To Everyone An Answer: A Case For the Christian Worldview
:In a society fascinated by spirituality but committed to religious pluralism, the Christian worldview faces sophisticated and aggressive opposition. A prior commitment to diversity, with its requisite openness and relativistic outlook, has meant for skeptics, critics and even many Christians...
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:In a society fascinated by spirituality but committed to religious pluralism, the Christian worldview faces sophisticated and aggressive opposition. A prior commitment to diversity, with its requisite openness and relativistic outlook, has meant for skeptics, critics and even many Christians that whatever Christianity is, it cannot be exclusively true or salvific.What is needed in this syncretistic era is an authoritative, comprehensive Christian response. Point by point, argument by argument, the Christian faith must be effectively presented and defended. To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview offers such a response.Editors Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland have gathered together in this book essays covering all major aspects of apologetics, including:
faith and reason
arguments for God's existence
the case for Jesus
the problem of evil
religious pluralism and Christian exclusivism
Preeminent in their respective fields, the contributors to this volume offer a solid case for the Christian worldview and a coherent defense of the Christian faith.
William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He and his wife Jan have been married since 1971, and have two adult children.
Dr. Craig was born in 1949, in Peoria, Illinois. From an early age, he proved to be a champion debater at school. At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ.
Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. 1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol. 1984). From 1980-86 he taught Philosophy of Religion at Trinity, during which time he and Jan started their family. In 1987 they moved to Brussels, Belgium, where Dr. Craig pursued research at the University of Louvain until assuming his position at Talbot in 1994.
Dr Craig has emerged as one of the most redoubtable defenders of Christian truth at the top levels of academic philosophy in our time. He has publicly debated theologians, biblical scholars, philosophers, scientists, and various pundits on matters of Christian truth, including Antony Flew, Lawrence Krauss, Marcus Borg, Gerd Ludemann, Bart Ehrman, Christopher Hitchens, and several prominent Muslim apologists. Richard Dawkins has refused to debate with him.
Dr Craig has authored or edited over thirty books, including The Kalam Cosmological Argument, which has prompted more articles in contemporary philosophical journals than any other current argument for God's existence; also Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus; Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom; Theism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology; and God, Time and Eternity, as well as over a hundred articles in professional journals of philosophy and theology, including The Journal of Philosophy, New Testament Studies, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy, and British Journal for Philosophy of Science
J. P. Moreland, Ph.D., (University of Southern California) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He also serves as director of Eidos Christian Center. He has written, edited or contributed to twenty books with publishers ranging from Oxford University Press, Routledge, Wadsworth and Prometheus Books to Zondervan and InterVarsity Press. Among his books are Christianity and the Nature of Science, Does God Exist? (with Kai Nielsen) and Philosophical Naturalism: A Critical Analysis. He has also written helpful apologetic books for thinking people which include Body & Soul, Philosophical Foundations of a Christian Worldview, The Creation Hypothesis, Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult, The God Conversation and To Everyone an Answer. Most recently he has authored The Lost Virtue of Happiness and In Search of a Confident Faith with Klaus Issler.
Francis J. Beckwith is professor of philosophy and church-stFrancis J. Beckwith is professor of philosophy and church-state studies, and fellow and faculty associate in the Instituate studies, and fellow and faculty associate in the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texte for Studies of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He was also the 2008-2009 Mary Ann Remick Senior Visitinas. He was also the 2008-2009 Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow in the Notre Dame Center for Ethics & Culture at thg Fellow in the Notre Dame Center for Ethics & Culture at thC
- :foreword - <em>josh Mcdowell</em>
- Introduction - <em>francis J. Beckwith</em>
- <strong>part 1: Faith, Reason And The Necessity Of Apologetics</strong> - <em>introduction By William Lane Craig</em>
- 1. Knowing Christianity Is True: The Relationship Between Faith And Reason - <em>thomas A. Howe And Richard G. Howe</em>
- 2. Defending The Defense Of Faith - <em>craig J. Hazen</em>
- 3. Applying Apologetics To Everyday Life - <em>gregory P. Koukl</em>
- <strong>part 2: God's Existence</strong> - <em>introduction By Francis J. Beckwith</em>
- 4. The <em>kalam</em> Cosmological Argument - <em>r. Douglas Geivett</em>
- 5. An Information-theoretic Design Argument - <em>william A. Dembski</em>
- 6. A Thomistic Cosmological Argument - <em>w. David Beck</em>
- 7. A Moral Argument - <em>paul Copan</em>
- 8. The Ontological Argument - <em>william Lane Craig</em>
- <strong>part 3: Christ And Miracles</strong> - <em>introduction By William Lane Craig</em>
- 9. The Christology Of Jesus Revisited - <em>ben Witherington Iii</em>
- 10. Miracles - <em>winfried Corduan</em>
- 11. The Case For Christ's Resurrection - <em>gary R. Habermas</em>
- <strong>part 4: Philosophical And Cultural Challenges To Christian Faith</strong> - <em>introduction By J. P. Moreland</em>
- 12. The Problem Of Evil - <em>ronald H. Nash</em>
- 13. Physicalism, Naturalism And The Nature Of Human Persons - <em>j. P. Moreland</em>
- 14. Facing The Challenge Of Postmodernism - <em>douglas Groothuis</em>
- 15. Legislating Morality - <em>michael Bauman</em>
- 16. Darwin, Design And The Public Schools - <em>francis J. Beckwith</em>
- <strong>part 5: Religious Challenges To Christian Faith</strong> - <em>introduction By Francis J. Beckwith</em>
- 17. Religious Pluralism And Christian Exclusivism - <em>david K. Clark</em>
- 18. Eastern Thought - <em>ravi Zacharias</em>
- 19. Mormonism - <em>carl Mosser And Paul Owen</em>
- 20. Islam - <em>abdul Saleeb</em>
- Conclusion - <em>j. P. Moreland</em>
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