Welcome to the Apologetics and Worldview LibGuide! Here you will find recommended resources specifically for this course.
Imaginative Apologetics by Andrew Davison (Editor); John Milbank (Foreword by)This timely and accessible book offers a fresh, contemporary introduction to Christian apologetics, arguing for a version that is theological, philosophical, and "catholic" and embracing the whole of human reason. It emphasizes a foundation in theology that is both confident and open and makes reference to philosophy in an accessible way. It includes contributions from authors such as Alister McGrath and Graham Ward and a foreword by John Milbank.
Classical Apologetics by John H. Gerstner; Arthur W. Lindsley; R. C. SproulMust a person accept Christianity on faith alone, or is there a reasoned defense for being a Christian The authors of this book hold that Christianity is eminently reasonable. The primacy of the mind in the Christian faith can be affirmed without denying the importance of the heart. This book embraces reason without rationalism, personal love without personalism, faith without fideism is our capacity to love Him. The book is divided into three parts. Section I is a prolegomenon dealing with the problems and methods of apologetics. Section II develops the theistic proofs and authority of Scripture. Section III is given over to a critique of presuppositionalism in apologetics, particularly with reference to the thought of Cornelius Van Til. Classical Apologetics will help the thoughtful Christian understand his or her faith better, and it will provide more solid grounds for sharing this faith with others.
Call Number: 239 Sp87c
Publication Date: 1984-06-24
Christian Apologetics by Norman L. GeislerWorld-famous apologist Norman Geisler offers a new edition of his bestselling apologetics text, which has sold consistently for over thirty years (over 125,000 copies sold). This edition has been updated throughout and includes three new chapters. It offers readers a systematic approach that presents both the reasons and the methods for defending the claims of Christianity. Topics covered include deism, theism, Christ's authority, and the inspiration of the Bible.
Call Number: 239 G277 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-15
Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World by Timothy R. Phillips; Dennis L. Okholm (Editor)Evangelicals are beginning to provide analyses of our postmodern society, but little has been done to suggest an effective apologetic strategy for reaching a culture that is pluralistic, consumer-oriented, and infatuated with managerial and therapeutic approaches to life. This, then, is the first book to address that vital task.In these pages some of evangelicalism's most stimulating thinkers consider three possible apologetic responses to postmodernity. William Lane Craig argues that traditional evidentialist apologetics remains viable and preferable. Roger Lundin, Nicola Creegan and James Sire find the postmodern critique of Christianity and Western culture more challenging, but reject central features of it. Philip Kenneson, Brian Walsh and J. Richard Middleton, on the other hand, argue that key aspects of postmodernity can be appropriated to defend orthodox Christianity.An essential feature are trenchent chapters by Ronald Clifton Potter, Dennis Hollinger and Douglas Webster considering issues facing the local church in light of postmodernity. The volumes editors and John Stackhouse also add important introductory essays that orient the reader to postmodernity and various apologetic strategies.All this makes for a book indispensable for theologians, a wide range of students and reflective pastors.
Worldview by David K. NaugleConceiving of Christianity as a "worldview" has been one of the most significant events in the church in the last 150 years. In this new book David Naugle provides the best discussion yet of the history and contemporary use of worldview as a totalizing approach to faith and life. This informative volume first locates the origin of worldview in the writings of Immanuel Kant and surveys the rapid proliferation of its use throughout the English-speaking world. Naugle then provides the first study ever undertaken of the insights of major Western philosophers on the subject of worldview and offers an original examination of the role this concept has played in the natural and social sciences. Finally, Naugle gives the concept biblical and theological grounding, exploring the unique ways that worldview has been used in the Evangelical, Orthodox, and Catholic traditions. This clear presentation of the concept of worldview will be valuable to a wide range of readers.
