Apologetics—the intellectual defense of the Christian faith—is an important topic at a time when postmodernism, relativism, and religious pluralism are prevalent.Charts of Apologetics and Christian Evidences deals with every aspect of apologetics, from the reasons for apologetics, to various apologetic methods and their presuppositions, to different apologetic approaches, to specific topics such as the resurrection. The limitations of rational argument and reasoned proof, often overlooked, are also addressed.Sixty-eight charts fall into six sections: Apologetic Methodologies, Philosophical Apologetics, Theistic Apologetics, Religious Apologetics, Biblical Apologetics, and Scientific Apologetics. The charts cover historical, literary, archaeological, and theological aspects of both the Old and the New Testaments.A sampling of the charts in this book includes• What Is Apologetics?• Reasons for and against Apologetics• General Apologetics Systems• Philosophical Inquiry• How Can Truth Be Known?• Seven Major Worldviews• Views of Evil• Theories on the Origin of Religion• Secular Humanism versus Christianity• Old Testament Archaeology• Archaeologists and Historians Confirm Biblical Reliability• Jesus Seminar and the Bible• Intelligent Design Theory• Scientific Evidence for the Age of the Universe
About the Authors
H. Wayne House (ThD, JD) is distinguished research professor of theology, law, and culture at Faith Evangelical Seminary, Tacoma, Washington. He is the author of numerous books, including Charts of Cults, Sects, and Religious Movements; and Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine; and Charts of Apologetics and Christian Evidences. Dr. House is past president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He and his wife Irina reside in Silverton, Oregon.Joseph M. Holden, BA, Western Illinois University; BBS, Calvary Chapel Bible College; MDiv, Southern Evangelical Seminary; PhD studies in theology continuing at University of Wales (UK). He currently teaches theology and apologetics at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, California, and is adjunct professor of apologetics at Faith Evangelical Seminary in Tacoma, Washington, and serves as an adjunct professor of ethics at Azusa Pacific University. He is the co-author of the high school apologetics textbook Living Loud: Defending Your Faith. He now resides in Winchester, California, with his wife Theresa and son David.