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Exposing Myths About Christianity: A Guide to Answering 145 Viral Lies and Legends

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, 2012
ISBN: 9780830866878
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Renowned historian, Jeffrey Burton Russell, famous for his studies of medieval history, turns to the serious questions that confront Christianity in contemporary culture. Russell examines a wide array of common mispercerptions, characterizations, stereotypes, caricatures and outright myths about Christianity that circulate heavily within today's society, and are even believed by many Christians. In a succinct and engaging manner, Russell discusses these errors and provides thoughtful, even-handed, carefully researched and sharp-witted responses. The author sets the record straight against the New Atheists and other cultural critics who charge Christianity with being outdated, destructive, superstitious, unenlightened, racist, colonialist, based on fabrication, and other significant false accusations.

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  • Examines 145 myths about Christianity
  • Offers non believers an opportinity to sort fact from fictions
  • Provides thoughtful, even-handed, carefully researched and sharp-witted responses
  • Christianity Is Dying Out
  • Christianity Is Destructive
  • Christianity Is Stupid
  • Jesus and the Bible Have Been Shown to Be False
  • Christian Beliefs Have Been Shown to Be Wrong
  • Miracles Are Impossible
  • Worldviews Can't Be Evaluated
  • What's New Is True
An astonishingly rich plethora of historical facts and common-sense arguments--a summa of persuasive debating points in popular apologetics.

Peter Kreeft, Boston College

Jeffrey Burton Russell is a marvel. An eminent scholar of medieval intellectual history, he has placed his gifts in the service of the gospel, creating in one immensely readable volume an enlightening guide to the Christian experience and a bracing antidote to the follies and willful confusions of our age.

Carol Zaleski, professor of world religions, Smith College

If you thought Christian apologetics was an art last practiced in the third century, Professor Russell's lively book will convince you that that ancient art of persuasive, reasoned defense is alive and well. Tackling the many misapprehensions and false assumptions about Christianity that routinely circulate in the modern world, Russell counters with thoughtful and thought-provoking data. Researched with a scholar's attention to accuracy yet written in an accessible style and in a format that facilitates consideration of discrete topics, this book deserves a wide readership among thinking people, Christians and non-Christians, believers and non-believers alike.

Wendy M. Wright, professor of theology, Creighton University

  • Title: Exposing Myths About Christianity: A Guide to Answering 145 Viral Lies and Legends
  • Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Print Publication Date: 2012
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 361
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • ISBN: 9780830866878
  • Resource ID: LLS:9780830866878
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-10-19T18:15:50Z

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