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Baker Studies in Apologetics Collection (30 vols.)
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Overview

The 30-volume Baker Studies in Apologetics Collection presents different worldviews from a Christian perspective and explores various approaches to cogently defending Christianity in conversations with skeptics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Muslims, and people of the Jewish faith. It also offers insight into Christian living in a postmodern world. This collection helps both the beginning and the experienced apologist understand today’s philosophical issues, while firmly defending the Christian faith.

The Logos Bible Software edition of the Baker Studies in Apologetics Collection is designed to encourage and stimulate your study and understanding of Christianity. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and to the original-language texts, and important apologetic concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about moral relativism, Jesus’ resurrection, and creation.

Key Features

  • Compiles texts defending Christianity
  • Includes help for sharing the Christian faith with nonbelievers
  • Addresses contemporary philosophical issues

Individual Titles

Jehovah’s Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse

  • Author: David A. Reed
  • Series: Baker Studies in Apologetics Collection
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1986
  • Pages: 144

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Answered Verse by Verse is the only quick reference guide that:

  • Immediately answers the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ misinterpretation of Scripture
  • Shows how to use the same Scripture in leading Jehovah’s Witnesses’ to Christ
  • Includes a verse-by-verse section which provides helpful and handy refutational material
  • Discusses Jehovah’s Witnesses’ beliefs, history, and alterations in their Bible.

This resource’s final chapter, entitled “The Author’s Testimony”, follows David Reed’s journey from agnosticism to zealous Jehovah’s Witness and finally to Bible-believing Christian. This story will undoubtedly aid the reader during conversations with Jehovah’s Witnesses by giving a first-hand account of why he left the Watchtower for Christianity.

David A. Reed has authored several other works on Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons including Answering Jehovah’s Witnesses Subject by Subject, Jehovah’s Witness Literature, and How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watch Tower.

Creation out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration

  • Authors: Paul Copan and William Lane Craig
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 288

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Creation out of Nothing provides a full-fledged exploration of the creatio ex nihilo (creation out of nothing) doctrine that focuses on biblical, theological, extrabiblical, philosophical, and scientific support for the doctrine.

The volume begins with a statement about the significance of creatio ex nihilo that clearly defines what is meant (and what is not meant) by the concept. The doctrine is discussed within the context of the Old and New Testaments and extrabiblical material. The volume includes discussions of the philosophical issues of creation versus conservation and the finite versus infinite past before addressing the scientific confirmation of creatio ex nihilo.

Few classical Christian doctrines have been subjected to as much criticism in the past two hundred years as the claim that God created the world ‘out of nothing.’ In this brilliant book, Copan and Craig rehabilitate the doctrine. With wide learning—the authors pass skillfully among biblical, philosophical, theological, and scientific issues—and carefully constructed arguments, the authors clearly show that creation out of nothing can be defended against its critics. They also compellingly show why the doctrine is essential to believing Christians. I recommend this badly needed book with great enthusiasm.

—Stephen T. Davis, Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College

An excellent account of why [creatio ex nihilo] matters.

Books & Culture

Takes a look at the various approaches on [the question of ex nihilo creation] and comes away with a clear word on the matter. . . . Copan and Craig dive into one of the tough questions facing anyone trying to make sense of the world. . . . While this particular question may not arise in every conversation, this book will help with a well reasoned response when someone wonders ‘how did it all begin.’

Creation Research Society

A well-arranged tour de force on creatio ex nihilo, the classical Christian doctrine of creation out of nothing. Resurrecting what theologians had neglected, Copan and Craig present the biblical, philosophical, and scientific support that underpin this doctrine.

Science & Theology News

In Creation out of Nothing, Paul Copan and William Lane Craig have written an outstanding guide to this doctrine that belongs in the personal library of anyone who cares about the foundations of his or her faith. Replying to those who have argued that creation ex nihilo is not biblical and that the idea was imported late into Christian theology, Copan and Craig make a compelling case that the Bible teaches unmistakably that only God himself is eternal (eternality is an essential aspect of his nature) and all else that exists depends on God for its origin and being. . . . This book is well-written, but while the prose is lucid, the issues raised are profoundly difficult. Don’t expect to be able to read it while watching an NFL game, but do expect to be amply rewarded with a much better grasp of a foundational Christian doctrine.

Christian Research Journal

William Lane Craig is a research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and the author or editor of over 30 books, including Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview.

How Do You Know You’re Not Wrong: Responding to Objections That Leave Christians Speechless

  • Author: Paul Copan
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 272

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If you’ve recently tried to tell your friends about Jesus, this is surely a familiar phrase. Besides being familiar, such challenges from today’s unbelievers are also frustrating. In fact, they can sometimes leave you speechless. So how do you respond?

Expert Christian apologist Paul Copan calls these objections “anti-truth claims.” And he knows they’re relevant—he’s faced them over and over in his apologetics ministry on university campuses and in coffee shops across the country. In How Do You Know You’re Not Wrong? he presents a collection of objections regarding reality, worldviews, and Christianity and thoroughly addresses each from a biblical standpoint. If you’ve ever been left lost for words when discussing matters of faith, this insightful book will give you the tools you need to confidently, lovingly, and effectively respond to colleagues, acquaintances, and friends.

