Christian Apologetics Past and Present

September 22, 2011

Volume 2, from 1500

Drs. William Edgar and K. Scott Oliphint have edited and recently published Christian Apologetics Past and Present (Volume 2, from 1500).  Rich with primary sources, volume 2 of this anthology covers Christian apologetics from the Reformation (AD 1500) through the present.

Both Dr. Edgar and Dr. Oliphint are professors of apologetics at Westminster. 

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Amid a revival of apologetics, "few things could be more useful than an acquaintance with how Christian faith was defended down through the ages," say the editors in their introduction to this two-part anthology. "Access to both historical and contemporary texts gives us fresh insight into how our fathers in the faith responded to the questions facing them."

Volume 2 in this one-of-a-kind resource takes a sweeping look at apologetics from the Reformation to the present. Readings from twenty-six apologists, including Martin Luther, John Calvin, Blaise Pascal, Jonathan Edwards, Soren Kierkegaard, Francis Schaeffer, Alvin Plantinga, and William Lane Craig are included. With editorial commentary and questions for reflection, Christian Apologetics Past and Present will prove a valuable text for students as well as a unique resource for those interested in defending the faith.

Endorsements

"The texts here assembled are 'classics'-not in the sense that they answer all legitimate questions about Christianity, but that, when they were written, they made their readers think hard about the faith, and that they continue to do so today. This is a most worthy collection."
- Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

"For years I have wanted a book of primary sources in apologetics to use in my classes. Now we have an excellent one in this volume. Editors Edgar and Oliphint have made good choices in the selections used. A number of them are fascinating pieces rarely considered today, but timely, such as Raymond Lull’s critique of Islam."
- John Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando

"Bill Edgar, one of evangelicalism’s most valued scholars and apologists, has given us in this work with Scott Oliphint a classic destined to be used for generations. I highly recommend it to all who are called to defend the faith."
- Chuck Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship

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