Faith Has Its Reasons: Integrative Approaches to Defending the Christian Faith An Apologetics Handbook

Faith Has Its Reasons: Integrative Approaches to Defending the Christian Faith An Apologetics Handbook

by Dr. Kenneth D. Boa, Robert M. Bowman
     
 

Ever since the apostle Paul addressed the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers in Athens, relating the Christian worldview to a non-Christian world has been a challenge. And despite Peter's charge to be "ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you" (1 Peter 3:15), most Christian laypeople have left…  See more details below

Overview

Ever since the apostle Paul addressed the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers in Athens, relating the Christian worldview to a non-Christian world has been a challenge. And despite Peter's charge to be "ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you" (1 Peter 3:15), most Christian laypeople have left apologetics—the defense of the faith—to the ecclesiastical "pros." Faith Has Its Reasons is a study of four different models of how apologetics should be done, an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses, and a proposal for integrating the best insights of each.

Kenneth Boa and Robert Bowman have assembled a wealth of information about what Christians believe and how to present that faith to an unbelieving world. Remarkable both in its depth of content and ease of accessibility, Faith Has Its Reasons gives Christian laypeople the tools to address such critical questions as:

Why is belief in God rational despite the prevalence of evil in the world?

What facts support the church's testimony that Jesus rose from the dead?

Can we be certain Christianity is true?

How can our faith in Christ be based on something more secure than our own understanding without descending into an irrational emotionalism?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932805345
Publisher:
Authentic Media
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Kenneth D. Boa is the president of Reflections Ministries. He has authored numerous books including Conformed to His Image, 20 Compelling Evidences that God Exists, Face to Face, and Augustine to Freud, and is a contributing editor to The Open Bible and The Leadership Bible, and the consulting editor of the Zondervan NASB Study Bible. Dr. Boa earned a BS from Case Institute of Technology, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, a PhD from New York University, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Robert M. Bowman Jr. is the director of research at the Institute for Religious Research in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of a dozen books including the Gold Medallion winner An Unchanging Faith in a Changing World (with co-author Kenneth D. Boa) and the critically acclaimed book Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ. Rob taught apologetics for five years at Biola University and is a Ph.D. candidate at the South African Theological Seminary.

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