Christian Worldview and the Academic Disciplines by Deane E. D. Downey (Editor); Stanley E. Porter (Editor)This book--an edited compilation of twenty-nine essays--focuses on the difference(s) that a Christian worldview makes for the disciplines or subject areas normally taught in liberal arts colleges and universities. Three initial chapters of introductory material are followed by twenty-six essays, each dealing with the essential elements or issues in the academic discipline involved. These individual essays on each discipline are a unique element of this book. These essays also treat some of the specific differences in perspective or procedure that a biblically informed, Christian perspective brings to each discipline.Christian Worldview and the Academic Disciplines is intended principally as an introductory textbook in Christian worldview courses for Christian college or university students. This volume will also be of interest to Christian students in secular post-secondary institutions, who may be encountering challenges to their faith--both implicit and explicit--from peers or professors who assume that holding a strong Christian faith and pursuing a rigorous college or university education are essentially incompatible. This book should also be helpful for college and university professors who embrace the Christian faith but whose post-secondary academic background--because of its secular orientation--has left them inadequately prepared to intelligently apply the implications of their faith to their particular academic specialty. Such specialists, be they professors or upper-level graduate students, will find the extensive bibliographies of recent scholarship at the end of the individual chapters particularly helpful.
Call Number: 261 C4628
Publication Date: 2009-04-15
Doing Philosophy as a Christian by Garrett J. DeWeeseWhat does it mean to be called to the profession of philosophy? What does it mean for the Christian in particular? And how should those called to the profession engage their tasks?Noting that philosophy literally is "the love of wisdom," Garrett J. DeWeese begins with a discussion of wisdom from the Old and New Testaments before addressing the often misunderstood relation between faith and reason.DeWeese then elucidates the fundamental questions of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science, finally making a case for the integration of philosophy and Christian spiritual formation.
Call Number: 261.5 D513
Publication Date: 2011-08-03
Think Biblically! by John MacArthur (Editor); Paul T. Plew (Contribution by); John D. Street (Contribution by); Taylor B. Jones (Contribution by); Clyde P. Greer (Contribution by); John P. Stead (Contribution by); R. W. Mackey (Contribution by); Grant Horner (Contribution by); Masters College Faculty Staff (Contribution by); Richard L. Mayhue (Editor); John A. Hughes (Editor); Mark A. Tatlock (Contribution by); Brian K. Morley (Contribution by); Stuart W. Scott (Contribution by); Patricia A. Ennis (Contribution by)A truly Christian worldview begins with the conviction that God Himself has spoken in Scripture. As Christians, we are committed to the Bible as the inerrant and authoritative Word of God. Scripture is the standard by which we must test all other truth-claims. Unless that dominates our perspective on all of life, we cannot legitimately claim to have embraced a Christian worldview. Think Biblically issues a serious call to recover a Christian worldview that is absolute and exclusive. These essays are intended to reaffirm and restore a biblically-based view of life's reality from God's perspective. Whether the reader is a student in high school or college, a pastor or professor, a missionary or biblical counselor, a layperson or Christian worker, this book will help refocus proper attention on God's understanding of the world in which one lives. -Adapted from the Preface and Chapter 1 What we think shapes who we are. That's why the Bible tells us, Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind (Romans 12:2a). In a world of differing voices competing for our allegiance, we must learn to think biblically so we can distinguish good from evil. God is the Creator of this world; His voice-His Word-must guide our thoughts and our lives. With the Bible in their hands, John MacArthur and other scholars and teachers from The Master's College confront the false worldviews that dominate our postmodern world. The authors provide models for cultivating a biblical mind-set on worship, psychology, gender, science, education, history, government, economics, and literature. This book will prove to be helpful to anyone striving to Think Biblically in today's culture. Associate Editors: Dr. Richard L. Mayhue, Provost Dr. John A. Hughes, Vice President for Academic Affairs Contributors: Dr. Mark Tatlock, Vice President for Student Life Dr. Patricia A. Ennis, Chairperson, Department of Home Economics Dr. Clyde P. Greer, Jr., Chairperson, Department of History and Political Studies Mr. Grant Horner, Assistant Professor of English Dr. John A. Hughes, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Taylor B. Jones, Chairperson, Department of Biological and Physical Sciences Dr. John MacArthur, President Dr. R. W. Mackey, II, Chairperson, Department of Business Administration Dr. Richard L. Mayhue, Provost Dr. Brian K. Morley, Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics Dr. Paul T. Plew, Chairperson, Department of Music Dr. Stuart W. Scott, Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling Dr. John P. Stead, Professor of History and Political Studies Dr. John D. Street, Chairperson, Department of Biblical Counseling
