Carl F. H. Henry on Literal Propositional Revelation
The history of Christian thought contains a variety of arguments that conclude that we can know no literal truths about God. The result is appeal to ideas ranging from argument for analogies to doctrines of total ineffability. The ascription of infinity to God plays a significant role in discussion of these issues. Carl F. H. Henry firmly opposed and powerfully argued against the denial of it being possible to frame and know literal truths concerning God and rejected what he took to be the consequences of accepting the rejection of literal theological truths. His view deserves careful attention today.
Keith Yandell was Julius R. Weinberg Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, until his retirement. His many books include The Epistemology of Religious Experience (Cambridge University Press, 1994); Philosophy of Religion: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, 1999); with Harold Netland, Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal (InterVarsity Press/Paternoster, 2009); Christianity and Philosophy (Eerdmans, 1984); Basic Issues in the Philosophy of Religion (Allyn and Bacon, 1971); and ed. Faith and Narrative (Oxford University Press, 2001). He was also involved from the beginning in the evangelical philosophical renaissance with other philosophers such asAlvin Plantinga and Nicholas Wolterstorff.