Paul Copan has an amazing gift. He is able to take complex philosophical issues and make them accessible to ordinary folks without compromising accuracy or integrity. Professor Copan takes on some of the strongest challenges to Christian faith and responds to them with clarity, generosity, and laser-like logic.

Francis J. Beckwith, associate professor of church-state studies, Baylor University

Nonbelievers frequently challenge Christians with questions like, ‘How do you know that what you believe is true?,’ ‘Doesn’t science disprove faith?,’ ‘How could God make the strange commands that we find in the Old Testament?,’ ‘How can God punish me for sins committed by Adam?,’ and ‘Didn’t early Christian leaders arbitrarily exclude from the Bible texts about Jesus that they didn’t like?’ On these and other important issues, Paul Copan gives clear and illuminating answers. Despite the depth and power of his arguments, this lively and helpful book will be understandable to intelligent laypersons. I enthusiastically recommend it.

—Stephen T. Davis, Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College

Copan addresses tough questions about faith and Christianity without sidestepping the reasoning of skeptics or issues of objectivity, truth, and reality. Appropriate for inquisitive students, skeptics, seminarians, and clergy, this is recommended for academic and large public libraries.

Library Journal

With solid reasons why you are not wrong to believe and what makes Christianity logical, this book will give you the confidence to deal with a world in which Christians are resident aliens.

Huntress Reviews

Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. Previously, he taught at Georgia Perimeter College, Bethel Seminary, Alliance Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several apologetics books and the president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God

  • Author: Paul Copan
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 256

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Many today—even within the church—seem to think so. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments?

In this timely and readable book, apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including:

  • God is arrogant and jealous
  • God punishes people too harshly
  • God is guilty of ethnic cleansing
  • God oppresses women
  • God endorses slavery
  • Christianity causes violence

Copan not only answers the critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both.

This is the book I wish I had written myself. It is simply the best book I have read that tackles the many difficulties that the Old Testament presents to thinking and sensitive Christians. Paul Copan writes in such a simple, straightforward way, yet covers enormous issues comprehensively and with reassuring biblical detail and scholarly research.

Christopher J. H. Wright, director, Langham Partnership International

The New Atheists have attacked the morality of the Old Testament with a vengeance. In honesty, many Christians will confess that they struggle with what looks like a primitive and barbaric ethic. Paul Copan helps us truly understand the world of the Old Testament and how it relates to us today. I recommend this book for all who want to make sense of the Old Testament.

Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

Lucid, lively, and very well informed, this book is the best defense of Old Testament ethics that I have read. A must-read for all preachers and Bible study leaders.

Gordon Wenham, tutor in Old Testament, Trinity College, Bristol

Paul Copan is the nation’s leading apologist regarding problems with the biblical text, and Is God a Moral Monster? is vintage Copan. He takes on current New Atheist biblical critics and powerfully addresses virtually every criticism they have raised. I know of no other book like this one, and it should be required reading in college and seminary courses on biblical introduction.

J. P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology

Most Christians today, myself included, are in dialogue with people we love who have been heavily swayed by the criticisms of Richard Dawkins, et al., against the morality of the Bible and its depiction of a horrific Yahweh God. What struck me in reading Is God a Moral Monster? is the degree to which we as Christians need to rethink in radical ways our reading and understanding of the sacred text if we are to have any persuasive reasoning in this ongoing exchange. Sometimes the real monster lies not so much in criticisms from ‘without’ as in our own holding to certain incorrect paradigms of thinking about the Bible. Aside from the apologetic importance of Professor Copan’s work, of far greater value for Christians is the way in which his book forces us to reevaluate the very nature of the God we worship. Read this book. It will awaken your vision of God in wonderful ways!

William J. Webb, emeritus professor of New Testament, Heritage Theological Seminary

Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. Previously, he taught at Georgia Perimeter College, Bethel Seminary, Alliance Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several apologetics books and the president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

That’s Just Your Interpretation: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith

  • Author: Paul Copan
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 240

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“It’s all relative.” “Everything is one with the divine.” “Why would a good God send people to hell?” “The Gospels contradict each other.”

In our relativistic society, Christians more than ever before are bombarded by skeptical comments such as these. You hear them on college campuses, in the workplace, and from your neighbors and friends.

That’s Just Your Interpretation provides incisive answers to challenges related to truth and reality, worldviews, and Christian doctrine. Similar to his well-received “True for You, but Not for Me,” this book by Paul Copan will help you defend your faith, even when you’re confronted with the toughest questions. You’ll be able to respond with intelligent, powerful answers that direct people toward a personal relationship with God.

Beneath the clichés of our culture lie some unsettling questions about God. Paul Copan, with genius and simplicity, uncovers the struggle and constructs his answers on a firm foundation.

—Ravi Zacharias, author and speaker

The book is accessible to non-specialists, yet Copan clearly brings to each subject careful research and scholarly reflection.

J. P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology

Paul Copan manifests the conceptual skills of a fine philosopher and theologian as well as the heart of a sincere Christian. This combination is potent indeed, illuminating a wide range of pressing issues about the Christian faith.

