Prof. William Dennison Publishes Apologetics Anthology
Wipf and Stock recently published In Defense of the Eschaton: Essays in Reformed Apologetics, an anthology of essays by Dr. William Dennison, edited by Covenant alumnus James Douglas Baird ’14. The essays focus on Cornelius Van Til’s Reformed apologetics—exploring his theories of knowledge, revelation, and more.
The development of In Defense of the Eschaton began with alumnus James Baird. While he was a student at Covenant, Baird came to Dennison with an idea. He wanted to compile a number of Dennison’s essays into a single collection. He told Dennison that he was willing to edit the essays and put in the work to create the volume.
After thinking it over, Dennison remembers seeing Baird in his office and telling him, “Go ahead with it!”
“Dr. Dennison is a leading scholar in Van Til studies,” said Baird. “Naturally, it was a great honor to work with him on this project. I couldn't be more thankful for Dr. Dennison's unwavering support throughout the entire publication process. My hope is that readers of the book will benefit from Dennison's rich insights into Cornelius Van Til's thought and, even more importantly, into the Christ-centered structure of biblical revelation.”
After receiving permission from Dennison, Baird began compiling articles, editing, and enlisting prominent scholars to write reviews of the book. He also secured a forward for the book from Dr. Lane Tipton, associate professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. Dennison gives nearly full credit for the volume to Baird’s hard work.
“James put it together very well, in terms of the sequence of articles,” said Dennison. “It’s a collection of articles I’ve written in other places put into one solid place for the reader to take on.”