Thursday, October 3, 2013

Critiques of Clarkianism and Scripturalism

The following are links to critiques of Clarkianism and Scripturalism (the unique theology, philosophy, and apologetical approach of Gordon H. Clark). Some of the better known Clarkians are John W. Robbins, W. Gary Crampton and Sean Gerety. Vincent Cheung is a Modified Clarkian and Scripturalist.

In the blogs of Triablogue, sometimes the blog is dedicated to addressing Clarkianism and/or Scripturalism, and other times only in a secondary way. Sometimes the relevant Clarkian/Scripturalist discussion is in the comments section of the blog. Also, because of the Van Til/Clark Controversy some blogs are really about Van Til's theology/apologetics but mention Clark in a secondary sense. However, I want to make it clear that there are many blogs at Triablogue that are devoted to Van Til's theology/apologetics which are very interesting but aren't included in the following list of links because they don't significantly interact with Clarkianism/Scripturalism. Remember also that Scripturalists sometimes disagree on specifics. For example, Vincent Cheung could be considered a "Modified Clarkian Scripturalist". Also, unlike most Clarkians who are cessationists, Cheung is a continuationist with regard to the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit. Finally, realize that some blogs are for the purpose of humor and are to be taken tongue-in-cheek rather than taken seriously.

I created this blog for two reasons:

1. To highlight the problems with Clarkianism and Scripturalism so that Christians won't continue making the mistakes that Clarkian Scripturalists are making, and

2. So that Christians can better separate the good from the bad in Clarkian apologetics. There is much good in Clarkian and modified-Clarkian apologetics. The problem is that the good is mixed in with the bad. This blog is meant to help sift the wheat from the chaff so that Christians can more effectively defend the Christian faith in a way that doesn't ultimately undermine it.

Papers by Aquascum On Scripturalism

see especially:    A Response to Vincent Cheung

Triablogue blog posts:

Gordon Clark-1 Saturday, June 18, 2005

Gordon Clark-2 Saturday, June 18, 2005

Extra-scriptural scripturalism Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Solitaire Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Sense & nonsense Saturday, June 25, 2005

Refuting the Irrefutable Monday, June 27, 2005

Continuing Comments on Cheung Friday, July 01, 2005

Scripturalism as Neo-Deism Sunday, July 03, 2005

"Biblical" rationalism is incoherent Thursday, July 07, 2005

Preservation & providence Sunday, July 10, 2005

Can Cheung change a flat tire? Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Why I'm not a Cramptonian Thursday, July 14, 2005

John Robbins: man or myth? Sunday, July 17, 2005

Crampton cramps Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Outing the incognita Sunday, August 21, 2005

Van Til's Serious Trinitarian Theology Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Maneuvering Around fatal Maneuvers Saturday, March 04, 2006

Dracula rises from the grave Sunday, March 05, 2006

Inductive logic Monday, March 06, 2006

The Creature From The Black Lagoon Monday, March 06, 2006

Intramural debate Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Intramural Debate (Part II) Tuesday, March 07, 2006

On Cheungian Occasionalism Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Sudduth on scripturalism Thursday, March 09, 2006

More on Cheung Friday, March 17, 2006

More Scripturalist Mumbo Jumbo Saturday, March 18, 2006

Scripturalism and 2 Peter 1:19 Sunday, September 10, 2006

"It can be lonely up here looking down at the rest of you poor pions from the top of the world!" :-( Saturday, January 27, 2007

I'm The Best Around, Nothing's Ever Gonna Bring Me Down Sunday, January 28, 2007

Paradox in Christian Theology Monday, March 26, 2007

Scripturalist Were Offended By This Post, So I Removed Offensive Content Thursday, May 03, 2007

Clarkoholics Thursday, May 03, 2007

What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You Friday, May 04, 2007

Tinkerbell Exists! Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ron D. Meets That Triabloguer  Saturday, December 9, 2007

I Was Wrong, nihil ad rem Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Cornelius Van Til: Reformed Apologist and Churchman (American Reformed Biographies) Tuesday, April 01, 2008

You're Irrational! Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Recovering The Reformed Confession: Reviewed Monday, December 01, 2008

