Perfect as a textbook yet excellent for lay readers, this updated edition builds a positive case for Christianity by applying the latest thought to core theological themes.
J. Gresham Machen once said, “False ideas are the greatestobstacles to the reception of the gospel”-which makes apologeticsthat much more important. Wanting to engage not just academics andpastors but Christian laypeople and seekers, William Lane Craig hasrevised and updated key sections in this third edition of hisclassic text to reflect the latest work in astrophysics,philosophy, probability calculus, the arguments for the existenceof God, and Reformed epistemology.
His approach-that of positive apologetics-gives carefulattention to crucial questions and concerns, including: therelationship of faith and reason, the existence of God, theproblems of historical knowledge and miracles, the personal claimsof Christ, and the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus. Heshows that there is good reason to think Christianity is true. AsCraig says, “If you have a sound and persuasive case forChristianity, you don’t have to become an expert in comparativereligions and Christian cults. A positive justification of theChristian faith automatically overwhelms all competing world viewslacking an equally strong case.”
About the Author
WILLIAM LANE CRAIG is research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He is also the founder and head of Reasonable Faith, a web-based apologetics ministry that provides a variety of supplementary material in defense of the Christian faith.