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Truth in a culture of doubt : engaging skeptical challenges of the Bible

Author: Andreas J Köstenberger; Darrell L Bock; Josh D Chatraw
Publisher: Nashville : B & H Publishing Group, ©2014.
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All too often Christians, and even Christian leaders, don't know how to deal with skeptical challenges of the Bible and the Christian faith. Few churches address the historical questions about the Bible and the theological questions concerning the God who, believers claim, has inspired the Bible. Too often Christian scholarship has been kept at arm's length and even viewed with suspicion by the church. Speaking and
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Genre/Form: Apologetic writings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Bart D Ehrman; Bart D Ehrman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas J Köstenberger; Darrell L Bock; Josh D Chatraw
ISBN: 9781433684043 1433684047
OCLC Number: 889245948
Description: xii, 194 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : from fundamentalist to skeptic --
Is God immoral because he allows suffering? --
Is the Bible full of irresolvable contradictions? --
Are the biblical manuscripts corrupt? --
Were there many Christianities? --
Are many New Testament documents forged? --
Conclusion : reasons to believe.
Responsibility: Andreas J. Köstenberger, Darrell L. Bock, and Josh D. Chatraw.
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All too often Christians, and even Christian leaders, don't know how to deal with skeptical challenges of the Bible and the Christian faith. Few churches address the historical questions about the Bible and the theological questions concerning the God who, believers claim, has inspired the Bible. Too often Christian scholarship has been kept at arm's length and even viewed with suspicion by the church. Speaking and writing in this kind of environment, Bart Ehrman--professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and author of four New York Times bestsellers--has found a captive audience. Ehrman's popularity is due in large part to the fact that he is talking about things most people never learned about in church. Some have long given up on Christianity, and Ehrman is only reinforcing their decision to depart from their Christian upbringing. Others are trying to reconcile their faith with rational arguments and find Ehrman's books both interesting and disturbing if not appealing. Truth in a Culture of Doubt takes a closer look at the key arguments skeptical scholars such as Ehrman keep repeating in radio interviews, debates, and in his their popular writings. If you are looking for insightful responses to critical arguments from a biblical perspective, easily accessible and thoughtfully presented, this book is for you. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive response to Ehrman's popular works. It is presented in such a way that readers can either read straight through the book or use it as a reference when particular questions arise. Responding to skeptical scholars such as Ehrman, Truth in a Culture of Doubt takes readers on a journey to explain topics such as the Bible's origins, the copying of the Bible, alleged contradictions in Scripture, and the relationship between God and evil. Written for all serious students of Scripture, this book will enable you to know how to respond to a wide variety of critical arguments raised against the reliability of Scripture and the truthfulness of Christianity. - Publisher.

All too often Christians, and even Christian leaders, do not know how to deal with skeptical challenges to the Bible and the Christian faith. In today's culture of doubt, Bible skeptic Bart Ehrman -- professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and author of four New York Times best sellers -- has found a captive audience. Ehrman's popularity is due in large part to the fact that he is talking about things most people never learned about in church. Responding to the key arguments of secular scholars like Ehrman, Truth in a Culture of Doubt takes readers on a journey to explain topics such as the Bible's origins, the copying of the Bible, alleged contradictions in scripture, and the relationship between God and evil. Written for all serious students of Scripture, this book will enable readers to respond to a wide variety of arguments raised against the reliability of Scripture and the truthfulness of Christianity.

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