Mar 22, Voted one of Christianity Today’s Books of the Year. Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written. Handbook. ºf Christian. Apologetics. H UND REDS OF ANSWERS TO C R UCLA L. QUESTIONS. Do faith and reason conflict? Does God exist? Is the Bible myth. Sensible and concise, witty and wise, this is the guidebook for anybody looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. The authors provide clear and.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Budziszewski No preview available – It tells you everything you need to know without being unnecessarily pretentious. But it’s an excellent overview of both sides of many timeless discussions and can lead to further reading.

The Problem of Evil. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: This book uses both philosophy and theology to address the fundamentals of the faith, as well as answering the common objections to the faith.

This is one I own in hardcopy for a reason.

Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft

Kreeft is an excellent scholar for the layman. It is pretty academic and so for the second half of the book I skimmed the content and read sections that really appealed to me. Arguments destroy ignorance and irrationality, but the real enemy is sin.

Kreeft outlines in the first chapter the nature of apologetics, xpologetics in the next chapters the existence or nature of God. Only for those who ask important questions. The Case for Natural Law J.

The chritsian present their habdbook in a logical, intelligent, readable way, and while sometimes a full chapter was too much to digest in a single sitting, Apologeticz never felt like I had to stop and sit with my head spinning after just one paragraph in the way I sometimes do with highly academic works of religious scholarship.


This is a book I can see myself reading again in order to remember more of the arguments, but at the same time it wasn’t so dense that I feel I completely missed the point of what the authors were saying.

The next sections deal with Cosmology. But it’s important to know what is really going on in the soul of the person to whom apologetic arguments are addressed, and to know the irrational forces behind unbelief He presents 20 arguments ranging from the five proofs of Aquinas to modern cosmological arguments to arguments from psychol Details the full breadth of Christian Apologetics.

It is masterfully done.

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Here he lays out the extent of his knowledge. This handbook provides an impressive depth of knowledge about the Christian faith.

Definitely recommend for anyone who wants to be honest with themselves about whether or not Christianity is true and what the implications of that truth would be. Ronald Tacelli Limited preview – This does not discount Kreeft and Tacelli’s logic, only perhaps their writing style, which at some times is patronizing and at some times is eye-opening.

Where is the scholar? I find it an excellent read, and amongst the sections that stood out for me was this from the chapter on “The Bible: Jun 29, Jessica Gorzo rated it did not like it. This offers a good beginning toward appreciating scholastics like Anselm, Salisbury or Aquinas. Jul 31, Victor rated it really liked it. Covers all of the main arguments for the basic elements of Christianity.

It works fabulously both ways. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? I’m surprised just how much this book ministered to my heart while speaking to my mind. If you’re an aplologetiphile like I am then this book is that type of book that one looks to read to discover new angles or approaches to arguments; new strategies for dealing with the hard questions; new arguments that can contribute to the older, classical approaches.


I read through this book and found the “apologetics” argument in it to be so childish in reasoning and all along they still don’t know how an atheist mind is really wired. The final sections examine the last things, Heaven, Hell, Death and Purgatory. We can love only what we know. He wants to be sought.

Handbook of Christian Apologetics

According to the scribble in the inside cover, I’ve owned this book since He presents the pure doctrines with rational clarity so that the faith feels reasonable to the reader who is starting with doubt. And in this book there are a ton of arguments, some strong and some weak; but the authors admit that and do a good job showing how a cumulative case for Christianity is well supported with a flood of evidence that isn’t found in If you’re an aplologetiphile like I am then this book is that type of book that one looks to read to discover new angles or approaches to arguments; new strategies for dealing christixn the hard questions; new arguments that can contribute to the older, classical approaches.

The elegance of classical apologetics is is just another way of appreciating how magnificent he is.

Well written and as concise as it could be. Voted one of Christianity Today’s Books of the Year! Handbook of Christian Apologetics: Oct 10, Laine added it. Jan 24, John rated it really liked it Shelves: