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Intellectuals don't need god and other modern myths : building bridges to faith through apologetics

Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2010.
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Intellectuals Don't Need God is for people who are not convinced by the arguments of classical, rationalistic apologetics, for people who feel that Christianity must have a broader appeal that to reason alone if it is to be persuasive to non-Christians. Alister McGrath shows convincingly that reason is only one of many possible points of contact between the non-Christian and the gospel. In today's world, nonrational  Read more...
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McGrath, Alister E., 1953-
Intellectuals don't need God & other modern myths.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : ZondervanPublishingHouse, ©1993
(DLC) 92039362
(OCoLC)27013251
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 9780310877271 031087727X
OCLC Number: 918985194
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed August 17, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; PART 1 Creating Openings for Faith; CHAPTER ONE The Theological Foundations of Effective Apologetics; CHAPTER TWO Points of Contact; CHAPTER THREE From Assent to Commitment; PART 2 Overcoming Barriers to Faith; CHAPTER FOUR What Keeps People from Becoming Christians?; CHAPTER FIVE Intellectual Barriers to Faith; CHAPTER SIX A Clash of Worldviews; PART 3 Apologetics in Action; CHAPTER SEVEN From Textbook to Real Life; APPENDIX A The Point of Contact in Classical Evangelical Thought: John Calvin APPENDIX B A Critique of Presuppositionalism: Cornelius van TilNotes; For Further Reading; Acknowledgments; Copyright; About the Publisher
Responsibility: Alister E. McGrath.

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Intellectuals Don't Need God is for people who are not convinced by the arguments of classical, rationalistic apologetics, for people who feel that Christianity must have a broader appeal that to reason alone if it is to be persuasive to non-Christians. Alister McGrath shows convincingly that reason is only one of many possible points of contact between the non-Christian and the gospel. In today's world, nonrational concerns -- such as a sense that life lacks focus, an unconscious fear of death, a deep sense of longing for something unknown we don't have but know we need -- are much more effective points of contact for apologetics. In this book, Dr. McGrath (who is both a theologian and a scientist with a Ph. D. in microbiology) combines the clarity of a brilliant scientific mind with a deep commitment to Christ and to reaching non-Christians. Intellectuals Don't Need God is for anyone who has questions about the validity of Christianity as well as for students, pastors, and lay leaders. Anyone who works with students and young people especially needs to read this book. As McGrath says, "apologetics is not about winning arguments -- it is about bringing people to Christ."

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