That's Just Your Interpretation: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith [NOOK Book]

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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441211200
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 846,042
  • File size: 1,006 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Copan (Ph.D., Marquette University) is a ministry associate with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. His books include Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? and "True for You, but Not for Me." Copan lives in Suwanee, Georgia.
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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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Part 1 Challenges Related to Truth and Reality
1 It's All Relative 25
2 That's Just Your Interpretation 30
3 That's Just Your Reality 35
4 Reality Is Shaped by Forces beyond Our Control 41
Part 2 Challenges Related to Worldviews
5 Everything Is One with the Divine; All Else Is an Illusion 49
6 Why Not Believe in Reincarnation? 60
7 If God Made the Universe, Who Made God? 69
8 If God Knows What We're Going to Do, Then We Don't Have Free Will 74
9 If God Predestines Some to Be Saved, What Choice Do I Really Have? 84
10 The Coexistence of God and Evil Is a Logical Contradiction 90
11 Why Would a Good God Send People to Hell? 101
12 Religion Is Nothing More Than the Human Wish for a Father Figure 110
Part 3 Challenges Related to Christianity
13 How Can God Be Three and One? 121
14 Isn't the Idea of God Becoming a Man Incoherent? 127
15 If Jesus Is God, How Could He Really Be Tempted? 138
16 The Genesis Creation Account Contradicts Contemporary Science (Part 1) 144
17 The Genesis Creation Account Contradicts Contemporary Science (Part 2) 154
18 How Could a Loving God Command Genocide? 161
19 Doesn't the Bible Condone Slavery? 171
20 The Gospels Contradict Each Other 179
21 Old Testament "Prophecies" Are Taken out of Context in the New Testament 188
Conclusion 197
Notes 199
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