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From Descartes to Vanhoozer: A Search for a Firm Foundation by Simon Jooste

28 August, 2007

The church finds herself more anxious than ever to establish the story of Gospel redemption upon firm ground. Some have stayed the Cartesian course in search of an indubitable granite foundation, based on so-called timeless universal propositions extracted from the Scriptures. Others, however, have heeded the criticisms of the linguistic turn and have sought to locate theological authority in church practices. It is the contention of this paper that the authority of the Scriptures is derived neither purely from its propositional content nor the church practices they effect. Read More…

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