Faith and Reason
: <p>In this primer on apologetics, Henri Blocher helps readers navigate the relationship and tensions between faith and reason.</p> <p>"Doing apologetics" means presenting arguments to lead people to faith or to con rm them in their faith. After discussing...
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<p>In this primer on apologetics, Henri Blocher helps readers navigate the relationship and tensions between faith and reason.</p>
<p>"Doing apologetics" means presenting arguments to lead people to faith or to con rm them in their faith. After discussing the relationship between faith and reason, the author addresses several of the thorniest questions that trouble our efforts to unify a heart for Jesus with a mind at work:
<br>• How do we combine science and faith?
<br>• Does the Bible contain errors?
<br>• Can we make the Bible say whatever we want?</p>
<p>In discussing all of these issues in <i>Faith and Reason</i>, the author reminds us of the motivations that should prompt us to seek the most persuasive reasons for believing: to make our decision to have faith a responsible one, to increase our love for the people around us, and to bring glory to God.</p>
Dr. Henri Blocher is the Gunther H. Knoedler Chair of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Since 1965 he has served as professor of systematic theology at the Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique in Vaux-sur-Seine near Paris, France. A leading evangelical theologian and statesman, Blocher was a member of the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization (1975-1980), served the World Evangelical Fellowship/Alliance in a number of capacities, and taught in schools in Europe, Australia, Africa, Canada and the US. He is currently president of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians. Blocher has written six books, four of which have appeared in English, and several dozen articles. His English publications include Original Sin: Illuminating the Riddle, Evil and the Cross: Christian Thought and the Problem of Evil, Songs of the Servant: Isaiah's Good News and In the Beginning: The Opening chapters of Genesis.