Apologetics: A Justification of Christian Belief

John Frame (2015)

Overview

This book is a revision of Frame’s earlier publication Apologetics to the Glory of God. It presen...

Chapter 1 – Apologetics: The Basics

Apologetics may be defined as “the discipline that teaches Christians how to give a reason for th...

Chapter 2 – The Message of the Apologist

Christianity provides a comprehensive view of the world (a worldview). In this sense, Christianit...

Chapter 3 – Apologetics as Proof: Some Methodological Considerations

Faith is trust that is founded and supported by sufficient evidence. Nothing can be more certain ...

Chapter 4 – Apologetics as Proof: Transcendental Argument

Van Til argued that the necessary preconditions for human thought were articulated in the Scriptu...

Chapter 5 – Apologetics as Proof: Theistic Arguments

This chapter will argue “Moral values, therefore God.” Moral values exist, yet they are not mater...

Chapter 6 – Apologetics as Proof: Proving the Gospel

The absolute, personal God has spoken in his Word. There is really no other choice than the choic...

Chapter 7 – Apologetics as Defense: The Problem of Evil, Part 1—Questions, General Principles, and Blind Alleys

The problem of evil is the most difficult philosophical objection to Christianity, and it is also...

Chapter 8 – Apologetics as Defense: The Problem of Evil, Part 2—A Biblical Response

God is sovereign and is not obligated to give us answers and reasons for why he does what he does...

Chapter 9 – Apologetics as Offense: Critique of Unbelief

Unbelievers are suppressing the truth, and as a result they retreat into atheism or idolatry. The...

Chapter 10 – Talking to a Stranger

In this chapter Frame presents a stylized, fictitious dialogue between himself and an unbeliever ...

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