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Content: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS © 2017 Richard G. Howe, Ph.D. General Beckwith, Francis J., William Lane Craig, and J. P. Moreland, eds. To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian worldview. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004. A collection of articles in honor of Norman L. Geisler addressing the latest aspects of the debate. Deals with Faith and Reason, God's existence, the case for Jesus, the problem of evil, postmodernism, religious pluralism and Christian exclusivism, and more. (396 pp., bio on Geisler with a bibliography of his works, footnotes, name, subject and scripture indices.) Boa, Kenneth D., and Robert M. Bowman, Jr. Faith Has Its Reasons: An Integrative Approach to Defending Christianity. Second Edition. Colorado Springs: Navpress, 2005. Deals with the major themes in apologetics, with the added touch of covering various approaches to the apologetic task by different apologists throughout history. (658 pp., bibliography, chapter endnotes, list of tables and charts, name, subject and scripture indices) Campbell-Jack, W. C., and Gavin McGrath. New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics. Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press; Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2006. The latest installment of articles on a wide array of topics from a great number of contributors, many of whom are not often seen in the US in other standard works of this type since they hail from Europe. There is an obvious absence of any acknowledgment of the contribution of Norman L. Geisler (nor is he even a contributor) to apologetics, even when it would be most expected. (779 pp., name, subject, article indices). Copan, Paul. That's Just Your Interpretation: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 2001. "'That's Just Your Interpretation' provides incisive answers to Challenges related to truth and reality, worldviews, and Christian doctrine. ... This book ... will help you defend your faith, even when confronted with the toughest questions." [from the cover] (240 pp., end notes, bibliography) ________. True for You, But Not for Me: Deflating the Slogans that Leave Christians Speechless. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1998. A straightforward response to such criticisms as "Who are you to judge?" "If you grew up in India, you'd be a Hindu!" "People claim that Elvis and JFK are alive too!" and more. (192 pp., end notes, discussion questions) Corduan, Winfried. No Doubt About It: The Case for Christianity. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1997. A thorough Christian apologetic by a contemporary Christian philosopher. (279 pp., subject, scripture, name indices, chapter resources and study guides) Craig, William Lane. Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1984. Originally published by Moody press as Apologetics An Introduction, this works is a scholarly apologetic introduction dealing with faith and reason, the
existence of God, the problem of miracles, the problem of historical knowledge, and the resurrection. (349 pp. bibliography, endnotes, index) Dembski, William A. and Michael R. Licona, eds. Evidence for God: 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Science. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010. Includes contributions from L. Russ Bush III, Paul Copan, William A. Dembski, Gary R. Habermas, and others. (272 pp., endnotes) Feser, Edward. The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism. South Bend: St. Augustine's Press, 2008. A hard-hitting response to the "new" atheism bring to bear the philosophical perspectives and arguments from the Aristotelian/Thomistic perspective. (299 pp., endnotes, index) Geisler, Norman L. Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999. Geisler's magnum opus, probably the single best investment one can make in apologetic books. (841 pp., bibliography, article index, scripture index) Geisler, Norman. Christian Apologetics. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013. One of the earliest apologetics books to treat worldviews. (480 pp., footnotes, bibliography, index) Geisler, Norman L. and Paul K. Hoffman. Why I Am a Christian: Leading Thinkers Explain Why They Believe. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001. "Offers compelling answers that will help free Christians from doubt and clear away obstacles to faith for unbelievers." [from the cover] Includes essays from William Lane Craig, Barry R. Leventhal, J. Budziszewski, J. P. Moreland and more. (318 pp., end notes) Geisler, Norman L. and Chad Meister, eds. Reasons for Faith: Making a Case for the Christian Faith. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2007. A festschrift in honor of Bob and Gretchen Passantino. Contributors include Josh McDowell, John Warwick Montgomery, H. Wayne House, E. Calvin Beisner, J. P. Moreland, Francis J. Beckwith, Winfried Corduan, R. Douglas Geivett, Richard G. Howe, Gary R. Habermas, Ron Rhodes, and Douglas Groothuis. Geisler, Norman L. and Frank Turek. I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2004. An easily read work covering an amazing amount of ground. This book constitutes a fleshing out of Geisler and Turek's talk "12 Points that Prove Christianity is True." (447 pp., end notes, general and scripture indices) Hindson, Ed and Ergun Canner, eds. The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics: Surveying the Evidence for the Truth of Christianity. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2008. A handy, concise guide to a wide range of apologetic topics and figures. Over sixty contributors including David Beck, Norman Geisler, Gary Habermas, Richard Howe, Tom Howe, Barry Leventhal, and Michael Licona.
