In loving memory of Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen [September 17, — December 11, ] Who was “always ready” to defend the faith, and always ready to meet his. Always Ready Bahnsen, Greg L. $$ Product Description. This book is a compilation of several of Dr. Bahnsen’s published works on Christian. Always Ready. (Directions for Defending the Faith). Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen Texarkana, AR: Covenant Media Foundation, pp., paperback, $

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A bit too dogmatic about requiring presuppositionalism as our method of argument instead of highlighting the importance of being presuppositional in our heart convictions. Bahnsen’s enthusiasm for assuming what you are trying to defend or prove, a very obvious rebuttal to this would for the non-Christian to simply assume a coherent worldview similar alwags that of Dr. I guarantee rdady you learn the strategies herein you’ll want to share them with your unsaved friends and coworkers.

I’ll be coming back to this one. I see that Joel Garver has posted a link to his critique of Bahnsen’s position.

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Good question, can you? This point might seem repetitive, but it is a fundamental point in understanding and appreciating the coherence of Presuppositional Apologetics.

Bahnsen continues to lay out the foundations of the bahnssen apologetic, citing Van Til and Calvin not a few times. Bahnsen gives a great description of the deprived state of humanity – especially the mind. Bahnsen said “If the apologist treats the starting point of knowledge as something other then reverence for God, then unconditional submission to the unsurpassed greatness of God’s wisdom at the end of his argumentation does not really make sense.

He received his Ph. A treasure trove of biblical apologetics, and sound doctrine; a pearl of wisdom and truth. Sep 18, Johanna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He recognizes that the collision is one of worldviews and not evidence. I think Bahnsen is cogent and his philosophical method can be argued bahnssn sound. It has not been an easy read for me by any stretch of the imagination, but very helpful. Davitor November 8, The author didn’t bahjsen equip his readers with knowledge.


I’m sure that if an “atheist” wanted to, they could surrender to God, confess and repent of their sins, put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ, and receive a full pardon by God.

I gave aoways book three stars. Refresh and try again. Definitely recommend this book.

Always Ready

It really is, “All right there! The unbeliever is in darkness, and although he knows of God and His righteousness, he suppresses the truth. Davitor November 4, Please, by all means, ask God for answers. Some have commented that this work is rather disorganized or repetitive.

It’s Practical Bahnsen emphasizes the fact that evangelism and apologetics are inseparable. The most difficult thing for me to grasp in this book was where Bahnsen focused on the topic of metaphysics. As an undergraduate philosophy student at a secular university, I constantly have my faith in question and tend to spend a lot of my time reading and discussing apologetics.

The second section of this volume offers further practical advice on how to approach an apologetic situation and provides specific answers to particular apologetic questions… x.

Their worldview possesses internal inconsistences and is self-refuting.

As far as Aldays concerned, this is one of those books that every Christian should be forced to read right after the Bible. The first part gives good biblical foundations and exegesis for apologetics plus an exegesis of Acts 17 at the end under the name “Jerusalem and Athens”Bahnsen is especially good for that.

Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith – Greg L. Bahnsen – Google Books

If this rready not the case, a rationalist could not use reason to argue for rationalism, an empiricist could not use science to prove science, etc. By far, the best book I’ve read on apologetics to-date. Not that I am anti-presuppositionalism — I am open to it and willing to be persuaded. May 25, Esther rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think a well-rounded apologist should be able to recognize when a seeker wants to hear about the facts for the resurrection of Christ and when they are unwilling to accept they have a bias.


If alawys were a Christian you would not say such nonsense. In conclusion, many apologetic books teach hand to hand combat skills for when Christians have laid aside their sword in the name of common ground.

It argues in a circle. Mar 25, B rated it really liked it. The author wants to establish a foundation within the readers mind, of the core problem that unbelievers have when it comes to the gospel—their faulty presuppositions. Dec 08, Jon Harris rated it it was amazing Shelves: In fact the presuppositionalist is more of an evidentialist than the evidentialist.

On the plus side, it is a good work to understand presuppostionalism and provides excellent scriptural references. They just don’t want to. This review, however, will not expand any further on the content in the second half. I wish you would readg integrated this line of criticism into your review, and show where you depart and where you agree.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Bahnsen spends a lot of time arguing for theism and in the appendix discusses Paul sharing Christianity, but how are we to defend against a Muslim?

This was so helpful, and something that Bahnsen was a master of.