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  • This book is a compilation of several of Dr. Bahnsen's published works on Christian apologetics, including his Apologetics syllabus, articles on practical apologetic problems (like the problem of evil, the problem of miracles, etc.), and an exposition of Acts 17. 

  • Paperback: 289 pages
    Publisher: Covenant Media Press (November 1996)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0915815281
    ISBN-13: 978-0915815289
    Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
    Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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  • Dedication
    Editor’s Preface

    Section One: The Lordship of Christ in the Realm of Knowledge
    Chapter 1: The Robbery Of Neutrality
    Chapter 2: The Immorality Of Neutrality
    Chapter 3: The Nature Of Unbelieving Thought
    Chapter 4: The Mind Of The New Man Rooted In Christ
    Chapter 5: Revelation As The Foundation Of Knowledge
    Chapter 6: Summary And Application: God’s Self-Attesting Authority

    Section Two: The Conditions Necessary for the Apologetic Task
    Chapter 7: Three Arguments Against Presuppositionalism
    Chapter 8: Humble Boldness, Not Obscurantist Arrogance
    Chapter 9: Inescapable Revelation, Inescapable Knowledge
    Chapter 10: Common Ground Which Is Not Neutral
    Chapter 11: Where Point Of Contact Is, And Is Not, Found
    Chapter 12: Overall Summary: Chapters 1-11

    Section Three: How to Defend the Faith
    Chapter 13: The Foolishness Of Unbelief
    Chapter 14: A Two-Fold Apologetic Procedure
    Chapter 15: Answering the Fool
    Chapter 16: Worldviews In Collision
    Chapter 17: The Ultimate Stating Point: God’s Word
    Chapter 18: Summary On Apologetic Method: Chapters 13-17

    Section Four: Conditions Necessary for Apologetic Success
    Chapter 19: God Must Sovereignly Grant Understanding
    Chapter 20: One Must Believe In Order To Understand
    Chapter 21: Strategy Guided By The Nature Of Belief
    Chapter 22: Not Being Beguiled As Was Eve
    Chapter 23: Not Lying To Defend the Truth
    Chapter 24: Effectively Encountering Varieties Of Opposition 

    Section Five: Answers to Apologetic Challenges
    Chapter 25: Ready To Reason
    Chapter 26: The Heart Of The Matter
    Chapter 27: Answering Objections
    Chapter 28: Tools of Apologetics
    Chapter 29: Apologetics In Practice
    Chapter 30: The Problem Of Evil
    Chapter 31: The Problem Of Knowing The “Super-Natural”
    Chapter 32: The Problem Of Faith
    Chapter 33: The Problem Of Religious Language
    Chapter 34: The Problem Of Miracles

    Appendix: Biblical Exposition of Acts 17
    The Encounter Of Jerusalem With Athens

    Indexes
    Scripture Index
    Index

About the Author

Greg L. Bahnsen (1948-1995) was the scholar-in-residence at the Southern California Center for Christian Studies and an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California, specializing in the field of epistemology (theory of knowledge).  He also received M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia.
Dr. Bahnsen was the author of numerous books and published articles and was a popular conference speaker.  He was also a renowned public debater as evidenced in his interchanges with Muslims, Roman Catholics, Jews, and atheists.