Editorial -- By: John A. Jelinek
First and foremost, some apologies are in order to our readership. This issue of the journal is greatly delayed in its publication. There is no benefit derived in providing excuses for the delay in publication. Further, no excuse serves the authors whose work has been delayed in publication. Please accept our apologies as we hasten the release of this and subsequent journals.
Defending a Christian worldview in the secular arena is becoming increasingly complex. Epistemological “common ground” (if such exists) is often a slippery slope because of the equivocation of terms in a postmodern context. To borrow from the title of a recent book, truth is stranger than it used to be! Even biblical defenses of the faith and counter-responses to culture within Christianity appeal to a smaller and smaller audience. As the Journal of Christian Apologetics moves into its second year with this double issue, we have attempted to bridge additional gaps by addressing a wider range of issues.
The issue of general revelation is a central concern for those who engage in Christian apologetics. The question of epistemological common ground is broached as one defines the very concept. The Summer 1998 issue contains a number of submissions which were first presented at the November 1997 Annual Meeting of The Evangelical Theological Society in Santa Clara, California. There, the concept of general revelation was addressed from a number of different perspectives. Those who teach philosophy, theology, and apologetics know how treatment of these issues impacts the conclusions drawn at the end of the day. We trust that you will find this emphasis informative.
In the bonds of His grace,
John A. Jelinek, Editor
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