Conventional wisdom holds that any belief in absolutes, especially of a religious nature, leads inevitably to the oppressive absolutism of such movements as the Inquisition, the Crusades and even Nazism. As a result, Christian apologists have been hard-pressed to make a case for the rational absolutes that are a necessary part of belief in Jesus. Art Lindsley takes up the task in this book. While maintaining the indispensability of absolutes, he ably demonstrates that faith in Christ is necessarily opposed to and incompatible with the abuses of oppression, arrogance, intolerance, self-righteousness, closed-mindedness and defensiveness. Surprisingly, Lindsley shows, it is relativism that often harbors dangerous, inflexible absolutisms. Threatening not only belief in Christ, relativism goes so far as to promote suspicion of those who would assert moral values or rational argumentation of any kind. Here is a book that actively challenges relativism, preparing the way for more effectively proclaiming the gospel and living Christianly in a postmodern world.
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