—Paul Moser, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago

Paul Copan writes with clarity, force, and insight about the credibility of Christianity.

—Charles Taliaferro, professor of philosophy, St. Olaf College

Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. Previously, he taught at Georgia Perimeter College, Bethel Seminary, Alliance Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several apologetics books and the president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

“True for You, But Not for Me”: Overcoming Objections to Christian Faith

  • Author: Paul Copan
  • Edition: Revised
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 240

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The world is intolerant of Christian beliefs. You’ve probably heard many of the anti-Christian comebacks and conversation-enders that refute the relevance and validity of Christianity, including:

  • “Who are you to impose your morality on others?”
  • “What right do you have to convert others to your views?”
  • “It doesn’t matter what you believe—as long as you’re sincere.”
  • “You can’t trust the Gospels—they’re unreliable.”

These comments don’t have to be conversation stoppers. Paul Copan offers you clear, concise, and thoughtful answers to these critical remarks in this revised and expanded edition of “True for You, But Not for Me.” He shows you how with “patience, practice, prayer, and God’s grace,” you can gently respond in ways that move into more meaningful conversations with those who object to your faith.

Incisive and insightful responses to many of the most common misconceptions about Christianity and faith.

—Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christ

Copan’s careful exploration of the rational foundations of such slogans will be of great practical help to anyone who finds himself confronted with these challenges to the Christian faith.

William Lane Craig, research professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology

This book should be required reading in Christian high schools and colleges. And laypeople and parachurch ministries will profit greatly from its content.

J. P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology

Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. Previously, he taught at Georgia Perimeter College, Bethel Seminary, Alliance Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several apologetics books and the president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics

  • Author: Paul Copan
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 224

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What do you say when someone raises tough objections to the Christian worldview, like:

  • Why not just look out for yourself?
  • Isn’t it okay to do whatever you want as long as you don’t hurt anyone?
  • Is it ever okay to lie?
  • Aren’t some people born gay?
  • Do people really believe miracles happen?
  • Aren’t the Bible’s holy wars just like Islamic Jihad?

In When God Goes to Starbucks, renowned apologetics expert Paul Copan tackles these and other vexing questions. He offers wise and relevant answers that will not only help you clarify your own beliefs but empower you to articulate those beliefs to others.

If you want sound apologetics made relevant—here it is! Copan provides clear, orthodox, practical, accessible, and necessary answers to questions that stymie seekers and galvanize skeptics against historic Christianity.

—Hank Hanegraaff, president, Christian Research Institute

I love this book. Its arguments—careful, logical, and most of all fair-minded—speak eloquently in our sound-bite world.

—David K. Clark, executive vice president and provost, Bethel Seminary

An excellent and comprehensive resource to help Christians contend with controversial questions about their faith. Copan writes eloquently and respectfully on social and moral themes. . . . Though each topic is approached with care, Copan does not flinch from a biblical stance and delineates each problem with exemplary thoroughness. Thoughtful readers will find great value in his approach to unpacking Christian slogans as related to truth and reality, worldviews and religious belief systems. He expertly unmasks the problematic ‘personal autonomy’ philosophy that makes ‘sweeping relativistic claims, but then tacks on absolute, inviolable standards at the end.’ Copan’s skillful approach to apologetics provides ample information on hot-topic themes.

Publishers Weekly

Copan does an excellent job. . . . His training in philosophy is evident, as he understands the issues well, and presents cogent and reasoned positions. Highly recommended for Christians who want to engage friends and neighbors in a winsome and respectful manner.

CBA Retailers + Resources

More than ever, tough questions from friends and neighbors naturally arise in relaxed conversations. . . . Copan offers readers solid and caring responses to these concerns. Each chapter provides a biblical stance with exemplary thoroughness and points for countering the questions people ask believers today. He expertly unmasks the problematic personal autonomy philosophy that makes sweeping relativistic claims, but then tacks on absolute, inviolable standards at the end. Copan’s skillful approach to apologetics provides ample information on hot-topic themes.

Enrichment Journal

Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. Previously, he taught at Georgia Perimeter College, Bethel Seminary, Alliance Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several apologetics books and the president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics

  • Author: Norman L. Geisler
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 820

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Challenges to Christianity come from a variety of people and belief systems, and Christians are continually searching for the appropriate responses to critics of their faith. The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics is a definitive one-volume resource designed to equip believers for Christian defense against the full range of opposing arguments.

Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly 50 years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all 50 states and in 26 countries. He holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, a ThB from William Tyndale College, and a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University.

After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, apologetics and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was the dean of Liberty Center for research and scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992, he cofounded and served as the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is a professor of theology and apologetics at SES.

Answering Jehovah’s Witnesses Subject by Subject

  • Author: David A. Reed
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1996, 1997
  • Pages: 248

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Topic-by-topic, readers can use this alphabetically organized guidebook to learn what Jehovah’s Witnesses teach. Not all teachings developed by the Watchtower Society relate to Scripture, and not all Jehovah’s Witnesses are prepared to compare interpretations of the Bible. These brief articles, organized according to subject, help readers quickly understand the basics of the group’s history, changing doctrinal stances, and distinctive ideas.

