Mar 22, Voted one of Christianity Today’s Books of the Year. Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written. Handbook. ºf Christian. Apologetics. H UND REDS OF ANSWERS TO C R UCLA L. QUESTIONS. Do faith and reason conflict? Does God exist? Is the Bible myth. Sensible and concise, witty and wise, this is the guidebook for anybody looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. The authors provide clear and.
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Then Kreeft examines historical evidence with regard to the key events in Christian history. I keep this book with me at all times and use available moments to study how to properly defend and explain my faith in God and Christ Jesus. Ronald Tacelli Limited preview – Trivia About Handbook of Chris He presents 20 arguments ranging from the five proofs of Aquinas to modern cosmological arguments to arguments from psychology.
Budziszewski No preview available – Paperbackpages. Dec 25, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: Jan 24, John rated it really liked it Shelves: It will go back on my shelf as an excellent reference I started out reading this book like a normal book and made it about halfway through doing that.
Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft
But it’s important to know what is really going on in the soul of the person to whom apologetic arguments are addressed, and to know the irrational forces behind unbelief This does not discount Kreeft and Tacelli’s logic, only perhaps their writing style, which at some times is patronizing and at some times is eye-opening. References to this book Written on the Heart: If you keep an open mind while reading no matter what “level” of Christian you are then you will gain a lot of insight from Kreeft and Tacelli’s arguments.
It comes highly recommended — in fact, a must-have and a must-read for every believer. This is such a good essential book – it is my second one.
Return to Book Page. Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? Handbook of Christian Apologetics.
Kreeft outlines in the first chapter the nature of apologetics, then in the next chapters the existence or nature of God.
It turns out that this type of books is nothing but Christians cheerleading for one another and far it be from them to actually know how how the atheist or agnostic mind is wired. I don’t even know where to begin. Heavy philosophy, but accessible. I read it fron to back, but it can be just as enjoyable one question at handbpok time over a number of years.
Handbook of Christian Apologetics
My library Help Advanced Book Search. It presents arguments and answers in an easier-to-read version but same vein as the middle ages scholars like Acquainus. His ideas draw heavily from religious and philosophical tradition, Peter Kreeft is a Catholic apologist, professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King’s College, and author of over 45 books including Fundamentals of the FaithEverything you Ever Wanted to Know about Heavenand Back to Virtue.
Mar 01, Christin Smith rated it it was amazing. The cases for and against are presented in systematic fashion. It’s not the last time I’ll pick it up. Kreeft and Tacelli expect the reader to think, to use reason, and to apply the intellect and will to how they live the faith.
Voted one of Christianity Today’s Books of the Year! Feb 03, Patrick added it Shelves: A book probably meant to be used as a reference, but I will admit I read the whole thing straight through and consider it in my top five favorite books of all time.
It works fabulously both ways. Sin can be destroyed only by sanctity, prayer, faith, hope, charity, the blood of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Where is the scholar? Well written and as c A o probably meant to be used as a reference, but I will admit I read the whole thing straight through and consider it in my top five favorite books christiian all time. And in this book there are a ton of arguments, some strong and some weak; but the authors admit that and do a good job showing how a cumulative case for Christianity is well supported with a flood of evidence that isn’t found in too many books. I highly recommend it for anyone seeking knowledge about Christianity.
Using it currently as one of the readings in an upper school rhetoric course. The authors present their evidence in a logical, intelligent, readable way, and while sometimes a full chapter was too much to digest in kteeft single sitting, I never felt like I had to stop and sit with my head spinning after just one paragraph in the way I sometimes do with highly academic works of religious scholarship.
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