How Do You Know You're Not Wrong?: Responding to Objections That Leave Christians Speechless [NOOK Book]

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"Hey, whatever works for you."

If you've recently tried to tell your friends about Jesus, this is surely a familiar phrase. Besides being familiar, such challenges from today's unbelievers are also frustrating. In fact, they can sometimes leave you speechless. So how do you respond?

Expert Christian apologist Paul Copan calls these objections "anti-truth claims." And he knows they're relevant-he's faced them over and over in his apologetics ...
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How Do You Know You're Not Wrong?: Responding to Objections That Leave Christians Speechless

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Overview

"Hey, whatever works for you."

If you've recently tried to tell your friends about Jesus, this is surely a familiar phrase. Besides being familiar, such challenges from today's unbelievers are also frustrating. In fact, they can sometimes leave you speechless. So how do you respond?

Expert Christian apologist Paul Copan calls these objections "anti-truth claims." And he knows they're relevant-he's faced them over and over in his apologetics ministry on university campuses and in coffee shops across the country. In "How Do You Know You're Not Wrong?" he presents a collection of objections regarding reality, worldviews, and Christianity and thoroughly addresses each from a biblical standpoint. If you've ever been left lost for words when discussing matters of faith, this insightful book will give you the tools you need to confidently, lovingly, and effectively respond to colleagues, acquaintances, and friends.

"Paul Copan gives clear and illuminating answers in this lively and helpful book. I enthusiastically recommend it."-Stephen T. Davis, Claremont McKenna College

"Copan takes on some of the strongest challenges to Christian faith and responds to them with clarity, generosity, and laserlike logic."-Francis J. Beckwith, author, Relativism

Paul Copan (Ph.D., Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida and is author of "That's Just Your Interpretation" and "True for You, but Not for Me".

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Copan (Creation Out of Nothing), a teacher of philosophy and ethics, addresses tough questions about faith and Christianity without sidestepping the reasoning of skeptics or issues of objectivity, truth, and reality. He carefully examines common contemporary philosophical, scientific, and textual objections, asking, for example, why should one believe in the existence of the immaterial, such as the soul? What about scientific proofs? Is naturalism a simpler explanation than theism? Is there a place for moral responsibility? Why would God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac? Aren't some of the Old Testament laws oppressive and harsh? Shouldn't the New Testament include the Gospel of Thomas or other texts? Copan handles these and similar issues fairly and objectively and provides a handy summary at the end of each chapter. He effectively examines the presuppositions we hold that color our thinking. Appropriate for inquisitive students, skeptics, seminarians, and clergy, this is recommended for academic and large public libraries.-George Westerlund, formerly with Providence P.L. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441202604
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 599,730
  • File size: 455 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Copan (PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. He is the author of several popular apologetics books, including Is God a Moral Monster? and lives with his wife and five children in Florida.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2006

    Picking & choosing

    This is an excellent book for anyone who confronts today's Evangelicals. It's a good demonstration of the expected subjective selection between which Biblical passages are chosen to be re-interpreted and which are held to be unquestionably true as-is. Mr. Copan does an excellent job of stressing that certain difficult passages (e.g. Jacob's sacrifice of Isaac) must be viewed in terms of the environments in which they were created: locations, point in times, and overall contexts in which they appear. Unfortunately, for Biblical passages which support his particular prejudices, he does no more than assert that they are self-evidently true and must be taken as-is. Hopefully, anyone reading this book will be able to see the ironic light in which this casts Evangelicalism, and will go on to view ALL Biblical passages with regards to the evironments in which they were created.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2008

    Excellent Book

    Excellent Book. Well thought out apologetics. Was surprised at the cynical review where the reviewer comments on Jacob's sacrificing Isaac. Abraham was asked to sacrifice Isaac to test his faith not Jacob. He obviously has never read the bible. I wonder if he read this book. I was amused when atheists comment on Biblical books when they haven't taken the time to even read the book they are based upon. Just a thought.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2005

    4 stars

    **** In a world where it often seems like the only right some vocal people are willing to grant Christians is the right to remain silent, it is easy to begin to wonder, 'am I wrong to believe?' Addressing this question with solid reasons why you are not wrong to believe and what makes Christianity logical, this book will give you the confidence to deal with a world in which Christans are resident aliens. How do we know we have a soul and are more than animals? What about the strange things in the Old Testament that often seem bizarre and harsh? Did a lot of books get left out of the Bible? The answers to these questions and more will give you surety that not only are you, the Christian not wrong, but you are right. ****

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