Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith

Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith

by Alister E. McGrath
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801014166

ISBN-13: 9780801014161

Pub. Date: 01/01/2012

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Throughout history there have been great and articulate defenders of the faith, from Augustine and Aquinas to Jonathan Edwards, G. K. Chesterton, Francis Schaeffer, and C. S. Lewis. But with new challenges comes the need for a fresh apologetic that specifically addresses the arguments levied against faith in our time of scientific atheism and skepticism.

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Overview

Throughout history there have been great and articulate defenders of the faith, from Augustine and Aquinas to Jonathan Edwards, G. K. Chesterton, Francis Schaeffer, and C. S. Lewis. But with new challenges comes the need for a fresh apologetic that specifically addresses the arguments levied against faith in our time of scientific atheism and skepticism.

In the spirit of C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity, Alister McGrath's Mere Apologetics seeks to equip readers to engage gracefully and intelligently with the challenges facing the faith today while drawing appropriately on the wisdom of the past. Rather than supplying the fine detail of every apologetic issue in order to win arguments, Mere Apologetics teaches a method that appeals not only to the mind but also to the heart and the imagination. This highly accessible, easy-to-read book is perfect for pastors, teachers, students, and lay people who want to speak clearly and lovingly to the issues that confront people of faith today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801014161
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
270,139
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction....................11
1. Getting Started: What Is Apologetics?....................13
2. Apologetics and Contemporary Culture: From Modernity to Postmodernity....................27
3. The Theological Basis of Apologetics....................41
4. The Importance of the Audience: Possibilities and Issues....................57
5. The Reasonableness of the Christian Faith....................71
6. Pointers to Faith: Approaches to Apologetic Engagement....................93
7. Gateways for Apologetics: Opening the Door to Faith....................127
8. Questions about Faith: Developing Approaches....................157
9. Conclusion: Developing Your Own Apologetic Approach....................181
Notes....................187
Index....................195

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