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Entries Tagged as 'Circular Reasoning'

More Mistakes: A Rejoinder to Randal Rauser

December 3rd, 2011 158 Comments

For those who aren’t aware, there has been something of a “debate”, but what I’d prefer to refer to as an “in house discussion” between Randal Rauser (Professor of Historical Theology at Taylor Seminary) and myself. The discussion so far can be found here: My initial article was Randal Rauser’s Mistake: A Defense of Calvin’s Doctrine […]

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Randal Rauser’s Mistake: A Defense of Calvin’s Doctrine of Election

November 12th, 2011 77 Comments

Thanks go to Matthew Flannagan for pointing me in the direction of this response to the problem. A while back Professor Randal Rauser issued a blog entitled “Calvinism and the Arbitrary Camp Director” in which he criticised the Calvinist understanding of election. For those of you who are unaware of the Calvinistic understanding of election, […]

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Fallacy Friday: Petitio Principii (Begging the Question)

March 19th, 2011 7 Comments

For the last few Fridays I have been publishing a blog series on logical fallacies. This begs the question, what fallacy will I discuss today? The above sentence illustrates how the  phrase “begs the question” is commonly misused. To test how pervasive this misuse is I typed “this begs the question” into Google and limited it […]

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