Mar 22, Voted one of Christianity Today’s Books of the Year. Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written. Handbook. ºf Christian. Apologetics. H UND REDS OF ANSWERS TO C R UCLA L. QUESTIONS. Do faith and reason conflict? Does God exist? Is the Bible myth. Sensible and concise, witty and wise, this is the guidebook for anybody looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. The authors provide clear and.

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Feb 03, Patrick added it Shelves: Well written and as c A book probably meant to be used as a reference, but I will admit I read the whole thing straight through and consider it in my top five favorite books of all time. I’m a Christian, so I read works on apologetics to strengthen my faith not in search of a conversion experience.

Want to Read saving…. Paperbackpages. Apoligetics 20, Patrick Gruber rated it it was amazing. Budziszewski No preview available – I read through this book and found the “apologetics” argument in it to be so childish in reasoning and all along they still kreect know how an at At first I was excited about this book, as well as any hanebook book that falls in the genre of “Christian apologetics”.

Handbook of Christian Apologetics

I’m sure that many critics will say many things, but any true seeker must be moved at least to further seeking by the arguments in this book.

It turns out that this type of books is nothing but Christians cheerleading for one another and far it be from them to actually know how how the atheist or agnostic mind is wired.

The Divinity of Christ.

Sin can be destroyed only by sanctity, prayer, faith, hope, charity, apologetice blood of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit. It is a Summa-style book a summary of the arguments packed in between these pages.


Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? Then Kreeft examines historical evidence with regard to the key events in Christian history.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book reads like a reference book, but it is not a bad book to add to your collection.

His philosophical depth is matched in many ways by his Christian faith. Dec 27, Anne rated it it was amazing. christiaj

This is a book I can see myself reading again in order to remember more of the arguments, but at the same time it wasn’t so dense that I feel I completely missed the point of what the authors were saying. Four Problems of Cosmology.

This is such a good essential book – it is my second one. Be prepared to spend some ahndbook with it. But it’s important to know what is really going on in the soul of the person to whom apologetic arguments are addressed, and to know the irrational forces behind unbelief He presents 20 arguments ranging from the five proofs of Aquinas to modern cosmological arguments ov arguments from psychology.

The Incarnation, or divinity of Christ, the Resurrection or the validity of Biblical history. Books by Peter Kreeft. A good overview of the major arguments for Christianity, however there is a certain arrogance displayed by the authors in contending that it is the nonbelievers who are the irrational ones for not accepting these arguments. His ideas draw heavily from religious and philosophical tradition, Peter Kreeft is a Catholic apologist, professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King’s College, and ireeft of over 45 books including Fundamentals of the FaithEverything you Ever Wanted apolofetics Know about Heavenand Back to Virtue.

It will do well as both an introductory level material as well as a handy reference book on Christian Apologetics.

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Highly recommend for anyone who appreciates reason and seeks truth. Other editions – View all Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: The book doesn’t read like a list of cold and impersonal facts, but it does compress an argument and distill its core; so the reading is a succint look at many types of approaches and arguments.


This does not discount Kreeft and Tacelli’s logic, only perhaps their writing style, which at some times is patronizing and at some times is eye-opening. It comes highly recommended — in fact, a must-have and a must-read for every believer. Voted one of Christianity Today’s Books of the Year! However, those looking for faults within the arguments will find as many as they want. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational kteeft in the eastern United States.

Written on the Heart: Sire Limited preview – No trivia or quizzes yet. Tacelli have written an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason.

The authors present their evidence in a logical, intelligent, readable way, and while sometimes a full chapter was too much to digest in a single sitting, I never felt like I had to stop and sit with my head spinning after just one paragraph in the way I sometimes do with highly academic works of religious scholarship. Read the books that atheists themselves read and write and meet them on their own terms rather than preach to them in a way that makes you appear intellectual.

Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft

Oct 10, Laine added it. Return to Book Page. Only for those who ask important questions.