SYMPHONIC THEOLOGY:

THE VALIDITY OF MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES IN THEOLOGY

Vern Sheridan Poythress





Acknowledgments

Many of my ideas about perspectives in theology grew under the influence of perspectival thinking in Cornelius Van Til, John M. Frame, and Kenneth L. Pike. I have tried to acknowledge in the footnotes cases of direct dependence, but I have lost track of many of the more subtle ways in which the whole style of my thinking has been profoundly affected by these three scholars. This book owes much more to these men than can easily be indicated. The bibliography contains a list of the writings of Van Til, Frame, and Pike that are most closely related to the concerns of this book.

I dedicate this book to my wife, Diane, who has been a constant source of encouragement in the process of writing.