In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Here prominent Christian philosopher C. Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response. He makes the case for belief in a personal God through an exploration of natural "signs," which open our minds to theistic possibilities and foster belief in the Christian revelation. Evans then discusses why God's self-revelation is both authoritative and authentic. This sophisticated yet accessible book provides a clear account of the evidence for Christian faith, concluding that it still makes sense to believe.
About the Author
C. Stephen Evans (PhD, Yale University) is University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a Professorial Fellow at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at Australian Catholic University. He is the author or editor of more than two dozen books and is a widely traveled speaker.
Table of ContentsContents
1. Who Are the New Atheists, and What Are They Saying?
2. The Value of Natural Theology
3. The Concept of a Natural Sign for God
4. Natural Signs for God and Theistic Arguments
5. Can We Trust the Natural Signs for God?
6. Recognizing God's Self-Revelation
7. Criteria for a Genuine Revelation from God
8. Conclusions: Making the Case for Christian Faith