Why People Don't Believe: Confronting Seven Challenges to Christian Faith [NOOK Book]

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Religion is increasingly seen as a dangerous source of violence in the world, breeding a fear of faith in a very vocal group of critics. Most Christians are blissfully unaware of the litany of allegations being brought against religion, including that it is the cause of intolerance, imperialism, irrationality, bigotry, and war, to name a few. But ignorance is not the answer.

In Why People Don't Believe, Paul Chamberlain strives to represent ...
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Why People Don't Believe: Confronting Seven Challenges to Christian Faith

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Overview

Religion is increasingly seen as a dangerous source of violence in the world, breeding a fear of faith in a very vocal group of critics. Most Christians are blissfully unaware of the litany of allegations being brought against religion, including that it is the cause of intolerance, imperialism, irrationality, bigotry, and war, to name a few. But ignorance is not the answer.

In Why People Don't Believe, Paul Chamberlain strives to represent the concerns and challenges raised against religious faith, particularly those raised against Christianity, to help readers understand them. He then thoughtfully responds to these criticisms, honestly evaluating whether they have merit. Lastly, he outlines the many good and humane contributions Christianity has made to the world throughout the past 2,000 years.

Anyone who is troubled by today's headlines involving religious violence or who wants to be able to respond intelligently to critics will find Why People Don't Believe a welcome, hopeful book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441232090
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 867,716
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Chamberlain (PhD, Marquette University) is director of the Institute of Christian Apologetics and professor of apologetics, ethics, and philosophy of religion at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He has also served on the staff of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He is the author of Can We Be Good without God? and Final Wishes.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

1 The Power of Religion 11

2 Reason to Fear 19

3 Religion and Violence: A Closer Look 47

4 Is Christianity Irrational and Devoid of Evidence? 71

5 Is Christianity Anti-Scientific? 93

6 Is Biblical Morality Appalling? 105

7 Living the Way Jesus Calls Us to Live 119

8 Christianity's Gifts to the World 129

9 Is There a Way Forward? True Religion 149

Notes 157

Index 167

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