David A. Reed edits Comments from the Friends, a publication on Jehovah’s Wintesses’ beliefs. He is president of Gospel Truth Ministries, Inc. Reed also wrote Index of Watch Tower Errors and Jehovah’s Witness Literature.

Mormons Answered Verse by Verse

  • Authors: John R. Farkas and David A. Reed
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 156

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Mormons Answered Verse by Verse uses Scripture to refute the claims of the Mormon faith. This resource provides the reader with biblical evidence in favor of true Christianity and contrasts this with Mormon beliefs.

John R. Farkas is a former Mormon and has co-authored other works such as How to Rescue Your Loved One from Mormonism and Mormonism: Changes, Contradictions, and Errors.

David A. Reed is a former Jehovah’s Witness and has authored other witnessing tools such as How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watch Tower, Index of Watch Tower Errors, and Jehovah’s Witnesses: Answered Verse by Verse.

Mormonism: Changes, Contradictions, and Errors

  • Authors: David A. Reed and John R. Farkas
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 232

This resource is for Christians who want to understand the development of Mormon theology and how Mormon beliefs are often self-contradictory. Mormonism: Changes, Contradictions, and Errors is a must-have resource for anyone who knows or witnesses to Mormons.

John R. Farkas is a former Mormon and has co-authored other works such as How to Rescue Your Loved One from Mormonism and Mormonism: Changes, Contradictions, and Errors.

David A. Reed is a former Jehovah’s Witness and has authored other witnessing tools such as How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watch Tower, Index of Watch Tower Errors, and Jehovah’s Witnesses: Answered Verse by Verse.

Index of Watchtower Errors

  • Author: David A. Reed
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1990, 1997
  • Pages: 144

Index of Watchtower Errors uses Jehovah’s Witness resources and quotes to show how their beliefs are contradictory to the teachings of the Bible. This resource provides helpful insights into Jehovah’s Witness’ society and serves as a valuable tool in refuting the sect’s theology.

Index of Watchtower Errors was produced to show the contradictions and erroneous beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Much like Mormonism: Changes, Contradictions and Errors this book uses primary sources to illustrate the changes in Jehovah’s Witnesses theology over the past 100 years.

David A. Reed edits Comments from the Friends, a publication on Jehovah’s Wintesses’ beliefs. He is president of Gospel Truth Ministries, Inc. Reed also wrote Jehovah’s Witnesses: Answered Verse by Verse and Jehovah’s Witness Literature.

How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watchtower

  • Author: David A. Reed
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 165

Jehovah’s Witnesses are often trained in debating the truths of Christianity, this resource will help you refute the claims of the Watch Tower with an organized and logical defense. This book will help you:

  • Plan your strategy and learn techniques that work
  • Collect convincing evidence
  • Present your material in the proper manner at the appropriate time
  • Become familiar with the tools you’ll need

David A. Reed edits Comments from the Friends, a publication on Jehovah’s Wintesses’ beliefs. He is president of Gospel Truth Ministries, Inc. Reed also wrote Jehovah’s Witnesses: Answered Verse by Verse and Jehovah’s Witness Literature.

The Genesis Record

  • Author: Henry M. Morris
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1976
  • Pages: 716

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The Genesis Record offers a scientific, devotional commentary on the complete book of Genesis written by a creationist scientist. Written as narrative exposition rather than a critical verse-by-verse analysis, this book is equally useful to both the theologically trained and the layperson.

. . . an informative and thoroughly sound exposition of the Bible’s key book. . . can be read with genuine interest and profit. . . not only details the divine miracle of creation but also throws light on baffling passages. . .

—John D. Jess, director, Chapel of the Air

. . . one of the very best commentaries. . . a narrative style that is most helpful to the reader. . . deals carefully with the exegetical problems. . . many ‘extras’ from the author’s fields of expertise. . .

—Charles C. Ryrie, professor of systematic theology, Dallas Theological Seminary

Henry Morris is the founder and former president of the Institute of Creation Research. He served as professor of hydrology at the institute’s division of graduate study and research. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota and for 28 years taught at major universities, including serving as chairman of the civil engineering department at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is the author of Scientific Creationism and Men of Science Men of God: Great Scientists of the Past Who Believed the Bible.

Jehovah’s Witness Literature

  • Author: David A. Reed
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 207

Jehovah’s Witness Literature: A Critical Guide to Watchtower Publications is an up-to-date review of more than 100 years of writings. Arranged chronologically, the book is divided into four main eras: the Russell era from 1879 to 1916, the Rutherford era from 1917 to 1942, the Knorr era from 1942 to 1977 and the Franz era from 1977 to 1992. Reed discusses the books, periodicals, booklets, tracts and pamphlets that were published during each period, and the pinpoints the place of each significant piece of literature in the historical development of the sect and its theology.

David A. Reed has authored several other works on Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons including Answering Jehovah’s Witnesses Subject by Subject, Jehovah’s Witness Literature, and How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watch Tower.

