Christian Apologetics 2nd Edition by Norman L. Geisler

By Norman L. Geisler

Well known apologist Norman Geisler bargains readers a scientific method of figuring out significant worldviews and provides either the explanations and the tools for protecting the claims of Christianity. This next-generation variation of a vintage paintings has been up-to-date all through and contains 3 new chapters. themes coated comprise deism, theism, Christ's authority, and the muse of the Bible.

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Reason must submit to the heart, for “submission is the use of reason in which consists true Christianity” (No. 269). It is not that Christianity is opposed to reason per se. “On the contrary, the mind must be open to proofs, must be confirmed by custom, and offer itself in humbleness to inspiration, which alone can produce a true and saving effect” (No. 245; emphasis added). Reason alone will never find God, for “it is the heart which experiences God and not the reason. This then, is faith: God felt by the heart, not by the reason,” and this “faith is a gift of God; do not believe that we said it was a gift of reasoning” (Nos.

The Principle of Sufficient Reason in Some Scholastic Systems, 1750–1900. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1959. Hume, David. An Inquiry concerning Human Understanding. Edited by C. W. Hendel. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1955. Montague, William Pepperell. The Ways of Knowing. New York: Macmillan, 1925. Especially chap. 4. Nash, Ronald, ed. The Philosophy of Gordon Clark. Philadelphia: P&R, 1968. 3 Fideism S ince empiricism led to skepticism in Hume (see chap. 1), which is self-defeating, and rationalism is inadequate as the sole test of a worldview, fideism may appear to be a more viable epistemological option.

If Christian theism is to be established as true, then some other test of truth must be found. Select Readings for Chapter 2 Exposition of Rationalism Clark, Gordon. A Christian View of Men and Things. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1952. Descartes, René. Meditations on the First Philosophy. Translated by Donald A. Cress, 3rd ed. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1993. Hackett, Stuart. The Resurrection of Theism. Chicago: Moody Press, 1957. Leibniz, Gottfried. Discourses on Metaphysics. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1990.

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