The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox: An Interpretation and Refinement of the Theological Apologetics of Cornelius Van Til
The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox, by B. A. Bosserman may not seem to be a relevant book for a blog developing a “gospel hermeneutic of stranger things” at first glance. However, it lays some foundational groundwork in our thinking that is important for a distinctly Christian view of the world which frees us to reject reductionist, rationalistic lenses, and provides a lens more compatible with the biblical world of strange and wonderful things. Rather than seeing paradoxes as contradictions, Bosserman challenges us to embrace a metaphysic and an epistemology rooted in and modeled after God’s triune nature, which is able to delight in paradoxes as mutually implying one another rather than rejecting them as mutually excluding one another. This is not a postmodern abandonment of reason or truth, but it is a call to a copernican revolution in philosophy where the Triune God, rather than the reasoning of men is the center of reality. The outflow of this shift in thinking is an increased delight in mystery and awe, an epistemological humility, and an ability to hold things together that the modern mind may want to separate.