These Things We Believe: The Defense of Reasonable Christian Faith


This is a book with the big answers to the big questions every person asks themselves about faith, science and doubt. It is perfect for individual or group study, high school seniors and up.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (4) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $12.64   
  • Used (2) from $1.99   
Sending request ...


This is a book with the big answers to the big questions every person asks themselves about faith, science and doubt. It is perfect for individual or group study, high school seniors and up.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781928653363
  • Publisher: Regina Orthodox Press
  • Publication date: 3/25/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Introduction vi

Seminar 1 This One Thing I Know 1

Intellectual systems, functional atheism and secular society: How is belief possible when the sacred has been exterminated?

Seminar 2 I Believe in One God 26

Neo-evolurionists, the God gene, and the new search for God: Revolutionary new frontiers of knowledge make old science irrelevant.

Seminar 3 Maker of Heaven & Earth 53

The Enlightenment's Empirical Box, Heisenberg's Uncertainty and the Rebirth of Mystery: the Quantum Leap and the Kingdom of God.

Seminar 4 Adam & Eve 74

Our Neolithic Ancestors, the Neolithic Revolution, the historical memory of the First Farmer and the Founding Family of Civilization.

Seminar 5 There is an "Us" 96

The historical memory of our Neolithic Ancestors, the founding of the first cities, and key events in Mesopotamia: the Neolithic Species is unique.

Seminar 6 Who For Us 117

One extant Foundational Story, the Neolithic Story as lived by the tribal Descendents of Abraham, Isaac and Jakob: nomads, farmers, and urbanites.

Seminar 7 For our Salvation 161

Godlikeness, nakedness, and a Neolithic brain: The Neolithic Species Encounters Death, the Cognitive Imperative, and the Meaning of Life.

Seminar 8 Immaculate Body & Precious Blood 181

Parthenogenesis and the Biological Incarnation, the Mystical Incarnation and the Existential Incarnation: the Unity of the Visible and Invisible.

Seminar 9 One Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church 201

Western Ontological and Dualistic Ecclesiology, Eastern Christological Ecclesiology: the Union of the Visible and Invisible in Worship.

Conclusion 222

End Notes 227

Selected Bibliography 248

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted May 21, 2009

    Enlightening to the learned of Orthodox Christianity and those searching for understanding in a world of many choices.

    This book is academic at first for obvious reasons. It gets the reader caught up with the why's and does well with many clear metaphors. The book then takes a turn toward the vision of why Orthodox Christians believe what they believe.

    You understand that faith is not in need of a legal contract with God but rather guides you to return to God by spending time with Him, to 'walk with God in the cool of the evening.'

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)