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Kreeft, Peter. Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death With John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1982, expanded edition, 2008. A very delightful, imaginary conversation between C. S. Lewis, John F. Kennedy, and Aldous Huxley (the Christian, the Humanist, and the Pantheist) on God, the Bible, and Jesus Christ. Written in a "Socratic" dialogue. Excellent apologetic on the differences between Christianity and eastern religions (the New Age Movement). (144 pp., appendices, index) Kreeft, Peter, and Ronald K. Tacelli. Handbook of Christian Apologetics: Hundreds of Answers to Crucial Questions. Downers Grove, InterVarsity, 1994. One of the few popular-level apologetic books that utilize classical (Thomistic) arguments for God's existence. (406 pp., subject, Scripture indices) Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity: What One Must Believe to Be a Christian. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1943. A classic work that includes Lewis' BBC address of The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior and Beyond Personality. (190 pp.) Little, Paul E. Know Why You Believe: A Clear Affirmation of the Reasonableness of the Christian Faith. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1968. A very good introduction to the issues. Chapter titles include, "Is Christianity Rational?", "Is There a God?", "Is the Bible the Word of God", "Do Science and Scripture Conflict?", "Why Does God Allow Suffering?" (110 pp., footnotes, bibliography) McDowell, Josh. The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999. Full update of volumes one and two of Evidence that Demand a Verdict, with the aid of a team of researchers from Southern Evangelical Seminary with Norman Geisler. (760 pp., author and subject indices) Meister, Chad V. Building Belief: Constructing Faith from the Ground Up. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006. Meister leads the reader through his "Apologetics Pyramid" dealing with the challenge of whether anything is really true, the question of God's existence, universal morals and values, the reliability and divine inspiration of the Bible, the resurrection of Christ, and ultimately, the good news that Jesus is the Son of God who offers salvation to the world." [from the cover] (227 pp., end notes, index) Moreland, J. P. Scaling the Secular City: A Defense of Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1987. Probably one of the best single apologetics book available. Deals with the most current objections to the faith. Must reading. (267 pp., footnotes, bibliography) Nash, Ronald H. The Gospel and the Greeks. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan/Probe, 1984. Originally titled Christianity and the Hellenistic World, this work examines the charges that Christianity borrowed its teachings from Greek philosophy and early pagan and mystery religions. The best book written that deals with this topic. (318 pp., end notes)
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Pearcey, Nancy. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2004. Probably the most thorough critique of the fact/value dichotomy and its devastating effect on contemporary culture available today. However, given that her thesis is adopted from her mentor Francis Shaeffer, students of philosophy may object to her explanation of how our culture got where it is today, especially in her treatment of Thomas Aquinas. This should not detract too much from the book's valuable contributions. (479 pp., bibliography, end notes, index, appendices)
Sampson, Philip J. Six Modern Myths about Christianity and Western Civilization. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2000. "In the often startling book, Philip Sampson dispels [myths] about the ecological crisis, missionaries, evolution and more all at the borders of Christianity and Western civilization." [from the back cover] (197 pp., endnotes, bibliography, index)
Sproul, R. C., John Gerstner and Arthur Lindsley. Classical Apologetics: A Rational Defense of the Christian Faith and a Critique of Presuppositional Apologetics. Grand Rapids, MI: Academie Books, 1984. Not only a good classical apologetic but also examines the presuppositional apologetics method of Cornelius Van Til. (364 pp., end notes, index)
Strobel, Lee. The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 2000. "For those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faces with intellectual barriers standing squarely in their path." (from the cover) (409 pp., bibliography, endnotes, index)
Wallace, J. Warner. Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2013.
________. God's Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2015. (320 pp., endnotes, bibliography)
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Corduan, Winfried. Handmaid to Theology: An Essay in Philosophical Prolegomena. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1981. Deals with the philosophical categories that necessarily help to shape theology showing "the inevitable reliance of theology on certain philosophical concepts." (from the cover) (184 pp., bibliography, index)
DeWeese, Garrett J. and J. P. Moreland. Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult: A Beginners Guide to Life's Big Questions. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005. A helpful introduction to the major areas of philosophy including logic, metaphysics, epistemology and ethics by two leading Christian philosophers. (170 pp., bibliography, end notes)
Feser, Edward. Aquinas: A Beginner's Guide. Oxford: Oneworld, 2009. A very helpful introduction to the major aspects of Aquinas' thought. Feser is one of the best at
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explaining complex ideas in very accessible ways. (205 pp., endnotes, bibliography, index)
Geisler, Norman L. False Gods of Our Times: A Defense of the Christian Faith. Eugene, OR: Harvest House, Publishers, 1985. Very understandable and practical. Answers the false gods of atheism, pantheism, and naturalism and their attacks on God, Christ, and miracles. (206 pp., bibliography, end notes, glossary, index)
________. Is Man the Measure? An Evaluation of Contemporary Humanism. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1983. A thorough examine of various versions of humanism. (201 pp., footnotes, bibliography)
________. Miracles and the Modern Mind: A Biblical Defense of Biblical Miracles. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1992. A complete re-working of his Miracles and Modern Thought, this work is a cogent philosophical justification of the rationality of belief in miracles. Deals with the major philosophical attacks against miracles, particularly David Hume's. (163 pp., footnotes, bibliography, subject and person indices)
Geisler, Norman L. and Ronald M. Brooks. Come Let Us Reason: An Introduction to Logical Thinking. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1990. A handy guide to the fundamental principles of logical thinking. Covers syllogisms, informal fallacies, scientific thinking and more. (232 pp., exercises and answers, subject index)
Geisler, Norman L. and Paul D. Feinberg, Introduction to Philosophy: A Christian Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1987. A basic introduction the main issues and categories of philosophy including knowledge, reality and God. (447 pp., glossary)
Geisler, Norman and Winfried Corduan. Philosophy of Religion, 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1988. A thorough treatment of the philosophical issue surrounding religion, including religious experience, reason, language and the problem of evil. (402 pp., footnotes, bibliography, subject and name indices)
