A Shot Of Faith (To The Head)

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/17/2012
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub

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Secular, skeptical, disillusioned. These are the traits that mark our age-encouraged by outspoken atheists who insist that faith is naive and belief is dangerous. But what if the atheists are the irrational ones? Can their beliefs withstand the rigorous examination that they demand from others? In A Shot of Faith of Faith to the Head, Mitch Stokes, Senior Fellow of Philosophy at New Saint Andrews College, dismantles the claims of skeptics and atheists, while constructing a simple yet solid case for Christian belief. This profound yet accessible book proves the rationality, consistency, and reliability of the Christian approach to science and life. If you have ever doubted that your beliefs can stand up to scrutiny-if you've ever doubted your beliefs-this book dissolves the questions. For atheists, it is a wake-up call. For Christians, it's A Shot of Faith to the Head. " A Shot of Faith to the Head is much more than a defense of Christianity; it takes the offensive against the secularist thinking that enamors so many in the West. With the thoroughness of a scholar and the confidence of experience, Mitch Stokes demonstrates the intellectually dubious nature of the so-called "New Atheism" and provides Christians with a much needed handbook for the questions they will surely face once they are outside of the safe confines of their Christian communities. I highly recommend it." -Larry Taunton, founder of the Fixed Point Foundation and author of The Grace Effect

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
"Belief in God Is Irrational"
"Not Enough Evidence, God!"p. 3
Does Evidence Need Evidence?p. 11
They Should Have Seen This Comingp. 19
Trust Mep. 29
Darwin's Doubtp. 39
Taking God for Grantedp. 49
"Aw, Come On!" (Some Objections)p. 61
Intermission: The Art of Self-Defense
Let's Be Realisticp. 73
Starting an Argumentp. 85
Law and Orderp. 93
"Science Has Shown There's No God"
Galileo and the Needless Warp. 101
The Lazy Godp. 113
There's No Need to Explainp. 123
100% All Natural?p. 133
Looking for Godp. 143
Evolution Explained?p. 151
The User-Friendly Universep. 159
The Reluctant Supernaturalistp. 173
"Evil and Suffering Show There's No God"
Ye Olde Problem of Evilp. 189
The Atheist's Problem (of Evil)p. 203
Conclusion: Damaged Goodsp. 217
Acknowledgmentsp. 223
Notesp. 225
Indexp. 244
About the Authorp. 251
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