On Guard Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-03-01
  • Publisher: David C. Cook
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Renowned scholar William Lane Craig offers a readable, rich training manual for defending the Christian faith. This concise guide is filled with illustrations, sidebars, and memorizable steps to help Christians stand their ground and defend their faith with reason and precision. In his engaging style, Dr. Craig offers four arguments for Godrs"s existence, defends the historicity of Jesusrs" personal claims and resurrection, addresses the problem of suffering, and shows why religious relativism doesnrs"t work. Along the way, he shares his story of following Godrs"s call in his own life. This one-stop, how-to-defend-your-faith manual will equip Christians to advance faith conversations deliberately, applying straightforward, cool-headed arguments. They will discover not justwhatthey believe, butwhythey believe-and how being on guard with the truth has the power to change lives forever.

Author Biography

William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology. A respected debater, prominent Internet presence (www.ReasonableFaith.org), and the author of Reasonable Faith, Dr. Craig is one of the most influential defenders of Christianity in our day. He and his wife, Jan, have two grown children.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
What Is Apologetics?p. 13
What Difference Does It Make If God Exists?p. 29
Why Does Anything at All Exist?p. 53
Personal Interlude: A Philosopher's Journey of Faith, Part Onep. 67
Why Did the Universe Begin?p. 73
Why Is the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?p. 105
Can We Be Good without God?p. 127
What about Suffering?p. 147
Personal Interlude: A Philosopher's Journey of Faith, Part Twop. 177
Who Was Jesus?p. 183
Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?p. 219
Is Jesus the Only Way to God?p. 265
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