|Statement||by Edward Everett|
|Series||Early American imprints -- no. 31440|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xx, 484 p.|
|Number of Pages||484|
By Edward Gibbon, Esq. A new edition, revised and corrected throughout, preceded by a Preface, and accompanied liy Notes, critical and historical, relating principally to the propagation ot Christianity ;by INT. F. Cu.n t, Minister of Public Instruction tor the kingdom ol France.4/5(1). This short book of Christian apologetics attempts to show the main reasons that can be advanced in support of the Christian faith. These reasons do not constitute the foundations of Christianity, but are more like buttresses supporting a faith position already held or considered hypothetically. They fall into three groups: appeals to facts and ideas available to anyone, irrespective of time or Author: Brian Hebblethwaite. Along these same lines, the authors of In Defence of Christianity do an excellent job of showing where the early apologists utilized, rejected, and reformed philosophical concepts (primarily the Platonists, but to a lesser extent the Stoics) pertinent to their stated apologetic goals. While some of the language of the Platonists and Stoics was appropriated by the early apologists, moreover. Sheridan’s new book God is God for You was recommended, and for that reason alone I added it to my Kindle as holiday reading. I was pleasantly surprised in every way. God is Good for You is certainly, as the sub-title says, a defence of Christianity. It is a well-argued, highly informed piece of apologetics/5(14).
In Defence of Christianity is a short book of Christian apologetics. Acknowledging that reason is not the basis of faith, Brian Hebblethwaite sets out some of the main reasons that can be advanced in support of the Christian faith. He defends the view that belief in God makes most sense of a world that has come up with moral and creative persons and communities, including all that they have. Written by a lawyer, this fascinating book argues that the book of Acts was originally written as a legal brief in defense of the apostle Paul and Christianity. Very interesting and illuminating, even if you do not agree with every position the author takes/5. Christianity - Christianity - Apologetics: defending the faith: The First Letter of Peter tells its addressees that they must “always be prepared to make a defense (apologia) to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you” (). The defense of the faith has been required of Christians when they faced persecution, but “apologetics” have also been undertaken in the face. In God is Good for You, Greg Sheridan provides a thoughtful analysis of the state of Christianity in the West, and a compelling defence of it at both the social and individual levels. Though I disagree with some of his prescriptions - finding them, perhaps, to utilitarian - there is much to be learned from this book for both skeptics and believers/5.
Pages in category "Books about Christianity" The following pages are in this category, out of total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more). In Defence of Christianity is a short book of Christian apologetics. Acknowledging that reason is not the basis of faith, Brian Hebblethwaite sets out some of the main reasons that can be advanced in support of the Christian faith. Get this from a library! In defence of Christianity. [Brian Hebblethwaite] -- This short book of apologetics originated in the two Gifford lectures which I contributed to a joint series in Glasgow in September and the four Hensley Hanson lectures which I delivered in. In his book, Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis said, "A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic--on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg--or else he would be the Devil of Hell.