In a society fascinated by spirituality but committed to religious pluralism, the Christian worldview faces sophisticated and aggressive opposition. A prior commitment to diversity, with its requisite openness and relativistic outlook, has meant for skeptics, critics and even many Christians that whatever Christianity is, it cannot be exclusively true or salvific. What is needed in this syncretistic era is an authoritative, comprehensive Christian response. Point by point, argument by argument, the Christian faith must be effectively presented and defended. To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview
offers such a response. Editors Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland have gathered together in this book essays covering all major aspects of apologetics, including
- faith and reason
- arguments for Gods existence
- the case for Jesus
- the problem of evil
- religious pluralism and Christian exclusivism
Preeminent in their respective fields, the contributors to this volume offer a solid case for the Christian worldview and a coherent defense of the Christian faith.
Francis J. Beckwith is professor of philosophy and church-state studies, and fellow and faculty associate in the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He was also the 2008-2009 Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow in the Notre Dame Center for Ethics & Culture at the University of Notre Dame. A 2002-2003 Madison Research Fellow in Politics at Princeton University, he has served since 2003 as a member of Princeton's James Madison Society. He is a graduate of Fordham University (Ph.D., philosophy), and he holds the Master of Juridical Studies (M.J.S.) degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. His books include (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003); and (Wadsworth, 2002). His articles have been published in a number of academic journals across a variety of disciplines, including and
William Lane Craig (Ph.D., philosophy, University of Birmingham; D.Theol., systematic theology, University of Munich) is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He is also president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He has published articles in philosophical and theological journals such as and He has written or cowritten more than twenty books, including and
J. P. Moreland (Ph.D., University of Southern California; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He also serves as director of Eidos Christian Center. He has written, edited or contributed to twenty books with publishers ranging from Oxford University Press, Routledge, Wadsworth and Prometheus Books to Zondervan and InterVarsity Press. Among his books are (with Kai Nielsen) and He has also published more than fifty articles in journals such as and He is a fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture.
To Everyone An Answer by Francis Beckwith, William Lane Craig, and J.P. Moreland, is one of the best written and comprehensive discussions of Christian fundamentals of faith. Earnest Christians could find discussions in greater depth and detail through many months of research and study of great writers in Christianity, philosophy, and Biblical history. But short of devotion to many years of concentrated study, readers can now possess a powerful and revealing book a book that challenges us to really examine what we believe, how strong our faith is, and our ability to reason and apply the truths we know.
The intricate content of the work is rich with Bible truths and Biblical theorems, postulated to aid understanding the foundation of Christian thought and practice. Practical philosophical arguments are constructed with sound Biblical principles and concepts, along with discussions that explore Biblical truths in contrast to postulates proposed by mainstream modern society. The authors put forward their arguments in a confrontational style, which is typical for most philosophy courses. Readers will be pleased to find well structured, supported, and validated conclusions based on presented facts and documented principles of faith.
The book is divided into five primary areas of discussion. Many arguments surrounding basic Christian theology, practices, and concepts are offered to answer questions of faith and Biblical truths from rudimentary to advanced issues. From the relationship of reason and faith, to the challenges that face Christians today, very moving and substantial discussions are provided as a means for many to deepen their insight and true faith in God's word. A masterfully prepared collage of ideas through and of potential opponents guides readers to become proponents of Christian beliefs.
We are each provided detailed information, or weapons, to use in our defense of what we believe. The abundance of thought permits greater insight into ourselves by helping us first examine what we believe, then aids in the conglomerate thought process of faith. By dissecting the arguments against Biblical truths and faith, we are able to examine our fundamental understandings and see through the poor construction of world arguments. The reader is led through a wealth of encouragement and understanding to ponder and prove many of the most sacred compositions of knowledge and faith building. Once our Holy Armor is placed upon us, we are given additional weapons through the concepts offered by this resource for all Christians. It simply must find its place in the believers library. Dr. Wesley B. Rose, Christian Book Previews.com
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