Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?

ISBN-10: 0830813977

ISBN-13: 9780830813971

Edition: N/A

Authors: James W. Sire

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A Christianity Today 1995 Books of the Year Finalist!Believing. Most of us take it for granted. We just do it--whether it's trusting that the sun will come up tomorrow, that the lunch we are about to eat is not poisoned or that our religious beliefs are not ill-founded. But why should we believe any of these things? Why should anyone believe anything at all?With insight and humor, James W. Sire examines the reasons people give for believing what they do and suggests what are truly satisfying and compelling reasons for belief. He then turns to the question of a specific belief--namely, belief that the Christian faith is true. Sire tackles both the best reason for belief in Christianity (the identity of Jesus ) and the chief reason against it. (the problem of evil). And he responds to these issues personally and philosophically.Here is a book to challenge the skeptic and reassure the doubter in us all.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 7/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 239
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

Preface
Why Should Anyone Believe Anything?
It Makes My Head Hurt: The Nature and Necessity of Belief
Why People Believe What They Believe
The Social Context
The Personal Context
The Religious Dimension
The Philosophic Dimension
Why Should Anyone Believe Christianity
The Gospels as Reliable History
Jesus the Reason
Jesus: The Dilemma of His Identity
The Scholar's Quest for Jesus
The Resurrection of Jesus
The Rationality of Christian Faith
The Problem of Evil
The Personal Experience of Christians
The Challenge of Belief
Notes
Bibliography
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