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Evans, C. Stephen

Works: 72 works in 320 publications in 3 languages and 15,070 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Apologetic writings  Dictionaries  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: BR100, 198.9
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Most widely held works by C. Stephen Evans
Faith beyond reason : a Kierkegaardian account by C. Stephen Evans( )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides an explanation and defense of a view of faith and reason found in the writings of Soren Kierkegaard and others that is often called fideism. Carefully distinguishing indefensible forms of fideism that involve a rejection of reason from responsible forms of fideism that require reason to become self-critical, C. Stephen Evans unfolds a Kierkegaardian view that genuine religious knowledge is grounded in faith beyond reason. Three versions of responsible fideism are discussed and analyzed. Evans's discussion is deepened by concrete examples of how fideists might view three traditional topics in philosophy of religion: the knowledge of God's existence, the problem of evil, and the verifiability of divine revelation
Passionate reason : making sense of Kierkegaard's Philosophical fragments by C. Stephen Evans( )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johannes Climacus, Soren Kierkegaard's pseudonymous author of Philosophical Fragments, "invents" a religion suspiciously resembling Christianity as an alternative to the assumption that humans possess the Truth within themselves. Through this literary device, Climacus raises in a fresh and audacious way age-old questions about the relation of Christian faith to human reason. Is the idea of a human incarnation of God logically coherent? Is religious faith the product of a voluntary choice? In a comprehensive discussion of one of Kierkegaard's most important books, C. Stephen Evans elucidates Kierkegaard's novel explanation that the tension between faith and reason must be understood as a consequence of the passionate character of reason itself. Passionate Reason situates Kierkegaard's philosophy in the context of postmodern religious thought, providing a contemporary reading of Fragments as a challenge to both the modern Enlightenment critique of reason and the postmodern abandonment of truth
The historical Christ and the Jesus of faith : the incarnational narrative as history by C. Stephen Evans( )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Testament contains a story about Jesus of Nazareth which has always been understood by the Church to be historically true. It is an account of the life, death, and resurrection of a real person, whose links with history are firmly signalled in the creeds of the early church. Contemporary historical scholarship, on the other hand, has called into question the reliability of the church's version of this story, and thereby raised the question as to whether ordinary people can know its historical truth. In this book, a leading philosopher of religion argues that the historicity of the story still matters, and that its religious significance cannot be captured by the category of "non-historical myth." The commonly drawn distinction between the Christ of faith and the Jesus of history cannot be maintained. The Christ who is the object of faith must be seen as historical; the Jesus who is reconstructed by historical scholarship is always shaped by commitments to faith. Evans looks carefully at contemporary New Testament studies, and the philosophical and literary assumptions upon which it rests, to show that this scholarship does not undermine the confidence of lay people who believe that they can know that the church's story about Jesus is true. His accessible and controversial study will interest all thoughtful Christian readers. -- Publisher description
Philosophy of religion : thinking about faith by C. Stephen Evans( )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there a God? How can we know? What can we know about God? These questions are the focal points of the philosophy of religion. C. Stephen Evans wrestles with these issues, looking at the classical arguments for God's existence and examining the contemporary challenges to theism from sociology, psychology, and philosophy. He investigates the meaning and significance of personal religious experience, revelation and miracles, and looks at how religious pluralism relates to individual commitment. Evans (Ph. D., Yale) is curator of the Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library and associate professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College. Along with editing the Contours of Christian Philosophy series, he has written several books, including Subjectivity and Religious Belief
Kierkegaard on faith and the self : collected essays by C. Stephen Evans( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard on Faith and the Self represents a rich collection of studies that allow Søren Kierkegaard to speak directly to the questions of contemporary readers. Evans analyzes Kierkegaard as a philosopher, his perspectives on faith, reason, and epistemology, ethics, and his view of the self. Evans makes a strong case that Kierkegaard has something crucial to say to the Christian church as a philosopher and something equally crucial to say to the philosophical world as a Christian believer
Kierkegaard : an introduction by C. Stephen Evans( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C. Stephen Evans provides an introduction to Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) as a philosopher and thinker. His book is organized around Kierkegaard's concept of the three 'stages' or 'spheres' of human existence, which provide both a developmental account of the human self and an understanding of three rival views of human life and its meaning. Evans also discusses such important Kierkegaardian concepts as 'indirect communication', 'truth as subjectivity', and the Incarnation understood as 'the Absolute Paradox'. Although his discussion emphasises the importance of Christianity for understanding Kierkgaard, it shows him to be a writer of great interest to a secular as well as a religious audience. --From publisher's description
Kierkegaard's "Fragments" and "Postscript" : the religious philosophy of Johannes Climacus by C. Stephen Evans( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocket dictionary of apologetics & philosophy of religion by C. Stephen Evans( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed as a companion to the study of apologetics and philosophy of religion, this pocket dictionary by C. Stephen Evans offers 300 entries covering terms, apologists, philosophers, movements, apologetic arguments and theologies
Kierkegaard's ethic of love : divine commands and moral obligations by C. Stephen Evans( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"C. Stephen Evans interprets Kierkegaard as presenting a form of divine command theory of moral obligation, similar to accounts developed by Robert Adams and Philip Quinn. The account understands the relation humans have with a loving God as making possible the greatest human good, and as creating those unique obligations we designate as moral. God's commands should be obeyed, not because of fear of divine punishment, but out of love and gratitude for the good that God has bestowed on humans in creating them and giving them eternal life with God as their intended destiny."
