Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense - a Response to Contemporary Challenges (Acadia Studies In Bible And Theology Series)
:In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Here prominent Christian philosopher C. Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response. He...
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:In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Here prominent Christian philosopher C. Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response. He makes the case for belief in a personal God through an exploration of natural "signs," which open our minds to theistic possibilities and foster belief in the Christian revelation. Evans then discusses why God's self-revelation is both authoritative and authentic. This sophisticated yet accessible book provides a clear account of the evidence for Christian faith, concluding that it still makes sense to believe.
C. Stephen Evans (Ph.D., Yale University) is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities at Baylor University. He previously taught in the philosophy departments at Calvin College, St. Olaf College and Wheaton College.
His publications include Why Believe: Reason and Mystery as Pointers to God(Eerdmans, 1996); The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History (Oxford, 1996); Faith Beyond Reason (Edinburgh University Press, Eerdmans,1998); Pocket Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion and Apologetics (InterVarsity Press, 2002), Philosophy of Religion (InterVarsity Press, 1985/ 2009), and Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Requirements (Oxford, 2004)
Some of his most recent works include Kierkegaard: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2009); and Exploring Kenotic Christology: The Self-Emptying of God
- :<b>contents<br></b>1. Who Are The New Atheists And What Are They Saying?<br>2. The Value Of Natural Theology<br>3. The Concept Of A Natural Sign For God<br>4. Natural Signs For God And Theistic Arguments<br>5. Can We Trust The Natural Signs For God?<br>6. Recognizing God's Self-revelation<br>7. Criteria For A Genuine Revelation From God<br>8. Conclusions: Making The Case For Christian Faith<br>index