Saturday, December 17, 2011

Recommended General Texts on Christian Apologetics

A friend asked me: "Would you mind recommending some books from Christian apologists?  I endeavor to be more well-equipped to defend the faith in the world of ideas."

Here are my suggestions.

Paul Copan,When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics.  

Paul Copan and William Lane Craig, Contending with Christianity's Critics: Answering New Atheists and Other Objectors.

William Lane Craig, On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision.  

William Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith (3rd Edition): Christian Truth and Apologetics.  

William Craig and J.P. Moreland, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview.

Doug Groothuis, Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith.  

Lee Strobel, The Case for....   Christ, Faith, a Creator, & the Real Jesus.

These are all good, broad-based, general texts on apologetics. Copan, Craig, Moreland, and Groothuis are all excellent scholars with Ph.Ds. Strobel's books consist of interviews with great scholars.

Beyong this, there are many excellente books that focus on on certain apologetic issues such as, e.g., the problem of evil