You know how I like lists, well here’s my all-time defenders of the faith list. The last three are still alive and defending. Top Twelve Favorite Christian Apologists List (outside the New Testament and in historical order only) 1. Athanasius 2. Augustine 3. Bonaventure 4. Thomas Aquinas 5. Blaise Pascal 6. Benjamin Warfield 7. C. S. Lewis 8. Walter Martin 9.…
The newly revised and expanded 2005 edition of Avery Dulles’ book A History of Apologetics (first published in 1971) is arguably the most substantial of its kind (see part 1). Last week, I summarized each of the book’s seven chapters. Today I will close this review with my thoughts on the book.
Welcome to part 2 of my review of the 2005 edition of Avery Dulles’ book A History of Apologetics. First published in 1971, Dulles’ work is arguably the most substantial of its kind (see part 1). This week I will summarize each of the book’s seven chapters.
A skeptic once sent me an email informing me that Christians could never genuinely value and utilize logic and critical thinking because their faith prohibits them from basing their beliefs on rational considerations. Thus, the skeptic concluded, logic and critical thinking are at odds with the Christian conception of faith (particularly believers’ acceptance of the Bible as a divine revelation.)