By Norman L. Geisler
Norman L. Geisler, an apologist who has written dozens of books, is to be lauded for furnishing the Christian group with this apologetic compilation. In "Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics" Geisler covers quite a lot of apologetic and philosophical themes.
He presents essays (many of them long) on:
- First principles
- the entire well-known arguments for God life (The ethical argument for the life of God is one example)
- The Passover Plot
- Presuppositional apologetics
- evidence from prophecy
- Biblical criticism
- facts for the Resurrection
and numerous extra subjects.
Geisler employs a uncomplicated classical and evidential method in his displays and reviews (he does seem to pastime to be reasonable while facing non-classical/evidential positions even if I disagree with a few of his criticisms).
This is an efficient one-volume apologetic reference paintings that's either designated and reasonably comprehensive.
He deals articles on:
- Gordon Clark
- Van Til
and many different vital figures in faith and apologetics. His quite a few essays at the individual and paintings of Christ are awesome and feature nice software within the protection of the religion.
God Does Exist!: protecting the religion utilizing presuppositional apologetics, proof, and the impossibility of the contrary
This sizeable paintings (840 pages) bills considerably under whilst I first bought it, so it really is cheap and crucial for the apologetic apprentice.
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Extra resources for Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (Baker Reference Library)
Jastrow summarized the theistic implications well: “The anthropic principle . . seems to say that science itself has proven, as a hard fact, that this universe was made, was designed, for man to live in. It’s a very theistic result ” (Jastrow, “A Scientist Caught,” 17, emphasis added). That is, the incredible balance of multitudinous factors in the universe that make life possible on earth points to “fine tuning” by an intelligent Being. It leads one to believe that the universe was “providentially crafted” for our benefit.
5:22 ; Rev. 20:12–14 ). But there can be no degrees of annihilation. Nonexistence is the same for all persons. Conclusion. The doctrine of annihilation rests more on sentimental than scriptural bases. Although, there are some biblical expressions that can be construed to support annihilationism, there are none that must be understood this way. Furthermore, numerous passages clearly state that the wicked will suffer consciously and eternally in hell ( see Hell ; “Heathen,” Salvation of ; Universalism ).
There is a proper relationship between the attribute they each possess and their own respective natures. Applied to God this analogy would declare that: Infinite Good as Finite Good 36 Infinite Being Finite Being While this analogy does not explain a direct relationship between the attribute of goodness as it applies to both parties, it does compare the way an attribute in God relates to his essence and, by comparison, the way a similar attribute in man as a creature relate to his essence. The analogy tells us nothing directly about the similarity between God and creation.
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (Baker Reference Library) by Norman L. Geisler