Every Christian will eventually encounter hard questions, especially those who share their faith with skeptics and seekers. Renowned Christian philosopher and apologist William Lane Craig tackles the most common questions and objections raised today, including: How can I be sure God exists? How does modern science relate to Christian faith? Why does God allow evil? What evidence do we have that Jesus rose from the dead? What about the attacks of the New Atheists? Drawing from real questions submitted to his popular Reasonable Faith website, Dr. Craig provides rational and biblically based answers that demonstrate the intellectual soundness of the Christian faith. Dr. Craig and coauthor Joe Gorra also provide seasoned advice for how to approach answering hard questions in the context of the church, personal ministry, and in online environments. Special features include tools for small group studies of the material and a previously unreleased transcript of a debate between Dr. Craig and atheist philosopher Michael Tooley. Whether you're struggling to respond to tough objections or looking for answers to your own intellectual questions, A Reasonable Responsewill equip you with sound reasoning and biblical truth.
WILLIAM LANE CRAIG is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He has authored or edited over thirty books, including the award-winning Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview (with J. P. Moreland); Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology (with Quentin Smith); Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus; On Guard; and his signature book Reasonable Faith. Visit his website at www.reasonablefaith.org.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Basis for Objective Morality
Chapter 2: Existence of God
Chapter 3: God's nature, persons and attributes
Chapter 4: Atheism
Chapter 5: Discipleship to Jesus
Chapter 6: Argumentation and Logic 101
Chapter 7: Historical Jesus Life, Death and Resurrection
Chapter 8: Afterlife, Hell and the Unevangelized
Chapter 9: Problem of Evil
Chapter 10: Authority of Scripture
Chapter 11: Contemporary Issues
Chapter 12: Practical Advice