Geisler, Norman L. and William D. Watkins. Worlds Apart: A Handbook on World Views. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1989. [Originally titled Perspectives: Understanding and Evaluating Today's World Views. Here's Life Publishers, 1984.] A handy reference to various world views and how they differ from the Christian world view. Helps Christians understand ". . . where others are coming from." Deals with atheism, polytheism, pantheism, panentheism, finite godism, and deism. (268 pp., chapter end notes, index, bibliography, glossary)
Geivett, R. Douglas and Gary R. Habermas, eds. In Defense of Miracles: A Comprehensive Case for God's Action in History. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1997. The best work to come out on the subject since Geisler's Miracles and Modern Thought. Contains articles by such noted Christian scholars as Norman Geisler, J. P. Moreland, Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig. Also contains the seminal work against miracles by
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David Hume, as well as an article by a contemporary Humean, atheist Antony Flew. (330 pp., end notes, bibliography) Groothuis, Douglas. Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000. "The concept of truth as absolute, objective and universal has undergone serious deterioration in recent years. What factors have accelerated this decay of truth? In this spirited presentation of a solid, biblical and logical perspective, the author unveils how truth has come under attack." (from the cover) (303 pp., name and subject indices) Guinness, Os. Fit Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What To Do About It. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1994. "Os Guinness traces the retreat of the evangelical mind and the dumbing down of evangelicalism through popular culture." (from the cover) (160 pp., end notes) Hoover, A. J. Don't You Believe It! Poking Holes in Faulty Logic. Chicago: Moody Press, 1982. Though strictly speaking not an apologetics book, this is a very helpful guide to the types of fallacies people commonly make in their reasoning. Can help one be on guard against subtle, fallacious arguments. (132 pp.) Howe, Thomas. Objectivity in Biblical interpretation. N.c.: Advantage Inspirational, 2004. More than just a work on the principles of hermeneutics, Howe delves into the complexities of the philosophy of language to uncover the relationship that language bears to reality, showing our ability as God's creatures to know objectively the meaning of the biblical text. Norman Geisler comments in the forward "Professor Howe's deep knowledge of biblical languages, theology, and philosophy have enabled him to produce simply the best defense of the Evangelical belief in an objective interpretation of Scripture. This is truly a milestone and monumental work on this vital topic. In my forty-five years of teaching, I have seen nothing like it." (549 pp., chapter end notes, bibliography, person index) Moreland, J. P. Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul. Colorado Springs: Nav Press, 1997. A challenging book showing the importance of being a thinking Christian and how to develop a Christian mind to "further God's kingdom through evangelism, apologetics, worship, and vocation." (from the cover) (245 pp., end notes, appendices) Noebel, David A. Understanding the Times: The Story of the Biblical Christian, Marxist/Leninist and Secular Humanist Worldviews. Manitou Springs, CO: Summit Press, 1991. This massive work defends the Christian world view in the areas of theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, sociology, law, politics, economics, and history. A very thorough examination. (896 pp., chapter end notes, appendices, index)
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The Existence and Attributes of God/Problem of Evil Augros, Michael. Who Designed the Designer? A Rediscovered Path to God's Existence. San Francisco: Ignatius, 2015. (250 pp., appendices, index) Broocks, Rice. God's Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty. Nashville: W Publishing Group/Thomas Nelson, 2013. "Drawing from the areas of philosophy, science, history, and theology, we can form persuasive arguments for God's existence and His presence in our lives. This book equips us with the tools, providing clear, easy-tofollow explanations of the key concepts and controversies." [from the back cover] (278 pp., endnotes, index) Copan, Paul and Matthew Flannagan. Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014. "In the tradition of his popular Is God a Moral Monster?, Paul Copan teams up with Matthew Flannagan to tackle some of the ost confusion and uncomfortable passages of Scripture. Together they help the Christian and nonbeliever alike understand the biblical, theological, philosophical, and ethical implications of Old Testament warfare passages." [from the back cover] (351 pp., endnotes) Craig, William Lane. The Existence of God & the Beginning of the Universe. Here's Life Publishers, 1979. A popular version of Craig's technical work, The Kalam Cosmological Argument. A very intriguing argument for God's existence from the impossibility of an infinite past. (107 pp., chapter end notes) ________. The Kalam Cosmological Argument. New York: Macmillan, 1979, republished, Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2000. From the Library of Philosophy and Religion series edited by John Hick, this book champions a modern version of a formidable yet little known philosophical argument for the existence of God that reigned in Islam from the Middle Ages. Employs arguments from transfinite arithmetic and contemporary astronomy. (216 pp., end notes, index) Craig, William Lane and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. God? A Debate Between a Christian and an Atheist. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. An interesting exchange on the existence of God by two philosophers. (156 pp., index) Craig, William Lane and Quentin Smith. Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995. "Contemporary science presents us with the remarkable theory that the universe began to exist about fifteen billion years ago with a cataclysmic explosion, the 'Big Bang.' But was this explosion created by God, or did it occur with cause? This book set out ... a sustained debate between two philosophers ... who by turns defend opposing positions in alternating chapters." [from the cover] A technical work that assumes knowledge of quantum physics to fully appreciate. (342 pp., subject index)
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Davies, Brian. The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil. London: Continuum, 2006. "Davies suggests that we should start by attending to certain 'basics'--by asking why me might have reason to believe in God in the first place and by considering what our knowledge of God tell us (or does not tell us) about his nature. He then considers a number of famous attempts to deal with the problem of evil, and suggests that almost all of them fall short in various ways." [from the cover] (264 pp., endnotes, bibliography, index) ________. Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. "The first in-depth study of Saint Thomas Aquinas's thoughts on God and evil ... a clear and engaging guide for anyone who struggles with the relation of God and theology to the problem of evil." [from the back cover] (172 pp., endnotes, bibliography, index) Dembski, William A. and Michael R. Licona. Evidence for God: Fifty Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Science. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010. Contributions from Darrell Bock, L. Russ Bush, III, Paul Copan, Gary R. Habermas and others. (272 pp., end notes) Day, Vox. The Irrational Atheist: Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens. Dallas: BenBella Books, 2008. "In this devastating critique of the anti-theistic arguments ... Day skillfully demonstrates to even the most skeptical reader that the New Atheists are no champions of Reason, but rather abandon Reason in their arguments against religion." [from the flyleaf] (305 pp., footnotes, appendices, bibliography) Dolezal, James E. God without Parts: Divine Simplicity and the Metaphysics of God's Absoluteness. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2011. "Dolezel [examines] the implications of divine simplicity for God's existence, attributes, knowledge, and will. Dolezal interacts extensively with older writers, such as Thomas Aquinas and the Reformed scholastics, as well as more recent philosophers and theologians." [from the back cover] (239 pp., footnotes, bibliography, index) Feser, Edward. The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism. South Bend: St. Augustine's Press, 2008. A powerful philosophical critique of the bankruptcy of contemporary mechanistic science and its role in the rising of the New Atheism. (299 pp., end notes, index) Ganssle, Gregory E. Thinking about God: First Steps in Philosophy. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004. An excellent introduction to philosophy of religion. Ganssle covers issues such as the existence and attributes of God and the problem of evil. He also lays out the elements of the current open theism debate. (187 pp., bibliography, index) Geisler, Norman L. Creating God in the Image of Man? The New "Open" View of GodNeotheism's Dangerous Drift. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1997. Exposes the drift away for a classical view of God and His attributes within contemporary evangelicalism. (191 pp., index)
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________. If God, Why Evil? A New Way to Think about the Question. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2011. "If God is all-good and all-powerful, why is there suffering in the world? Can't God put an end to murder, rape, and starvation? ... In this concise but thorough book, Dr. Norman Geisler carefully answers these tough questions using step-by-step explanations and compelling examples." [from the cover] (173 pp., bibliography)
Geisler, Norman L., H. Wayne House and Max Herrera. The Battle for God: Responding to the Challenge of Neotheism. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2001. A more in-depth examination than Creating God in the Image of Man? this work not only deals with the encroachment of the "open" view but also the more subtle attacks on other classical attributes of God. (336 pp., bibliography, index)
Hitchens, Peter. The Rage Against God: How Atheism Let Me to Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. "Two brothers. Two beliefs. Two revolted. One returned." [from the cover] (224 pp.)
House, H. Wayne. Charts on Open Theism and Orthodoxy. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2003. A handy cross-reference on various aspects of the battle between the new "open" view of God and the classic orthodox view of God. (139 pp., bibliography)
Huffman, Douglas S. and Eric L. Johnson, eds. God Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002. A response to recent attacks on the classical Christian view of God, this work addresses such issues as God and time, whether God changes, and God and evil. Contributors include Paul Helm, William Lane Craig, D. A. Carson and others. (325 pp. Scripture, author, and subject indices)
Jastrow, Robert. God and the Astronomers. New York: W. W. Norton, 1978. A summary of scientific evidence that points to the possibility of a cosmic creator and designer by an agnostic astronomer. (136 pp., index)
McCabe, Herbert. God and Evil in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. "[McCabe] demonstrates why it cannot be shown that evil disproves God's existence. He also explains how we can rightly think of evil in a world made by God." [from the back cover] (205 pp., appendices, bibliography, index)
Marshall, David. The Truth Behind the New Atheism: Responding to the Emerging Challenges to God and Christianity. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2007. A very well written and penetrating critique of the latest flood of atheism as characterized by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens. (236 pp., end notes)
Miethe, Terry and Antony Flew. Does God Exist? A Believer and an Atheist Debate. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1991. Examines many aspects of the question including the burden of proof, God and metaphysics, the significance of choice, and the ultimates and limits of explanation. Also contains contributions from A. J. Ayer, Richard Swinburne, and a forward by Hans Kьng. (296 pp., end notes, appendices, bibliography)
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Moreland, J. P. and Kai Nielsen. Does God Exist? The Debate Between Theists & Atheist. Amherst, NY: 1993. [Originally published as Does God Exist? The Great Debate. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1990.] Contains the transcripts of a debate which took place in March, 1987 at the University of Mississippi. Also contains articles by two other Christian philosophers, William Lane Craig and Dallas Willard, and articles by two other atheists, Keith Parsons and Antony Flew. Deals not only with the existence of God, but with the relationship of God to morality. (320 pp., chapter end notes, bibliography) Rhodes, Ron. Answering the Objections of Atheists, Agnostics, & Skeptics. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2006. A very accessible treatment of sometimes difficult subject matter. Rhodes deals with the existence of God, evolution and intelligent design, morality, the reliability of the Bible, the evidence for Jesus and His resurrection, and the problem of evil. (294 pp., bibliography, end notes, appendices) Rocca, Gregory P. Speaking the Incomprehensible God. Washington: The Catholic University of America Press, 2004. Spitzer, Robert J. New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2010. "Responding to contemporary popular atheism [Spitzer] ... examines the considerable evidence for God and creation that has come to light from physics and philosophy during the last forty years." [from the cover] (319 pp., bibliography, index) Sproul, R. C. If There Is A God, Why Are There Atheists? A Surprising Look at the Psychology of Atheism. Minneapolis: Bethany Fellowship, 1978. A classic work by Sproul. Explains why some people are atheists, and why their position is without logical foundation. (166 pp., end notes, index) Strobel, Lee. The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence that Points Toward God. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. An interview style in which Strobel talks with the leading thinkers regarding science and God. Deals with evolution, science and faith, physics, astronomy, biochemistry and more. (340 pp., end notes, group study guide, index) Turek, Frank. Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2014. "In and engaging and memorable way, Stealing from God show how many atheistic arguments, instead of disproving God, reveal that He actually exists." [from the back cover] (270 pp., end notes, Scripture and Subject indices) Wallace, J. Warner. God's Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2015. "In crime investigation there are four causes of death, and only one of them requires an intruder. ... [Wallace] examines eight critical pieces of evidence in the 'crime scene' of the universe to determine if they point to a Divine Intruder." [from the back cover] (320 pp., endnotes)
