At a time when the Christian church faces an ever-increasing challenge from a secular and pluralistic culture, leading apologist Norman Geisler provides a. Norman Geiser’s masterful work, Christian Apologetics, is a very thorough textbook that builds a strong epistemological foundation before even. £-V3 / Christian Apobgerics NORMAN, GEISLER UT-DAUASllBRARltS BT G43 stax .. One cannot draw l he limits of language and thought unless he has.
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Christian Apologetics – Norman L. Geisler – Google Books
But it is not logically necessary that any triangle exists anywhere. Kevin Maxwell rated it liked it Jan 25, Furthermore, reason is really dependent on the heart for its very basis and function. In short, fideism is a welcomed corrective to the abstract and deadening influences of re- ligious rationalism. Furthermore, the latter are only probable in nature and are never philosophically certain. Historical apologetics are wrong if used to prove the existence of God or the truth of Christianity.
But to those who do not have it, we can give it only by reason- ing, waiting for God to give them insight, without which faith it is only human, and useless for salvation” No.
And there is no way on purely rational- istic grounds to challenge those presuppositions. Causality Is Based on Custom. Antony Flew and Alasdair Maclntyre London: But in this case nothing can be maintained to be hy as versus what is falsefor no such distinction can be made.
Giesler approaches each topic. Perhaps, there is indeed no rational or evidential way to es- iblish Christian theism. If so, two things should be noted. notman
Doubt is a negative form of thought. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Nor could another person falsify one’s immortality unless he were omniscient or God. Two things must be said about Flew’s principle of falsifiability.
Bottom line, christiaan, pretty good stuff as long as you’re not arguing with a philosophy professor. Once you establish the correct worldview, then you can move on to determine the test for truth within that worldview. But it is impossible that the series be both infinite and also chtistian a beginning.
The decision to accept or reject must be made by faith. If that is the case, the “proofs” of God and historical “facts” of Christianity would have absolutely no meaning or validity outside the fideistic acceptance of the presupposition that Christianity is true.
Even here one lust make an important distinction before embarking on a critique. In the ancient world these emphases were found respectively in Plato and Aristotle. Third, the rule of order declares that we must proceed in our reasoning from the simplest to the most complex. The ethical concentrates only on a lifetime duty; whereas the religious focuses on eternity. Or, as Wittgenstein has noted, all justification must come to an end.
One cannot draw l he limits of language and thought unless he has transcended those very limits he would draw. However, Geisler has succeeded in authoring a comprehensive text for establishing a complete and systematic framework for Christian apologetics.
Now I know in part” I Cor. If so, this book is probably for you. Christian Apologetics is not light reading, as it deals heavily with philosophical foundations and epistemological concerns from the outset.