A Place for Truth: Leading Thinkers Explore Life's Hardest Questions

A Place for Truth: Leading Thinkers Explore Life's Hardest Questions

by Dallas Willard


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830838455
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 07/29/2010
Series: Veritas Books
Pages: 323
Sales rank: 1,273,124
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dallas Willard (1935-2013) was a professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles for over forty years. A highly influential author and teacher, Willard was as celebrated for his enduring writings on spiritual formation as he was for his scholarship. His books include The Divine Conspiracy (Christianity Today's Book of the Year in 1998), The Spirit of the Disciplines, Hearing God, Renovation of the Heart and others. His books have received numerous Christianity Today Annual Book Awards and other recognitions.

Willard served on the boards of the C. S. Lewis Foundation and Biola University, and was a member of numerous evaluation committees for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. He received bachelor's degrees from both Tennessee Temple College and Baylor University and a graduate degree at Baylor University, as well as a PhD from the University of Wisconsin in Philosophy and the History of Science.

Table of Contents

Foreword Harry Lewis Harvard University 7

Preface Daniel Cho, Executive Director, The Veritas Forum 11

Introduction Dallas Willard 15


1 Is There Life After Truth? Richard John Neuhaus 23

2 Time for Truth Os Guinness 39

3 Reason for God: The Exclusivity of Truth Timothy J. Keller 55

Faith and Science

4 The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief Francis S. Collins 72

5 The New Atheists and the Meaning of Life Alister McGrath David J. Helfand 99

6 A Scientist Who Looked and Was Found Hugh Ross 122


7 The Psychology of Atheism Paul C. Vitz 135

8 Nietzsche Versus Jesus Christ Dallas Willard 153

Meaning and Humanity

9 Moral Mammals: Does Atheism or Theism Provide the Best Foundation for Human Worth and Morality? Peter Singer John Hare 169

10 Living Machines: Can Robots Become Human? Rodney Brooks Rosalind Picard 195

11 The Sense of an Ending Jeremy S. Begbie 216

Christian Worldview

12 Simply Christian N. T. Wright 239

Social Justice

13 Why Human Rights Are Impossible Without Religion John Warwick Montgomery 259

14 Radical Marxist, Radical Womanist, Radical Love: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Social Justice Mary Poplin 279

15 The Whole Gospel for the Whole Person Ronald J. Sider 300

Notes 318

Contributors 319

Photo Credits 322

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