In Defense Of Miracles

📒In Defense Of Miracles ✍ R. Douglas Geivett

✏Book Title : In Defense of Miracles
✏Author : R. Douglas Geivett
✏Publisher : InterVarsity Press
✏Release Date : 1997-02-27
✏Pages : 330
✏ISBN : 0830815287
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏In Defense of Miracles Book Summary : Can modern intellectuals believe in miracles? Editors R. Douglas Geivett and Gary R. Habermas provide a collection of essays to refute objections to the miraculous and set forth the positive case for God's action in history.

✏Book Title : Miracles and the Modern Mind
✏Author : Norman Geisler
✏Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
✏Release Date : 2004-06-21
✏Pages : 164
✏ISBN : 9781592447329
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Miracles and the Modern Mind Book Summary : That miracles exist is an important part of the Christian tradition, yet a brief survey of modern thought reveals a marked prejudice against this notion. Here, Geisler shows how the laws of logic and science speak to the reasonableness of miracles. A dispassionate look at the facts and arguments demands that doubters question their own naturalistic assumptions. Geisler also describes signs, wonders, and power, contrasting what the Bible means by a miracle with bizarre stories of saints, faith healers, and occultists. A continuation of his work begun in 'Miracles and Modern Thought', 'Miracles and the Modern Mind' includes extensive revisions and additions.

📒Miracles ✍ Craig S. Keener

✏Book Title : Miracles
✏Author : Craig S. Keener
✏Publisher : Baker Books
✏Release Date : 2011-11-01
✏Pages : 1248
✏ISBN : 9781441239990
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Miracles Book Summary : Most modern prejudice against biblical miracle reports depends on David Hume's argument that uniform human experience precluded miracles. Yet current research shows that human experience is far from uniform. In fact, hundreds of millions of people today claim to have experienced miracles. New Testament scholar Craig Keener argues that it is time to rethink Hume's argument in light of the contemporary evidence available to us. This wide-ranging and meticulously researched two-volume study presents the most thorough current defense of the credibility of the miracle reports in the Gospels and Acts. Drawing on claims from a range of global cultures and taking a multidisciplinary approach to the topic, Keener suggests that many miracle accounts throughout history and from contemporary times are best explained as genuine divine acts, lending credence to the biblical miracle reports.

📒Faith Reason ✍ Ronald H. Nash

✏Book Title : Faith Reason
✏Author : Ronald H. Nash
✏Publisher : Harper Collins
✏Release Date : 1994-04
✏Pages : 296
✏ISBN : 0310294010
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Faith Reason Book Summary : This book explores philosophical questions that have important implications for the truth and rationality of the Christian faith.

📒In Defense Of Natural Theology ✍ James F. Sennett

✏Book Title : In Defense of Natural Theology
✏Author : James F. Sennett
✏Publisher : InterVarsity Press
✏Release Date : 2005-10-04
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 0830827676
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏In Defense of Natural Theology Book Summary : James F. Sennett and Douglas Groothuis have assembled a distinguished array of scholars to examine the Humean legacy with care and make the case for a more robust, if chastened, natural theology after Hume.

📒A Defense Of Hume On Miracles ✍ Robert J. Fogelin

✏Book Title : A Defense of Hume on Miracles
✏Author : Robert J. Fogelin
✏Publisher : Princeton University Press
✏Release Date : 2010-03-25
✏Pages : 128
✏ISBN : 1400825776
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Defense of Hume on Miracles Book Summary : Since its publication in the mid-eighteenth century, Hume's discussion of miracles has been the target of severe and often ill-tempered attacks. In this book, one of our leading historians of philosophy offers a systematic response to these attacks. Arguing that these criticisms have--from the very start--rested on misreadings, Robert Fogelin begins by providing a narrative of the way Hume's argument actually unfolds. What Hume's critics (and even some of his defenders) have failed to see is that Hume's primary argument depends on fixing the appropriate standards of evaluating testimony presented on behalf of a miracle. Given the definition of a miracle, Hume quite reasonably argues that the standards for evaluating such testimony must be extremely high. Hume then argues that, as a matter of fact, no testimony on behalf of a religious miracle has even come close to meeting the appropriate standards for acceptance. Fogelin illustrates that Hume's critics have consistently misunderstood the structure of this argument--and have saddled Hume with perfectly awful arguments not found in the text. He responds first to some early critics of Hume's argument and then to two recent critics, David Johnson and John Earman. Fogelin's goal, however, is not to "bash the bashers," but rather to show that Hume's treatment of miracles has a coherence, depth, and power that makes it still the best work on the subject.

