Chris Chrisman Goes to College: and faces the Challenges of Relativism, Individualism and Pluralismby James W. Sire
Chris Chrisman, a young Christian, goes to college only to have his world turned upside down. On campus he finds the challenges to his faith both intellectual and personal almost more than he can bear. Then he meets Bill Seipel and Bob Wong. Together, the three young men, two of them Christians and the other a self-styled atheist, forge a common bond
Chris Chrisman, a young Christian, goes to college only to have his world turned upside down. On campus he finds the challenges to his faith both intellectual and personal almost more than he can bear. Then he meets Bill Seipel and Bob Wong. Together, the three young men, two of them Christians and the other a self-styled atheist, forge a common bond in the quest for truth. In the process they confront some of the dominant ideologies of the secular university.
Weaving the story of Chris's first year on campus with separate expository chapters on such forces as individualism, pluralism, relativism and privitization, James Sire offers a helpful apologetic for those who are searching for truth in a postmodern world. He identifies no fewer than six types of relativism, from "All religions boil down to the same thing" and "It's true for you; it's not true for me" to "God does not exist; naturalism is true." Then in down-to-earth language Sire helps readers to think through these and other complex issues.
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Meet the Author
James W. Sire (PhD, University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology, and short courses at many universities and seminaries. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and Europe.
His InterVarsity Press books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door (a worldviews textbook), Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind, Naming the Elephant, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.
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This book is an excellent gift idea for kids graduating from high school and heading off to college. The teachings on many college campuses will likely greatly conflict with how Christian kids were raised and often drive a wedge between a student and his or her faith. It's important to go into college, especially public universities, with your eyes wide open to the hidden (and not-so-hidden) agendas of left-leaning professors.
If you are struggling with doubts regarding Christianity, or you want great Christian based responses to other world views, you should read this book. The book discusses a variety of different world views as the main character, Chris Chrisman, experiences them. The entire book is extremely helpful for anyone that needs to have good responses for people that have 'reasoned' negative responses towards Christianity.