A profound study of the nature and basis of religious knowledge that offers a valuable critique of European philosophy from the point of view of orthodox Calvinism. The only completed works are translated here: De la Nature de la Connaissance Religieuse and De Fondement et de la Specification de la Connaissance Religieuse. This title has become an influential and widely regarded Calvinist work, and is valued for its penetrating insights and strong Biblical emphasis.
Dr. Auguste Lecerf was Professor in the Protestant Faculty of Theology, University of Paris. He founded the Bulletin of the Societe Calviniste de France. He is also the author of Catechisme de Geneve (1934) and Etudes Calvinistes (1949).
Preface Part I. The Nature of Religious Knowledge 1. Preliminary Considerations 2. The Idea of an Introduction to Dogmatics 3. The Internal Criteria of Religious Truth 4. The Organ of Religious Knowledge 5. Innatism 6. Empiricism 7. Knwledge as Affected by Consciousness 8. Moderate Critical Realism 9. The Meaning of Religion 10. The Universality and Persistence of Religion 11. Religion, Magic and Science 12. Theology and Metaphysics 13. The Real Content of Religious Knowledge 14. Certain Doctrines Considered in Relation to Epistemology 15. Calvinistic Realism and Some Types of Religious Knowledge Part II. The Foundation and Specification of Religious Knowledge 1. Preliminary and Methodological Questions 2. The Calvinistic Concept of Apologetics and Polemics 3. Calvinism and Philosophy 4. Why Christian Dogmatics must be Theistic 5. Agnostic and Atheistic Criticisms of Faith 6. Revelation in Space 7. Why Dogmatics must be Christian and Orthodox 8. Christian Dogmatics must be Protestant 9. The Formal and External Principle of the Reformed Faith 10. The Testimony of the Holy Spirit and the Authority of Scripture: The Canon of the New Testament 11. The Testimony of the Holy Spirit and the Canon of the Old Testament 12. The Unity of the Church and the Formal Principle of Protestantism 13. The Formal Authority of Scripture a Primary Principle in Theology 14. Why Christian Dogmatics must be Calvinistic and Reformed Appendix