📒The Case For Miracles ✍ Lee Strobel

✏Book Title : The Case for Miracles
✏Author : Lee Strobel
✏Publisher : Zondervan
✏Release Date : 2018-03-27
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9780310343349
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Case for Miracles Book Summary : New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel trains his investigative sights on the hot-button issue of whether it’s credible to believe God intervenes supernaturally in people’s lives today. This provocative book starts with an unlikely interview in which America’s foremost skeptic builds a seemingly persuasive case against the miraculous. But then Strobel travels the country to quiz scholars to see whether they can offer solid answers to atheist objections. Along the way, he encounters astounding accounts of healings and other phenomena that simply cannot be explained away by naturalistic causes. The book features the results of exclusive new scientific polling that shows miracle accounts are much more common than people think. What’s more, Strobel delves into the most controversial question of all: what about miracles that don’t happen? If God can intervene in the world, why doesn’t he do it more often to relieve suffering? Many American Christians are embarrassed by the supernatural, not wanting to look odd or extreme to their neighbors. Yet, The Case for Miracles shows not only that the miraculous is possible, but that God still does intervene in our world in awe-inspiring ways. Here’s a unique book that examines all sides of this issue and comes away with a passionate defense for God’s divine action in lives today.

📒Miracles ✍ Craig S. Keener

✏Book Title : Miracles
✏Author : Craig S. Keener
✏Publisher : Baker Academic
✏Release Date : 2011-11-01
✏Pages : 1248
✏ISBN : 0801039525
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Miracles Book Summary : Most modern prejudice against biblical miracle reports depends on David Hume's argument that uniform human experience precluded miracles. Yet current research shows that human experience is far from uniform. In fact, hundreds of millions of people today claim to have experienced miracles. New Testament scholar Craig Keener argues that it is time to rethink Hume's argument in light of the contemporary evidence available to us. This wide-ranging and meticulously researched two-volume study presents the most thorough current defense of the credibility of the miracle reports in the Gospels and Acts. Drawing on claims from a range of global cultures and taking a multidisciplinary approach to the topic, Keener suggests that many miracle accounts throughout history and from contemporary times are best explained as genuine divine acts, lending credence to the biblical miracle reports.

📒Possible Lives ✍ Alison Knowles Frazier

✏Book Title : Possible Lives
✏Author : Alison Knowles Frazier
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2005-02-09
✏Pages : 544
✏ISBN : 9780231503396
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Possible Lives Book Summary : Possible Lives uses the saints'lives written by humanists of the Italian Renaissance to explore the intertwining of classical and religious cultures on the eve of the European Reformation. The lives of saints were among the most reproduced and widely distributed literatures of medieval and early modern Europe. During the century before the Reformation, these narratives of impossible goodness fell into the hands of classicizing intellectuals known as humanists. This study examines how the humanist authors received, criticized, and rewrote the traditional stories of exemplary virtue for patrons and audiences who were surprisingly open to their textual experiments. Drawn from a newly constructed catalog of primary sources in manuscript and print, the cases in this book range from the lure of martyrdom as the West confronted Islam to the use of saints'lives in local politics and the rhetorician's classroom. Frazier discusses the writers'perceptions of historical sanctity, the commanding place of the mendicant friars, and one unique account of a contemporary holy woman. Possible Lives shows that the classical Renaissance was also a saintly Renaissance, as humanists deployed their rhetorical and philological skills to "renew the persuasive force of Christian virtue" and "save the cult of the saints." Combining quantitative and anecdotal approaches in a highly readable series of case studies, Frazier reveals the contextual richness of this little-known and unexpectedly large body of Latin hagiography.

📒Think Christianly ✍ Jonathan Morrow

✏Book Title : Think Christianly
✏Author : Jonathan Morrow
✏Publisher : Zondervan
✏Release Date : 2011-11-01
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9780310586739
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Think Christianly Book Summary : Think Christianly is about seizing the opportunities we have every day to speak the life Jesus offers into our culture. Tragically, many such opportunities pass us by unclaimed—either because we don’t notice them or we have not prepared ourselves to enter into them. And those around us seem to grow increasingly unwilling to hear anything the church has to say. Jonathan Morrow helps church leaders envision and implement ways for their congregations to “think Christianly” about contemporary questions and to speak in informed, engaging ways. Morrow explores many of the important issues that Christians often hear raised with regard to faith—questions about who Jesus was, the good and bad of religion, pain and evil in the world, the reliability of the Bible, sexuality and intimate relationships, and hope for change, among others. The life and faith issues that Think Christianly addresses lead to cultural moments where Christianity and contemporary culture intersect. This book will help churches take vital steps toward cultivating compassion and competence in speaking faithfully to a questioning world.