Defence of the Truth
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The need for Christians to contend for the faith is as great in our day as it was in the days of the early church. In the six chapters in this book we look at six incidents in which early Christian leaders had to engage in apologetics. In every case there is much to learn from the arguments used and the ways of seeking to win those opposed to the truth.
The Apostle Peter's words in 1 Peter 3:15--'In your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you'--have an element of timelessness about them. The task of defending the Christian faith in the face of unbelief and open rejection of biblical truth and the Christian worldview--sometimes called 'apologetics' is a responsibility laid upon every generation of those who love the Lord Jesus Christ. In the six chapters in this book we look at six incidents in which early Christian leaders had to engage in apologetics. In every case there is much to learn from the arguments used and the ways of seeking to win those opposed to the truth.
Michael A. G. Haykin (ThD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) is Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, KY. He is the author of a number of books, including The Spirit of God: The Exegesis of 1 and 2 Corinthians in the Pneumatomachian Controversy of the Fourth Century (E.J. Brill, 1994); One heart and one soul: John Sutcliff of Olney, his friends, and his times (Evangelical Press, 1994); Kiffin, Knollys and Keach: Rediscovering Our English Baptist Heritage (Reformation Today Trust, 1996); At the Pure Fountain of Thy Word: Andrew Fuller as an Apologist (Paternoster Press, 2004); Jonathan Edwards: The Holy Spirit in Revival (Evangelical Press, 2005); and most recently, The God who draws near: An introduction to Biblical Spirituality (Evangelical Press, 2007) and The Emergence Of Evangelicalism (IVPUK, 2008).
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