- Series: Legislating Morality: Is it Wise? Is it Legal? Is it Possible?
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers; Reprint edition (February 12, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592441521
- ISBN-13: 978-1592441525
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Legislating Morality: Is It Wise? Is It Legal? Is It Possible? Paperback – February 12, 2003
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About the Author
Dr. Norman Geisler is author or coauthor of some fifty books and hundreds of articles. He has taught at the university and graduate level for nearly forty years and has spoken or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-five countries. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University and now serves as Chancellor of Veritas Evangelical Seminary, in Murrieta, CA. Frank Turek holds two master degrees: one in apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary, and one in public administration from George Washington University. He is a sought after speaker and award- winning author who has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including 'The O'Reilly Factor', 'Hannity and Colmes', and 'Politically Incorrect'. His forthcoming book, also co-authored with Dr. Norman Geisler, is titled 'I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist'.
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Having said all that, I have to make two specific recommendations for this book. The first is quite obvious: if you are involved in, want to get involved in, or just want a solid foundation by which to judge political discussions, you would be doing yourself a great disservice to not get Legislating Morality. My second recommendation is for apologists who prefer to stay away from discussions of moral epistemology: While distinguishing between moral ontology and epistemology is important in logically addressing skeptics' concerns about the existence of objective morality, these same skeptics will often see that response as a clever philosophical dodge of their true concern: hypocrisy, especially regarding politics. If we are to alleviate that concern, we must delve into moral epistemology and demonstrate a lack of inconsistency. Legislating Morality addresses this concern, specifically in the context of politics, which will equip you to address this emotionally charged and difficult subject. This book needs to be in your apologetics toolbox.
Check out my full chapter-by-chapter review here: [...]
There were a couple reasons why I witheld a star.
There is some misinformation or simplifying of facts. I am extremely pro-life and this comment in the book made me very excited as I would have more ammunition for my pro-life argument. (pg 162)"The Supreme Court, as late as 1970 (in Steinberg v. Ohio), only three years before Roe v. Wade, called the unborn a "person" protected under the 14th Amendment." As I had not heard this claim before I attempted to verify it. I found that Steinberg was a case that was cited as an example in Roe v. Wade of a case that had upheld anti-abortion laws. The biggest problem is that it WAS NOT a Supreme Courty case, it was a U.S. District Court Case. Big difference give the context of the author's statement.
Even as a reader who is very sympathetic to what the authors are saying, I found myself questioning other data in the book after this. For example, the information on homosexual mortality which I intend to research. However, if I was someone who was critical of the book to begin with, upon finding this discrepancy, I would probably stop reading and assume that it wasn't an error but deliberate misrepresenation of information.
As Pro-life, we really need to be ultra careful about our facts as so many people who oppose our view are looking for any little thing to discredit us.
Rev. Ben N. Nwaochei, Ph.D
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It should be put into Ebook format, I can't carry my hardback copy around!