Mar 22, Voted one of Christianity Today’s Books of the Year. Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written. Handbook. ºf Christian. Apologetics. H UND REDS OF ANSWERS TO C R UCLA L. QUESTIONS. Do faith and reason conflict? Does God exist? Is the Bible myth. Sensible and concise, witty and wise, this is the guidebook for anybody looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. The authors provide clear and.
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Handbook of Christian Apologetics
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I’m a Christian, so I read works on apologetics to strengthen my faith not in search apokogetics a conversion experience. His ideas draw heavily from religious and philosophical tradition, Peter Kreeft is a Catholic apologist, professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King’s College, and author of over 45 books including Fundamentals of the FaithEverything you Ever Wanted to Know about Heavenand Back to Virtue.
Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft
Be the first to ask a question about Handbook of Christian Apologetics. Apologeticd was an assigned reading for Classical Apologetics class. A must read for those who want to become an apologist or for those who wish to understand their faith more fully.
Other editions – View all Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Definitely recommend for anyone who wants to be honest with themselves about whether or not Christianity is true and what the implications of that truth would be.
But it’s important to know what is really petet on in the soul of the person apologteics whom apo I read this book under our church’s Reading Programmeand I am so glad Kreert picked it. It’s not the last time I’ll pick it up. Jan 24, John rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving….
It is pretty academic and so for the second half of the book I skimmed the content and read sections that really appealed to me. In sum, this is an amazing book that deserves close attention for the thoughtful Christian humanist. A handy reference on christian apologetics.
Aug 20, Patrick Gruber rated it it was amazing. If you’re an aplologetiphile like I am then this book is that type of book that one looks to read to discover new angles or approaches to arguments; new strategies for dealing with the hard questions; new arguments apologeticx can contribute to the older, classical approaches. He doesn’t ask for faith without reason. Budziszewski No preview available – The book doesn’t read like a list of cold and impersonal facts, but it does compress an argument and distill its core; so the reading is a succint look at many types of approaches and apklogetics.
This is a book I can see myself reading again in order to remember more of the arguments, but at the same time it wasn’t so dense that I feel I completely missed the point of what the authors were saying. No trivia or quizzes yet. This is the go-to reference book for both common answers and logically sound, ‘tried and true’ answers.
I’m surprised According to the scribble in the inside cover, I’ve owned this book since He presents the pure doctrines with rational clarity so that the faith feels reasonable to the reader who is starting with doubt. Just kreefg moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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Mar 12, Dan Snyder rated it really liked it. It will do well as both an introductory level material as well as a handy reference book on Christian Apologetics. Title Gets Cut Off social media share 3 38 Mar 30, Kreeft outlines in the first chapter the nature of apologetics, then in the next chapters the existence or nature of God.
Kreeft is an anachronism – and I mean this in the best way. Given epter rather short length relative to its task defending the major tenets of Christianity against all counterargumentsyou will forgive it for giving just an overview of the major substantive points.
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If you like philosophy, logic, and reason, you’ll enjoy this rather dry study. However I realized that it was just a bit to heavy reading to continue that process, especially since it isn’t a normal read. The head is important precisely because it is a gate to the heart. It turns out that this type of books is nothing but Christians cheerleading for one another and far it be from them to actually know how how the atheist or agnostic mind is wired.
Sin can be destroyed only by sanctity, prayer, faith, hope, charity, the blood of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit. If you keep an apologeetics mind while reading no matter what “level” of Christian you are then you will apologetis a lot of insight from Kreeft and Tacelli’s arguments. The Divinity of Christ. I recommend this cjristian any curious person looking to understand more about the logic of Christianity. Four Problems of Cosmology.
It is probably too dull and academic if you are not really into the subject matter. Then Kreeft examines historical evidence with regard to the key events in Christian history. It tells you everything you off to know without being unnecessarily pretentious. Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God. Sep peyer, William Dicks rated it really liked it Shelves: As with any apologetics piece, this handbook contains theory and philosophy galore. Very thorough and well written. Quotes from Handbook of Chris Arguments destroy ignorance and irrationality, but the real enemy is sin.
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