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The Christian Witness in a Secular Age

By / Wipf & Stock / 2002

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This volume presents an evangelical appraisal of modern theological thinking. It examines the views of nine leading theologians on the apologetic task today, from Karl Barth and Reinhold Niebuhr, to Harvey Cox and Thomas Altizer. The strengths and weaknesses in the theology of each are set forth. Donald G. Bloesch contends that modern apologetics is often anchored in the spirit of the age and the values of the culture rather than in biblical revelation. This book calls on Christians to place their trust not in imperfect human reason, but in God’s self-revelation in Christ, which can be discerned only by faith.

For more by Donald G. Bloesch, see Select Works of Donald G. Bloesch.

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Key Features

  • Contains an evangelical appraisal of modern theological thinking
  • Examines the views of nine leading theologians as their work relates to the apologetic task
  • Contends that modern apologetics is often anchored to modern sentiments and not the Bible

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About Donald G. Bloesch

Donald G. Bloesch is professor of theology emeritus at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. Bloesch was educated at the University of Chicago, Oxford University, University of Tubingen, and Basel University, where he studied under Karl Barth.

He has written numerous books, including Faith and Its Counterfeits, Evangelical Theology in Transition, Essentials of Evangelical Theology, The Future of Evangelical Christianity, The Struggle of Prayer and Freedom for Obedience. He is also a past president of the Midwest Division of the American Theological Society.