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The Bible Bauckham, Richard. Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony. (538 pp., footnotes, ancient persons, modern authors, places, scripture and other ancient literature indices) Beale, G. K. The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism: Responding to the New Challenges to Biblical Authority. Wheaton: Crossway, 2008. Boice, James Montgomery, ed. The Foundation of Biblical Authority. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing Company, 1978. The precursor to the more detailed works that the International Council on Biblical would do, this book serves as an excellent overview to the content and importance of Biblical inerrancy. Contains articles by R. C. Sproul, John Gerstner, J. I. Packer, and others. (172 pp., chapter end notes, subject, name, and scripture index) Brake, Donald L. A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008. Breshears, Jefrey D. An Introduction to Bibliology: What Every Christian Should Know about the Origins, Composition, Inspiration, Interpretation, Canonicity, and Transmission of the Bible. N.c., Areaopagus, 2014. (344 pp., footnotes, bibliography, index) Campbell, Gordon. Bible: The Story of the King James Version. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Cowan, Steven B. and Terry L. Wilder, eds. In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture. Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishing, 2013. (490 pp., footnotes, name, subject, and Scripture indices) Evans, G. R. John Wyclif: Myth and Reality. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2005. Farnell, F. David, ed. Vital Issues in the Inerrancy Debate. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2015. Contributions from Norman L. Geisler, Joseph M. Holden, William C. Roach, Phil Fernandes, and others. (561, pp., footnotes, bibliography, subject and name index) Geisler, Norman L., ed. Biblical Errancy: An Analysis of its Philosophical Roots. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing Company/ICBI, 1981. The second in the series from the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, an analysis of the philosophical roots of the contemporary attacks on the Bible. (270 pp., end notes, index) Geisler, Norman L., ed. Inerrancy. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing Company/ICBI, 1979. The first in the series from the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. Deals with what it means to claim that the Bible has no errors. (515 pp., end notes, index)
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Geisler, Norman L. and F. David Farnell, eds. The Jesus Quest: The Danger from Within. N.c. Xulon, 2014. Geisler, Norman L. and Thomas Howe. When Critics Ask: A Popular Handbook on Bible Difficulties. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1992. From Genesis to Revelation, covers every major Bible difficulty, including alleged mistakes and contradictions. (604 pp., subject, scripture indices, appendices) Geisler, Norman L. and William E Nix. A General Introduction to the Bible. Chicago: Moody Press, 1986. One of the best books available that deals with such areas as inspiration (Who wrote the Bible?), canonization (Which books belong in it?), transmission (Has it been accurately preserved?), and translation (Has it been accurately translated?) (724 pp., subject, person, and scripture indices, bibliography) Geisler, Norman L. and William E. Nix. Revised and Expanded. From God to Us: How We Got our Bible. Chicago: Moody Press, 2012. Geisler, Norman L. and William C. Roach. Defending Inerrancy: Affirming the Accuracy of Scripture for a New Generation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011. Geisler and Roach reexaming the crucial issue of inerrancy. Provides a very helpful history and analysis of ICBI and its bearing on the contemporary erosions of inerrancy within evangelicalism. (378 pp., endnotes, bibliography) Hanna, John D., ed. Inerrancy and the Church. Chicago: Moody Press, 1984. The fourth in the series from the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. "This in-depth investigation into the writing of key church Fathers, Scholastics, Reformers, and later thinkers examines the history of the controversy over biblical inerrancy to give perspective to our thinking." [from the back cover] (422 pp., subject and person indices, footnotes) Hurtado, Larry W. The Earliest Christian artifacts: Manuscripts and Christian Origins. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2006. "Drawing on studies by papyrologists and paleographers as well as New Testament scholars ... [this work] astutely examines the distinctive physical features of early Christian manuscripts, illustrating their relevance for wider inquiry into the complex origins of Christianity." [from the back cover] (248 pp., footnotes, bibliography, appendices, author and manuscript indices) Keener, Craig S. Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. 2 vols. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, Baker Publishing, 2011. The most thorough examination of the issue of miracles historically and philosophically. (1,172 pp., appendices, bibliography, subject, author, Scripture, and Ancient Sources indices) Lewis, Gordon and Bruce Demarest, eds. Challenges to Inerrancy: A Theological Response. Chicago: Moody Press/ICBI, 1984. The third in the series from the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, this work answers some of the most influential modern
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presuppositions that lead to the denial of an inerrant Bible. (414 pp., footnotes, subject, person and scripture indices) Lindsell, Harold. The Battle for the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing Company, 1976. A book that shook the evangelical world as Lindsell chronicled how major contemporary denominations have changed their stand on the Bible. (218 pp., chapter end notes, subject index) ________. The Bible in the Balance: A Further Look at the Battle for the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing Company, 1979. A further look at the battle for the Bible. Lindsell updates his report and responds to the criticism of his first book. (384 pp., chapter end notes, index) Linnemann, Eta. Biblical Criticism on Trial: How Scientific is "Scientific Theology"? Translated by Robert Yarborough. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2001. The third popular work by Linnemann translated into English. Linnemann examines a variety of claims about such issues as the Q document, whether Paul wrote all the epistles attributed to him, whether numerous New Testament books were written long after the apostles and more. (217 pp., bibliography, index) ________. Historical Criticism of the Bible: Methodology or Ideology? Reflections of a Bultmannian turned Evangelical. Translated by Robert W. Yarbrough. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1990. "Profoundly challenges the very idea of knowledge that dominates the modern university or college, secular and Christian." (Dallas Willard, Philosophy Professor, University of Southern California, from the cover.) A scathing critique of modern biblical "criticism." (169 pp., subject, scripture indices) ________. Is There a Synoptic Problem? Rethinking the Literary Dependence of the First Three Gospels. Translated Robert W. Yarbrough. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1992. A refutation of the "standard" view of the literary dependence theory of the development of the synoptic gospels. (219 pp., bibliography, index) McDowell, Josh. More Evidence That Demands A Verdict: Historical Evidences for the Christian Scriptures. Campus Crusade, 1975. The sequel to his best seller. Deals with the historical accuracy and integrity of the Bible. (365 pp., text notes, bibliography) [see entry The New Evidence] Nash, Ronald H. The Word of God and the Mind of Man: The Crisis of Revealed Truth in Contemporary Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing Company, 1982. A philosophical treatment of the nature of God's revelation of Himself to man through the Bible. (137 pp., footnotes, index) Nicolson, Adam. God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2003.