Showing Gerety The Door Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Skepticism, Infallibilism, and Knowledge Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Green Stye Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sean of the Dead Monday, April 27, 2009

Jiffy Jeff's Gym Wednesday, April 29, 2009

You're dethpicable! Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Is Scripturalism Scriptural? Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bivalence & paradox Thursday, April 30, 2009

Did John Robbins know anything? Saturday, May 02, 2009

Scripturalism's Three-card Monte Tuesday, May 05, 2009

So who's afraid of da big bad wolf? Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Hearing a broken record Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The problem of induction Thursday, May 07, 2009

Logicality & paradoxicality Friday, May 08, 2009

Scripturalist Metaphysics of Personhood Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Shadowboxing with a lepresean Thursday, May 14, 2009

Everything you perceive is unreliable Friday, May 15, 2009

Sensation and revelation Friday, May 15, 2009

On Scripturalism and (some of) its Epistemological Shortcomings Monday, May 18, 2009

John Robbins, Empiricist! Monday, May 18, 2009

Gerety to Sudduth via Robbins via the Ouija Board Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A quick note on a quick note Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ink marks on a page Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Empiricism Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Clarkian monophysitism Thursday, May 21, 2009

On the Propriety of Asking Scripturalists Whether They Know X, Y, or Z Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hume in sheepskin Thursday, May 21, 2009

A quick note on a quick note by TF Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Quick Note on Scripturalist Context Thursday, May 21, 2009

Correcting a Misquote of Calvin Friday, May 22, 2009

Skepticism about scepticism Friday, May 22, 2009

The Death of Christian Apologetics Thursday, May 28, 2009

The task of apologetics Friday, May 29, 2009

Innate knowledge Friday, June 05, 2009

How do you know? Friday, June 05, 2009

The Empire Strikes Back Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Gut-reactive theological method Sunday, October 18, 2009

Clarkian confusions Thursday, October 22, 2009

Response to Crampton Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Rejoinder to Crampton Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Crampton on perspicuity Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Apparent or actual contradictions? Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hello Friday, March 12, 2010

Science and Health with Key to the Scripturalists Saturday, March 13, 2010

Why Anderson is not a Densonian Saturday, March 13, 2010

Christian Science redivivus Sunday, March 14, 2010

Aborting propositions Sunday, March 14, 2010

Gordon Clark's Paradoxical View of the Trinity Monday, March 15, 2010

Taxonomy According to Gordon Clark Tuesday, March 16, 2010

James Anderson on Sola Scriptura Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Van Til's Trinitarian formulation Tuesday, November 23, 2010

How Universalism Gets Everyone Out of Hell . . . And Heaven Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sense & sensibility Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Overly Dependent On TAG Thursday, July 07, 2011

The virtual world of Scripturalism Tuesday, June 05, 2012

God loves a hilarious giver  Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Doubting Thomist

Thor's hammer

What lies behind the fence?

Is Scripturalism unscriptural?

Scripturalism and knowledge

Signs and seasons

A dilemma for Scripturalism

Clark on 1 John

One great blooming, buzzing confusion

Scripturalism's Cartesian deceiver

How the Cartesian demon bedevils Scripturalism

Scripturalism and foundationalism

Clark and Gödel

Frame's presuppositionalism

Clark's hammer

Crosslinguistic influence

Proving first principles

The light of nature

Navajo witchcraft

Finding the Bible

Seneca guns

Axiomatic opinions

Inerrancy and Scripturalism

Bacardi rum

Absolute personality

The Word of Life

Scripturalists in the Matrix

Parenting tips for Scripturalists

Look ma, no hands!

Breaking into the circle

Criticisms by fellow Scripturalists

God, the Author of Sin and Metaphysical Distanciation:A Brief Rebuttal of Vincent's Cheung Theodicy
(This critique seems to be written by Daniel H. Chew who is himself a Scripturalist. He uses the middle initial "H" at the website homepage HERE. This might be the same Daniel Chew mentioned by Steve Hays at and by Drake Shelton.)

More critiques of Vincent Cheung by Daniel Chew at his blog. These are blogposts with the label "Vincent Cheung":

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