The Advancement Book Critique
L. Russ Bush, a dean and professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His book entitled, The Advancement (2003), is an apologetic approach to naturalism. He came up with the term “advancement” to explain philosophical revolution because it was portray newness to modernism. He felt like the name “modern” seem outdated and old-fashion. Modern tends to provoke an attitude of staleness, rather than revolving and advancing.
Bush’s book (2003) is divided into eight chapters. It starts with Chapter 1, entitled “The Worldview of the Advancement”. This chapter discusses the fundamental of compare and ...view middle of the document...
A person of Christian faith believes that all scripture is error-free and God Breathed. God is true. God is life. He is almighty and all-knowing. However, with open theist they believe that God is all of this, but he makes mistakes. One of their arguments, as Bush explains, God “does not know the future infallibly because he cannot know the free acts of moral agents” (page 63). The freewill of a person can alter God’s destiny for a person’s life or future events.
Chapters 5 and 6 to explain (and is entitled) what naturalistic evolution is and is not. In chapter 5 explains his “Ten Axioms of Modern Scientific Thought” and his “Five Simple Objections to Naturalist. Bush concluded in chapter 6 by saying, “Proving naturalism false is not enough by itself to prove theism true, but the evidence against naturalism is at least partially the evidence that points to theism” (page 83).
Ross goes on to explain in chapters 6 and 7 why not either Naturalistic Evolution or Advancement. Bush states, “Proving naturalism false is not enough by itself to prove theism true, but the evidence against naturalism is at least partially the evidence...