B. B. Warfield’s Scientifically Constructive Theological Scholarship
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Smith's analysis of Warfield's conception of theological science presents a formidable challenge to the standard interpretation of the Princeton mind. Bold, judicious, and compelling, Smith establishes that Warfield was a thoroughgoing Calvinist who recognized that truth is 'organic and unified,' and in so doing dismantles what has come to be known as the Ahlstrom thesis. This book is an important addition to the literature reassessing the place of Old Princeton in the history of American Evangelicalism."
-Paul Kjoss Helseth
author of "Right Reason" and the Princeton Mind: An Unorthodox Proposal
"For too long scholars have advanced the mistaken notion that Warfield's theology and/or theological method resulted from his previous commitments to Scottish Common Sense Realism. Thanks to David Smith's work, we may now pronounce that thesis dead. David provides the most thorough analysis of Warfield's theological methodology available, and I doubt his dismantling of the supposed SCSR connection will ever be answered. He has read Warfield well, and he has set the record straight. Many thanks!"
-Fred G. Zaspel
author of The Theology of B. B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary
"Warfield believed in the unitary nature of truth: as a result, he rejected the fact/value dichotomy, affirmed both the objective and subjective in his epistemology, and, sensitive to history and the coordination of philosophy and theology, viewed apologetics as a partner of evangelism and integral to Christian discipleship. David Smith's first-rate work is commended to the reading public in the demonstration of these assertions."
-Alan D. Strange
Asociate Professor of Church History
Mid-America Reformed Seminary