9780830839452

Thinking about Christian Apologetics : What It Is and Why We Do It

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    9780830839452

  • ISBN10:

    0830839453

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/1/2011
  • Publisher: Intervarsity Pr
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Summary

Most introductions to apologetics begin with the "how to" of defending the faith, diving headlong into the major apologetic arguments and the body of evidence. For those who want a more foundational look at this contested theological discipline, this book examines Christian apologetics in its nature, history, approaches, objections and practice.What is apologetics?How has apologetics developed?What are the basic apologetic approaches?Why should we practice apologetics?Countless Christians today are seeking a responsibe way to defend and commend their faith. If you are one them,Thinking About Christian Apologeticsis the place to start.

Author Biography

James K. Beilby is professor of systematic and philosophical theology at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota. His books include Why Bother with Truth? (with David Clark) and Epistemology as Theology. He has edited (with Paul Eddy) Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views, The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views, Justification: Five Views and the award-winning The Historical Jesus: Five Views.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
What Is Christian Apologetics?p. 11
Patristic and Medieval Apologeticsp. 37
Modern and Contemporary Apologeticsp. 61
Varieties of Apologeticsp. 87
Philosophical Objections to Apologeticsp. 113
Biblical and Theological Objections to Apologeticsp. 133
Doing Apologetics Wellp. 157
Bibliography of Works on Christian Apologeticsp. 185
Notesp. 201
Name and Subject Indexp. 209
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