Why I Am a Christian : Leading Thinkers Explain Why They Believe

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-12-01
  • Publisher: Baker Pub Group

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First published in 2001, Why I Am A Christian is now available in a revised trade paper edition. Its all-star cast of contributors, including Gary Habermas, William Lane Craig, Ravi Zacharias, Peter Kreeft, and J. P. Moreland, offer popular and accessible defenses of essential aspects of orthodox Christian belief. Now with a new chapter on "Why I Am Not a Muslim" by Ergun Mehmet Caner, an ex-Muslim, Why I Am a Christian is an even more helpful resource in our global times. It also now includes a thorough subject index for easy reference and a useful apologetics resource list.

Author Biography

Norman L. Geisler (Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago) is cofounder and longtime dean of Southern Evangelical Seminary. He has published countless articles in academic journals and is the author of more than fifty books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Ethics.Paul K. Hoffman (J.D., University of California at San Francisco) has been a trial lawyer for twenty years. He has authored articles in a variety of periodicals.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Second Edition 5
Introduction 9
Part 1 Why I Believe in Truth
1. Why I Am Not a Moral Relativist
Francis J. Beckwith
2. Why I Believe Truth Is Real and Knowable
Norman L. Geisler
Part 2 Why I Believe in God
3. Why I Am Not an Atheist
J. Budziszewski
4. Why I Believe God Exists
William Lane Craig
5. Why I Believe the God of the Bible Is the One True God
Norman L. Geisler
Part 3 Why I Believe in Miracles
6. Why I Believe in the Possibility of Miracles
R. Douglas Geivett
7. Why I Believe the Miracles of Jesus Actually Happened
Gary R. Habermas
8. Why I Believe in the Miracle of Divine Creation
Hugh Ross
Part 4 Why I Believe the Bible Is the Word of God
9. Why I Believe the New Testament Is Historically Reliable
Gary R. Habermas
10. Why I Believe the Bible Is Scientifically Reliable
Walter Bradley
11. Why I Believe the Bible Alone Is the Word of God
Winfried Corduan
Part 5 Why I Believe Jesus Is the Messiah and Son of God
12. Why I Believe Jesus Is the Promised Messiah
Barry R. Leventhal
13. Why I Believe Jesus Is the Son of God
Peter Kreeft
14. Why I Am No Longer a Muslim
Ergun Mehmet Caner
Part 6 Why I Have Chosen to Follow Christ
15. Why I Still Believe in Christ, in Spite of Evil and Suffering
John S. Feinberg
16. Why I Have Made Jesus Christ Lord of My Life
J.P. Moreland
17. Why I Believe Jesus Christ Is the Ultimate Source for Meaning
Ravi Zacharias
Afterword 319
Paul K Hoffman and Josh McDowell
Notes 328
List of Contributors 353
Selected Bibliography of Works Addressing Issues in Christian Apologetics 356
Selected Apologetic Resources 366

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