Greg Bahnsen On James Jordan's "Interpretive Maximalism"

Discussion in 'Federal Vision/New Perspectives' started by Backwoods Presbyterian, Feb 10, 2011.

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  1. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritanboard Amanuensis

    Much has been attempted by both proponents of FV and those who are rightfully against FV to try to attach Greg Bahnsen to the FV theology. Both camps have their reasons for doing so, neither normally on the up and up.

    Here is an excerpt from an interview done by "Calvinism Today" back in January of 1994 that touches on one of the undergirding principles of FV. Also in this interview is a rebuke of the "Tylerites".

     
  2. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for this, Benjamin. I suspect that most people have a sneaking (and unfounded!) suspicion in the back of their minds that because some FV guys were theonomic at one time, that therefore theonomy supports the FV, a clear example of a genetic fallacy. Some of the most outspoken critics of the FV today are theonomy guys (witness Joe Morecraft, for instance). Of course, in Bahnsen's case, we have to deal with his own son's claim that Greg Bahnsen would have supported FV theology. It is very clear from this quote that Bahnsen would never have done so.
     
  3. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    Very interesting, Ben! It's encouraging to see Bahnsen's repudiation of Jordan's interpretative methods. This is a very incisive remark:

     
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