Call Number: 230 T3484
Publication Date: 2003-01-23
Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics by Doug PowellIn today's pluralistic society, not every approach to sharing the gospel will work with all people. Being ready to give reasons for the hope we have in Christ means understanding the contextual framework of the people we are addressing. In the Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics, Renaissance man Doug Powell defends the Christian faith in a new key; taking timehonored approaches in apologetics and freshly presenting them for a new generation. Chapters include: 1. What Is Apologetics? 2. The Cosmological Argument for God's Existence 3. The Teleological Argument for God's Existence 4. The Axiological Argument for God's Existence 5. Which God Exists? 6. Where Did the New Testament Come From? 7. Is the New Testament Reliable? 8. ExtraBiblical Evidence for Jesus 9. Is the Old Testament Reliable? 10. The Fulfillment of Prophecy 11. What About Miracles? 12. Was Jesus Raised from Death? 13. Did Jesus Claim to Be God? Is He the Only Way? 14. How can God allow Evil, Pain, and Suffering?
Call Number: 239 P8712
Publication Date: 2006-07-01
New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics by Gavin McGrath; W. C. Campbell-Jack (Editor); C. Stephen Evans (Consultant Editor)The New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics is a must-have resource for professors and students, pastors and laypersons--in short, for any Christian who wishes to understand or develop a rational explanation of the Christian faith in the context of today's complex and ever-changing world. Packed with hundreds of articles that cover the key topics, historic figures and contemporary global issues relating to the study and practice of Christian apologetics, this handy one-volume resource will make an invaluable addition to any Christian library.Editors Gavin McGrath and W. C. Campbell-Jack, with consulting editor C. Stephen Evans, have divided the dictionary into two parts: Part one offers a series of introductory essays that set the framework for the dictionary. These essays examine the practice and importance of Christian apologetics in light of theological, historical and cultural concerns. Part two builds on these essays to present numerous alphabetized articles on individuals, ideas, movements and disciplines that are vital to a rational explanation of the Christian faith. Both essays and articles are written by leading Christian philosophers and theologians. Together, they form an indispensable resource for Christians living in today's pluralistic age.
Call Number: 239.03 N42019
Publication Date: 2006-04-18
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics by Norman L. GeislerThis comprehensive A to Z reference covers key issues, persons, and concepts related to the defense of Christianity-giving you powerful responses to arguments against the faith. Topics include philosophical systems, contemporary issues, difficult Bible passages, classic apologetic arguments, and more!
Call Number: 239 G277b
Publication Date: 1998-11-01
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies by Susan Ashbrook Harvey (Editor); David Hunter (Editor)The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies responds to and celebrates the explosion of research in this interdisciplinary field over recent decades. A one-volume reference work, it provides an introduction to the academic study of early Christianity (c. 100-600 AD) and examines the vast geographical area impacted by the early church, in Western and Eastern late antiquity. It is thematically arranged to encompass history, literature, thought, practices, and material culture. It contains authoritative and up-to-date surveys of current thinking and research in the various subfields of early Christian studies, written by leading figures in the discipline. The essays orient readers to a given topic, as well as to the trajectory of research developments over the past 30-50 years within the scholarship itself. Guidance for future research is also given. Each essay points the reader towards relevant forms of extant evidence (texts, documents, or examples of material culture), as well as to the appropriate research tools available for the area. This volume will be useful to advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students, as well as to specialists in any area who wish to consult a brief review of the "state of the question" in a particular area of early Christian studies, especially one different from their own.