Douglas Groothuis

Defending Christian Faith, October 12, 2004




part 2



III.       Four Defective Views of Meaning and Morality


A.        Four naturalist views (continued)



2.         From naturalism to nihilism (James Sire, Universe Next Door, 4rd ed. (InterVarsity Press, 1997).


a.         Chance and necessity dehumanizes and impersonalizes


b.         The great cloud of unknowing: epistemology


c.         Is and ought problem


d.         Nihilism and objective value (Moreland)


·        The argument from damnation (Peter Berger, A Rumor of Angels)


e.         Nihilism and science


f.          Nihilism and persuasion


g.         Nihilism and livability