Why Good Arguments Often Fail Making a More Persuasive Case for Christ

ISBN-10: 0830833811
ISBN-13: 9780830833818
Edition: 2006
Authors: James W. Sire
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 3/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

James W. Sire (PhD, University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology, and short courses at many universities and seminaries. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and Europe. His InterVarsity Press books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door (a worldviews textbook), Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.

Acknowledgments
Preface
I Believe--Help My Unbelief: Credible Witness
Common Logical Fallacies
Love is a Fallacy
You're All Hypocrites! Unqualified and Hasty Generalizations
It's Dangerous to Believe You're Right: Causes and Contradictions
You Have Insulted Us All: Sentiment, False Analogy and Poisoning the Well
Good Arguments That Often Fail
People Can't Communicate. What? Arrogance, Aggression and Cleverness
I Don't Get It: Misreading the Audience
What a Harebrained Idea! Worldviews and Evolution
Who Am I to Judge? Worldviews and Relativism
The Heart Wants What It Wants: Moral Blindness
Good Arguments That Work
I See You Are Very Religious: Paul in Athens
So Why Should I Believe Anything? Christian Witness in a Postmodern World
Framing Effective Arguments: A Guide to Literature
Notes
Author Index
Subject Index

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