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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. (paper)

About the Author
Greg L. Bahnsen was the scholar-in-residence at the Southern California Center for Christian Studies and an ordained minister iin 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. A complete list of his over 1,700 audio tapes, videos, articles, and books is available from the Covenant Media Foundation.


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 Starting Point: God's Word
Chapter 18: Summary On Apologetic Method: Chapters 13-17

Section Four:
The 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   
The Encounter Of Jerusalem With Athens

Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen, Robert R. Booth, Editor
Ninth Printing
Covenant Media Foundation
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