How to Rescue Your Loved One from Mormonism

  • Authors: David A. Reed and John R. Farkas
  • Publisher: Baker Book House
  • Publication Date: 1994, 1997
  • Pages: 203

This book will tell you exactly what to do if you know someone who is involved in Mormonism. How to Rescue Your Loved One from Mormonism will help you:

  • Plan your strategy and learn techniques that work.
  • Collect convincing evidence.
  • Present your material in the proper manner at the appropriate time.
  • Become familiar with the tools you’ll need.

John R. Farkas is a former Mormon and has co-authored other works such as How to Rescue Your Loved One from Mormonism and Mormonism: Changes, Contradictions, and Errors.

David A. Reed is a former Jehovah’s Witness and has authored other witnessing tools such as How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watch Tower, Index of Watch Tower Errors, and Jehovah’s Witnesses: Answered Verse by Verse.

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, vol. 1: General and Historical Objections

  • Author: Michael L. Brown
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 270

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“I was born a Jew, and I will die a Jew.” “I won’t betray my ancestors!” “If Jesus is the Jewish Messiah, why isn’t there peace on earth?” When it comes to Jewish Christian apologetics, the best answers are those that respond to actual objections. Incisive and direct, this volume provides an honest, fair, and thorough discussion of 35 common objections on general and historical themes. Answering general objections is usually a matter of correcting misconceptions about Jesus and the New Testament. Historical objections tend to be more substantial, dealing specifically with the purpose of a Messiah, or anti-Semitism, or the Holocaust. Believers and seekers alike will appreciate the spiritually focused answers, which are thoroughly documented and footnoted.

This is a wonderful resource for study of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.

Darrell Bock, professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

There is no other contemporary resource like this, and it will no doubt be useful in countering not just Jewish objections but the objections of so many other skeptics and naysayers of the New Testament.

—David Brickner, executive director, Jews for Jesus

Brown’s answers to objections are carefully thought out, honest, and well researched. His work provides a useful model on how to do apologetics for all who are interested in articulating and defending the Christian faith.

Craig Keener, professor, New Testament studies, Palmer Theological Seminary, Eastern University

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, by Michael Brown, is must reading for everyone who desires to be better ‘prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have’ (1Peter 3:15). Michael is thorough in his responses to ‘typical’ objections to the Messiahship of Yeshua, yet, his style of writing makes these responses easy to understand. Much insight is to be gained as a result of Michael dealing with issues such as ‘Christian anti-Semitism. I also appreciated his views on the Holocaust (not an easy issue to deal with).

—Messianic Rabbi Noach Zaner

Michael L. Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus and has a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He was the first president of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in Pensacola, FL, and went on to help found the FIRE School of Ministry where he serves as its president and full-time staff member. He has been a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the founder and president of ICN Ministries, which is devoted to taking the gospel of Jesus to Israel, the Church, and the Nations. He is active in Jewish evangelism, debating rabbis on television, radio, and college campuses. Dr. Brown has written more than 15 books and is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion. His books include Go and Sin No More and Compassionate Father or Consuming Fire.

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, vol. 2: Theological Objections

  • Author: Michael L. Brown
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 332

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“Jews don’t believe in the Trinity; we believe in one God, not three.” “God doesn’t have a son.” “Jews don’t believe in a suffering Messiah.” In volume two, Dr. Brown provides real answers to twenty-eight theological objections showing how New Testament teachings on atonement, God’s nature, and the Messiah’s divinity are in harmony with Jewish beliefs. He treats these objections seriously and fairly, building answers from the often surprising teachings in rabbinic literature and the Hebrew Scriptures. As Brown’s answers progressively reveal, belief in Jesus is not something alien to Jewish tradition but is profoundly rooted in that tradition, fulfilling its purpose.

This is a wonderful resource for study of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.

Darrell Bock, research professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

There is no other contemporary resource like this, and it will no doubt be useful in countering not just Jewish objections but the objections of so many other skeptics and naysayers of the New Testament.

—David Brickner, executive director, Jews for Jesus

Brown’s answers to objections are carefully thought out, honest, and well researched. His work provides a useful model on how to do apologetics for all who are interested in articulating and defending the Christian faith.

Craig Keener, professor of New Testament studies, Palmer Theological Seminary, Eastern University

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, by Michael Brown, is must reading for everyone who desires to be better ‘prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have’ (1Peter 3:15). Michael is thorough in his responses to ‘typical’ objections to the Messiahship of Yeshua, yet, his style of writing makes these responses easy to understand. Much insight is to be gained as a result of Michael dealing with issues such as ‘Christian anti-Semitism.’ I also appreciated his views on the Holocaust (not an easy issue to deal with).

—Messianic Rabbi Noach Zaner

Michael L. Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus and has a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He was the first president of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in Pensacola, FL, and went on to help found the FIRE School of Ministry where he serves as its president and full-time staff member. He has been a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the founder and president of ICN Ministries, which is devoted to taking the gospel of Jesus to Israel, the Church, and the Nations. He is active in Jewish evangelism, debating rabbis on television, radio, and college campuses. Dr. Brown has written more than 15 books and is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion. His books include Go and Sin No More and Compassionate Father or Consuming Fire.

