Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (Baker Reference Library Series)
Until now there has been no definitive one-volume encyclopedia designed to equip believers for defense against the full range of opposing arguments. This comprehensive reference volume covers every key issue, person, and concept related to Christian apologetics. Written entirely by...
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Until now there has been no definitive one-volume encyclopedia designed to equip believers for defense against the full range of opposing arguments. This comprehensive reference volume covers every key issue, person, and concept related to Christian apologetics. Written entirely by leading apologist Norman Geisler, it stands as the culmination of the author's life-long career and ministry. From Baker.
This comprehensive reference volume covers every key issue, person, and concept related to Christian apologetics from Anselm to Zen.
"There is no better reference book on Christian apologetics in print. Dr. Geisler has produced a monumental work that will be a resource for Christian thinkers for years to come. No serious Christian apologist should be without it."--Francis J. Beckwith, Ph.D.; associate professor of philosophy, culture, and law, Trinity International University "This is the best encyclopedia of apologetics, the one volume that a teacher, college student, parent, or other serious Christian would want, if they had to choose one volume. The book has a wealth of information and analysis defending the faith, in an age where the world uniquely attacks the truth of the Bible. Only a scholarly author of forty books could begin such a needed project. Only a person deeply committed to the truth of Scripture could finish writing this masterful encyclopedia."--Wendell R. Bird, Attorney-at-law, Bird & Associates, P.C. "This new encyclopedia is outstanding. I ordered it sight unseen for use in my Seminar in Christian Apologetics. I have the students reviewing it thematically and analytically to assess its content from various angles. I have spot checked it and remain enthusiastic about it. In my view it is a magnus opus to round off a lifetime of fantastic accomplishments in this field."--L. Russ Bush, III; Academic Vice President/Dean of the Faculty, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary "Baker''s Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics is just what we need. Its author adopts a modern form of Thomism, defending classical apologetics. Yet this work is clear and true-a fine resource for every defender of the faith."--David K. Clark, Ph.D.; Director of the Center for Biblical and Theological Foundations, Professor of Theology, Bethel Seminary "The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics is a remarkable book in both breadth and depth. I anticipate that it will often be the first reference work I turn to, and I will encourage my students to use it both for the articles and for the bibliographies."--Winfried Corduan, Ph.D., Taylor University "This is an extraordinary helpful resource. A superb job by one of evangelicalism''s premier scholars.--Charles W. Colson, Prison Fellowship Ministries "I have already found Dr. Geisler''s massive encyclopedia to be a useful reference tool in preparation for my debates with non-theists on university campuses.--William Craig, Ph.D. "Nowhere will anyone find more apologetic information than in this volume. Time and again I was impressed with the sheer amount of data that Norm Geisler places at the fingertips of the student. This book will serve as the chief reference work in apologetics for years to come.--Gary R. Habermas, Ph.D., Liberty University "Norman has done it again! He has compiled one of the most thorough and accurate apologetic works to date. The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics gives us the tools to share our faith to a broken and skeptical world. It should be a part of everyone''s library."--Josh McDowell "Geisler''s Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics is a massive, accessible, thorough resource on apologetical themes that run the gamut from philosophical and theological apologetics to historical evidences. Its articles are brief but filled with content. It should be the first resource tool consulted when one is faced with a need to find an answer to a question about the credibility of the Christian faith. Geisler is to be thanked for providing us with this timely resource."--J. P. Moreland, Ph.D.; Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University "Norman Geisler''s Baker''s Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics should be in every Christian''s library. Whether you are a seasoned apologist or a Christian wanting to explain your faith persuasively to an unbeliever, this book will be an invaluable resource for surprisingly comprehensive information on subjects ranging from agnosticism through God, alleged disproofs of to world view - and the bibliography is a wealth of further re
Challenges to Christianity come from a variety of people and belief systems, and Christians are continually searching for the appropriate responses to critics of their faith. Yet until now there has been no definitive one-volume encyclopedia designed to equip believers for Christian defense against the full range of opposing arguments. The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics is such a work. This comprehensive reference volume covers every key issue, person, and concept related to Christian apologetics. Written entirely by leading apologist Norman Geisler, it stands as the culmination of the author's life-long career and ministry. The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics offers valuable information and advice to a wide audience: pastors and Christian leaders, students on college campuses, those involved in counter-cult ministries--all Christians who encounter skeptics. The author provides extensive coverage of: * individuals, such as Karl Marx and C. S. Lewis * general apologetics topics, such as the types of apologetics and the role of the Holy Spirit in apologetics * specific challenges, such as the relationship between science and Christianity and the reliability of the Bible * philosophical systems, such as nihilism and existentialism * philosophical concepts, such as the principle of sufficient reason and the principle of causality * biblical issues, such as the resurrection and the date of the exodus * contemporary concerns, such as the Jesus Seminar and postmodernism * perennial apologetic arguments, such as the problem of evil and the existence of God The encyclopedia also features two indexes (subject and Scripture) that allow readers to easily locate the specific information they need. This resource joins several other volumes in the Baker Reference Library in offering the finest of evangelical scholarship to both scholars and lay people. Each of the contributions is easy-to-understand and easy-to-use (thanks to their one-volume format). These volumes serve as an ideal home library for laity, a handy resource for pastors and church leaders, and a reliable supplemental text for courses in Christian colleges and seminaries.
Dr. Norman Geisler (Ph.D., Loyola University) is author or co-author of over sixty-eight books and hundreds of articles including Christian Apologetics; Apologetics in the New Age; Answering Islam; When Skeptics Ask; When Critics Ask; The Baker Dictionary of Apologetics; Handbook of Systematic Theology (4 volumes), Chosen But Free and When Cultists Ask. He has taught at the university and graduate level for forty eight years and has spoken or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-five countries. He is the co-founder and long-time Dean of Southern Evangelical Seminary, in Charlotte, North Carolina.