Natural signs and knowledge of God : a new look at theistic arguments by C. Stephen Evans( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C. Stephen Evans presents the case for understanding theistic arguments as expressions of natural signs in order to gain a new perspective both on their strengths and weaknesses
God and moral obligation by C. Stephen Evans( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C. Stephen Evans defends the claim that moral obligations are best understood as divine commands or requirements; hence an important part of morality depends on God. God's requirements are communicated in a variety of ways, including conscience, and that natural law ethics and virtue ethics provide complementary perspectives to this view
Fear and trembling ; and, the sickness unto death by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this rich and resonant work, Soren Kierkegaard reflects poetically and philosophically on the biblical story of God's command to Abraham, that he sacrifice his son Isaac as a test of faith. Was Abraham's proposed action morally and religiously justified or murder? Is there an absolute duty to God? Was Abraham justified in remaining silent? In pondering these questions, Kierkegaard presents faith as a paradox that cannot be understood by reason and conventional morality, and he challenges the universalist ethics and immanental philosophy of modern German idealism, especially as represented by Kant and Hegel. This volume presents the first new English translation for twenty years, by Sylvia Walsh, together with an introduction by C. Stephen Evans which examines the ethical and religious issues raised by the text
Foundations of Kierkegaard's vision of community : religion, ethics, and politics in Kierkegaard( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preserving the person : a look at the human sciences by C. Stephen Evans( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human quest for self-understanding is ancient. It transcends the boundaries between ordinary folk and philosophers and it overlaps with many academic disciplines, including psychology, sociology, philosophy and theology. Actually, the quest is not essentially academic; it is a human quest, pursued by persons in every age. With this in mind, philosopher C. Stephen Evans takes a look at the human sciences and their contribution to this self-understanding. Evans first presents a basic problem in these sciences today: the attack on the concept of personhood. He reviews the contemporary understanding of mind and brain: Is a person only a thinking machine or a programmed organism? --From publisher's description
New dictionary of Christian apologetics by Walter Campbell Campbell-Jack( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics is a must-have resource for professors and students, pastors and laypersons - in short, for any Christian who wishes to understand or develop a rational explanation of the Christian faith in the context of today's complex and ever-changing world. Including hundreds of articles that cover key topics, historic figures and contemporary global issues relating to the study and practice of Christian apologetics, this handy one-volume resource will make an invaluable addition to any Christian library." "The dictionary is divided into two parts: Part one offers a series of introductory essays that set the framework for the dictionary. These essays examine the practice and importance of Christian apologetics in light of theological, historical and cultural concerns. Part two builds on these essays to present numerous alphabetized articles on individuals, ideas, movements and disciplines that are vital to a rational explanation of the Christian faith. Both essays and articles are written by leading Christian philosophers and theologians. Together, they form an indispensable resource for Christians living in today's pluralistic age."--Jacket
Christian perspectives on religious knowledge by C. Stephen Evans( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring kenotic Christology : the self-emptying of God( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an approach to understanding the humanity and divinity of Christ. The essays in this collection attempt to make sense of the traditional Christian claim that Jesus of Nazareth was both human and divine, by developing the idea that, to become human, God the Son temporarily emptied himself of some of his divine attributes
Søren Kierkegaard's Christian psychology : insight for counseling & pastoral care by C. Stephen Evans( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few writer-philosophers of the past have evoked as much curiosity in the twentieth century than Soren Kierkegaard. The further one probes into his thought the more his ideas prove to have relevance for the modern world and especially to Christians. Such is the case with psychology." "For Kierkegaard, the study of psychology is intrinsically linked with the task of personal becoming, reflecting his own struggle to overcome the dark and cheerless environment of his early life. His interpretive framework is consciously Christian. In his view, humankind was made for relation with God, and this recognition is basic to self-understanding. But in self-deception and rebellion against God, human beings are constantly resisting their own true happiness and fighting against their own best interests." "On this Kierkegaardian premise, C. Stephen Evans unfolds the implications and effects of this human desire for the wholeness and growth of the self. This book is written "for psychologists, pastors, counselors, and ordinary people struggling to understand themselves and others." Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Why believe? : reason and mystery as pointers to God by C. Stephen Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom and humanness in psychology : prospects for a Christian approach by C. Stephen Evans( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom and Humanness of Psychology begins and ends with the theme of Christian psychology
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The historical Christ and the Jesus of faith : the incarnational narrative as history
Passionate reason : making sense of Kierkegaard's Philosophical fragmentsThe historical Christ and the Jesus of faith : the incarnational narrative as historyPhilosophy of religion : thinking about faithKierkegaard on faith and the self : collected essaysKierkegaard : an introductionKierkegaard's "Fragments" and "Postscript" : the religious philosophy of Johannes ClimacusPocket dictionary of apologetics & philosophy of religionKierkegaard's ethic of love : divine commands and moral obligations
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