Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense : A Response to Contemporary Challenges
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 140 x 216 x 10.16mm | 197g
- 19 May 2015
- Baker Publishing Group
- Baker Academic, Div of Baker Publishing Group
- Ada, MI, United States
- Illustrations, black and white
Other books in this series
05 Nov 2013
01 Oct 2007
01 Oct 2008
19 May 2015
Back cover copy
--John G. Stackhouse Jr., Regent College, Vancouver "Written by a seasoned Christian philosopher, this book is a marvelous overview of the reasonableness of biblical faith in a skeptical age. Evans's work is fresh and engaging, and the case for Christianity is further illuminated by his inclusion of Kierkegaard's reflections on reason, paradox, and belief. A delight to read!"
--Paul Copan, Palm Beach Atlantic University "Lucid and accessible, this would be a great book to give to students and laypeople who wish to understand how reason supports Christian faith in the light of modern challenges."
--George M. Marsden, University of Notre Dame "Evans is one of the foremost philosophers of religion in the world today. In this book, a synthesis of some of his more detailed earlier work, he has given us a well-ordered analysis of the New Atheism and, what is far more important, expositions of the best historic and contemporary philosophical and theological responses. Any intelligent layperson can read this book with pleasure as well as profit, and it would make a great text for general-level courses as well."
--David Lyle Jeffrey, Baylor University "The so-called New Atheists have set the context for much contemporary disbelief in any god at all. Evans knows this but digs much deeper into much more problematic objections. His profound response is orderly, clear, and persuasive."
--James W. Sire, author of The Universe Next Door and Apologetics beyond Reason: Why Seeing Really Is Believing
Table of contents
1. Who Are the New Atheists, and What Are They Saying?
2. The Value of Natural Theology
3. The Concept of a Natural Sign for God
4. Natural Signs for God and Theistic Arguments
5. Can We Trust the Natural Signs for God?
6. Recognizing God's Self-Revelation
7. Criteria for a Genuine Revelation from God
8. Conclusions: Making the Case for Christian Faith
About C. Stephen Evans