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Download e-book for iPad: Christian Apologetics : An Anthology of Primary Sources by Khaldoun A. Sweis

By Khaldoun A. Sweis

Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of fundamental assets makes to be had over fifty basic resource choices that tackle a number of demanding situations to Christian religion within the background of Christian apologetics. The compilation represents a large Christian spectrum, starting from early writers like Saint Paul and Saint Augustine, to Saint Teresa of Avila and Blaise Pascal, to more moderen and today's apologists comparable to C. S. Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig, Richard Swinburne and Pope Benedict XVI. Insightful introductions, black-and-white photos, concise part headings and dialogue questions consultant readers towards a clearer realizing of classical defenses of Christianity. Annotated analyzing lists, a bibliography and writer and topic indices give a contribution to the suitability of this anthology as a textbook or supplemental reader. Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of fundamental assets is an authoritative reference for key individuals, options, concerns and techniques within the historical past of Christian apologetics. it really is in particular invaluable as a supplemental textbook for college kids, permitting them to learn nice apologists and thinkers of their personal phrases.

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Of course, if one rejects truth, one must also reject the notion that views contrary to your own are wrong. In such a state, arguments for your position and against other positions are out-of-place at best (and ludicrous at worst) and apologetics ceases to be a viable enterprise. 8IBUJTUIFUBTLPGBQPMPHFUJDT The answer to this question may appear obvious, but it is not. Differences in how this question is answered account for a good bit of the differences between apologetic systems. Consider three different answers.

To which other Hindu thinkers, Buddhists, Jains, and materialists subscribed. 14 The introduction of Christianity to Asian cultures was regarded by Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists as a direct threat to their teachings and ways of life. 15 Francis Xavier introduced Christianity to Japan in 1549 and in the next decades the number of Christians grew dramatically. The Jesuit missionary presence provoked a vigorous response by Japanese Buddhists, who argued that Christianity not only was unreasonable but would be harmful for the Japanese people.

18 Another experiential argument, articulated with impressive force by Pascal, Søren Kierkegaard, and C. S. ” Drawing on Pascal, Lewis has given this argument its most famous expression, asserting that there is a “God-shaped hole” in the heart of every human being. Apart from God, humans flounder in their effort to find happiness and meaning in life. Only in a relationship with God can humans find joy, meaning, and purpose. 6. An Evaluation of the Traditional Apologetic Systems From the 60s to the 80s the debate between evidentialists and presuppositionalists raged throughout the halls of evangelical colleges and seminaries.

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