Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics

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Crossway, 1994 - Religion - 350 pages
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"Evangelicals have been living on the periphery of responsible intellectual existence. The average Christian does not realize that there is an intellectual war going on in the universities and in the professional journals and scholarly societies. Christianity is being attacked from all sides as irrational or outmoded, and millions of students, our future generation of leaders have absorbed this viewpoint. This is a war which we cannot afford to lose....

"In addition to serving, like the rest of theology in general, as an expression of our loving God with all our minds, apologetics specifically serves to show to unbelievers the truth of the Christian faith, to confirm that faith to believers, and to reveal and explore the connections between Christian doctrine and other truths.... Apologetics... is a theoretical discipline that tries to answer the question, What rational defense can be given for the Christian faith?"

This book by respected philosopher and theologian William Lane Craig has been thoroughly revised and updated to equip believers in the successful proclamation of biblical truth claims. The author gives careful attention to crucial questions and concerns, including: How Do I Know Christianity Is True?, The Absurdity of Life Without God, The Existence of God, The Problem of Miracles, and The Resurrection of Jesus.

An invaluable scholarly resource for all committed defenders of the Christian faith.

  

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User Review  - elizabeth.b.bevins - LibraryThing

Very good book on Apologetics. You get both sides of the issue since it is laid out in a debate format. Although it wasn't a light read I never felt it was over my head. Some great basic concepts on the existence of God. Read full review

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User Review  - Tyler Cox - Goodreads

There are some good conclusions, but Craig does not seem to have a foundation to stand on. Likewise, he rarely addressed counterarguments his opponents made. Theology matters. That being said, I ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
ix
Introduction
xi
FAITH AND REASON HOW DO I KNOW CHRISTIANITY IS TRUE?
17
THE ABSURDITY OF LIFE WITHOUT GOD
51
THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
77
THE PROBLEM OF MIRACLES
127
THE PROBLEM OF HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE
157
THE HISTORICAL RELIABILITY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
193
THE SELFUNDERSTANDING OF JESUS
233
THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS
255
THE ULTIMATE APOLOGETIC
299
Literature Cited or Recommended
303
Notes
325
Index
345
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William Lane Craig (PhD, University of Birmingham, England) is research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University and lives in Marietta, GA.

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