BakerIntroducing Apologetics: Cultivating Christian Commitment
In this stalwart defense (apologia) of the Christian faith, James E. Taylor offers a balanced and comprehensive treatment of the core apologetic issues facing believers in the twenty-first century. Sample topics include:
the problem of evil
the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ
scriptural canonicity and authority
Each of the book's twenty-five chapters contains an outline, summary, list of basic terms, reflection and discussion questions, and guide to further reading. Chapter overviews and sidebars enhance this readable text.
What distinguishes this work is its tone, which is neither strident nor polemical. Instead, Taylor's arguments are sensitive, winsome, humble, and fair-minded, especially with respect to his treatment of philosophical and religious systems that challenge Christianity. Unique to Taylor's approach is his vision of apologetics as a discipline that should ideally lead to Christian commitment, discipleship, and spiritual transformation.
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Review 1 for Introducing Apologetics: Cultivating Christian Commitment
Date:August 25, 2009
To say the least, I could not put the book down once I started reading,a must read for anyone wanting to learn how to defend the Christian faith!
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Review 2 for Introducing Apologetics: Cultivating Christian Commitment
Date:November 27, 2007
Introducing Apologetics strikes a good balance between Christian issues fully defensible by apologetics and those that only humble faith can address. I especially appreciated Taylor's depiction of three possible recipients of apologetics messages: critics, seekers, and doubters, and how the apologist should approach witnessing to each one.This book is an excellent resource for small group study. It covers every major apologetic issue and provides a good outline for each chapter. A summary and pertinent questions follow each chapter, providing excellent discussion material. I highly recommend Introducing Apologetics.