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John M. Frame

Autor/a de The Doctrine of God

62+ obres 8,810 Membres 23 Ressenyes 9 preferits

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Dr. John M. Frame is the retired J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and is the author of many books including Salvation Belongs to the Lord. A History of Western Philosophy and Theology and the four volume Theology of Lordship mostra'n més series. mostra'n menys

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Obres de John M. Frame

The Doctrine of God (2002) 1,017 exemplars
Worship in Spirit and Truth (1996) 603 exemplars
Van Til: the theologian (1976) 41 exemplars

Obres associades

Five Views on Apologetics (2000) — Col·laborador — 841 exemplars
Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (2005) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions529 exemplars
Hermeneutics, Authority, and Canon (1986) — Col·laborador — 306 exemplars
Revolutions in Worldview: Understanding the Flow of Western Thought (2007) — Col·laborador — 204 exemplars
Handbook of Evangelical Theologians (1993) — Col·laborador — 106 exemplars


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Calvinist theologian



This book was fully discussed on Cave To The Cross Apologetics (

John Frame has been a well-known theologian and apologist for some time. While he's known to have written whole systematic theologies and apologetic tomes, this updated book is a good introductory book on presuppositional, Reformed apologetics for a college-level discussion.

What Frame does is lays out the role of apologetics in the life of a Christian and also the impact it should have. He covers the three aspects of reality a good apologetic should cover like a metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. Within each of these are breakout discussions on things like the necessity of the Trinity, the need to ground knowledge in a consistent means, and the always constant need to be true to what your claims actually are.

Probably one of the most controversial topics Frame takes on is a critique of Cornelius Van Til's transcendental argument. There are areas of disagreement with Frame here but it does not come from the point of view more Van Til critics have which is to not really try to understand what Van Til is saying. Frame is a fan of Van Til and subscribes to a lot of what he puts forth. As a TAG discussion point, this is a good one to go over.

Other points throughout the book is the necessity of the Gospel in one's apologetics and in the discussion of the "problem of evil" Frame wants to do what he does throughout the book which is encourage Christians to be Christian in their apologetic and discussions. This is a highlight of Frame's writing in that he speaks as a Christian, assumes as a Christian, and lays out arguments consistent with what he actually believes.

I would say that one of the negative aspects of the book is the flow of the topics don't always stick with what came before and there are parts of the book that seem copy and pasted into the work from previous writings (this is admitted to in parts so it's not as if Frame is hiding this fact). Also, these topics do require a lot of discussion to really hit it solidly and even for a 350+ page book there are sections that are too short for the discussion to be fully fleshed out.

If you're looking to get into Frame but may be intimidated by some of his larger writings or you're looking to step up your reading in presuppositionalism from an introductory level this would be a good book to do that. Final Grade - B+
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agentx216 | Aug 27, 2023 |
A quick little book that aids the Christian in doing apologetics from the presuppositional view.
LordWojo | Apr 23, 2023 |
A good overview and helpful critical analysis from someone friendly to Van Til.
jmd862000 | Mar 28, 2023 |



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