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Parker, D. C. Codex Sinaiticus: The Story of the World's Oldest Bible. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishing, 2010.
Radmacher, Earl D. and Robert D. Preus, eds. Hermeneutics, Inerrancy & the Bible: Papers from ICBI Summit II. Grand Rapids, MI: Academie Books/ICBI, 1984. The fifth and last in the series from the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, this books contains sixteen major papers from their Summit II Conference. Covers such subjects as Truth: Relationships of Theories of Truth to Hermeneutics, Adequacy of Language and Accommodation, The Role of Logic in Biblical Hermeneutics. (921 pp., chapter end notes)
Robinson, James M. The Story of the Bodmer Papyri: From the First Monastery's Library in Upper Egypt to Geneva and Dublin. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011.
Thomas, Robert and F. David Farnell, eds. The Jesus Crisis: The Inroads of Historical Criticism into Evangelical Scholarship. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1998. A needed critique of the dangerous and increasing influences of here-to-fore liberal methodologies on current evangelicalism, including redaction criticism and the synoptic problem. (416 pp., author, scripture, and subject indices)
Wallace, Daniel B. Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament: Manuscript, Patristic, and Apocryphal Evidence. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2001. (284, pp., footnotes, scripture, ancient sources, and person and subject indices)
Christ
Boyd, Gregory A. Cynic, Sage or Son of God? Recovering the Real Jesus in an Age of Revisionist Replies. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1995. A thorough response to the Jesus Seminar's revisionist treatments of Jesus. (416 pp., endnotes, bibliography, subject and author indices)
Broocks, Rice. Man, Myth, Messiah: Answering History's Greatest Question. Nashville: W Publishing Group/Thomas Nelson, 2016. "In his follow-up to the bestselling God's Not Dead--inspiration for the movie of the same name--Rice Broocks now looks at the evidence for the historical Jesus and exposes the notions of skeptics that Jesus was a contrived figure of ancient mythology." [from the back cover] (271 pp., endnotes, index)
Bruce, F. F. Jesus and Christian Origins Outside the New Testament. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1974. A handy guide to historical references to Christianity outside the Bible. (216 pp., footnotes, index, bibliography)
Copan, Paul, ed. Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? A Debate Between William Lane Craig and John Dominic Crossan. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998. A debate between Craig, noted evangelical scholar, and Crossan former co-chair of the Jesus Seminar. The debate was moderated by William F. Buckley, Jr. (186 pp., index)
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Groothuis, Douglas. Jesus in an Age of Controversy. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1996. An expanded, revised edition of his Confronting the New Age Jesus, Groothuis "provides the historical and logical evidence that confirms biblical teaching about Jesus." [form the cover] (374 pp., endnotes, index)
Habermas, Gary. The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1996. [Formerly The Verdict Of History: Conclusive Evidence for the Life of Jesus. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1988.] The best and most up to date reference source on the historicity of Jesus. (301 pp., subject and scripture indices, bibliography)
Habermas, Gary R. and Michael R. Licona. The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2004.
