In the light of the threats posed to Christianity by militant Islam, intolerant secularism, and widespread misinformation (The Da Vinci Code
, the Jesus Seminar, etc.), the necessity of informed and articulate defense of the Christian faith today can hardly be contested. Reasons for Our Hope
offers a sophisticated yet accessible guide to "destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and . . . taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:5). The book's 31 chapters are divided into four sections:
- Apologetics Methodologies and Systems
- with chapters on worldviews, the tension between faith and reason, etc.
- Apologetics in Scripture and in History
- a look at apologetics in the Old and New Testaments, early church, middle ages, the Reformation, Enlightenment, and today.
- Apologetic Problems
- issues such as the value of philosophy, dealing with skepticism, the problem of evil, miracles, the Resurrection, etc.
- How to Use Apologetics in Engaging the World
- how to engage the Cultist, Secularist, Postmodernist, Muslim, and Eastern Mystic.