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That's Just Your Interpretation: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith
     

That's Just Your Interpretation: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith

by Paul Copan
 

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ISBN-10: 0801063833

ISBN-13: 9780801063831

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

In our relativistic society, Christians more than ever are bombarded by tough questions about their faith. Author Paul Copan has observed that many of these questions emerge as "anti-truth claims" that are part of today's skeptical mind-set.

Christians defending their faith often hear slogans and questions such as:
Ž It's all

Overview

In our relativistic society, Christians more than ever are bombarded by tough questions about their faith. Author Paul Copan has observed that many of these questions emerge as "anti-truth claims" that are part of today's skeptical mind-set.

Christians defending their faith often hear slogans and questions such as:
Ž It's all relative
Ž Everything is one with the Divine; all else is illusion
Ž The Gospels contradict each other
Ž Why would a good God create hell?

This book provides incisive answers to slogans related to truth and reality; theism, pantheism/Eastern religion, and naturalism; and doctrinal issues such as the incarnation and truth of Scripture. Each of the twenty-two chapters provides succinct answers and summary points for countering the arguments.

Copan's book is accessible for all Christians who want to defend the plausibility of Christianity in the marketplace of ideas. It also includes helpful summary sections, additional resources, and additional documentation in the endnotes for review and discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801063831
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
920,561
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Part 1Challenges Related to Truth and Reality
1It's All Relative25
2That's Just Your Interpretation30
3That's Just Your Reality35
4Reality Is Shaped by Forces beyond Our Control41
Part 2Challenges Related to Worldviews
5Everything Is One with the Divine; All Else Is an Illusion49
6Why Not Believe in Reincarnation?60
7If God Made the Universe, Who Made God?69
8If God Knows What We're Going to Do, Then We Don't Have Free Will74
9If God Predestines Some to Be Saved, What Choice Do I Really Have?84
10The Coexistence of God and Evil Is a Logical Contradiction90
11Why Would a Good God Send People to Hell?101
12Religion Is Nothing More Than the Human Wish for a Father Figure110
Part 3Challenges Related to Christianity
13How Can God Be Three and One?121
14Isn't the Idea of God Becoming a Man Incoherent?127
15If Jesus Is God, How Could He Really Be Tempted?138
16The Genesis Creation Account Contradicts Contemporary Science (Part 1)144
17The Genesis Creation Account Contradicts Contemporary Science (Part 2)154
18How Could a Loving God Command Genocide?161
19Doesn't the Bible Condone Slavery?171
20The Gospels Contradict Each Other179
21Old Testament "Prophecies" Are Taken out of Context in the New Testament188
Conclusion197
Notes199

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