Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Early Church Fathers Nota Bene

Instrumentum Litteraturae

Yesterday we saw that Tertullian was willing to go so far as to call the soul “naturally Christian,” just as, in a sense, one might say the universe–the cosmos that bears witness to divine order–is. And yet we do not apprehend God as we ought from nature. The impossibility of our absolute ignorance of him leads to […]

Archive Reformed Irenicism Steven Wedgeworth

Bavinck: Christianity is Paganism’s Fulfillment

In his treatment of general revelation and prolegomena, Herman Bavinck writes: In the Middle Ages Thomas not only asserted that as rational beings human beings can– without supernatural grace– know natural truths but also testifies that it is impossible for there to be “some knowledge which is totally false without any admixture of some truth” […]