An authoritative reference on Christian apologetics by history's most notable defenders of the faith!
Christian apologetics-the task of defending the biblical faith-is an enterprise as old as Christianity itself, and words from apologists of the past speak with striking relevance for today's students of philosophy and thoughtful Christian lay-readers.
Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Resources makes available over fifty primary source selections that address various challenges to the Christian faith in the history of Christian apologetics. This compilation represents a broad Christian spectrum, ranging from early writers like St. Paul and St. Augustine, to St, Teresa of Avila and Blaise Pascal, to more recent and present-day apologists such as C.S. Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig, Richard Swinburne, and Pope Benedict XVI.
Insightful introductions, black-and-white images, concise sectional headings, and discussion questions guide readers toward a clearer understanding of classical defenses of Christianity. Annotated reading lists, a bibliography, and author and subject indices contribute to the suitability of this anthology as a textbook or supplemental reader. Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources is an authoritative reference for key persons, concepts, issues, and approaches in the history of Christian apologetic.