Most introductions to apologetics begin with the "how to" of defending the faith, diving right into the major apologetic arguments and the body of evidence. For those who want a more foundational look at this contested theological discipline, this book examines Christian apologetics in its nature, history, approaches, objections and practice. What is apologetics? How has aMost introductions to apologetics begin with the "how to" of defending the faith, diving right into the major apologetic arguments and the body of evidence. For those who want a more foundational look at this contested theological discipline, this book examines Christian apologetics in its nature, history, approaches, objections and practice. What is apologetics? How has apologetics developed? What are the basic apologetic approaches? Why should we practice apologetics? Countless Christians today are seeking a responsibe way to defend and commend their faith. If you are one them, Thinking About Christian Apologetics is the place to start....
|Title||:||Thinking about Christian Apologetics: What It Is and Why We Do It|
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Thinking about Christian Apologetics: What It Is and Why We Do It Reviews
Good overview of Christian apologetics. Spends more time on defending the practice of apologetics than practical matters.
A very good and interesting book. Describes the history of various Christain apologetic methods. He elaborates suggestions for the apologist. The last section lists his recommended books for further or specialized reading.
School textbookAlthough I had to read this for my Apologetics class at Liberty University, I highly recommend this book to all Christians! It was easy to read and wonderfully encouraging and educational to the Christian walk.
Solid book exactly what you would expect.
Beilby offers a unique book that is not apologetic, but rather, it is about apologetics as a methodology. In that regard, he states the work is one of meta-apologetics. The book is pretty straightforward and helpful, from recounting the history of apologetics, albeit cursory, to discussing the various kinds of apologetic methods. The additional bibliography at the end will prove especially beneficial to refer to, and hence, the book itself will be nice to have on the library shelf as a useful resource.
Read for classRead for a Graduate Apologetics class. It's structure is well organized and easy to follow if you familiarize yourself with the structure in the table of contents. His explanations build on each other, from general to specific, making it easier to follow. He provides good explanations and counter-points to arguments which make this a useful, general text to refer back to for some academic apologetic papers. It is also a good general reference book to re-familiarize one's self with foundational apologetic topics.
A good introduction to Christian Apologetics as a discipline. I took issue with a couple of things Beilby said, namely the idea that theology has no place in apologetics, and neither does an evangelistic-type call to faith on the part of the nonbeliever. Still, this book as lots of good things to say.
A good intro into the concepts and formalities of apologetics. Borderlines on technical at times but good resource to start thinking about the topic.
Twas very good.