Introduction to the Current Issue -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Ashland Theological Journal
Volume: ATJ 13:0 (NA 1980)
Article: Introduction to the Current Issue
Author: Anonymous

Introduction to the Current Issue

The 1980 issue of the Ashland Theological Bulletin is comprised of a single article by Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen, a Scholar-in-Residence at Ashland Theological Seminary for Spring Quarter, 1980. The focus of “The Encounter of Jerusalem with Athens” is the exegesis of Paul’s speech at Athens in Acts 17, and its relationship to Pauline texts (especially Romans 1) with respect to the theme of method in apologetics and witnessing. We are happy to present this learned and practical piece to our readers, both as a study of Scripture and as a memorial of the Bahnsen Lectureship among us. Dr. Bahnsen, a scholar, teacher and writer in the Reformed tradition, taught three courses Spring Quarter in the area of Christian thought: Philosophy of Christianity, Christian Ethics, and Christianity and Politics. The lecturer’s learning, zeal for Scriptural truth and gentleness of manner were appreciated by students and faculty alike.

Rev. Greg L. Bahnsen, Ph.D., 32 years of age, ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, is married and has four children. Formerly he was Assistant Professor of Apologetics at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Westmont College, B.A.; Westminster Theological Seminary, M. Div. and Th. M.; and the University of Southern California, Ph.D. in Philosophy. He has served as the Youth Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan Beach, California; Assistant Pastor, Calvary United Presbyterian Church, Wyncote, Pennsylvania; and Pastor, Trinity Chapel, Eagle Rock, California. Among his publications are Theonomy in Christian Ethics; Homosexuality: A Biblical View; and A Biblical Introduction to Apologetics. His articles include “Autographs, Amanuenses, and Restricted Inspiration” in Evangelical Quarterly, “Socrates or Christ: The Reformation of Christian Apologetics” and “Pragmatism, Prejudice, and Presuppositionalism” in Foundations of Christian Scholarship, “Inductivism, Inerrancy, and Presuppositionalism” in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and other articles, letters and reviews in the Westminster Theological Journal, Journal of Christian Reconstruction, Presbyterian Guardian, Presbyterian Journal, Banner of Truth, Cambridge Fish, and Chalcedon Reports. Dr. Bahnsen is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, Evangelical Philosophical Society, and the Advisory Board of ICBI (International

Council on Biblical Inerrancy, at whose Chicago Summit in 1978, incidently, this editor met brother Bahnsen for the first time). At the present moment our author is a free-lance writer, and filling many pulpits,...

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