Why is traditional biblical refutation failing to convince those who reject traditional Christianity? Is there another way to reach people in New Age, secular humanism, Baha’ism, and Mormonism? Would it surprise you to know that these religions crumble under the weight of their own contradictory belief systems? This book provides philosophical criticism of four major alternative religious systems whose ideas have been received by a great number of people worldwide. Authors Francis J. Beckwith and Stephen E. Parrish define critical thinking and show how it can be helpful in an analysis of alternative religious systems. In doing so, they equip readers with tools to encounter members of other faiths, and define the classical Christian view of God.
Francis J. Beckwith is professor of philosophy and church-state studies, and codirector of the program in philosophical studies of religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion, at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is also a fellow at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity.
Stephen E. Parrish is Librarian and Assistant Professor in Philosophy at William Tyndale College in Farmington Hills, Michigan.