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A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics

James W Sire

A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics

James W Sire

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Always be prepared to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence. (1 Peter 3:15-16)

We've all felt the tension. An opportunity to speak for Christ comes up, and either we jump in with both barrels blasting or we cower in the corner and say nothing. Is there a better way? Can we learn to speak boldly, yet humbly, about our faith in Christ?

Veteran apologist Jim Sire offers salient counsel derived from over fifty years of experience in a vast array of settings. Through a variety of snapshots, both successful and unsuccessful, he helps us understand the nature, value and limits of apologetics, and suggests how to tailor our comments to respect our audience whether large or small, formal or informal. He then outlines five key arguments for the Christian faith and offers responses to five common objections. Finally, for those especially drawn to apologetics, he offers counsel on how to discern a call to apologetic ministry.


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Always be prepared to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence. (1 Peter 3:15-16)

We've all felt the tension. An opportunity to speak for Christ comes up, and either we jump in with both barrels blasting or we cower in the corner and say nothing. Is there a better way? Can we learn to speak boldly, yet humbly, about our faith in Christ?

Veteran apologist Jim Sire offers salient counsel derived from over fifty years of experience in a vast array of settings. Through a variety of snapshots, both successful and unsuccessful, he helps us understand the nature, value and limits of apologetics, and suggests how to tailor our comments to respect our audience whether large or small, formal or informal. He then outlines five key arguments for the Christian faith and offers responses to five common objections. Finally, for those especially drawn to apologetics, he offers counsel on how to discern a call to apologetic ministry.

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Meet the Author

James W Sire

James W. Sire (Ph.D., University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology and short courses at many universities and seminaries. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and Europe.

His IVP books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door (a worldviews textbook), Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.

His most recent books are Praying the Psalms of Jesus. and Deepest Differences: A Christian-Atheist Dialogue with staunch atheist Carl Peraino
Koorong - Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • Apologetic Snapshot I: The Scope Of Christian Apologetics
  • 1. What Is Apologetics?
  • Apologetic Snapshot Ii: Kent State
  • 2. The Value Of Apologetics
  • Apologetic Snapshot Iii: Ball State And Tennessee Tech
  • 3. The Limits Of Apologetics
  • Apologetic Snapshot Iv: Carnegie Mellon
  • 4. The Contexts Of Apologetics
  • Apologetic Snapshot V: Southern Illinois University
  • 5. The Arguments Of Apologetics
  • Apologetic Snapshot Vi: Varna University, Bulgaria
  • 6. The Call To Apologetics
  • Notes
  • Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 248984
  • Product Code 083083382X
  • EAN 9780830833825
  • Pages 112
  • Department Academic
  • Category Apologetic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Sep 2006
  • Sales Rank #28820
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.136kg

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