Mar 22, Voted one of Christianity Today’s Books of the Year. Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written. Handbook. ºf Christian. Apologetics. H UND REDS OF ANSWERS TO C R UCLA L. QUESTIONS. Do faith and reason conflict? Does God exist? Is the Bible myth. Sensible and concise, witty and wise, this is the guidebook for anybody looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. The authors provide clear and.
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Catholics, people studying apologetics. I started out reading this book like a normal book and made it about halfway through doing that. However I realized that it was just a bit to heavy reading to continue that process, especially since it isn’t a normal read. It is pretty academic and so for the second half of the book I skimmed the content and read sections that really appealed to me.
I think this is a great book for anyone interested in apologetics or studying theology, etc It will go back on my shelf as an excellent reference I started out reading this book like a normal book and made it about halfway through doing that. Highly recommended if you are into this sort of thing. It is probably too dull and academic if you are not really into the subject matter.
Jul 18, Pearlie rated it it was amazing. I read this book under our church’s Reading Programmeand I am so glad I picked it. It is an excellent compilation of the main topics of Christian apologetics.
I find it an excellent read, and amongst the sections that stood out for me was this from the chapter on “The Bible: But cyristian important to know what is really going on in the soul of the person to whom apo I read this book under our church’s Reading Programmeand I am so glad I picked it. But it’s important to know what is really going on in the soul of the person to whom apologetic arguments are addressed, and to know the irrational forces behind unbelief Having said that, the most important task remains still undone.
Arguments destroy ignorance and irrationality, but the real enemy is sin. Sin can be destroyed only by sanctity, prayer, faith, hope, charity, the blood of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit. It will do well as chrishian an introductory level material as well as a handy reference peyer on Christian Apologetics.
Each chapter comes with hanrbook an extensive list of “Questions for Discussion”, and this makes it good for use in a group study. It comes highly recommended — in fact, a must-have and a must-read for every believer.
Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft
My advice to the reader: As with any apologetics piece, this handbook contains theory and philosophy galore. Be prepared to spend some time with it.
If you keep an open mind while reading no matter what “level” of Christian you are then you will gain a lot of insight from Kreeft and Tacelli’s arguments. However, those looking for faults within the arguments will find as many as they want. This does not discount Kreeft and Tacelli’s logic, only perhaps their writing style, which at some times i My advice to the reader: This does not discount Kreeft and Apologettics logic, only perhaps their writing style, which at some times is patronizing and at some times is eye-opening.
Catholics and Protestants alike will find the majority of this apologetics handbook useful; only the peeter chapter deals with the differences between Catholicism and Protestantism. I recommend this for any curious person looking to understand more about the logic of Christianity.
I encourage you to accept Kreeft and Tacelli’s premises then mull them over on your own. At first I was excited about this book, as well as any other book that falls in the genre of “Christian apologetics”.
It turns out that this type of books is nothing but Christians cheerleading for one another and far hancbook be from them to actually know how how the atheist or agnostic mind is wired. So often these books are nothing but worn out platitudes. I read through this book and found the “apologetics” argument in it to be so childish in reasoning and all along they still don’t know how an at At first I was excited about this book, as well as any other book that falls in the genre of “Christian apologetics”.
I read through this book and found the “apologetics” argument in it to be so childish in reasoning and all along they still don’t know how an atheist mind is really wired.
So what’s the solution?
Apologeticz the books that atheists themselves read and write and meet them on their own terms rather than preach to them in a way that makes you appear intellectual. May 20, Kenneth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Details the full breadth of Christian Apologetics.
Here he lays out the extent of his knowledge. A very logical account that demonstrates the rational coherence of Christian doctrine. Apologetics is Greek for defense. Kreeft outlines in the first chapter the nature of apologetics, then in the next chapters the christjan or nature of God.
He presents 20 arguments ranging from the five proofs of Aquinas to modern cosmological arguments to arguments from psychol Details the full breadth of Hahdbook Apologetics. He presents 20 arguments ranging from the five proofs of Aquinas to modern cosmological arguments to arguments from psychology.
The cases for and against are presented in systematic fashion. The next sections deal with Cosmology. For instance, the problem of evil, reconciling religion with science, in addition to the theory of evolution, have rigorist treatments here.
Then Kreeft examines historical evidence with regard to the key events in Christian history. The Incarnation, or divinity of Christ, the Resurrection or the validity of Biblical history. His conclusions have a degree of fairness.
Handbook of Christian Apologetics
The proofs here lack the substance of the other chapters. The historical complexities are too great to fully embody in just two or three chapters. The final sections examine the last things, Heaven, Hell, Death and Purgatory. Kreeft covers the vast majority of the territory that there is to cover. He presents the pure doctrines with rational clarity so that the faith feels reasonable to the reader who is starting with doubt. In sum, this is an amazing book that deserves close attention for the thoughtful Christian humanist.
Kreeft is an excellent scholar for the layman. His philosophical depth is matched in many ways by his Christian faith. Aug 03, Bridget rated it really liked it. Covers all of the main arguments for the basic elements of Christianity. Exactly what I was looking for and needed at this point in my journey of faith – and I think it could be really great for lots of folks looking to for a scaffolding of concrete, reasonable philosophic arguments to hold up a more emotional, intuitive, or ‘born-and-raised’ sense of faith.
Jan 26, Amanda Tranmer rated it it was amazing. According to the scribble in the inside cover, I’ve owned this book since It works fabulously both ways. Who was it who said that if you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough? Heavy philosophy, but accessible. I’m a Christian, so I read works on apologetics to strengthen my faith not in search of a conversion experience. I’m surprised According to the scribble in the inside cover, I’ve owned this book since I’m surprised just how much this book ministered to my heart while speaking to my mind.
Our God is a God of order, reason, logic, beauty. He wants to be known. He wants to be sought. He promises to be found. We can’t know everything, but we can know much. He doesn’t ask for faith without reason.
The elegance of classical apologetics is is just another way of appreciating how magnificent he is.
I’m sure that many critics will say many things, but any true seeker must be moved at least to further seeking by the arguments in this book. It is masterfully done. The Summa style perfect. It tells you everything you need to know without being unnecessarily pretentious. I found it profound, yet easy kredft follow.
This is one I own in hardcopy for a reason.