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Handbook of Christian Apologetics Paperback – April 22, 1994
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About the Author
Ronald K. Tacelli, S.J., is associate professor of philosphy at Boston College and has published articles in the Public Affairs Quarterly and Downside Review.
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Kreeft and Tacelli write in a lively and intelligent manner. Their train of thought is fairly easy to follow, althought it wouldn't hurt if the reader has a bit of knowledge of philosophical terms under her belt. The authors begin with a look at faith and reason. They note how both are vital, and that faith and reason can never contradict each other.
In the following chapters they tackle topics such as, Does God Exist? (they offer 20 arguments for the existence of God), The Problem of Evil, The Divinity of Christ, Life after Death, Objective Truth, just to name a few. Each chapter is followed by a number of discussion questions to help the reader digest and cogitate on what was just read. A bibliography is provided for those who wish to delve more deeply into each of the subjects presented. The authors confine themselves to the core beliefs common to all orthodox Christians. As a result, this is a book that can be read and used by all orthodox denominations and traditions.
One section I found particularly interesting was where they discuss how a person receives salvation by asking if a good pagan like Socrates could have been saved. Another good section (there's so many of them) is where they discuss free will in the chapter on evil.Read more ›
The writing is very clear and engaging, and I found the book not only extremely informative but also enjoyable to read. I suppose you can read it straight through as I did or use it as a reference when questions arise.
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Peter Kreft is a great writer of religious and philosophical books, and this one is no exception. Well written , it discusses many of the topics one needs to be knowledgeable about... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Babycakes Memaw
used it for a gift but not for a complete all in one bookPublished 3 months ago by douglas jefferson
Easy to read and straight to the poit insight. Book one in your Apologetics library.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Some books, such as the Catechism of the Catholic Church, explain many different Christian doctrines and give bible references to support them. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Toki Mike
Trying to understand, but this has been a good book, it was suggested for a class that I took.Published 6 months ago by Kimberly Bowman
This is a simple, well structured, well organized approach to the extremely complex issues concerning the defense of the faith. Read morePublished 7 months ago by W. Sid Vogel