A Rational Faith: Philosopher's Defense of Christianity (Veritas Books Series)
:Why believe in God? If God exists, why doesn't he eliminate suffering and evil? Does evolution disprove Christianity? Can religion be explained by cognitive science?People have grappled for ages with these kinds of questions. And many in today's academic...
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:Why believe in God?If God exists, why doesn't he eliminate suffering and evil? Does evolution disprove Christianity? Can religion be explained by cognitive science?People have grappled for ages with these kinds of questions. And many in today's academic world find Christian belief untenable. But renowned philosopher Stephen Davis argues that belief in God is indeed a rational and intellectually sound endeavor. Drawing on a lifetime of rigorous reflection and critical thinking, he explores perennial and contemporary challenges to Christian faith. Davis appraises objections fairly and openly, offering thoughtful approaches to common intellectual problems.Real questions warrant reasonable responses. Examine for yourself the rationality of the Christian faith.
Stephen T. Davis (Ph.D.,Claremont Graduate University) is Russell K Pitzer Professor of Philosophy Claremont McKenna College, California. Davis is the author numerous books on the intersection of evangelical Christianity with philosophy such as Risen Indeed: Making Sense of the Resurrection (Eerdmans), God, Reason, and Theistic Proofs. (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press), The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus. (ed. with Daniel Kendall, S.J. and Gerald OCollins, S.J.). Oxford University Press, 1997, The Trinity: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Trinity. (ed. with Daniel Kendall, S.J. and Gerald OCollins, S.J.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
- :introduction1. Is There Any Such Thing As Objective Truth?2. Why Believe In God?3. Is The Bible's Picture Of Jesus Reliable?4. Was Jesus Raised From The Dead?5. Does Evolution Disprove Christianity?6. Can Cognitive Science Explain Religion?7. Is Christianity Unique?8. Do Evil And Suffering Show That God Does Not Exist?9. Can We Be Happy Apart From God?conclusionfurther Readingnotes