Christian Apologetics Past and Present (Volume 2, From 1500)
Amid a revival of apologetics, “few things could be more useful than an acquaintance with how Christian faith was defended down through the ages,” say the editors in their introduction to this two-part anthology. “Access to both historical and contemporary...
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Amid a revival of apologetics, “few things could be more useful than an acquaintance with how Christian faith was defended down through the ages,” say the editors in their introduction to this two-part anthology. “Access to both historical and contemporary texts gives us fresh insight into how our fathers in the faith responded to the questions facing them.”
Volume 2 in this one-of-a-kind resource takes a sweeping look at apologetics from the Reformation to the present. Readings from twenty-six apologists, including Martin Luther, John Calvin, Blaise Pascal, Jonathan Edwards, Søren Kierkegaard, Francis Schaeffer, Alvin Plantinga, and William Lane Craig are included. With editorial commentary and questions for reflection, Christian Apologetics Past and Present will prove a valuable text for students as well as a unique resource for those interested in defending the faith.
William Edgar (Dr. Theol., Universite de Geneve) is professor of apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary, as well as an ordained minister, a musicologist, and a jazz musician. His published works include The Face of Truth; In Spirit and In Truth: Ten Bible Studies on Worship; Taking Note of Music; Sur le rock; Bibliographie d'ouvrages apologtique; Reasons of the Heart: Recovering Christian Persuasion; La carte protestante: L'apologtique protestante de langue franaise de 1815 1848; If You Seek Me and Truth in All Its Glory: Commending the Reformed Faith.
K. Scott Oliphint (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Professor of Apologetics and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author of Reasons For Faith; The Battle Belongs to the Lord: The Power of Scripture For Defending Our Faith; Revelation and Reason and If I Should Die Before I Wake: Help for Those Who Hope for Heaven.