Christian Faith for Handing On

Christian Faith for Handing On

by Helen Oppenheimer


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What is the truth about the universe and its inhabitants? Helen Oppenheimer has carried out a balanced and rational inquiry into the existence of God to bring us closer to answering this question. Here she uses her findings to construct and argue her case for a responsible Christian faith, rooted firmly in the facts. 'Christian Faith for Handing On' offers readers a progress report on the live possibility of faith in an era of human suffering that can, at times, seem to render it futile. Theauthor deftly tackles difficult questions and deconstructs objections to Christianity to equip and reassure believers, showing how they can learn from the sceptics in order to eschew comfortable complacency in favour of reason. This engaging and thought-provoking work will grip and challenge thinking Christians and atheist enquirers alike with its current and comprehensive apologia of Humanist Christian faith. Oppenheimer's scholarly approach ensures that the book will also prove an invaluable resource for academics and students of theology and philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625642349
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 12/23/2013
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Helen Oppenheimer graduated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, in philosophy. She is married with three married daughters, ten grandchildren, and a great-grandson. She has served on several Anglican commissions and taught ethics at Cuddesdon Theological College. She writes on Christian ethics and philosophical theology and holds a Lambeth DD. Her books include The Hope of Heaven (1988) and On Being Someone (2010). She and her husband live in Jersey in the Channel Islands.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part I Believing

1 Terms of Reference 3

2 Matter and More 13

3 The Argument from Value 19

4 Recalcitrant Reality 26

5 The Project of Creation 34

6 Question of Fact 40

7 The Hypothesis of Faith 47

8 Rational Inquiry 53

9 Gospel Story 61

Part II Belonging

10 One Another 73

11 God in Charge 81

12 Christian Hope 87

13 Is Anyone There? 95

14 The Means of Grace 103

Part III Behaving

15 Values, Human and Divine 113

16 The Way 120

17 Compare and Contrast 129

18 Mercy 139

19 Continuing 147

Bibliography 153

Names Index 157

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