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The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics offers valuable information and advice to a wide audience: pastors and Christian leaders, students on college campuses, those involved in counter-cult ministries – all Christians who encounter skeptics. The author provides extensive coverage of key individuals, philosophical systems and concepts, contemporary issues, difficul The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics offers valuable information and advice to a wide audience: pastors and Christian leaders, students on college campuses, those involved in counter-cult ministries – all Christians who encounter skeptics. The author provides extensive coverage of key individuals, philosophical systems and concepts, contemporary issues, difficult biblical passages, classic apologetic arguments, and specific challenges. This resource joins several other volumes in the Baker Reference Library in offering the finest to evangelical scholarship to both scholars and lay people. Each of the contributions is easy to understand and easy to use (thanks to their one-volume format). These volumes serve as ideal home reference books for laity, handy resources for pastors and church leaders, and reliable supplemental texts for courses in Christian colleges and seminaries.


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The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics offers valuable information and advice to a wide audience: pastors and Christian leaders, students on college campuses, those involved in counter-cult ministries – all Christians who encounter skeptics. The author provides extensive coverage of key individuals, philosophical systems and concepts, contemporary issues, difficul The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics offers valuable information and advice to a wide audience: pastors and Christian leaders, students on college campuses, those involved in counter-cult ministries – all Christians who encounter skeptics. The author provides extensive coverage of key individuals, philosophical systems and concepts, contemporary issues, difficult biblical passages, classic apologetic arguments, and specific challenges. This resource joins several other volumes in the Baker Reference Library in offering the finest to evangelical scholarship to both scholars and lay people. Each of the contributions is easy to understand and easy to use (thanks to their one-volume format). These volumes serve as ideal home reference books for laity, handy resources for pastors and church leaders, and reliable supplemental texts for courses in Christian colleges and seminaries.

30 review for Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics

  1. 5 out of 5

    Phileo Truth

    For one who has many objections to the Christian faith but is willing to examine intelligent and quite rational explanations for the veracity of Christianity, its central figure-- Jesus the Christ, and its holy book-- the Bible, I recommend you begin with an article or two. The credible explanations should demonstrate to an honest skeptic that Christianity is not fanciful nor mythical. For a serious student of the Bible and church history, this encyclopedia is for you. Full of solid, scholarly ex For one who has many objections to the Christian faith but is willing to examine intelligent and quite rational explanations for the veracity of Christianity, its central figure-- Jesus the Christ, and its holy book-- the Bible, I recommend you begin with an article or two. The credible explanations should demonstrate to an honest skeptic that Christianity is not fanciful nor mythical. For a serious student of the Bible and church history, this encyclopedia is for you. Full of solid, scholarly examinations of central-to-the-faith Biblical topics, proofs of the Bible as a reliable historical document, and hotly disputed misconceptions about Christianity, the articles are relevant and thorough. Unbeliever or believer should find clarification about Christianity within its articles.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jeremiah

    I havn't read this prodigious book completely but I have read a lot of it. It is a great resource for Christians to have, no doubt, but I think Geisler took on too much here. The newer IVP Apologetics Encyclopedia is probably a stronger book because of the contributions by a varitey of experts in each of the areas that were written about. Geisler does have an "encyclopedic" mind himself, but no one can claim as much detailed information as is needed for a work this huge (nearly 800 pages).I shou I havn't read this prodigious book completely but I have read a lot of it. It is a great resource for Christians to have, no doubt, but I think Geisler took on too much here. The newer IVP Apologetics Encyclopedia is probably a stronger book because of the contributions by a varitey of experts in each of the areas that were written about. Geisler does have an "encyclopedic" mind himself, but no one can claim as much detailed information as is needed for a work this huge (nearly 800 pages).I should add that many of the entries are just awesome though and to have this much apologetics material between two covers is a delight. I love this field of study so much that a book like this can serve as early morning devotional reading or night time reading for my kids...ok, maybe not. Really, I waver between 3 & 4 stars for this one.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Brian

    Good breadth and sometimes good depth...but I have definitely picked this book up a lot and although an encyclopedia, have read it cover to cover.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Aitken

    The book is a handy reference despite one's outlook in this area. He attempted the impossible and nearly succeeded. I agree with others that he should have incorporated other scholars to help. Here are the faults that I have with the book: He intends to view most major theologians of the past as *classical* in outlook, Calvin being the major example. Even more ironic is the fact that given his (Geisler) "cold neutrality" towards the Reformed faith, he warmly reivewed Reformed scholars who happen The book is a handy reference despite one's outlook in this area. He attempted the impossible and nearly succeeded. I agree with others that he should have incorporated other scholars to help. Here are the faults that I have with the book: He intends to view most major theologians of the past as *classical* in outlook, Calvin being the major example. Even more ironic is the fact that given his (Geisler) "cold neutrality" towards the Reformed faith, he warmly reivewed Reformed scholars who happened to employ a Classical outlook on apologetics (Machen, Warfield, etc.). Now don't get me wrong, those were good articles that he did. The last problem I have with the book is his treatment of Van Til. Some legitimate criticisms of VT maybe employed but Geisler gives several columns in praise of VT and 4 pages, double columned in critiquing VT. He even uses John Robbins as a legitimate source on VT. Really, how serious can we take this criticism? He also misrepresents Jonathan Edwards. The Good aspects of the book: Geisler writes with logical precision. He answers most challenges to the faith, and he spends OVER 40 PAGES, DOUBLE COLUMNED in defense of miracles. Obtain a copy of this volume if only for that.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

    Though I have not read every entry, this a great reference work for the apologist's library. Though a very comprehensive tome, it's probably too much for one person to cover this much material and be thorough. Though I have not read every entry, this a great reference work for the apologist's library. Though a very comprehensive tome, it's probably too much for one person to cover this much material and be thorough.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Scott Hayden

    Great reference book of thinkers and their thoughts. Contains the naysayers as well as the defenders. Readers should know beforehand that Geisler freely inserts his own critiques and positions.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Chuck Bonadies

    Not my favorite book on apologetic, but a good reference work. CB

  8. 5 out of 5

    Matt Lawrence

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rich

  10. 4 out of 5

    Casey

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jason Mackey

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Neathery

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sidney Aaron

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michael Moore

  15. 4 out of 5

    Gina Lynn

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dave Schneider

  17. 5 out of 5

    Dauda Joseph

  18. 5 out of 5

    Hugo Javier

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tom Minor

  20. 5 out of 5

    Silverado Ray

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kristian Kuli

  22. 5 out of 5

    Frank

  23. 4 out of 5

    DiCicco Cosentino

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sudduth Cummings

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy Wetherell

  26. 4 out of 5

    SELATIELI SIHURA

  27. 4 out of 5

    Gvsreddy

  28. 4 out of 5

    John Reed

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Pulley

  30. 5 out of 5

    Courtney Perry

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