Making the case for the Chrisitan faith–apologetics–has always been part of the Church’s mission. Yet Christians sometimes have had different approaches to defending the faith, responding to the needs of their respective times and framing their arguments to address the particular issues of their day. Cardinal Avery Dulles provides a masterful overview of Christian aapologetics, from its beginning in the New Testament through the Middle Ages and on to the present resurgence of apologetics among Catholics and Protestants. Dulles shows how Chrisitan apologists have at times both criticized and drawn from their intellectual surroundings to present the reasonableness of Christian belief. No student of apologetics and contemporary theology should be without this superb and masterful work. Paper.
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