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, vol. 3: Messianic Prophecy Objections

  • Author: Michael L. Brown
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 255

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”The Torah doesn’t speak of Jesus at all.” “You’re completely misinterpreting Isaiah. This verse has absolutely nothing to do with your Jesus. It’s not even a messianic prophecy.” “As for the real messianic prophecies, Jesus fulfilled none of them.” These are some objections raised by Jews regarding Jesus as the Messiah. Using the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic texts, and the New Testament, Dr. Brown provides thorough answers to nearly forty such objections. This volume looks specifically at questions raised about messianic prophecies in Isaiah, Daniel, Psalms, Haggai, and Zechariah. It’s an invaluable resource for seekers and for anyone wanting to point students of the Torah to Jesus.

To answer objections based on messianic prophecy it is necessary to look at the Hebrew Scriptures and discover that the Messiah’s mission was both priestly, which involves atonement for sins, and kingly. Scripture points to a two-fold coming of the Messiah. The first arrival was to be accomplished before the Second Temple was destroyed (which happened in AD 70). This involved Jesus’ priestly arrival, when He would be the sacrificial Lamb. Scripture also points to a royal or kingly Messiahship, which Jesus will fulfill when He returns again to establish His sovereignty on a new heaven and earth.

This is a wonderful resource for study of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.

Darrell Bock, research professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

There is no other contemporary resource like this, and it will no doubt be useful in countering not just Jewish objections but the objections of so many other skeptics and naysayers of the New Testament.

—David Brickner, executive director, Jews for Jesus

Brown’s answers to objections are carefully thought out, honest, and well researched. His work provides a useful model on how to do apologetics for all who are interested in articulating and defending the Christian faith.

Craig Keener, professor of New Testament studies, Palmer Theological Seminary, Eastern University

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, by Michael Brown, is must reading for everyone who desires to be better ‘prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have’ (1Peter 3:15). Michael is thorough in his responses to ‘typical’ objections to the Messiahship of Yeshua, yet, his style of writing makes these responses easy to understand. Much insight is to be gained as a result of Michael dealing with issues such as ‘Christian anti-Semitism.’ I also appreciated his views on the Holocaust (not an easy issue to deal with).

—Messianic Rabbi Noach Zaner

Michael L. Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus and has a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He was the first president of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in Pensacola, FL, and went on to help found the FIRE School of Ministry where he serves as its president and full-time staff member. He has been a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the founder and president of ICN Ministries, which is devoted to taking the gospel of Jesus to Israel, the Church, and the Nations. He is active in Jewish evangelism, debating rabbis on television, radio, and college campuses. Dr. Brown has written more than 15 books and is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion. His books include Go and Sin No More and Compassionate Father or Consuming Fire.

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, vol. 4: New Testament Objections

  • Author: Michael L. Brown
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 367

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“The New Testament is full of historical inaccuracies.” “The Gospels portray a mythical Jesus.” “Jesus was a false prophet.” Jewish people commonly raise objections to Christianity based on the New Testament. In the fourth volume, Dr. Brown explains the Christian response to 34 such objections. He addresses questions about such issues as how the New Testament quotes and interprets the Old Testament, the historical accuracy of the New Testament, apparent contradictions in the Gospels and the rest of the New Testament, pagan influences on Christian teachings, and whether Jesus abolished the Torah or Law.

This is a wonderful resource for study of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.

Darrell Bock, research professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

There is no other contemporary resource like this, and it will no doubt be useful in countering not just Jewish objections but the objections of so many other skeptics and naysayers of the New Testament.

—David Brickner, executive director, Jews for Jesus

Brown’s answers to objections are carefully thought out, honest, and well researched. His work provides a useful model on how to do apologetics for all who are interested in articulating and defending the Christian faith.

Craig Keener, professor of New Testament studies, Palmer Theological Seminary, Eastern University

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, by Michael Brown, is must reading for everyone who desires to be better ‘prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have’ (1Peter 3:15). Michael is thorough in his responses to ‘typical’ objections to the Messiahship of Yeshua, yet, his style of writing makes these responses easy to understand. Much insight is to be gained as a result of Michael dealing with issues such as ‘Christian anti-Semitism’. I also appreciated his views on the Holocaust (not an easy issue to deal with).

—Messianic Rabbi Noach Zaner

Michael L. Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus and has a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He was the first president of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in Pensacola, FL, and went on to help found the FIRE School of Ministry where he serves as its president and full-time staff member. He has been a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the founder and president of ICN Ministries, which is devoted to taking the gospel of Jesus to Israel, the Church, and the Nations. He is active in Jewish evangelism, debating rabbis on television, radio, and college campuses. Dr. Brown has written more than 15 books and is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion. His books include Go and Sin No More and Compassionate Father or Consuming Fire.

Christian Apologetics

  • Author: Norman L. Geisler
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1976
  • Pages: 390

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Christian Apologetics is a systematic approach to understanding major world views. The author presents both methods and reasons for defending the claims of Christianity.