Hoehner, Harold W. Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1977. A close look at issues such as the year and day of Christ's birth, the day of the week of the crucifixion and the resurrection. Grand Rapids:
Hurtado, Larry W. How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God? Historical Questions about Earliest Devotion to Jesus. "Hurtado investigates the intense devotion to Jesus that emerged with surprising speed after his death. ... The follow-up to Hurtado's award winning Lord Jesus Christ (2003), this book provides compelling answers to queries about the development of the church's belief in the divinity of Jesus." [from the back cover] (234 pp., footnotes, appendices, modern author, subject, and Scripture and other ancient sources indices)
________. Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdman's Publishing, 2003. An in-depth look at how the early Christians came to regard Jesus, including a look at the context of Jewish monotheism, the influence of Paul, the nature of early Jewish Christianity, and much more. The book is especially valuable as a correct to the highly influential work of Wilhelm Bousset. (746 pp., footnotes, bibliography, modern authors, subjects, and ancient sources indices)
McDowell, Josh. More than a Carpenter. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1977. A good book to share with an inquiring friend about who Jesus is and why He is unique. (mass market paperback, chapter end notes)
Strobel, Lee. The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence of Jesus. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1998. "Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, crossexamines a dozen experts with doctorates from school like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields." (from the cover) (397 pp., bibliography, endnotes, index)
Wilkins, Michael J. and J. P. Moreland, eds. Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1995. Excellent
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collection of essays from evangelical scholars on Jesus. (243 pp., subject, author, scripture indices, bibliography)
Yamauchi, Edwin M. Jesus Zoroaster Buddha Socrates Muhammad. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1972. An excellent pamphlet showing the uniqueness of Jesus. (booklet, 46 pp., end notes)
The Resurrection
Copan, Paul and Ronald K. Tacelli, eds. Jesus' Resurrection: Fact or Fiction? A Debate Between William Lane Craig and Gerd Lьdemann. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000. "A lively and provocative debate" between a Christian philosopher and theologian and an atheist New Testament scholar that took place at Boston College. (206 pp., footnotes)
Craig, William Lane. The Son Rises: Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus. Chicago: Moody Press, 1981. Another excellent treatment of the historical evidences for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Also deals with the Shroud of Turin, hallucinations, and para-psychological phenomena. (156 pp., chapter end notes)
Geisler, Norman L. The Battle for the Resurrection. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1989. Addresses the errors of the resurrection that are beginning to plague the evangelical church. (223 pp. end notes, appendices, glossary, bibliography, scripture and subject indices)
Habermas, Gary and Anthony Flew. Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? The Resurrection Debate. New York: Harper & Row, 1987. The actual transcript of a debate which took place at Liberty Baptist University between Christian apologist Habermas and atheist humanist Flew. (190 pp., end notes, bibliography)
Morison, Frank. Who Moved The Stone? A Journalist's Incisive Investigation into the Truthfulness of Christ's Resurrection. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing Company, 1958. The testimony of one who sought to disprove the resurrection, only to end compelled by the evidence and come to faith in Christ. (193 pp.)
Wenham, John. Easter Enigma: Are the Resurrection Accounts in Conflict? 2nd ed., Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1992. Probably the best work dealing with the alleged conflicts in the resurrection accounts between the gospel writers. Wenham contends that the accounts can be satisfactorily reconciled as they stand. (168 pp., end notes, appendices, scripture, author, and subject indices)
Science
Behe, Michael J. Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. New York: The Free Press, 1996. A ground-breaking work explaining what Behe refers to as irreducible complexity of biological systems. (307 pp., index)
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Bird, W. R. The Origin of Species Revisited: The Theories of Evolution and of Abrupt Appearance. Nashville: Regency, 1991. The most thorough collection information pertaining to the entire Creation/Evolution debate which has received praises from both Creationists and Evolutionists alike. In this two volume set, Bird covers issues of science, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, history, education, and the constitutionality of teaching creationism (abrupt appearance) in Public Schools. (vol. I 551 pp., vol. II 563 pp., chapter end notes, author index, subject index)
Blackwell, Richard J. Galileo, Bellarmine, and the Bible. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991. A one-of-a-kind collection of primary material with fresh English translations together with insightful analysis. A must-read for those interested in the history of the science/religion interactions. (291 pp., footnotes, bibliography, index)
Dembski, William A. The Design Inference : Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities (Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction and Decision Theory). New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Technical treatise on the mathematical aspects of chance and design.
________. The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions about Intelligent Design. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004. The latest by the leader of the ID movement. "Written with a general audience in mind, Dembski responds to more than 60 questions often posed at his lectures. They range from vague ideas people have about intelligent design and creationism to how to distinguish design from chance and necessity. Clears up a number of common misconceptions." [from the cover] (330 pp.)
________. Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999. A more popular commentary to his technical work The Design Inference : Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities. Represents the most sophisticated defense to date of the notion of intelligent design, considered both as a mathematical and philosophical concept. (312 pp., end notes, index)
Dembski, William A., ed. Mere Creation: Science, Faith and Intelligent Design. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998. The best collection of essays on the subject of intelligent design in nature. Includes articles by notable scholars as Michael Behe, Philip Johnson, William Lane Craig, J. P. Moreland. (475 pp., index)
Dembski, William A. and James M. Kushiner, eds. Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001. "Signs of Intelligence presents fourteen essays by the main players (including Johnson, Behe, and Dembski) in the intelligent design movement. [from the cover] (224 pp., endnotes)
Denton, Michael. Evolution: A Theory in Crisis. New Developments in Science are Challenging Orthodox Darwinism. Bethesda, MD: Adler & Adler, 1986. A scathing critique of evolution by an Australian M.D. who is not necessarily making a Christian argument. (368 pp., chapter end notes, index)
