Christian Apologetics Past and Present
An unprecedented anthology of apologetics texts with selections from the first century AD through the Middle Ages. Includes introductory material, timelines, maps, footnotes, and discussion questions. ^^The apostle Peter tells us always to be ready to give a defense...
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An unprecedented anthology of apologetics texts with selections from the first century AD through the Middle Ages. Includes introductory material, timelines, maps, footnotes, and discussion questions.
^^The apostle Peter tells us always to be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks us to account for our hope as Christians (1 Peter 3:15). While the gospel message remains the same, such arguments will look different from one age to another.
^^In the midst of a recent revival in the field of apologetics, few things could be more useful than an acquaintance with some of these arguments for the Christian belief through the ages. This first of two proposed volumes features primary source documents from the time of the early church (100-400) and the Middle Ages (400-1500). Featured apologists include Aristides, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Origen, Athanasius, Augustine, Anselm, and Thomas Aquinas.
^^The authors provide a preface to each major historical section, with a timeline and a map, then an introduction to each apologist. Each primary source text is followed by questions for reflection or discussion purposes.
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.