Geisler is extremely erudite, possessing an astonishing wealth of scholarly knowledge, and displays a remarkable gift of superb organization and clear analysis in laying out his material. I consider Christian Apologetics the best textbook we have on behalf of conservative evangelical Christianity.

—Clark H. Pinnock, Christian Scholar’s Review

Destined to be a major textbook for evangelicals in apologetics. . . . [it will] help a generation of readers and students faced with a tough-minded humanism to give cogent and careful defense of the faith.

—F. R. Howe, Bibliotheca Sacra

Provides the reader with a fundamentally sound overall approach to Christian apologetics. It will be a valuable addition to any student’s library.

—Michael Hill, Reformed Theological Review

Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly 50 years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all 50 states and in 26 countries. He holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, a ThB from William Tyndale College, and a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University.

After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, apologetics and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was the dean of Liberty Center for research and scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992, he cofounded and served as the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is a professor of theology and apologetics at SES.

When Cultists Ask

  • Author: Norman L. Geisler and Ron Rhodes
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 313

When Cultists Ask proceeds through the Bible, book by book, showing how cults have used prominent texts for their own purposes. The authors then give the orthodox interpretation of the passage in question, and illustrate how the text has been isolated by one or more of the groups to support their own doctrine.

Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly 50 years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all 50 states and in 26 countries. He holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, a ThB from William Tyndale College, and a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University.

After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, apologetics and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was the dean of Liberty Center for research and scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992, he cofounded and served as the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is a professor of theology and apologetics at SES.

When Skeptics Ask

  • Author: Norman L. Geisler and Ronald M. Brooks
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 289

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Is Christianity true—or even reasonable? The helpful question and answer format in When Skeptics Ask gives readers quick access to clear explanations, which draw on Christian thinkers since the time of Paul and answer the deep objections skeptics raise.

Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly 50 years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all 50 states and in 26 countries. He holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, a ThB from William Tyndale College, and a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University.

After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, apologetics and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was the dean of Liberty Center for research and scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992, he cofounded and served as the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is a professor of theology and apologetics at SES.

Ronald M. Brooks is the McManis Chair of Christian Thought at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Answering Islam

  • Authors: Norman L. Geisler and Abdul Saleeb
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 348

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In Answering Islam, Christian apologist, Norman L. Geisler, and former Muslim, Abdul Saleeb, compare Christianity with major tenets of Islam and give apologetic answers to prepare Christians for ministry in the Islamic context.

This book is a must for everyone concerned about defending the Christian faith. Dr. Geisler and his coauthor, a former Muslim, have given one of the most comprehensive expositions and most complete evaluations of Islam in print.

Josh McDowell, author, Evidence that Demands a Verdict

Answering Islam is a valuable tool for those wrestling with the theological barriers that separate one billion Muslims from personal faith in Jesus Christ.

—Patrick Cate, president, International Missions, Inc.

This book is a theological masterpiece, the most lucid and comprehensive theological analysis and critique of Islam from a Christian perspective I have ever seen. It is invaluable as a tool for understanding the most serious religious challenge to Christianity in the modern world.

R. C. Sproul, founder, Ligonier Ministries

Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly 50 years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all 50 states and in 26 countries. He holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, a ThB from William Tyndale College, and a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University.

After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, apologetics and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was the dean of Liberty Center for research and scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992, he cofounded and served as the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is a professor of theology and apologetics at SES.

Miracles and the Modern Mind: A Defense of Biblical Miracles

  • Author: Norman L. Geisler
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 154

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Geisler shows how the laws of logic and science speak to the reasonableness of miracles. A dispassionate look at the facts and arguments demands that doubters question their own naturalistic assumptions. Geisler also describes “signs,” “wonders,” and “power,” contrasting what the Bible means by a miracle with bizarre stories of saints, faith healers, and occultists.

Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly 50 years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all 50 states and in 26 countries. He holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, a ThB from William Tyndale College, and a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University.

After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, apologetics and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was the dean of Liberty Center for research and scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992, he cofounded and served as the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is a professor of theology and apologetics at SES.

Come Let Us Reason

  • Authors: Norman L. Geisler and Ronald M. Brooks
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 219

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Logic texts intended explicitly for Christians are indeed rare. Even more rare is a volume as cogent and helpful as this study by one of evangelicalism’s leading philosophers.

Norman Geisler, along with Ronald Brooks, shows how Christians can greatly improve their thinking skills. “To learn the rules of clear and correct thinking,” the authors maintain, “is more than an academic exercise. For the Christian, it is also a means of spiritual service” since “the principles of good reason flow from God’s very nature.”

After defining logic and delineating its values, the authors focus on two types of reasoning: deductive and inductive. They articulate rules to form syllogisms and list formal and informal fallacies to be avoided. They then outline a strategy for converting everyday reading into logical arrangements and conclude with a discussion on the scientific method of inductive reasoning.

Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly 50 years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all 50 states and in 26 countries. He holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, a ThB from William Tyndale College, and a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University.

After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, apologetics and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was the dean of Liberty Center for research and scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992, he cofounded and served as the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is a professor of theology and apologetics at SES.

