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Overview SUBTITLE: Helps for Defending Your Faith - A Handbook for Practical Apologetics
Until recent times, the Christian worldview dominated American culture. Christian principles and values directed governmental policies and set the standards for judicial, educational, ethical, and social behavior in this country. Not so today. People have become apathetic, even indifferent to immoral behavior that a few decades ago was universally recognized as evil and condemned. Vulgarity and violence floods our entertainment. Cheating is commonplace in our universities, as is corruption and greed in our great corporations.
The Christian Combat Manual is written to help Christians engage the culture. The chapters are carefully constructed to train ordinary Christians in how to confront and respond to the major intellectual and cultural challenges that face Christians today. One chapter describes the Socratic method of encounter by asking "counter-questions" that puts the burden of proof on the non-Christian, forcing him to defend his beliefs.
* Part one defends the historical accurate accounts of divine revelation. * Part two tackles the raging controversy of evolution. * Part three demonstrates the existence of God. * Part four centers on who is Jesus Christ. * Part five focuses specifically on modern issues and secular postmodern doctrines.
* Eyewitness Testimony: Legal Evidence * Scientific Accuracy: No Myths or Inaccuracies * How Can Something Come from Nothing? * How Can Life Emerge from Non-Life? * Where are the Transitional Fossils? * Nature Demands a Creator * Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? * Did Jesus Claim to be God? * Resurrection: Fraud, Fantasy, or Fact? * Postmodernism: Moral Relativism, Religious Pluralism, the "New Absolutes" * Postmodern Police: Multiculturalism and Political Correctness
Prepare Yourself to Engage Today's Secular Culture
The Christian Combat Manual will help Christians respond positively to their faith and the criticism aimed at Christianity.
The Christian worldwide dominated American culture until recent times. Christian principles and values directed governmental policies and set the standards for judicial, educational, ethical, and social behavior in this country. Not so today People have become apathetic, even indifferent to immoral behavior that a few decades ago was universally recognized as evil and condemned. Vulgarity and violence flood our entertainment industry. Cheating is commonplace in college classrooms, as is corruption and greed in the workplace.
The Christian Combat Manual is carefully constructed to help Christians engage culture by training them to confront and respond to major intellectual and cultural challenges they face today. One chapter encourages the use of the Socratic method-asking "counter-questions" that place the burden of proof on unbelievers, forcing them to defend their beliefs.
The Christian Combat Manual is divided into five parts, as Part One defends the historically accurate accounts of divine revelation while Part Two tackles the raging controversy regarding the theory of evolution. Part Three demonstrates the existence of God, while Part Four centers on the person of Jesus Christ. Part Five focuses specifically on modern issues and secular postmodern doctrines.
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Studio: AMG Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Mar 29, 2007
Publisher AMG Publishers
ISBN 0899570372 ISBN13 9780899570372
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More About Dan Story
"Dan Story "is a well-known Christian apologist. He is graduate of San Diego Bible College and holds an MA in Christian apologetics from Simon Greenleaf University. He is the author of Defending Your Faith, Engaging the Closed Minded, and Christianity on the Offense. Dan makes his home in Ramona, California.
Dan Story currently resides in Ramona. Dan Story was born in 1945.
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An effectively worded and persuasive guide Apr 7, 2007
Written by Christian apologist Dan Story, The Christian Combat Manual: Helps for Defending Your Faith: A Handbook for Practical Apologetics is emphatically not about physical combat, but rather a guide for Christians to promote and defend their faith, morals, ethics, and worldview in spite of philosophical attacks against it, especially naturalist and postmodernist attacks. In particular, The Christian Combat Manual meticulously deconstructs such postmodernist concepts as "There are no absolute truths" and "All religions are equal", as well as more self-indulgent arguments such as "You Christians have no right to judge other people's behavior." Written in plain terms especially for novice to intermediate Christian apologists, The Christian Combat Manual offers straightforward responses to some of the most common criticisms of Christian beliefs, values, and ethics ("How can you claim that God exists when there is so much pain, suffering, and evil in the world?" "Why do you blame God for evil acts that people are clearly responsible for?"). It should be noted that The Christian Combat Manual takes an unquestionably pro-life stance, and denounces homosexual sex as well as male-female cohabitation outside of marriage, among other traditionalist views, and offers numerous rhetorical tools to persuade and defend these viewpoints. An effectively worded and persuasive guide, though the focus on defending fundamentalist Christianity from uncompromising postmodernism ("There are no absolute truths") detracts from its effectiveness in defending fundamentalist Christianity from more moderate forms of postmodernism ("There are some absolute truths, but none of them cover your argument.")