Reasons for Faith: Making a Case for the Christian Faith


Gives Christians the tools they need to stand firm in their faith and to share that faith with anyone who asks for a reason for the hope within them.

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Reasons for Faith (Foreword by Lee Strobel): Making a Case for the Christian Faith

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Gives Christians the tools they need to stand firm in their faith and to share that faith with anyone who asks for a reason for the hope within them.

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"Reasons for Faith, edited by Norm Geisler and Chad Meister, is a handbook for defending the biblical worldview that every pastor should have on his desk and every thoughtful layperson could study with benefit. This is a timely and timeless book."
Charles Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview

"Norman Geisler and Chad Meister have gathered together many of today's top apologists in Reasons for Faith, a fresh, new book that serves as an excellent resource for anyone seeking answers regarding matters of faith. Well-documented, yet accessible for the everyday reader, this book sets a new standard for collaborative writing in the area of apologetics. I highly recommend it!"
John Ankerberg, Host of The John Ankerberg Show; President and Founder, The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute

"The church today faces a bewildering array of issues that challenge the truth or plausibility of Christian claims. Reasons for Faith provides an informative and helpful response to many of these issues. Even those who may not agree with every argument or conclusion will benefit from careful reading of this significant work."
Harold J. Netland, Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Intercultural Studies and the Naomi A. Fausch Chair of Missions, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Chad Meister and Norm Geisler have delivered a tour de force for apologetics in Reasons for Faith, a treasure trove of rich apologetical information addressing a myriad of relevant subjects. For saints and seekers alike, this is a must read and an apologetics classic in the making."
R. Phillip Roberts, President, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Provides just the formidable, relevant, wide-ranging, and winsome defense of the faith necessary to equip any believer to participate effectively in today's marketplace of ideas."
Hank Hanegraaff, President, The Christian Research Institute, Host, Bible Answer Man

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581347876
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication date: 10/26/2007
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman L. Geisler is author or coauthor of some sixty books, including The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics and his four-volume Systematic Theology. He has taught at the university and graduate level for nearly forty years and has spoken or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-five countries. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University and now serves as president of Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Chad V. Meister is director of philosophy at Bethel College in Indiana. He formerly headed up the Defenders Ministry at Willow Creek Community Church.

Louis Markos (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of English and Honors, and Scholar-in-Residence at Houston Baptist University, where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. His publications include Apologetics for the 21st Century, From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics, and Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis.

Scott Klusendorf is the president of Life Training Institute, where he trains pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views. A passionate and engaging platform speaker, Scott's pro-life presentations have been featured by Focus on the Family, Truths That Transform, and American Family Radio. Scott is a graduate of UCLA and the author of Pro-Life 101.

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Table of Contents

Editors and Contributors     7
Foreword   Lee Strobel     11
Preface     13
What Is Apologetics and Why Do We Need It?
An Apologetic for Apologetics   Mark Mittelberg     17
A Relevant Apologetic   Josh McDowell     27
Apologetics for the Twenty-first Century   John Warwick Montgomery     41
A Biblical Argument for Balanced Apologetics: How the Apostle Paul Practiced Apologetics in the Acts   H. Wayne House     53
The Character of the Good Apologist: An Appreciation for the Life and Labors of Bob Passantino   E. Calvin Beisner     77
Cultural and Theological Issues in Apologetics
The Essentials of the Christian Faith   Norman L. Geisler     95
Postmodernism and Truth   J. P. Moreland     113
Politics, Faith, and the Separation of Church and State   Francis J. Beckwith     127
Aslan in the Public Square   Louis Markos     143
Abortion, Research Cloning, and Beyond: New Challenges for Pro-Lifers in a Brave New World   Scott Klusendorf     155
The Value of Historical Theology for Apologetics   Alan W. Gomes     169
Open Theism   Chad V. Meister     183
Defending ChristianTheism
The Cosmological Argument   Winfried Corduan     201
The Design Argument   Miguel Angel Endara     217
The Transcendental Argument   Sean Choi     231
God and the Evidence of Evil   R. Douglas Geivett     249
The New Testament, Jesus Christ, and The Da Vinci Code   Richard G. Howe     269
The Resurrection of Jesus and Recent Agnosticism   Gary Habermas     281
World Religious Movements
Mormonism   Kurt Van Gorden     297
Jehovah's Witnesses and the Doctrine of Salvation   Jim Valentine   Eric Pement     313
Oneness Pentecostals and the Doctrine of God   Ron Rhodes     335
Witchcraft   Richard G. Howe     349
Satanism   Jon Trott     361
Reasoning Faith and Global Missions: On Reaching Hindus and Hindu-Like Peoples   David J. Hesselgrave     381
Postscript: A Manifesto for Christian Apologetics: Nineteen Theses to Shake the World with the Truth   Douglas Groothuis     401
Index     409
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