Poythress, Vern S.
For Christians looking to improve critical thinking skills, here is an accessible introduction to the study of logic as well as an in-depth treatment of the discipline from a professor with six academic degrees and over 30 years experience teaching. Questions for further reflection are included at the end of each chapter as well as helpful diagrams and charts for use in college and graduate-level classrooms.
Vern Poythress has undertaken a radical recasting of the study of logic in this revolutionary work from a Christian worldview.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Introducing Logic and Argument
1. The Importance of Logic
2. Formal Logic
Part 2: God in Logic
3. Logic Revealing God
4. Logic as Personal
5. Logic within Language
6. Suppressing the Truth
7. Logic and the Trinity
8. The Absoluteness of God
9. Logic and Necessity
10. Transcendence and Immanence
11. Reflections on the Mediation of Human Knowledge of Logic
12. Fallacies and God
Part 3: The Problem of Classification
14. Unity and Diversity
15. Stability of Meaning
16. Form and Meaning
17. Context for Meaning
18. Persons and Logic
19. Logic and Religious Antithesis
20. Theistic Proofs
Part 4: Aristotelian Syllogisms
21. Theistic Foundations for a Syllogism
22. Venn Diagrams
23. Syllogisms of the First Figure
Vern Sheridan Poythress is professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he has taught for 33 years. He has six earned degrees, including a PhD from Harvard University and a ThD from the University of Stellenbosch. He is the author of numerous books on biblical interpretation, language, and science.