Item description for Pocket Handbook Of Christian Apologetics (IVP Pocket Reference) by Peter Kreeft & Ronald K. Tacelli...
Overview This book evaluates the so-called new perspective on the teaching of the apostle Paul and finds it wanting. Stuhlmacher mounts a forthright and well-supported and well-supported critique based on both established and more recent scholarship that sheds light on Paul's emphasis on the judicial/forensic aspects of Paul's understanding of our justification.
Publishers Description "Be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in you," wrote the apostle Peter. That is what apologetics is all about. Here is a concise, informative guide for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have condensed their popular Handbook of Christian Apologetics, summarizing the foremost arguments for major Christian teachings and offering compelling responses to the most common arguments put forward against Christianity. In this book you'll find answers to questions about faith and reason the existence of God creation and evolution predestination and free will miracles the problem of evil Christ and the resurrection the reliability of the Bible life after death heaven and hell salvation and other religions objective truth ThePocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics is the place to begin for people with questions about Christianity.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.08" Width: 4.46" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2003
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series IVP Pocket Reference
ISBN 0830827021 ISBN13 9780830827022
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More About Peter Kreeft & Ronald K. Tacelli
Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) was born in 1937 and is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics.
Reviews - What do customers think about Pocket Handbook Of Christian Apologetics?
A good overview of the standard arguments Dec 16, 2006
After I bought the book, I realized it's an edited version of a larger volumed, titled "Handbook of Christian Apologetics". I don't know if it's worth spending the extra dollars buying that book instead, but this little volume contained most of the info I needed, when writing about the exisence or non-existence of God.
The book gives a pretty good overview of the standard arguments for the existence of God, for the divinity of Christ, for heaven adn hell, the resurrection and a few other topics. I can only give the book three stars because all of the arguments can be easily refuted. Most of them are based on false reasoning or false assumptions. But it's the very arguments that Christians most often use, so I guess they are the best ones.
If you want this book to use as a witnessing tool, it might work depending on who you're trying to convert. If you're just looking for an overview of the standard arguments for christianity, this book is worth buying.
Excellent Resource Dec 12, 2006
This is an abridged version of Handbook for Christian Apologetics written by the same authors. This `scaled down' version is a great little reference book, and is easily digestible, and hopefully it will draw you in enough to read the larger more complete work. This book is also one in a series, either sold separately or in a boxed set, that includes the following titles: Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations, Pocket Dictionary for the Biblical Study of Hebrew, Pocket History of Theology, Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements.
This volume has 15 short, concise chapters written to answer the following questions:
1. Apologetics 2. Faith & Reason 3. Arguments for the Existence of God 4. The Nature of God 5. Creation and Evolution 6. Miracles 7. The Problem of Evil 8. The Divinity of Christ 9. The Resurrection 10. The Bible: Myth or History? 11. Life After Death 12. Heaven and Hell 13. Salvation 14. Christianity and Other Religions 15. Objective Truth
And it has a concluding page called `The Bottom Line'. Each of these chapters is full of information to help you know your faith deeper if you are a Christian, or to help you understand the claims of Christianity if you are not.
This is a great resource, either for writing essays, for research, or for personal growth. It will give you all the basics of the Christian faith in one compact little book. Check it out. Like all of Kreeft's other works I have reviewed, I would have to highly recommend this book.
Mere Apologetics Mar 22, 2005
Kreeft and Tacelli have written a comprehensive yet brief defense of what Lewis called "Mere Christianity". And like Lewis' landmark work, you can't help but read this book and think Christ and His claims are something to take seriously.
Both Catholics, Kreeft and Tacelli recognize that the laity are just as likely to be challenged by the atheism of indifference as they are a finger-wagging fundamentalist or evangelical.
Somewhat sadly, Catholic readers also will find useful arguments for conversations with self-identified Catholic theologians and modernists who use highly-nuanced language to explain away binding truths of the Faith like the concrete, physical reality of the Resurrection.
Small but Welcome Addition to Apologetics Bookshelves May 26, 2004
Since its publication ten years ago, Kreeft and Tacelli's hefty Handbook of Christian Apologetics has been the last word for Catholics in dealing with the apathy, subjectivity, or occasionally outright hostility of the modern secular world. But it's very completeness (over 400 large pages) made it intimidating.
Now at last comes this pocket-sized abridgement, by the original authors.
Today all too many Catholic apologetics books assume you're discussing the faith with evangelicals who are well-versed in Scripture. But the reality is that the non-religious (ranging from vaguely spiritual new-agers to uninformed agnostics to functional atheists) are at least as common in our society as "Bible Christians".
This is a perfect intro for Christians that need to respond with logic to objections and concerns about fundamental beliefs (God, moral law, miracles, the problem of pain, Jesus Christ). It's also great for those who want to see how classic Catholic reasoning "stacks up" to the modern world.
Short, sweet, but not obscure Dec 11, 2003
This is a great addition to the Christian Apologists arsenal. The basic arguments are laid out, shortly, sweetly, and comprehensibly. Covers the traditional areas of Christian Apologetics in a traditional way. Great read at a great price.