If you've struggled to make Christianity convincing to your friends, family, and coworkers, you'll appreciate this unique approach to apologetics. McGrath gives you a people-based method to overcoming intellectual and emotional obstacles to faith, and shows you how to relate the gospel to people where they're at in their lives. This picks up where the traditional intellectual riddles leave off! 224 pages, paper from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 1993
Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 (inches) ISBN: 0310590914 ISBN-13: 9780310590910 Availability: In Stock
Intellectuals Don't Need God is for people who are not convinced by the arguments of classical, rationalistic apologetics, for people who feel that Christianity must have a broader appeal that to reason alone if it is to be persuasive to non-Christians. Alister McGrath shows convincingly that reason is only one of many possible points of contact between the non-Christian and the gospel. In today's world, nonrational concerns -- such as a sense that life lacks focus, an unconscious fear of death, a deep sense of longing for something unknown we don't have but know we need -- are much more effective points of contact for apologetics. In this book, Dr. McGrath (who is both a theologian and a scientist with a Ph.D. in microbiology) combines the clarity of a brilliant scientific mind with a deep commitment to Christ and to reaching non-Christians. Intellectuals Don't Need God is for anyone who has questions about the validity of Christianity as well as for students, pastors, and lay leaders. Anyone who works with students and young people especially needs to read this book. As McGrath says, 'apologetics is not about winning arguments -- it is about bringing people to Christ.'
Alister E. McGrath is a historian, biochemist, and Christian theologian born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. McGrath, a longtime professor at Oxford University, now holds the Chair in theology, ministry, and education at the University of London. He is the author of several books on theology and history, including Christianity's Dangerous Idea; In the Beginning, and The Twilight of Atheism. He lives in Oxford, England and lectures regularly in the United States. SPANISH BIO: Alister McGrath es profesor de teologia historica en la Universidad de Oxford y director del Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics. Es autor de muchos libros altamente aclamados, incluyendo In The Beginning: The Story of the Kings James Bible.