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Why not Advancement: a critique of The Advancement by L. Ross Bush

A paper submitted to Dr. Bruce Forrest in partial fulfillment of the requirements for Christian Apologetics APOL 500

Bobby Barnett
11/24/2013

Contents Section Page
Introduction……………………………………………………………………………3
Summary……………………………………………………………………………….3
Critique…………………………………………………………………………………6
Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………...10
Bibliography…………………………………………………………………………….11

Introduction The society of today has come a long way in many disciplines such as technology. While the human race basks in the advancements of these many disciplines, a real danger that once was an unthinkable travesty has become an unfortunate reality. The reality is that as society enjoys the advances in science and knowledge, these advances are not progress at all but a hollow attempt of a society that has willingly begun to extinguish the light of faith in order to live in darkness spiritually. This is the domain of The Advancement by L. Russ Bush. Bush coins the term “advancement” and defines this term as the age into which society has now begun to descend on the vehicle of postmodern thought. The danger that Bush presents as inherent in the change to advancement thinking is that regression both physically and spiritually is interpreted as progression within the previous modern and postmodern paradigm.
Summary
The Advancement by L. Russ Bush is a presentation. Bush presents the word “advancement” as both a worldview and an era much like historians refer to the Medieval Era, Renaissance Era, or any of the many eras referred to by historians. In fact, the preface and introduction of the book describe the word advancement in this exact way. Bush wrote the book upon the thesis that is most clearly stated in the Preface, “The fact is, many Americans and Europeans and others…...

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