Keller Speaks at Westminster and UPenn

March 11, 2008

Westminster Bookstore, in partnership with Westminster Theological Seminary’s Gospel & Culture Project and Dutton Books, is pleased to present two opportunities to see and hear Rev. Tim Keller, author of The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism.

Tuesday, March 11, 7:30-9:00 p.m. - Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Rev. Keller will speak about his book The Reason for God and will then answer questions from the audience. The public is invited, and no reservations or tickets are needed. Penn Museum, Harrison Auditorium (2nd Floor), 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA. Map

Tuesday, March 11, 10:10-11:20 a.m. - Westminster Theological Seminary
Rev. Keller and the Westminster Theological Seminary Apologetics Department in a conversation on apologetic method. Van Til Hall - Rust Auditorium. No reservations needed, but seating is limited. 2960 Church Road, Glenside, PA 19038. Map

"A compelling overview of the current debate on faith for those who doubt and for those who want to reevaluate what they believe, and why." - Publisher's Weekly

"Each religion sees part of spiritual truth, but none can see the whole truth." - The Reason for God, p. 8

Book description: The End of Faith. The God Delusion. God Is Not Great. Letter to a Christian Nation. Bestseller lists are filled with doubters. But what happens when you actually doubt your doubts?

Although a vocal minority continues to attack the Christian faith, for most Americans, faith is a large part of their lives: 86 percent of Americans refer to themselves as religious, and 75 percent of all Americans consider themselves Christians. So how should they respond to these passionate, learned, and persuasive books that promote science and secularism over religion and faith?

For years, Tim Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced "doubts" skeptics bring to his Manhattan church. And in The Reason for God, he single-handedly dismantles each of them. Written with atheists, agnostics, and skeptics in mind, Keller also provides an intelligent platform on which true believers can stand their ground when bombarded by the backlash. The Reason for God challenges such ideology at its core and points to the true path and purpose of Christianity.

Why is there suffering in the world? How could a loving God send people to Hell? Why isn't Christianity more inclusive? Shouldn't the Christian God be a god of love? How can one religion be "right" and the rest "wrong"? Why have so many wars been fought in the name of God? These are just a few of the questions even ardent believers wrestle with today.

In this book, Tim Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations and reasoning, and even pop culture to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief, held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with a deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth.

Author Information: As the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Tim Keller started his congregation with a few dozen people. It now draws over five thousand weekly attendees who meet in three Manhattan locations. Redeemer has since spawned a movement of churches across America and throughout major world cities. Many pastors model their churches on Redeemer and Tim's thoughtful style of preaching.

Also available as an audio book

272 pages
Published February 2008