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 issues.
He offers essays (many of them long) on:
- First principles
- all of the well-known arguments for God life (The ethical argument for the life of God is one example)
- The Passover Plot
- Presuppositional apologetics
- facts from prophecy
- Biblical criticism
- facts for the Resurrection
and numerous extra subjects.
Geisler employs a simple classical and evidential process in his shows and reviews (he does seem to undertaking 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 certain and reasonably comprehensive.
He bargains articles on:
- Gordon Clark
- Van Til
and many different vital figures in faith and apologetics. His a number of essays at the individual and paintings of Christ are impressive and feature nice software within the protection of the religion.
God Does Exist!: protecting the religion utilizing presuppositional apologetics, facts, and the impossibility of the contrary
This giant paintings (840 pages) charges considerably under whilst I first bought it, so it really is cheap and crucial for the apologetic apprentice.
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67–68). In brief, when God came to earth, heaven was emptied ( see Christ of Faith vs. Jesus of History ; Jesus, Quest for Historical ). Death on the Cross. Further, God not only died in general in the incarnation, but he died in particular on the cross when Christ was crucified (and never rose from the grave). ” In fact, only in the crucifixion, in the death of the Word on the Cross, does the Word actually and wholly become flesh. , 82–90, 113, 149–53; ( see Christ, Death of ; Resurrection, Evidence for ; Resurrection, Objections to ).
In fact, they are logically exhaustive; there are no other alternatives. A term is understood or applied in entirely the same way (univocally), in an entirely different way (equivocally), or in a similar way (analogically). 39 Wittgenstein does not offer another alternative. Rather, as applied to objective reality, his view reduces to equivocal God-talk. For although he accepts meaningful God-talk, insofar as it is based in meaningful religious experience, nonetheless, it is not really talk about God.
It denies that God can be totally different (equivocal) from his effects, for the Being that causes all other being cannot bring into being something that does not have being like he is. Being causes being. Likewise, analogy affirms that God cannot be totally the same as his effects, for in this case they would be identical to God. But the created cannot be identical to the uncreated, nor the finite to the Infinite. Hence, God the Creator of all being must be similar to the creatures he has made.
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (Baker Reference Library) by Norman L. Geisler