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Faith Has Its Reasons: An Integrative Approach to Defending Christianity (An Apologetics Handbook)Ever Since The Apostle Paul Addressed The Stoic And Epicurean Philosophers In Athens, Relating The Christian Worldview To A Non Christian World Has Been A Challenge And Despite Peter S Charge To Be Ready To Make A Defense To Everyone Who Asks You To Give An Account For The Hope That Is In You 1 Peter 3 15 , Most Christian Laypeople Have Left Apologetics The Defense Of The Faith To The Ecclesiastical Pros Faith Has Its Reasons Is A Study Of Four Different Models Of How Apologetics Should Be Done, An Assessment Of Their Strengths And Weaknesses, And A Proposal For Integrating The Best Insights Of Each.Kenneth Boa And Robert Bowman Have Assembled A Wealth Of Information About What Christians Believe And How To Present That Faith To An Unbelieving World Remarkable Both In Its Depth Of Content And Ease Of Accessibility, Faith Has Its Reasons Gives Christian Laypeople The Tools To Address Such Critical Questions As Why Is Belief In God Rational Despite The Prevalence Of Evil In The World What Facts Support The Church S Testimony That Jesus Rose From The Dead Can We Be Certain Christianity Is True How Can Our Faith In Christ Be Based On Something Secure Than Our Own Understanding Without Descending Into An Irrational Emotionalism

Kenneth Ken Boa is engaged in a ministry of relational evangelism and discipleship, teaching, writing, and speaking He holds a BS from Case Institute of Technology, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, a PhD from New York University, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford in England.

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  • Paperback
  • 658 pages
  • Faith Has Its Reasons: An Integrative Approach to Defending Christianity (An Apologetics Handbook)
  • Kenneth D. Boa
  • English
  • 15 January 2018
  • 9781932805345

10 thoughts on “Faith Has Its Reasons: An Integrative Approach to Defending Christianity (An Apologetics Handbook)

  1. says:

    An excellent, and perhaps unparalleled, comparison of apologetic methods One of the only apologetic books that includes fideism in its survey of apologetics Although I think there is a version of fideism closer to C.S Lewis than to Kierkegaard, the book nevertheless deals fairly and charitably with all four positions evidentialist, classical, Reformed and fideist Boa concisely deals with the points of contention between the schools, but also shows how one ca...

  2. says:

    What this book does wonderfully is provide an amazing overview of the history, arguments, and developments of the four main views of apologetics classical, evidentialism, presuppositional, and feidism If you need an overview of these types this book is one of the best resources I ve read for that purpose The authors also do a good job of articulating a fair representation of each view and the explanation power of each.It is not flawless however It s critiques of presuppositionalism don t seem to really be negatives which is a minor point since that s the position I favor The biggest flaw, however, is one of the main reasons for the book It suggests an inclusive view of each of the four views and shows that the use of all of them for particular purposes is the best approach However, with their approach in mind they seek out support However, it appears that an appeal to John Frame s ...

  3. says:

    The purpose for this text as articulated by its authors, Kenneth D Boa and Robert M Bowman is to contribute toward an understanding of these different apologetic methods that will enrich all Christians in their defense of the faith and enable them to speak clearer and with relevant voices to our present day and beyond Boa xiii In an effort to accomplish this task, Boa and Bowman begin the text with a summary of apologetic history and then conduct a thorough examination of four separate apologetic methodologies classical, evidentialist, reformed and fideism The authors treat the four methodologies equally by examining their histories, exploring their methods and positions on important issues, offering a practical example of the methodology in action and subjecting each to twelve separate metapologetic and apologetic questions Admirably, the authors conclude their study with an examination on how the different methodologies may be integrated I was impressed by the authors summary of the challenges postmodernism presents apologists Boa and Bowman define postmodernism as a philosophical movement that believes truth is subjective Boa 162 This definition is followed up with the following example, When the space shuttle Challenger exploded, no one would have been satisfied had NASA issued a statement claiming that the cause of the accident was different for different people Boa 163 This may be an oversimplified treatment of postmodernism but the example helped clarify...

  4. says:

    Great overview of the main approaches to apologetics I love the way this book is laid out Here are some detailed thoughts Faith Has Its Reasons sheds valuable light in explaining the four major approaches to apologetics, comparing them among each other, and pointing out their respective strengths and weaknesses The authors are aware that their summaries might be taken as over idealizing or putting apologists into categories in which they do not completely belong But the survey nature of the book makes these categorizations both necessary and helpful The book s central thesis might be obscured during its objective and thorough exposition of these various approaches, but it is made clear near the end An apologetic is valid and valuable if it provides the basis for a non Christian moving at all closer to embracing the Christian faith 10412 Thus, perhaps the greatest value of the book lies in its suggesting ways to move beyond metapologetical narrow mindedness, showing with the help of Frame s perspectivalism how to locate these approaches in their normative, situational and existential contexts, and how they can complement, rather than conflict with, each other.Since a major purpose of the book is to provide an overview of the four main approaches to apologetics, and suggest the complementary ways in which different approaches to apologetics can be fruitfully related ...

  5. says:

    One hopes the worldview phase among academic evangelicals is beginning to die out It was fun while it lasted, but it distracted hundreds from useful endeavors That said, among apologetics and worldview books, this one is decent It has several new approaches and is fairly useful.Like others, he summarizes the different approaches to apologetics Evidentialism, Thomism, Presuppositionalism, and Hippie Fideism He is fair and usually impressive in how h...

  6. says:

    Excellent book showcasing the major apologetic approaches i.e Classical, Evidential, Reformed and Fideism.The strengths and weaknesses of each approach is analysed even handedly.The authors conclude and reco...

  7. says:

    Kenneth Boa and Robert Bowman do an excellent job of providing a guided tour of the history of apologetics in church history They also offer some helpful tips in the concluding chapters on how to integrate the various approaches to apologetics This boo...

  8. says:

    A good, comprehensive overview of four, major apologetic methods The authors survey the positions, famous proponents, and strengths weaknesses The authors conclude that effective apologetics will make use of all four positions Recommended for anyone who is interested in learning about the discip...

  9. says:

    A thorough, helpful, and critical look at various apologetical methods of defending Christianity It was particularly useful in helping me sort through my own biases, methods, weaknesses, and strengths in how I present the reasons for...

  10. says:

    This book does an excellent job of helping the Bible student to understand the different methods of defending the Gospel He makes a good case for tying these methods to an individuals theological foundation.

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