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Faith Has Its Reasons

eBook|Jan 2012
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Ever since the apostle Paul addressed the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers in Athens, relating the Christian worldview to a non-Christian world has been a challenge. And despite Peter's charge to be ready to make a defense to everyone who asks...


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Ever since the apostle Paul addressed the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers in Athens, relating the Christian worldview to a non-Christian world has been a challenge. And despite Peter's charge to be ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you (1 Peter 3:15), most Christian laypeople have left apologetics-the defense of the faith-to the ecclesiastical pros. Faith Has Its Reasons is a study of four different models of how apologetics should be done, an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses, and a proposal for integrating the best insights of each. Kenneth Boa and Robert Bowman have assembled a wealth of information about what Christians believe and how to present that faith to an unbelieving world. Remarkable both in its depth of content and ease of accessibility, Faith Has Its Reasons gives Christian laypeople the tools to address such critical questions as: Why is belief in God rational despite the prevalence of evil in the world? What facts support the church's testimony that Jesus rose from the dead? Can we be certain Christianity is true? How can our faith in Christ be based on something more secure than our own understanding without descending into an irrational emotionalism? ^^Faith Has Its Reasons is a study of four different models of how apologetics should be done, an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses, and a proposal for integrating the best insights of each. Kenneth Boa and Robert Bowman have assembled a wealth of information about what Christians believe and how to present that faith to an unbelieving world. Remarkable both in its depth of content and ease of accessibility, Faith Has Its Reasons gives Christian laypeople the tools to address such critical questions as: ^^Why is belief in God rational despite the prevalence of evil in the world? ^ What facts support the church's testimony that Jesus rose from the dead? ^Can we be certain Christianity is true? ^ How can our faith in Christ be based on something more secure than our own understanding without descending into an irrational emotionalism?^
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 353702
  • Product Code 9780830858910
  • ISBN 0830858911
  • EAN 9780830858910
  • Department Academic
  • Category Apologetic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jan 2012
  • Sales Rank 63458
  • DRM Free
  • Printable No
  • Size 2.04 MB (EPUB)
  • Weight 0.028kg

Kenneth D Boa

Kenneth D. Boa (Ph.D., New York University; D.Phil., University of Oxford in England) is engaged in a ministry of relational evangelism and discipleship, teaching, writing, and speaking.
Dr. Boa is the President of Reflections Ministries, an organization that seeks to encourage, teach, and equip people to know Christ, follow Him, become progressively conformed to His image, and reproduce His life in others. He is also President of Trinity House Publishers, a publishing company that is dedicated to the creation of tools that will help people manifest eternal values in a temporal arena by drawing them to intimacy with God and a better understanding of the culture in which they live.


Recent publications by Dr. Boa include Conformed to His Image; 20 Compelling Evidences that God Exists; Face to Face; Augustine to Freud; Faith Has its Reasons; and God, I Dont Understand. He is a contributing editor to The Open Bible and the consulting editor of the Zondervan NASB Study Bible.

Robert M Bowman (Jr)

Robert M. Bowman Jr. (Ph.D. candidate, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the manager of the Apologetics & Interfaith Evangelism department of the North American Mission Board (http://www.4truth.net). For five years he was a lecturer in the M.A. in Christian Apologetics program at Biola University. He is the author of eleven other books, including Why You Should Believe in the Trinity and (with Kenneth D. Boa) the Gold Medallion Award winning book Faith Has Its Reasons and most recently Putting Jesus in his place: a case for the deity of Christ

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