This provocative text critiques modern apologetic efforts and offers a concept of faithful Christian witness characterized by love and grounded in God’s revelation. Penner seeks to reorient the discussion of Christian belief, change a well-entrenched vocabulary that no longer works, and contextualize the enterprise of apologetics for a postmodern generation.
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Penner shows us that the modern age is ending and that the apologetics attached to that age cannot sustain lives of discipleship and witness to the gospel. But the real work of this book is to show us the way forward in faithfulness with a passion that makes us alive in Christ and fully present in the world for its redemption. This is an edifying work that builds us up in the hope and love of the gospel.
—Jonathan R. Wilson, Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology, Carey Theological College, Vancouver, British Columbia
Speaking as a Roman Catholic and something of a Thomist, I welcome Dr. Penner’s meticulous and persuasive exposure of the kind of rationalistic apologetics that unwittingly make Christian faith quite unbelievable. A pleasure to read!
—Fergus Kerr, honorary fellow, University of Edinburgh
In this book Myron Penner challenges many of the intuitions and assumptions that have shaped traditional Christian thought and invites us to rethink them for the sake of the gospel. In doing so he offers a fresh perspective on the nature of Christian witness that has the potential to spark a revitalization of the church and its proclamation of the good news revealed in Jesus Christ.
—John R. Franke, professor of missional theology, Yellowstone Theological Institute, Bozeman, Montana
Myron B. Penner is professor of philosophy and theology at Prairie College and lives in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada with his wife and three daughters. Myron has a BS and MA from Liberty University and a Ph.D. from New College, Edinburgh University. He is the co-chair of the Study Group for Evangelical Theology and Postmodernism at the Evangelical Theological Society and the editor of (and a contributor to) Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views.