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Philosophy of Religion: Thinking About Faith (Contours of Christian Philosophy)
C. Stephen Evans
R. Zachary Manis
With over 40,000 copies in print since its original publication in 1982, Steve Evans's Philosophy of Religion has served many generations of students as a classic introduction to the philosophy of religion from a Christian perspective. Over the years the philosophical landscape has changed, and in this new edition Zach Manis joins Evans in a thorough revamping of arguments and information, while maintaining the qualities of clarity and brevity ...
Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism
Oxford University Press, USA
This book is a long-awaited major statement by a pre-eminent analytic philosopher, Alvin Plantinga, on one of our biggest debates -- the compatibility of science and religion. The last twenty years has seen a cottage industry of books on this divide, but with little consensus emerging. Plantinga, as a top philosopher but also a proponent of the rationality of religious belief, has a unique contribution to make. His theme in this short book is ...
Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False
Oxford University Press, USA
The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind, argues philosopher Thomas Nagel, is a major problem, threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world picture, extending to biology, evolutionary theory, and cosmology. Since minds are features of ...
The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss
David Bentley Hart
Yale University Press
Despite the recent ferocious public debate about belief, the concept most central to the discussionGodfrequently remains vaguely and obscurely described. Are those engaged in these arguments even talking about the same thing? In a wide-ranging response to this confusion, esteemed scholar David Bentley Hart pursues a clarification of how the word God” functions in the world’s great theistic faiths. Ranging broadly across Judaism, ...
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog, 5th Edition
James W. Sire
Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year! For more than thirty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In this fifth edition James Sire offers additional student-friendly features to his concise, easily understood introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. Included in this ...
Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith
2012 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit winner! The Christian worldview proposes answers to the most enduring human questions. But are those answers reliable? In this systematic text, Douglas Groothuis makes a comprehensive apologetic case for Christian theism--proceeding from a defense of objective truth to a presentation of the key arguments for God from natural theology to a case for the credibility of Jesus, the incarnation and the ...
True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism
Today's New Atheists proclaim themselves our culture's party of reason. It is a claim they cannot sustain. Reason is the New Atheists' weakness, not their strength and in fact, the Christian faith is a far better place to look for True Reason . In sixteen carefully constructed essays by more than a dozen Christian thinkers including William Lane Craig, Sean McDowell, and Timothy McGrew, True Reason unmasks the frequent irrationality ...
C. S. Lewis
In the classic Miracles , C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, argues that a Christian must not only accept but rejoice in miracles as a testimony of the unique personal involvement of God in his creation.
The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate
John H. Walton
In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins. Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and ...
The Pantheist World View
Universal Pantheist Society, 2013
"The Pantheist World View” was first published in 1979 to provide a concise and succinct four page summary of the basic vision of life shared by most Pantheists. It was one of the first efforts of the Universal Pantheist Society, which formed in 1975, to help people learn about a way of life combining ancient inspirations with modern scientific understanding. Revised at intervals over the years, this Kindle edition is intended to bring wider ...
Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning
Is secularism a positive force in the modern world? Or does it lead to fragmentation and disintegration? In Saving Leonardo , best-selling award-winning author Nancy Pearcey ( Total Truth , coauthor How Now Shall We Live? ) makes a compelling case that secularism is destructive and dehumanizing. Pearcey depicts the revolutionary thinkers and artists, the ideas and events, leading step by step to the unleashing of secular worldviews that ...
Ultimate Proof of Creation
Dr Jason Lisle
New Leaf Publishing Group/Master Books
It's a bold title: The Ultimate Proof of Creation . But is there such a thing? There are many books that contain seemingly powerful arguments for biblical creation. But is there an ultimate proof of creation? There is an argument for creation that is powerful, conclusive, and has no true rebuttal. As such, it is an irrefutable argument-an "ultimate proof" of the Christian worldview biblical creation. Master the method outlined in the following ...
Hidden Worldviews: Eight Cultural Stories That Shape Our Lives
Mark L. Sanford
Why do we buy what we buy, vote the way we vote, eat what we eat and say what we say? Why do we have the friends we have, and work and play as we do? It's our choice? Yes, but there are forces, often unseen, that shape every decision we make and every action we take. These hidden, life-shaping values and ideas are not promoted through organized religions or rival philosophies but fostered by cultural habits, lifestyles and the institutional ...
Life's Ultimate Questions
Ronald H. Nash
Life's Ultimate Questions is unique among introductory philosophy textbooks. By synthesizing three distinct approaches -- topical, historical, and worldview/conceptual systems -- it affords students a breadth and depth of perspective previously unavailable in standard introductory texts. Part One, Six Conceptual Systems, explores the philosophies of: naturalism, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, and Aquinas. Part Two, Important Problems in ...
Metaphysics: Constructing a World View (Contours of Christian Philosophy)
What is ultimately real? What is God like? Do human beings have minds and souls or only brains in bodies? Are humans free agents or are all human acts determined by prior circumstances? Through insightful analysis and careful evaluation, William Hasker helps readers answer these questions and thereby construct a world view to make sense of the universe and the people in it.
Total Truth (Study Guide Edition / Paperback Edition): Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity
Pearcey passionately argues that Christianity is truth about all reality, not just religious truth, and that to keep it privatized is stripping it of the power to challenge and redeem the whole of culture.
Sense and Goodness Without God
If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what’s true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness answers all these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon. A complete worldview is presented and defended, covering every subject from knowledge to art, from metaphysics to morality, from theology to politics. Topics include free will, ...
How Now Shall We Live?
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
2000 Gold Medallion Award winner! Christianity is more than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is also a worldview that answers life's basic questions and shows us how we should live as a result of those answers. How Now Shall We Live? equips Christians to confront false worldviews and live redemptively in contemporary culture.
The Courage to Be
Yale University Press
In this classic and deeply insightful book, one of the world's most eminent philosophers describes the dilemma of modern man and points a way to the conquest of the problem of anxiety. This edition includes a new introduction by Peter J. Gomes that reflects on the impact of this book in the years since it was written.
Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color
Botanical Drawing In Color offers a thorough immersion into the world of scientifically accurate, three-dimensional, and artistically rendered natural illustration. Whether you’re just broaching this unique skill or are already an expert, these step-by-step instructions are an invaluable reference guide, written by one of the nation’s leading experts in the field, Wendy Hollender. Each lesson here increases in complexity to build your ...
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