, acting only as lure, and without knowledge of the future. Moreover, process separates God from evil, by denying sovereignty, but fails to explain the causes of radical sin and evil.” (Page 959)
“First, he employed ‘radical empiricism’ to describe the nature of beliefs. That is, in his view beliefs rest on currently observed facts; thus, beliefs are hypothetical and relative rather than dogmatic. Second, ‘humanism’ is the route to proper ideas. Ideas are to be based on human experience, not on revelation. Third, truths are relative to experience instead of coming from an absolute source.” (Page 945)
“Thus higher criticism often is associated with a destructive undermining of biblical authority rather than an objective analysis and evaluation of the biblical literature.” (Page 555)
“Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge (1851–1921). The last of the great conservative theologians who defended Calvinistic orthodoxy from the chair of theology at Princeton Seminary.” (Page 1257)
“Positivism. A distinctive position in contemporary philosophy that stresses the analysis of language as the most important function of philosophy. Positivism, because of its use of recent developments in logic and its emphasis on scientific inquiry as the paradigm of human knowledge, is sometimes called logical positivism or logical empiricism. All three labels can be used interchangeably.” (Page 936)