CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS

This means that after Exegetical, Systematic and Historical Theology have fully exhibited the inner nature and the beneficial effects of Christianity, Apologetics is able greatly to enrich its resources for the vindication of the ...

CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS

Herein we have a Reformed approach to apologetics by Presbyterian professor Francis R. Beattie. He contends that the best way to defend Christianity is to offer the unbeliever the essential, fundamental, foundational strength of its doctrines. He presents the rational basis of Christian teaching by contrast with competing views and an investigation of the evidence for the facts of Christianity.

Christian Apologetics

Boa, Faith Has Its Reasons: An Integrative Approach to Defending Christianity (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2001) 33 – 36. ... Norman Geisler, “Apologetics, Types of,” in Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (Grand Rapids: Baker, ...

Christian Apologetics

For the first time in over one hundred years, the significant writings of history’s most notable Christian apologists are available in one ebook. The Anthology of Christian Apologetics seeks to represent a broad Christian spectrum, ranging from those as early as Saint Paul and Saint Augustine, Saint Teresa of Avila and Blaise Pascal, to more recent and present day apologists such as C. S. Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig, Richard Swinburne, and Pope Benedict XVI. Over fifty entries address key issues in the history of Christian apologetics. Introductions provide general overviews and guides to the topical arrangements of these issues. Photographs of the major apologists enliven the work and concise section headings clearly organize the material. Discussion questions, annotated reading lists, a bibliography, and author and subject indexes contribute to the suitability of this anthology as a textbook or supplemental reader. People interested in Christian thought, history, apologetics, philosophy, theology, or religion will find that the scope and depth of this anthology makes it an authoritative reference for key persons, concepts, issues, and approaches in the history of Christian apologetics.

Christian Apologetics

( 1 ) Applying the first , we find the Christian apologist replying with a mass of data gathered from the alleged effects of trust in Christ on the lives of men in every variety of circumstance . To the individual who has experienced ...

Christian Apologetics


Christian Apologetics

It is true that among the proofs which we give of the divinity of Christianity there is one very important which rests on the fulfilment in Jesus Christ of the Messianic prophecies ; but in order that this proof preserve all its ...

Christian Apologetics


Currents in Twenty First Century Christian Apologetics

IN THE field of Christian apologetics, the ongoing battle between the two dominant approaches, evidentialism and presuppositionalism, is well known, at least within conservative Christian circles. Evidentialism is, of course, ...

Currents in Twenty First Century Christian Apologetics

In this book, Johnson avoids the standard approach of many apologetic works that seek to "prove," in systematic fashion, that Christianity is true. Rather, he takes the position of orthodox Christianity and looks at various challenges that have been raised against it. For example, should the horrors of the Holocaust force Christian thinkers to alter their view of God's goodness? Is Christianity inherently anti-Jewish for claiming that Jews must embrace Jesus as Messiah? Are revived "hallucination theories" about Christ's resurrection tenable explanations of the birth of the Christian movement? Is the "presuppositional" approach of certain Reformed thinkers useful for doing Christian apologetics? These and similar questions are addressed in this book.

The Old Testament Basis of Christian Apologetics

versus Catholic within the Christian church), apologetics is always directed to the outside.54 . Whereas dogmatics deals with problems within one's own doctrine, apologetics sets Christian truth in relation to foreign, ...

The Old Testament Basis of Christian Apologetics

Much has been written on apologetics of the Old Testament canon and historicity, investigating the Old Testament as an object of apologetics. However, this study is the first comprehensive investigation focusing on apologetics within the Old Testament—i.e., the Old Testament theological foundations of the discipline of Christian apologetics— investigating apologetics as an object of the Old Testament. Taking seriously the biblical texts at its outset, the study presents a biblically based scheme of five types of apologetic strategy: narrative apologetics, prophetic apologetics, wisdom apologetics, “citatory” apologetics as antithetic proclamation, and exemplary apologetics. It focuses on the many explicit confrontations in dialogues, disputes, quotes, and responses, in both prose and poetical form, which are accompanied by an indirect dispute, taking substantial space within the historical parts of the Hebrew Bible. These theological themes are derived from the Old Testament itself, not adapted from the New Testament. This book serves to fill the gap of a proper biblical-theological foundation of the academic field of apologetics. It is a new challenge for all apologists who wish to take seriously the biblical theological foundation of their discipline. With its sole focus on the Hebrew Bible, this study speaks to Jewish scholars as well. It enriches the current discussion on Jewish apologetics, its beginnings and first developments.

The Layman s Manual on Christian Apologetics

congregations fail, when an or apologist to loved mentions ones, the apologetics inquirer asks, to individuals “Why do you in want to apologize for being a Christian?” Luckily, apologists do not apologize for their faith.

The Layman   s Manual on Christian Apologetics

Modern Christians have been bombarded by objections launched against the Christian faith from popular secular authors, bloggers, and stars from the entertainment industry. The church is quickly beginning to acknowledge the need for apologetics due to the number of youth and adults alike leaving the faith. But how does one respond to these objections? For the laity of the church, this is especially difficult, as many are left without the proper training to know how to answer these objections. In The Layman's Manual on Christian Apologetics, the essentials of apologetics are taken from the ivory towers of academia and are made available to those who have not obtained seminary training or for those thinking about attending seminary. In this book, three major areas of apologetics are covered. The first unit engages the nature of truth and what can be known. The second unit deals with the existence of God and issues involving God's existence. The last unit tackles historical objections to the resurrection of Jesus and early Christianity. The Layman's Manual on Christian Apologetics delivers heavy apologetic issues with the laity in mind and blends in personal illustrations to make the material applicable.

