Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader: Volume 2, From 1500

By 28 authors
Crossway, 2011
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Overview

Volume 2 of Christian Apologetics Past and Present takes a sweeping look at apologetics from the Reformation to the present. Readings from 26 apologists, including Martin Luther, John Calvin, Blaise Pascal, Jonathan Edwards, Søren Kierkegaard, Francis Schaeffer, Alvin Plantinga, and William Lane Craig are included. With editorial commentary and questions for reflection, this is a valuable text for both students and people interested in defending their faith.

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Key Features

  • Includes works from theologians and apologists from the Reformation to present
  • Introduces each major historical division and each apologist
  • Features diagnostic questions at the end of each chapter

Contents

  • The Reformation, Post-Reformation (Protestant), and Catholic Reformation
    • Martin Luther
    • John Calvin
    • Robert Bellarmine
    • John Owen
    • Follow-Up
  • Modernity and the Challenge of Reason
    • Blaise Pascal
    • Joseph Butler
    • Jonathan Edwards
    • William Paley
    • Friedrich Schleiermacher
    • Follow-Up
  • The Global Era: Christian Faith and a Changing World
    • Søren Kierkegaard
    • Abraham Kuyper
    • James Orr
    • Benjamin B. Warfield
    • G.K. Chesterton
    • J. Gresham Machen
    • Cornelius Van Til
    • C.S. Lewis
    • Hans Urs von Balthasar
    • Lesslie Newbigin
    • Francis A. Schaeffer
    • Follow-Up
  • Issues Today and Tomorrow
    • Alvin Plantinga
    • Merold Westphal
    • Os Guinness
    • Jean-Luc Marion
    • William Lane Craig
    • Francis Collins
    • Follow-Up

Praise for the Print Edition

In an age of historical amnesia such as ours, nothing could be more helpful than to know how the church, in its long march through time, has addressed the opponents of Christian faith. This collection is superbly done and will bring much needed wisdom to our own times.

—David F. Wells, distinguished senior research professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

This series on the classical traditions of Christian apologetics is, to my knowledge, unmatched in basic compendia. It will equip and encourage thoughtful Christians to develop equally compelling defenses of the faith in our post-Enlightenment, post-Romantic, post-Postmodern era where global interdependencies plunge many into new varieties of suspicion, contempt, and hostility that demand reasonable and faith-filled encounter, dialogue, and debate.

—Max L. Stackhouse, Rimmer and Ruth de Vries Professor of Theology and Public Life Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary

Understanding apologetics as explicating, affirming, and vindicating Christianity in the face of uncertainty and skepticism, Edgar and Oliphint have skillfully selected the best primary sources to introduce us to this ongoing task. Their work fills a gap in scholarly resources and highlights the strength, wisdom, and solidity of the prominent defenders of our faith.

J.I. Packer, board of governors’ professor of theology, Regent College

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About the Editors

William Edgar (DTheol, University of Geneva) is professor of apologetics and coordinator of the apologetics department at Westminster Theological Seminary. His books include Reasons of the Heart, The Face of Truth, and Truth in All Its Glory.

K. Scott Oliphint. (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and has written numerous scholarly articles and books, including God With Us. He is also the co-editor of the two-volume Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader and Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics.