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Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith
In this systematic text entitled Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith, Douglas Groothuis makes a comprehensive apologetic case for Christian theism--proceeding from a defense of objective truth to a presentation of the key arguments for God from natural theology to a case for the credibility of Jesus, the incarnation and the resurrection. Throughout, Groothuis considers alternative views and how they fare intellectually.
- Makes a cumulative case for the Christian faith, allowing several lines of argumentation and evidence to converge
- Includes chapters by New and Old Testament scholars Craig Blomberg and Richard Hess on the reliability of the Bible
- Considers key arguments for the existence of God
- Provides a thorough summary of the origins debate and the evidence for Intelligent Design
- Extensive treatment provided on the claims of Jesus
- Takes up some of the most significant current challenges to the Christian faith
|Title: Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith|
By: Douglas Groothuis
Number of Pages: 672
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Weight: 2 pounds 12 ounces
Stock No: WW839353
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- 2012 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit winner
Author of "Is God a Moral Monster?" and Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University
Groothuis is a leading evangelical thinker and Christian Apologetics is a monumental result of decades of study and reflection. Breathtaking in scope, clear in style, this book is now the go-to text in the field. I know of nothing like it, and I enthusiastically recommend it to all who want to learn to give an answer for the hope that is within them.
-J. P. Moreland,
Author of The God Question
Christian Apologetics is an outstanding book that I wholeheartedly endorse. It is one of the most thorough, insightful and well-written apologetics books I have read in a long time. Groothuis has the rare ability to write in a way that is understandable to the nonspecialist and yet rigorous enough to challenge the apologetic connoisseur. I wish every Christian would read this book carefully and then pass it on to a skeptic for discussion, interaction and dialogue.
Author of Apologetics for a New Generation
Douglas Groothuis does Christian apologetics the way it needs to be done, situating apologetics within a Christian worldview and answering the troubling questions that people are actually asking--questions to which they need answers if faith is going to be a live option. His book draws on many years of teaching and writing about apologetics, distilling the most effective arguments in defense of the Christian faith.
-William A. Dembski,
Author of The End of Christianity
"Groothuis offers as clear and as convincing a short exposition of the ontological argument as I have read. . . . As well as Christian apologists, students of the philosophy of religion should find this a useful book." -- Paul Richardson, England On Sunday, January 22, 2012
" Christian Apologetics is undergirded throughout with solid scholarship, razor-sharp reasoning, and copious footnotes. . . . The thoughtful layperson will be guided along the author's line of reasoning in logical progression. . . . By applying cogent insights in the book, the church can truly turn the world upside down for the glory of God." -- Robert Velarde, Christian Research Journal, Vol. 34, No. 06
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