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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Academic (October 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805445382
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805445381
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University.

William Lane Craig is research professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. His Ph.D. in Philosophy is from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.


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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By E. Johnson on December 21, 2007
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Although most of these articles could mostly be found in their own writings published in other publications (which is typical for a book like this), the authors of Passionate Conviction do a great job overviewing some of the basics in Christian apologetics. There are six parts, including evidence for the existence of God (emphasis on cosmological and moral arguments), Jesus, comparative religion, and Postmodernism. In the first chapter, William Lane Craig writes on "In Intellectual Neutral," and he points out the encouraging point that more and more Christian thinkers are "coming out of the closet and defending the truth of the Christian worldview with philosophically sophisticated arguments in the finest secular journals and professional societies." This is awesome. Yet he later points out how Christian laypeople are not exercizing their mental faculties and need to become "intellectually engaged." He writes, "Our churches are filled with Christians who are idling in intellectual neutral." His article was a great way to get this book started, and I think many laypeople would benefit from an overview book such as this. (I highly recommend Lee Strobel's writings as other good places to start, as he deals with many of these same issues in a layperson-friendly format.) However, some of the articles are going to go over the layperson's head as several authors delve into some deeper philosophy. But, overall, I think this book would be a good primer for a Christian who wants to tackle the issues of faith and understand how we can make a better case for Christianity in the marketplace of ideas.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard Adams on June 8, 2013
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A lot of great essays by a variety of authors distinguished in their field. A great place to start your apologetics study and then springboard into a particular area where God draws you
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daniel L. Marler on September 2, 2008
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Passionate Conviction is a collection of essays gathered from several Christian apologetics conferences which were held by the Evangelical Philosophical Society, "the largest society of Christian philosophers in the world". Counting the president of the society, their membership is now up to three.

That's a joke. Relax. Actually, there are a significant number of Christian philosophers.

The book is divided into six parts with each part containing at least two essays:

Part 1, Why Apologetics?
Part 2, God (which includes arguments for His existence)
Part 3, Jesus
Part 4, Comparative Religions
Part 5, Postmodernism and Relativism
Part 6, Practical Application

It is a good and helpful book, although, it is typical of books on apologetics in that the writing can be a little dry. In fact, if you will quickly fan the pages of the book you will actually get a little poof of dust. (I know, the jokes are getting worse as we go along, but I'm amusing myself, slightly.)

My favorite chapters were:

In Intellectual Neutral, by William Lane Craig. Craig argues for the importance of deep thinking and study--in other words, "the intellectual life"--to the life of faith. He quotes J. Gresham Machen, "The church is perishing to-day through the lack of thinking, not through an excess of it."

Living Smart, by J.P. Moreland. This deals with "integration" which has to do with unifying areas of our lives that involve diversity and yet, are part of the whole of who we are and what we believe as followers of Christ.

Christ in the New Age, by L. Russ Bush. It's interesting how many really old ideas have become part of what is now considered to be "New Age" thinking.
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By aopmike on November 14, 2013
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This was a pretty good book. Though Craig, Moreland, Habermas, and Beckwith are all personal heroes of the faith, I thought the best chapter was Hazen's. It was more than practical, clear, and concise in it's approach to "Why Christianity." I've reread it several times since I first bought the book.
These scholars are all excellent and express their support for Christianity well. They know well the problems faced.
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