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The Resource Mere apologetics : how to help seekers and skeptics find faith, Alister E. McGrath

Mere apologetics : how to help seekers and skeptics find faith, Alister E. McGrath

Label
Mere apologetics : how to help seekers and skeptics find faith
Title
Mere apologetics
Title remainder
how to help seekers and skeptics find faith
Statement of responsibility
Alister E. McGrath
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout history there have been great and articulate defenders of the faith. But with the new challenges of scientific atheism we see in our day, there is a need for a fresh and flexible approach to apologetics. Rather than supplying the fine detail of every apologetic issue in order to win arguments, Mere apologetics teaches a method that appeals not only to the mind but also to the heart and the imagination. After discussing the biblical basis for and historical uses of apologetics, McGrath offers various approaches to sharing your faith with others. He outlines pointers to faith, such as our innate sense of longing for justice, our appreciation for beauty, the order we see in the physical world, and much more. He also shows how there are many right ways to share your faith--through explanations, arguments, stories, and images--and helps you decide which works best for your personality and your audience. 'Apologetics is not to be seen as a defensive and hostile reaction against the world, ' says McGrath, 'but as a welcome opportunity to exhibit, celebrate, and display the treasure chest of the Christian faith.' If you long to commend your faith to those outside the church, Mere apologetics will show you how to do so gracefully and effectively"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGrath, Alister E.
Dewey number
239
Index
index present
LC call number
BT1103
LC item number
.M345 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Apologetics
Label
Mere apologetics : how to help seekers and skeptics find faith, Alister E. McGrath
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion : developing your own apologetic approach
  • Getting started : what is apologetics?
  • Apologetics and contemporary culture : from modernity to postmodernity
  • The theological basis of apologetics
  • The importance of the audience : possibilities and issues
  • The reasonableness of the Christian faith
  • Pointers to faith : approaches to apologetic engagement
  • Gateways for apologetics : opening the door to faith
  • Questions about faith : developing approaches
Control code
1543174
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780801014161
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011029417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1543174
  • (OCoLC)729346776
Label
Mere apologetics : how to help seekers and skeptics find faith, Alister E. McGrath
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion : developing your own apologetic approach
  • Getting started : what is apologetics?
  • Apologetics and contemporary culture : from modernity to postmodernity
  • The theological basis of apologetics
  • The importance of the audience : possibilities and issues
  • The reasonableness of the Christian faith
  • Pointers to faith : approaches to apologetic engagement
  • Gateways for apologetics : opening the door to faith
  • Questions about faith : developing approaches
Control code
1543174
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780801014161
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011029417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1543174
  • (OCoLC)729346776

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