Why People Don't Believe: Confronting Seven Challenges to Christian Faith (Google eBook)

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Baker Books, May 1, 2011 - Religion - 176 pages
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Religion is increasingly seen as a dangerous source of violence in the world, breeding a fear of faith in a very vocal group of critics. Most Christians are blissfully unaware of the litany of allegations being brought against religion, including that it is the cause of intolerance, imperialism, irrationality, bigotry, and war, to name a few. But ignorance is not the answer.

In Why People Don't Believe, Paul Chamberlain strives to represent the concerns and challenges raised against religious faith, particularly those raised against Christianity, to help readers understand them. He then thoughtfully responds to these criticisms, honestly evaluating whether they have merit. Lastly, he outlines the many good and humane contributions Christianity has made to the world throughout the past 2,000 years.

Anyone who is troubled by today's headlines involving religious violence or who wants to be able to respond intelligently to critics will find Why People Don't Believe a welcome, hopeful book.
  

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Paul Chamberlain's Why People Don't Believe could be called an apologetics book, but the more accurate portrayal would be a theological treatise that defends Christianity. Chamberlain systematically ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Reason to Fear
19
A Closer Look
47
Is Christianity Irrational and Devoid of Evidence?
71
Is Christianity AntiScientific?
93
Is Biblical Morality Appalling?
105
Living the Way Jesus Calls Us to Live
119
Christianitys Gifts to the World
129
Is There a Way Forward? True Religion
149
Notes
157
Index
167
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About the author (2011)

Paul Chamberlain (PhD, Marquette University) is director of the Institute of Christian Apologetics and professor of apologetics, ethics, and philosophy of religion at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He has also served on the staff of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He is the author of Can We Be Good without God? and Final Wishes.

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