Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense Acadia Studies In Bible And Theology


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In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Here prominent Christian philosopher C. Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response. He makes the case for belief in a personal God through an exploration of natural "signs," which open our minds to theistic possibilities and foster belief in the Christian revelation. Evans then discusses why God's self-revelation is both authoritative and authentic. This sophisticated yet accessible book provides a clear account of the evidence for Christian faith, concluding that it still makes sense to believe.

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Author by C. Stephen Evans
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781493400225

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense


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In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Here prominent Christian philosopher C. Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response. He makes the case for belief in a personal God through an exploration of natural "signs," which open our minds to theistic possibilities and foster belief in the Christian revelation. Evans then discusses why God's self-revelation is both authoritative and authentic. This sophisticated yet accessible book provides a clear account of the evidence for Christian faith, concluding that it still makes sense to believe.

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Author by C. Stephen Evans
Genre eBook Religion
Read Book 160
ISBN Number 080109660X

Faith And Reason


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This book demonstrates that, contrary to the claims of its critics, Christianity is not a refuge of foolish emotionalism or pie-in-the-sky hopes. On the contrary, argue these authors, it's irrational not to be Christian. That's because Christianity makes sense: reason thrives within its rigorous doctrines; and inside its loving boundaries, the human intellect is most free.No wonder so many sensible men and women of all ages are converting to Christianity these days Whether you're approaching the Christian faith from the outside or come to this book already a Christian, you'll find in these pages simple (but not simplistic), rational explanations of each of its core doctrines, including evidence and proofs that: -- God exists -- and His existence can be proven by reason-- God is not a force, but a personal being who loves us-- Evil does not disprove the existence of a good God-- Each individual soul was created by God and is immortal-- Religion is the reasonable response to the goodness of God-- The Christian Gospels are God's revelation of Himself to us-- Christ Himself was truly God, but He was also truly man-- Christ died on the Cross for the salvation of all mankind-- Christ established a Church, to which all should belong-- That Church still exists and has authority today-- And much more that shows how Christianity makes senseThis is an excellent book for all honest inquirers . . . and for all believing Christians who want to know their faith better and to explain it to others.

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Author by Austin Guilford Schmidt
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 1928832709

Why Faith Makes Sense


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While the Bible declares, "The fool has said in his heart that there is no God," our culture has turned that statement on its head. The mantra of today's intellectual crowd is that the fool is the one who believes in God. Sadly, some Christians are starting to believe this, too. Will Davis Jr. says this is nonsense. You don't have to stop thinking to be a Christian. In fact, faith is the logical, natural progression of good reasoning, and it is less foolish to believe in God than not to believe. With common language, humor, biblical teaching, and real-life stories, Why Faith Makes Sense helps everyday believers understand why belief is the rational outcome of clear thinking about the evidence that surrounds us.

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Author by Will Jr. Davis
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ISBN Number 9780800732486

Why Believe


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C. Sephen Evans has written a pointed and personal book directed to those who want to have faith but whose thinking has been obscured by the static of prevailing philosophies, illuminating the attraction and reasonableness of Christianity.

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Author by C. Stephen Evans
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ISBN Number 9780802801272

The Reason Why


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Everyone wants to believe in something beyond or someone bigger than themselves, but nobody wants to be duped. In order to provide answers to people who are seeking the truth, Mark Mittelberg updates for today the classic book by Robert Laidlaw that sold millions, The Reason Why. This short book gives clear, concise reasons why belief in God makes sense.

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Author by Mark Mittelberg
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ISBN Number 141435259X

Reason To Believe


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Is religious belief reasonable? Of course the so-called New Atheists, such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, energetically say, "No!," Many others, including some believers, insist that faith is utterly beyond reasoned argument. Faith, they declare, is believing something that reason tells you can't be so. In this way they think they shield belief from rational criticism. But philosopher Richard Purtill will have none of that approach to religion. In this newly updated classic work, Purtill carefully applies the power of the mind to understanding whether there is a rational basis for certain religious beliefs. His focus is on widely held Christian beliefs, although much of what he says applies also to other religious traditions. Purtill assesses the common objections to religious belief the claims that religious tenets are nonsensical, wishful thinking, the result of gullibility, immoral, or refuted by modern discoveries. Then he considers the arguments in favor of Christian belief by studying the nature of faith, of the universe, of morality, of happiness, and the world with God in it. He also scrutinizes certain beliefs involving claims of Christian revelation Ñ the credentials of revelation, the idea of God, Jesus as God's Son, organized religion, and the last things (death, judgment, heaven and hell). The two appendices tackle the Christian doctrine of the Atonement and the influence of certain Christian writers on the revival of Christian belief in the 20th century. An updated For Further Reading section is included. Reason to BelieveÊis not a work of revealed theology or religious devotion; it is a highly readable book on the philosophy of religion, aimed at the reader who wants to think seriously about religion but who doesn't know all the philosophers' and theologians' jargon and who may or may not be a committed believer.

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Author by Richard L. Purtill
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ISBN Number 9781681494005

True Paradox


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Foreword Review's 17th Annual INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist (Religion) How do we explain human consciousness? Where do we get our sense of beauty? Why do we recoil at suffering? Why do we have moral codes that none of us can meet? Why do we yearn for justice, yet seem incapable of establishing it? Any philosophy or worldview must make sense of the world as we actually experience it. We need to explain how we can discern qualities such as beauty and evil and account for our practices of morality and law. The complexity of the contemporary world is sometimes seen as an embarrassment for Christianity. But law professor David Skeel makes a fresh case for the plausibility and explanatory power of Christianity. The Christian faith offers plausible explanations for the central puzzles of our existence, such as our capacity for idea-making, our experience of beauty and suffering, and our inability to create a just social order. When compared with materialism or other sets of beliefs, Christianity provides a more comprehensive framework for understanding human life as we actually live it. We need not deny the complexities of life as we experience it. But the paradoxes of our existence can lead us to the possibility that the existence of God could make sense of it all.

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Author by David Skeel
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ISBN Number 9780830896691

Simply Christian


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Not since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity has such a wise and informed leader taken the time to explain what Christianity is and how it is practiced. In Simply Christian, renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop N.T. Wright makes a case for Christianity from the ground up. Walking the reader through the Christian faith step-by-step and question by question, Wright’s Simply Christian offers explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled skeptics, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith.

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Author by N. T. Wright
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ISBN Number 9780061940309

Christianity


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Ideal for new teachers and group study, this apologetic presents a clear, rational defense for Christianity to those unfamiliar with the Bible and challenges readers to meet Christ personally

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Author by Dennis McCallum
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0842305254