In Defence of Christianity

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Oxford University Press, 2006 - Philosophy - 183 pages
In Defence of Christianity is a short book of Christian apologetics. Acknowledging that reason is not the basis of faith, Brian Hebblethwaite sets out some of the main reasons that can be advanced in support of the Christian faith. He defends the view that belief in God makes most sense of a world that has come up with moral and creative persons and communities, including all that they have produced in the way of culture, mysticism, and sainthood. He also argues that the history of religions, and in particular the history of Israel and the story of Christ and his Church, offers the best diagnosis and solution of the problems that afflict humanity and the most hopeful picture of the ultimate future of creation.
 

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Contents

1 A Case for Theism
1
2 The Rationality of Revelation
32
The History of Religions
60
Christ and the Church
85
5 A Case for Incarnational and Trinitarian Belief
110
Universal History
127
Notes
150
Select Bibliography
172
Index
176
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Canon Brian Hebblethwaite is a Life Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge. His previous publications include The Problems of Theology (1980), The Ocean of Truth (1988), The Essence of Christianity (1996), Ethics and Religion in a Pluralistic Age (1997), and Evil, Suffering and Religion (revised edition, 2000).

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