This is the third volume in Alvin Plantinga's trilogy on the notion of warrant, which he defines as that which distinguishes knowledge from true belief. In this volume, Plantinga examines warrant's role in theistic belief, tackling the questions of whether it is rational, reasonable, justifiable, and warranted to accept Christian belief and whether there is something epistemically unacceptable in doing so. He contends that Christian beliefs are warranted to the extent that they are formed by properly functioning cognitive faculties, thus, insofar as they are warranted, Christian beliefs are knowledge if they are true.
Christian Beliefs is designed for those who desire a basic understanding of Christian life and thought. It can be used for personal and family study and devotion. However, it is most appropriate for instruction in Christian doctrine in a congregational setting. Any believer or non-believer should find this small volume to be useful in the discovery of meaning for living the good life.
This book brings together a digest of the basic beliefs and teachings associated with the Christian religion. It is intended as a primer of basic Christian beliefs written from a non-sectarian, ecumenical point of view. It allows for much amplification and discussion by either the teacher or the discussion leader. Seven prime categories of belief comprise the book's chapters: The Christian God, Jesus Christ, Jesus and Reconciliation, Christian Faith, the Christian Church, Christian Ethics, and Christian Eschatology.
It is crucial that followers of Jesus and followers of Allah understand the similarities and differences of their respective systems of belief. This compendium has been derived largely from the authors’ book Muslims and Christians at the Table. We heartily recommend this 325-page book, designed to promote biblical understanding among Muslims.
This book explains the main elements of the Christian faith in a warm and approachable way, giving special attention to questions that are raised about the Christian faith in a multicultural and postmodern setting.
Illustrated with photographs and diagrams, this text is divided into easily digestible paragraphs, whilst highlighting key words. It includes suggestion boxes throughout that provide activities and tips for reader, whilst a spread at the back for teachers and parents give activity suggestions and advice on how to use the book with children.