Encountering philosophy of religion for the first time, we are like explorers arriving on an uncharted coastline. This introduction from Anthony Thiselton is divided into three parts, first mapping the main approaches, then introducing us to the major ideas and thinkers, and finally giving concise explanations of all the words and phrases readers need to know.
In order for Christians to make wise decisions, we first need to understand our postmodern context. With wisdom and care, Stewart Kelly and James Dew compare fundamental postmodern principles with the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, neither rejecting every postmodernist concern nor embracing every affirmation wholesale. Instead, we are encouraged to understand the postmodern world as we seek to mature spiritually in Christ.
Dallas Willard was a personal mentor and inspiration to hundreds of pastors, philosophers, and average churchgoers. In Gary W. Moon’s candid and inspiring biography, we read about the development of Willard's personal character, philosophical writing, and spiritual teaching, and how he has inspired some of the most influential books on spirituality of the last generation.
Editors Joel B. Green and Stuart L. Palmer present differing evangelical perspectives on the "body and soul, mind and brain" problem: Stewart Goetz on substance dualism, William Hasker on emergent dualism, Nancey Murphy on nonreductive physicalism and Kevin Corcoran on the constitution view of persons.
Editor Gregory Ganssle calls on four Christian philosophers to present and defend their views on the place of God in a time-bound universe. The positions taken up here include divine timeless eternity, eternity as relative timelessness, timelessness and omnitemporality, and unqualified divine temporality.
Blaise Pascal's wager argues that since there is much to gain and relatively little to lose, the wise decision is to seek a relationship with God and live a Christian life. Michael Rota explores the dynamics of doubt, evidence, and decision-making in order to consider what is necessary for people to embrace the Christian faith—and the difference it makes in people's lives.
Douglas Groothuis sees the basic tenets of postmodernism as intellectually flawed and here unveils how truth can be defended in the postmodern era in the vital areas of theology, apologetics, ethics and the arts.
J. Richard Middleton and Brian J. Walsh offer an introduction, evaluation and response to postmodern culture that comes straight from the heart of the gospel.
Crystal L. Downing introduces students (especially those in the arts) to postmodernism: where it came from, and how Christians can best understand, critique and benefit from its insights.
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) had a mission—reintroduce the Christian faith to Christians. Mark Tietjen thinks that Kierkegaard's critique of his contemporaries strikes close to home today. Through an examination of core Christian doctrines, he helps us hear Kierkegaard's missionary message to a church that often fails to follow Christ with purity of heart.
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