Is Believing in God Irrational?by Amy Orr-Ewing
Skeptics today are increasingly vocal in their assertion not only that God is unverifiable, but also that believing in God is irrational and even dangerous. Even those who believe wonder if they can speak objectively about the actual reality of God or if they can only appeal to
Is God really real? And how can we know if anyone's experience of God is actually valid?
Skeptics today are increasingly vocal in their assertion not only that God is unverifiable, but also that believing in God is irrational and even dangerous. Even those who believe wonder if they can speak objectively about the actual reality of God or if they can only appeal to a subjective belief in God.
Amy Orr-Ewing addresses key questions and objections that many people today have about God. She explores whether our understanding of God is delusional or merely a psychological crutch. She probes whether the Christian claim to a unique personal relationship with God is plausible in light of other world religions, and how anyone can continue to believe in God in a world of pain and suffering.
If you have questions about God, you're not alone. Come consider some possible answers.
Orr-Ewing (European training director, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries; Is the Bible Intolerant?) is one of the most articulate of modern apologists for conservative Christianity. Here she takes on the sort of questions she commonly hears, e.g., "what about other people's genuine experience of God?" Her responses tend toward special pleading or an overreliance on the experience of faith, with chapters unlikely to convince the unconvinced. Still, some Christians may find helpful points for discussion. For larger collections.
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Meet the Author
Amy Orr-Ewing is the UK Director for RZIM Europe and Curriculum Director for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. She gained a first class degree in Theology at Christ Church, Oxford University before receiving a Masters degree in Theology at King's College, London.
Amy has written a number of books, including two that explore key questions in apologetics: Is the Bible Intolerant? which was shortlisted for the 2006 UK Christian Book Awards, and Is Believing in God Irrational? Her most recent publication is Millenials, which was co-written with her husband Frog in 2010. Amy is also now a regular columnist for Christianity magazine.
Amy speaks and lectures on Christian apologetics worldwide, at events such as Keswick Convention, New Wine and the European Leadership Forum, Hungary.
Amy lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband Frog and their three boys where they have recently planted a new church called the Latimer Minster.
Ravi Zacharias is a renowned Christian scholar and author, and founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.
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23 pages of forwards, introductions and table of contents. Though I learned much of the author it gave no clue s to the content.