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Publication Date: 2008
Perfect as a textbook yet excellent for lay readers, this updated edition builds a positive case for Christianity by applying the latest thought to core theological themes.
J. Gresham Machen once said, "False ideas are the greatest obstacles to the reception of the gospel"-which makes apologetics that much more important. Wanting to engage not just academics and pastors but Christian laypeople and seekers, William Lane Craig has revised and updated key sections in this third edition of his classic text to reflect the latest work in astrophysics, philosophy, probability calculus, the arguments for the existence of God, and Reformed epistemology.
His approach-that of positive apologetics-gives careful attention to crucial questions and concerns, including: the relationship of faith and reason, the existence of God, the problems of historical knowledge and miracles, the personal claims of Christ, and the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus. He shows that there is good reason to think Christianity is true. As Craig says, "If you have a sound and persuasive case for Christianity, you don't have to become an expert in comparative religions and Christian cults. A positive justification of the Christian faith automatically overwhelms all competing world views lacking an equally strong case."
William Lane Craig (PhD, University of Birmingham, England; DTheol, University of Munich) is research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California, and at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas. He has authored or edited over thirty books and is the founder of ReasonableFaith.org, a web-based apologetics ministry.
Teutonic Warrior5 Stars Out Of 5Watch out atheists!July 30, 2017Teutonic WarriorQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Bringing his years of academic study to the table, William Lane Craig sets forth a wonderful defense of the faith. The title is enough to make my atheist friends rethink their definition of faith. (They define faith as UNreasonable.) Beginning with the question "How do I know Christianity is true?" Dr. Craig answers the questions "Does God exist?", "Are miracles possible?", "Is the New Testament reliable?", and "Did Jesus rise from the dead?" Perhaps it's not for people looking for a quick, easy answer, but it's a must-have for the dedicated defender of Christianity. I highly recommend it!
CJenniferAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5June 15, 2013CJenniferAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5William Lane Craig is a personal favourite of mine - I very quickly turn to his notes/research/debates if I want a great example of offensive and defensive apologetics. His knowledge of the bible as well as his in-depth knowledge of philosophy and most of the sciences are astounding. A great read for any Christian with a desire to especially worship God with their mind! :)
casper5 Stars Out Of 5Must have apologetical workAugust 25, 2011casperQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This work covers most of Craig's apologetical arguments. Craig is a top notch debator, apologist, and christian philosopher. This book together with his recent work, "On Guard" will equip one to "give an answer for the hope that is within us" while likewise giving one insight into the problems with other major worldviews.
PamelaLos Angeles, CAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5June 27, 2011PamelaLos Angeles, CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have not completed the book yet, but it is answering all the questions I have had so far. I really makes me think!