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The reason for God : belief in an age of skepticism

Keller, Timothy J., 1950-

New York : Dutton, c2008.

xxiii, 293 p. ; 24 cm + Discussion Guide, book.

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Although a vocal minority continues to attack religious faith, for most Americans, faith is a large part of their lives: 86% of Americans refer to themselves as religious, and 75% of all Americans consider themselves Christians. So how should they respond to these passionate, learned, and persuasive books that promote science and secularism over religion and faith? For years, Tim Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced "doubts" skeptics bring to his Manhattan church; here, he dismantles each of them. Written with atheists, agnostics, and skeptics in mind, Keller also provides an intelligent platform on which true believers can stand their ground when bombarded by the backlash. This book challenges such ideology at its core and points to the true path and purpose of Christianity.--From publisher description.

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ISBN:

978-0-525-95049-3 (hardcover)

ISBN:

978-0-525-95049-3 (hardcover)

LC Call No:

BT1103 .K45 2008

Dewey Class No:

239 22

Author:

Keller, Timothy J., 1950-

Title:

The reason for God : belief in an age of skepticism / Timothy Keller.

Publisher:

New York : Dutton, c2008.

Physical:

xxiii, 293 p. ; 24 cm + Discussion Guide, book.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-281) and index.

Summary:

Although a vocal minority continues to attack religious faith, for most Americans, faith is a large part of their lives: 86% of Americans refer to themselves as religious, and 75% of all Americans consider themselves Christians. So how should they respond to these passionate, learned, and persuasive books that promote science and secularism over religion and faith? For years, Tim Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced "doubts" skeptics bring to his Manhattan church; here, he dismantles each of them. Written with atheists, agnostics, and skeptics in mind, Keller also provides an intelligent platform on which true believers can stand their ground when bombarded by the backlash. This book challenges such ideology at its core and points to the true path and purpose of Christianity.--From publisher description.

Subject:

Apologetics.

Subject:

Faith.

Subject:

Skepticism.

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Contributor biographical information

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Publisher description

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