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    Favorite Apologetic Books

    Just thought I would share a few Apologetic Books that I enjoy Reading since its an area of interest for me. Let me know some of your favorites

    1. Always Ready- Greg Bahnsen
    2. The Last Superstition- Edward Feser
    3. True Reason Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism-Tom Gilson
    4. Ayn Rand The Closing of Her System- John Robbins
    5. On Guard- William Lane Craig
    6. Apologetics Justification For Christian Belief- John Frame
    7. Shattering The Christ Myth- JP Holding

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    Scaling the Secular City by J.P. Moreland is one of the first books on apologetics that I ever read, and is still one of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrawnus View Post
    Scaling the Secular City by J.P. Moreland is one of the first books on apologetics that I ever read, and is still one of my favorites.
    I have heard good things about that book, though when he gets into Dualism It throws me off with some of the language.

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    I enjoyed reading Van Til's Apologetics, by Bahnsen, umpteen years ago. There was much I couldn't quite grasp but I did get an expectation that arguments could be formed in defense of God and Christianity. Also, I got better understanding of the goals of non-Christian philosophers; they have had to try explaining the world apart from its Creator.

    One area that seemed incomplete was the grounds for developing a Christian philosophy beyond what is outlined in scripture. Thus, Van Til's reliance on the Reformed philosophy seemed a bit shaky as a foundation for presuppositional apologetics. I might be able to find good basis for correlation (of such philosophy with scripture) nowadays -- but I haven't investigated that proposition.

    It was unexpected to find some Van Til enthusiasts who found Bahnsen to be incorrect on his interpretation of Van Til.

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    If I can mention a popular book, I think Blomberg's Can We Still Believe in the Bible is excellent.
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    No C.S. Lewis? I'll mention Mere Christianity, which helped me a great deal.

    Blessings,
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    Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview by Moreland and Craig is great for those who want a philosophical examination and defense of Christian belief.

    Also CS Lewis' other books are well worth reading - Miracles is superb, for example.

    Feser's The Last Superstition is excellent, also highly recommend his Aquinas - a beginner's guide
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