Ronald M. Brooks is the McManis Chair of Christian Thought at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Why I Am a Christian

  • Editors: Norman L. Geisler and Paul K. Hoffman
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 318

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A collection of leading Christian apologists offer popular, accessible writings in which they defend their belief in essential aspects of orthodox Christian belief. They give compelling answers to crucial questions, helping to free Christians from doubt and clear away obstacles to faith for unbelievers.

Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly 50 years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all 50 states and in 26 countries. He holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, a ThB from William Tyndale College, and a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University.

After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, apologetics and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was the dean of Liberty Center for research and scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992, he cofounded and served as the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is a professor of theology and apologetics at SES.

Paul K. Hoffman has been a trial lawyer for twenty years. He has authored articles in a variety of periodicals.

Worlds Apart: A Handbook on Worldviews

  • Authors: Norman L. Geisler and William D. Watkins
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1989
  • Pages: 295

Worlds Apart is a compendium of the major world views, written from a Christian perspective. The authors introduce the meaning and function of a world view, and then explore the seven major world views of our day: theism, atheism, pantheism, panentheism, deism, finite godism, and polytheism.

Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly 50 years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all 50 states and in 26 countries. He holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, a ThB from William Tyndale College, and a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University.

After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, apologetics and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was the dean of Liberty Center for research and scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992, he cofounded and served as the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is a professor of theology and apologetics at SES.

Introducing Apologetics: Cultivating Christian Commitment

  • Author: James E. Taylo
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 368

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In this stalwart defense of the Christian faith, James E. Taylor offers a balanced and comprehensive treatment of the core apologetic issues facing believers in the twenty-first century. Introducing Apologetics will appeal to college and seminary students as well as anyone who thinks deeply about the rationality and tenability of a Christian worldview.

What distinguishes this work is its tone, which is neither strident nor polemical. Instead, Taylor’s arguments are sensitive, winsome, humble, and fair-minded, especially with respect to his treatment of philosophical and religious systems that challenge Christianity. Unique to Taylor’s approach is his vision of apologetics as a discipline that should ideally lead to Christian commitment, discipleship, and spiritual transformation.

This book is a thoughtful introduction to Christian apologetics that is focused on the needs and interests of students but embodies a deep understanding of the underlying philosophical issues. It is a wise and helpful book.

—C. Stephen Evans, professor of philosophy and humanities, Baylor University

Apologetics books are notorious for their struggle to find ways to be comprehensive, cutting edge, accessible, and relevant. Those that succeed at some tasks typically fail at others. Introducing Apologetics offers a refreshingly rare balance of these coveted traits. Readers can expect to be treated to the full range of traditional apologetic topics as well as to many that have only recently emerged as important. In addition, Taylor offers the reader sober, practical advice on the extent and limits of apologetics in the life of the Christian and in the Christian’s attempt to reason together with non-Christians.

—Michael J. Murray, Professor and chair of Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College

This is a very significant new text in apologetics. Taylor is so very insightful on so many issues. . . . One will learn much even in those sections where one feels compelled to disagree.

—L. Russ Bush III, Faith & Mission

James E. Taylor (PhD, University of Arizona) is professor of philosophy and chair of the department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He formerly taught at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview

  • Authors: Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 224

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This engaging introduction to Christian worldview explores how Christians can live faithfully at the crossroads of Scripture and postmodern culture. Readers will emerge from their study and reflection of worldview with renewed hope in the gospel and restored fervor to help meet the tremendous need for justice and mercy in the world.

Ideal for undergraduate students and laypeople, Living at the Crossroads first lays out a brief summary of the biblical story and the most fundamental beliefs of Scripture. The book then tells the story of Western culture from the classical period to postmodernity. Authors Michael Goheen and Craig Bartholomew next analyze how Christians live in the tension that exists at the intersection of the biblical and cultural stories. They proceed to tease out the implications for key areas of life, such as education, scholarship, economics, politics, and church. The result is a deeply thoughtful yet approachable text that draws on the rich tradition of Reformational thinking but contextualizes it to a postmodern setting for a contemporary audience.

Intellectually stimulating and an important read for those wanting to take their faith to the next level. . . . A significant contribution to those involved in teaching worldview studies at the undergraduate level.

—James VanderBerg, Calvin Theological Journal

Finally, a worldview text that moves incisively beyond mere theory. Living at the Crossroads is profound and practical, intelligent and warmly pastoral as it proceeds from a comprehensive understanding of the biblical story to an insightful engagement with twenty-first-century issues. Goheen and Bartholomew write out of their deep missional commitment with admirable clarity. They beckon us into a faithful and relevant involvement with complex issues, including globalization, postmodernity, consumerism, and the resurgence of Islam. Living at the Crossroads will stir you to embrace both unbearable tension and unprecedented opportunities to bring genuine hope to a waiting world. It is a must read for all who long to develop a worldview shaped by God’s word.

—Rod Thompson, School of Theology, Laidlaw College

Craig G. Bartholomew is H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy and professor of religion and theology at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario.

Michael W. Goheen is Geneva Professor of Worldview and Religious Studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia.

Product Details

  • Series: Baker Studies in Apologetics Collection
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Volumes: 30
  • Pages: 8,697