In the light of the threats posed to Christianity by militant Islam, intolerant secularism, and widespread misinformation (The Da Vinci Code , the Jesus Seminar, etc.), the necessity of informed and articulate defense of the Christian faith...
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In the light of the threats posed to Christianity by militant Islam, intolerant secularism, and widespread misinformation (The Da Vinci Code, the Jesus Seminar, etc.), the necessity of informed and articulate defense of the Christian faith today can hardly be contested. Reasons for Our Hope offers a sophisticated yet accessible guide to "destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and ... taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:5). The book's 31 chapters are divided into four sections:
. Apologetics Methodologies and Systems - with chapters on worldviews, the tension between faith and reason, etc.
. Apologetics in Scripture and in History - a look at apologetics in the Old and New Testaments, early church, middle ages, the Reformation, Enlightenment, and today.
. Apologetic Problems - issues such as the value of philosophy, dealing with skepticism, the problem of evil, miracles, the Resurrection, etc.
. How to Use Apologetics in Engaging the World - how to engage the Cultist, Secularist, Postmodernist, Muslim, and Eastern Mystic.
Dr. Dennis Jowers (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is Associate Professor of Theology and New Testament at Faith Evangelical Seminary and Assistant Professor of Theology at Western Reformed Seminary, both in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Jowers articles have appeared in journals such as Mid-America Journal of Theology, Scottish Journal of Theology, Tyndale Bulletin, and Reformed Theological Review. He is the author The Trinitarian Axiom of Karl Rahner: "The Economic Trinity is the Immanent Trinity and Vice Versa" and Reasons for Our Hope: An Introduction to Christian Apologetics
H. Wayne House (Th.D., Concordia Theological Seminary, JD., Regent University) is distinguished professor of biblical studies and apologetics at Faith Seminary, Tacoma, Washington, and a professor of law at Tinity Law School, Trinity International University. He is the author of numerous books, including Charts of Cults, Sects, and Religious Movements, and Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine. Dr. House is past president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He and his wife Leta reside in Silverton, Oregon.