How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice from an Atheist by John W. Loftus

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Read How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice from an Atheist Online Free - The first book on Christian apologetics written by a leading atheist figure that teaches Christians the best and worst arguments for defending their faith against attack  The Christian faith has been vigorously defended with a variety of philosophical, historical, and theological arguments, but many of the arguments used in an earlier age no longer resonate in today’s educated West. Where has apologetics gone wrong? What is the best response to the growing challenge presented by scientific discovery and naturalistic thought? Unlike every work on Christian apologetics that has come before, How to Defend the Christian Faith is the first one written by an atheist for Christians. As a former Christian defender who is now a leading atheist thinker, John Loftus answers these questions and more. He tells would-be apologists how to train properly, where to study, what to study, what issues they should concern themselves with, and how poorly the professors who currently train them practice their craft. In the process, he shows readers why Christian apologists have failed to reach the intelligent nonbeliever. For those Christian apologists who think this book will provide a secret formula to convert the nonbelieving masses, be warned: as an exposé of the present state of Christian aplogetics, it can just as easily be used by atheists to refute apologetic arguments. Thus, this book presents both an opportunity and a challenge to Christians: they must either change how apologetics is done, or quit doing apologetics altogether.

Title : How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice from an Atheist
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ISBN : 163431056X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 280 pages


Book rated it ★★★★★

November 10, 2015

How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice from an Atheist by John W. Loftus “How to Defend the Christian Faith" is an excellent and clever guide on how to defend the Christian faith from an atheist’s point of view. Accomplished author and former preacher John W. Loftus, offers some positive and ne...

Scott rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 18, 2016

I highly recommend you skip this book and instead pick up Loftus' wonderful Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity (2012 edition). I'm an atheist, and in fact a fan of the "New Atheists," and even I think Loftus routinely talks down to his audience in this book, though I'...

HaameD rated it ★★★★★

January 03, 2017

Loftus has written Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity before writing this book so in this book he isn't focused on the idea of god and the arguments or objections. He is not even interested to peruse that here anymore. Loftus is instead focused on the apologetic syste...

Paul rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 04, 2016

John Loftus’s theme is: Here’s what Christian apologists do; as an aspiring Christian apologist, don’t do this. He consistently talks down to his readers, who he assumes are mostly budding Christian apologists, probably because of the misleading title of his book. Loftus begins by dismissing all o...

Arensb rated it ★★★☆☆

January 06, 2016

The “new atheists” have often been accused of being ignorant of theology. Not so with Loftus, a former minister who earned several degrees, and studied theology and philosophy of religion. Even if you accuse someone like Dawkins or Hitchens of failing to do their homework before rejecting faith,...

KT rated it ★★★☆☆

February 14, 2017

I'm giving lower marks than is probably warranted. He repeats much of what he writes elsewhere. Having said that if you are new to his work then this is a great tool to have.

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