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Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year!

Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason.

Topics include:
faith and reasonthe existence of GodGod's naturehow we know Godcreation and evolutionprovidence and free willmiraclesthe problem of evilthe Bible's ...

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Overview

Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year!

Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason.

Topics include:
faith and reasonthe existence of GodGod's naturehow we know Godcreation and evolutionprovidence and free willmiraclesthe problem of evilthe Bible's historical reliabilitythe divinity of Christthe resurrectionlife after deathheaven and hellsalvationChristianity and other religionsobjective truth
Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for.

Sensible and concise, witty and wise, the authors offer compelling arguments for and defenses of every aspect of Christian belief, including faith and reason, God's nature, creation and evolution, providence and free will, miracles, the problem of evil, the Bible's historical reality, Christianity and other religions, and objective truths.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830817740
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 3/22/1994
  • Pages: 406
  • Sales rank: 162,622
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics.

Ronald K. Tacelli, S.J., is associate professor of philosphy at Boston College and has published articles in the Public Affairs Quarterly and Downside Review.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
1. The Nature, Power & Limitation of Apologetics
2. Faith and ReasonPart II: God
3. Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God
4. The Nature of GodPart III: God & Nature
5. Four Problems of Cosmology
6. The Problem of EvilPart IV: God & Grace
7. The Divinity of Christ
8. The Resurrection
9. The Bible: Myth or History?Part V: God & Glory
10. Life After Death
11. Heaven
12. Hell
13. SalvationPart VI: Conclusions
14. Christianity & Other Religions
15. Objective Truth
16. The Bottom Line
Bibliography
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2006

    A strong defense of Christianity

    This is a fine book on Christian apologetics. Kreeft and Tacelli are Roman Catholics, yet Protestants will learn a lot from the book, too. The book is layed out in a question and answer format: it lists objections against the Christian faith and then attempts to refute those objections. It goes on and on ad infinitum until the only answer left standing is the Christian one. When you read the book, it sounds like you're reading St Thomas. This book will be especially useful to the classical theist (I don't know of another book that's as comprehensive as Kreeft and Tacelli's). The one thing that bothered me about this book is that Kreeft and Tacelli talk as though they know everything about G-d. After reading through each chapter, I wondered where the mystery of G-d went. I got the impression that G-d is like a table or chair--something we can know everything about. This was disturbing, since the Christian tradition refers to G-d as 'Ultimate Mystery' and not 'Big Guy in the Sky.' This objection aside, a lot of Christians will like this book, though someone who no longer stands within the classical tradition, but who still wants to call himself a Christian, will want to look elsewhere (e.g., David Ray Griffin's 'Re-Enchantment without Supernaturalism').

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2007

    A Must for the Apologist

    This was an assigned book at the college I am attending, and I must say I am glad I read it. Like the other reviewers said, 'it is a well organized, logical defense of the Christian faith.'

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2004

    Well organized

    Excellent. It covers most topics that an apologist would need to address.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2000

    A must for Catholics and Protestants

    This book is at once very informative, entertaining, lighthearted, profound and easy to read. It is written as a textbook with questions reviewing the chapters at the end. Unlike some books piting Catholics against Protestants this book joins both.

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