I grant that it is certainly possible to accept god's existence and the resurrection and still deny christianity, but it seems to put one on shaky rational ground there are millions of possibilities here perhaps jesus was an alien, perhaps god is a big deceiver, perhaps people really can rise from the dead. In the possibility of resurrection and other essays in christian apologetics, peter van inwagen provides evidence for rejecting the aristotelian or reassembly /reconstruction view of the resurrection, and in its stead presents his own “just-so story” of the resurrection, a story which has come to be known as. In this essay, however, we want to turn our attention to the theological implications of christ's resurrection (as a young man, i had a pastor who argued that even if christ were not raised from the dead, christians were better off than others because we have embraced a great ethical system that kept our. The possibility of resurrection and other essays in christian apologetics has 7 ratings and 0 reviews peter van inwagen is a philosopher who became a ch. For permanence of paper for printed library materials z3948-1984 library of congress cataloging-in-publication data van lnwagen, peter the possibility of resurrection and other essays in christian apologetics / peter van lnwagen p cm includes bibliographical references and index isbn 0-8133-2731-8 (cloth) 1.
That the argument from evil fails to disprove the existence of god some of his other books are: ontology, identity, and modality: essays in metaphysics the possibility of resurrection and other essays in christian apologetics god, knowledge and mystery: essays in philosophical theology metaphysics material beings. Here's where you can start building your apologetics library at a fraction of the cost of hard copies as i find the best deals in christian apologetics on amazon fatal flaws: what evolutionists don't want you to know by hank hanegraaff $299 resurrection: the capstone in the arch of christianity by hank hanegraaff. “the possibility of resurrection,” international journal for the philosophy of religion 9 (1978): 114-121 reprinted in the possibility of resurrection and other essays in christian apologetics, ed peter van inwagen (westview, 1998) wright, nt (2011) “mind, spirit, soul and body: all for one and one for.
Peter van inwagen (born september 21, 1942) is an american analytic philosopher and the john cardinal o'hara professor of philosophy at the university of notre dame he is also a research professor of philosophy at duke university each spring he previously taught at syracuse university and earned his phd from. A careful analysis of one of the leading books on christian apologetics if you are not a christian, or don't happen to have a copy of the case for christ, i would suggest that you read two of my other essays first, the essay on the origins of the it would also be helpful to read my essay on christianity as a meme complex. The possibility of resurrection and other essays in christian apologetics [peter van inwagen] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers peter van inwagen is a philosopher who became a christian at the age of forty his conversion was not a return to the religion of his childhood.
25 peter van inwagen, the possibility of resurrection and other essays in christian apologetics (westview press: harpercollins publishers, inc, 1998) 89- 90 26 ibid 27 licona, the resurrection ,129-134 3 louie: the disingenuousness of the jesus legend in popular media published by [email protected] The most common objection to the christian doctrine of the resurrection of the dead is that it cannot be made compatible with materialism, the claim that humans are material beings and have no non-physical parts this article examines the supposed inconsistency and looks at four different attempts by philosophers to. When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, 'we want to hear you again on this subject in his essay the historicity of jesus' resurrection he talks about how he first encountered evidence for the resurrection during a talk by christian apologist josh mcdowell and later. His published books include: time and cause: essays presented to richard taylor editor (1980) an essay on free will (1983) alvin plantinga co-editor ( 1985) material beings (1990) metaphysics (1993) god knowledge and mystery (1995) the possibility of resurrection and other essays in christian apologetics.
Today begins a series of 23 essays contributed by various apologetics bloggers from across the web this series responds to the question: why is christianity true today the series is introduced, along with its foreword tomorrow begins the first essay here is the schedule of contributing bloggers. Apologetics served to further convince us that our faith was grounded in sufficient reason but our without being simplistic, i admit that other factors contribute to this departure from apologetics written seven centuries before the time of christ, isaiah 53 describes the death and resurrection of christ in detail next, he. Discover librarian-selected research resources on resurrection (theology) from the questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more the possibility of resurrection and other essays in christian apologetic by peter van inwagen westview press, 1998.