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Currents in Twenty-First-Century Christian Apologetics Challenges Confronting the Faith

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ISBN-10: 1556355394

ISBN-13: 9781556355394

Edition: N/A

Authors: John J. Johnson

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In this book, Johnson avoids the standard approach of many apologetic works that seek to "prove," in systematic fashion, that Christianity is true. Rather, he takes the position of orthodox Christianity and looks at various challenges that have been raised against it. For example, should the horrors of the Holocaust force Christian thinkers to alter their view of God's goodness? Is Christianity inherently anti-Jewish for claiming that Jews must embrace Jesus as Messiah? Are revived "hallucination theories" about Christ's resurrection tenable explanations of the birth of the Christian movement? Is the "presuppositional" approach of certain Reformed thinkers useful for doing Christian…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

John J. Johnson (1912–2004) was Professor of History at Stanford University. Among his many publications are The Military and Society in Latin America and Sim�n Bol�var and Spanish American Independence, 1883–1930.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
How Do We Adjudicate Religious Truth-Claims?
Is Cornelius Van Til's Apologetic Method Christian, or Merely Theistic?
How a Muslim Could Employ Van Til's Apologetic System: A Response to Frame and Hays
Is John Hick's Concept of the "Real" an Adequate Criterion for Evaluating Religious Truth-Claims?
A Case for "Reformed Evidentialism"
The Implausible Foundations of Nietzsche's Attack Upon Biblical Religion
What Can We Believe about the Resurrection of Jesus?
Were the Resurrection Appearances Hallucinations? Some Psychiatric and Psychological Considerations
Hans Frei as Unlikely Apologist for the Historicity of the Resurrection
Christianity, Judaism, and the Holocaust
A New Testament Understanding of the Jewish Rejection of Jesus: Four Theologians on the Salvation of Israel
Should the Holocaust Force Us to Rethink Our View of God and Evil?
Are We Asking the Wrong Questions about the Shoah? Eliezer Berkovits as Post-Holocaust Jewish Apologist
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