An Introduction to Christian Apologetics

This is the foundation thesis upon which this system of Christian apologetics is built : In the contest between the rational and the empirical schools of thought , a Christian must pitch his interests somewhere between the two extremes ...

An Introduction to Christian Apologetics


Christian Apologetics in a World Community

“Butler's concept of analogy, so far from winning assurance for the Christian faith, only infects it with the same ... the empirical dimension of apologetics, but his rationalistic framework tends to reduce Christianity to a system of ...

Christian Apologetics in a World Community

Christians have always felt a duty to explain and defend their faith, but in today's global village that duty can easily become a burden. What can Christians say to Hindus? to third-world Communists? to agnostic social or natural sciences? No creed or catechism can adequately deal with all the challenges to Christianity. What we need is a comprehensive model of the Christian faith, one that can meet widely varied challenges without compromising the gospel. After describing how Christians have done apologetics in the past, William Dyrness sketches a model for effective apologetics in the twenty-first century. He shows how his model relates to various non-Christian philosophies as well as how it speaks to many Christian concerns, including the problem of suffering.

Studies in the History of Christian Apologetics

As to the existing Apologetic Situation - particularly in connection with the New Testament . Here we begin with observing a change in the tactics of modern apologetics . Baxter , in his Reasons of the Christian Religion , has a first ...

Studies in the History of Christian Apologetics


Evangelism and Christian Apologetics

Politely offer them gospel and/or apologetic literature when you part ways. ... Many Christians use confusing and unbiblical terminology when witnessing and trying to get someone to “seal the deal” by becoming a Christian.

Evangelism and Christian Apologetics

Evangelism and making disciples of Christ go together and make up the most important work on earth. Why? Because the eternal destiny of people depends upon hearing the gospel of Christ. But many Christians lack basic training to be able to do soul-winning work, defend the faith, and refute false teachings. Evangelism and Christian Apologetics contains vital information that can give any Christian the knowledge and confidence to effectively explain the gospel, one-on-one, and gives clear answers to questions most commonly asked by skeptics and truth-seekers alike. Whether you are an older Christian, or a new believer, this powerful book will give you the “nuts and bolts” of evangelism training needed to equip and motivate you to go out and labor in the great harvest of souls while there is still time.

A Christian Apologetic For Christian Apologists

Since the Greek word for “defense” is apologia—“a reasoned statement; a verbal defense”—Christian apologetics involves providing a rational defense for the truth claims of biblical Christianity. The idea of apologetics is not simply ...

A Christian Apologetic For Christian Apologists


A Christian Apologetic

It is certainly a humiliating confession , but probably mental and moral inertia have much to do with the unpopularity of Apologetics . It is hard work to examine the rational ground of one's religious convictions , to thresh out ...

A Christian Apologetic


Introducing Apologetics

Let us call an apologetic strategy that shows Christianity to be only cosmically competitive a strategy of modest apologetics, ... It would seem that the best tack to take as a Christian apologist is to pursue the outcome of ambitious ...

Introducing Apologetics

A fresh comprehensive survey of the many methods of Christian apologetics using a unique, whole-person approach.

Christian Apologetics

stock - taking on the part of Christian thinkers , who may be described as attempting to reckon up their assets in ... Hence , also , apologetics is primarily a study undertaken by Christians for Christians ; and in this respect it is ...

Christian Apologetics


Apologetics in 3D

19 Groothuis therefore defines apologetics in more holistic terms as “defending and advocating Christian theism,”20 adding that “Christ-like apologetics labors to communicate the truth in love and with wisdom.

Apologetics in 3D

This collection of papers and other materials from English philosopher Peter S. Williams develops a holistic vision for Christian apologetics centered around a biblical understanding of spirituality. Grounded in two decades of practical experience, here is a vision of apologetics that’s interested in communicating through beauty and goodness as well as logic and arguments.

Apologetics Or Christianity Defensively Stated

On a narrow view of the function of Christian apologetic , it may seem as if such abstruse discussions might be omitted . Why cannot we take for granted the being of God , for example , and go on at once to consider the positive ...

Apologetics  Or  Christianity Defensively Stated


Christian Apologetics

INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND VOLUME What is the Christianity which has been demonstrated and defended thus far in the first volume of this Apologetic Course ? It is historic Christianity , identical with the Catholic Church for the simple ...

Christian Apologetics


Christian Apologetics of the Second Century in Their Relation to Modern Thought

PAGAN SOCIETY With all their great differences , Christianity and philosophy stood in some things together and alone ... From the pages of Christian apologist and Roman satirist alike , we construct a picture of them so dark and ...

Christian Apologetics of the Second Century in Their Relation to Modern Thought


The Christian apologist

To the Editor of the “ Christian Apologist . ” Sir , - I have read each number of the Apologist since it was started with interest , and although not by any means agreeing with several of the articles , yet I fully appreciate the ...

The Christian apologist