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Geisler, Norman L. The Creator in the Courtroom: The Controversial Arkansas CreationEvolution Trial. Milford, MI: Mott Media, 1982. An eye-opening study of the historic and controversial 1981 Arkansas Creation-Evolution trial (McLean vs. Arkansas). (242 pp.) ________. Knowing the Truth about Creation: How It Happened and What It Means for Us. Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Books, 1989. Geisler, Norman L. and Kerby Anderson. Origin Science: A Proposal for the Creation-Evolution Controversy. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1987. A ground-breaking book which introduces the distinctions between operation and origin science. (198 pp., end notes, person and subject indices, bibliography) Hannam, James. The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution. Washington: Regnery Publishing, 2011. "A very useful general survey of a difficult topic, and a robust defense of an unfairly maligned age." (Spectator) [from the cover] (454 pp., end notes, bib., index) Hummel, Charles E. The Galileo Connection: Resolving Conflicts between Science and the Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVaristy Press, 1986. Sets the science/religion controversies in their historical perspectives, dealing with Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. (293 pp., end notes, person and subject indices) Johnson, Phillip. Darwin on Trial. Washington, D. C.: Regnery Gateway, 1991. A lawyer skilled in the examination of presupposition and arguments, Johnson "took up the study of Darwinism because he saw that the books defending the theory were dogmatic and unconvincing." This book "is a cogent and stunning tour de force that not only rattles the cages of conventional wisdom, but could provide the basis for a fundamental change in the way educated Americans regard themselves, their origins, and their fate." (from the flyleaf) (195 pp., end notes, index) ________. Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1997. An "easy-to-understand" summation of Johnson's two other books Darwin on Trial and Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law, and Education. (131 pp.) ________. Objections Sustained: Subversive Essays on Evolution, Law and Culture. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998. A collection of Johnson's finest work written for magazines and journals. (188 pp.) ________. Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law, and Education. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995. A cogent refutation of the prevailing "religion" of contemporary American society, Naturalism: the belief that nature is all there ever was and all there ever will be. (244 pp., end notes, index)
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________. The Wedge of Truth: Splitting the Foundations of Naturalism. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000. "In splitting the foundations of naturalism [by the wedge of truth], Johnson analyzes the latest debates about science and evolution. He incisively pinpoints philosophical assumptions and counters the objections to intelligent design raised by its most recent critics." (from the cover) (192 pp., endnotes, index) Lennox, John C. God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is it Anyway? Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2011. A response to Stephen Hawking's The Grand Design. (96 pp., footnotes) ________. God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2009. "Atheism, we are told, is the only intellectually tenable position, and any attempt to reintroduce God is likely to impede the progress of science. In this stimulating and through-provoking book, John Lennox invites us to consider such claims very carefully." [from the back cover] (224, pp., endnotes, index) _______. Seven Days that Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. (192 pp., appendices, endnotes, index) Lindberg, David C. and Ronald L. Numbers, eds. When Science and Christianity Meet. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. A broad treatment of a number of aspects of the history of the interaction of Christianity and the sciences. (357 pp., endnotes, bibliography, index) Lubenow, Marvin L. Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1992. One of the most thoroughly researched books on paleoanthropology; the study of human fossils. "The myth of human evolution is completely demolished." (from the cover) (295 pp., end notes, person, topic, and fossil indices) Meyer, Stephen C. Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. New York: Harper Collins, 2009. "Intelligent Design ... continues to ignite controversy around the world. ... Meyer shows that digital code embedded in DNA points to a designing intelligence and helps unravel a mystery that CHARLES DARWIN did not address: how did life begin?" [from the cover] (611,pp., endnotes, bibliography, index) Moore, John N. Questions and Answers on Creation/Evolution. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1976, 4th printing, 1981. A handy reference to the debate by a Professor of Natural Science at Michigan State University. (pb, 110 pp., footnotes, bibliography) Moreland, J. P. Christianity and the NATURE OF SCIENCE: A Philosophical Investigation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1989. With this book the author wants to "facilitate and encourage Christians to think more clearly about the relationship between science and theology." It dispels the notion that science is a matter of rational analysis and Christianity is a matter of faith. (263 pp., bibliography)
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Moreland, J. P., ed. The Creation Hypothesis: Scientific Evidence for an Intelligent Designer. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994. A very important contribution to the creationism debate. This material is on the cutting edge in philosophy and science. Must reading for those who wish to stay apprised of the latest dimensions of this debate as far as the philosophical angle is concerned. Though somewhat advanced, it promises dividends for those who labor through it. (335 pp. end notes, appendix) Numbers, Ronald L., ed. Galileo Goes to Jail: And Other Myths about Science and Religion. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2009. A treatment of twenty-five myths about science and religion, including "That the Medieval Christian Church Suppressed the Growth of Science," "That Copernicanism Demoted Humans from the Center of the Cosmos," and "The Galileo Was Imprisoned and Tortured for Advocating Copernicanism." (302 pp., endnotes, index) Pearcey, Nancy R. and Charles B. Thaxton. The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1994. Deals with the history and nature of science and shows that "the alliance between atheism and science is a temporary aberration ... and that Christian theism has played and will continue to play an important role in the growth of scientific understanding." (from the cover) (298 pp., endnotes, bibliography, index) Spitzer, Robert J. New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2010. "Responding to the contemporary popular atheism, Robert J. Spitzer's [book] examines the considerable e idence for God and creation that has come to light from physics and philosophy during the last forty years. An expert in divers areas, including theology, physics, metaphysics, and ethics, Spitzer offers in this text themost contemporary, complete, and integrated approach to rational theism currently available." (from the cover). (319 pp., footnotes, bibliography, index) Sproul, R. C. Not a Chance: The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and Cosmology. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994. "In a lively dialog with modern thinkers from Hume to Niels Bohr and Carl Sagan, Not a Chance consults laws of logic, linguistic and scientific theory, and mathematical understandings to probe the cause-effect relationship." (from the flyleaf) (234 pp., bibliography, subject and name indices) Thaxton, Charles B., Bradley, Walter L., and Olsen, Roger L. The Mystery of Life's Origin: Reassessing Current Theories. New York: Philosophical Library, 1986. Provides a comprehensive critique of chemical evolution using established principles of physics and chemistry. Technical and advanced, recommended for those with a background in a natural science. (228 pp., footnotes, index, bibliography) Whitcomb, John C. and Henry Morris. The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record and its Scientific Implications. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1961. A thorough treatment of the
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Biblical record and its scientific implications. (518 pp., footnotes, name, subject, and scripture indices) Woodward, Thomas. Doubts about Darwin: A History of Intelligent Design. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003. A look at the ID movement from Michael Denton to William Dembski. Interesting information about the movers and shakers of ID such as Phillip Johnson and Michael Behe. (303 pp., end notes, bibliography, index)
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