Handbook of Christian Apologetics

InterVarsity Press
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Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year! Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Topics include:
  • faith and reason
  • the existence of God
  • God's nature
  • how we know God
  • creation and evolution
  • providence and free will
  • miracles
  • the problem of evil
  • the Bible's historical reliability
  • the divinity of Christ
  • the resurrection
  • life after death
  • heaven and hell
  • salvation
  • Christianity and other religions
  • objective truth
Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for.
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About the author

Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics.

Ronald K. Tacelli, S.J., is associate professor of philosphy at Boston College and has published articles in the Public Affairs Quarterly and Downside Review.

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Publisher
InterVarsity Press
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Published on
Sep 20, 2009
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Pages
412
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ISBN
9780830875443
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Theology / Apologetics
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