Amid the pluralism and secularism of Western culture, Christian apologetics has experienced a renewal of interest. In Apologetics at the Cross, Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen provide an introduction to the field, acquainting students and lay learners with the rich history, biblical foundation, and ongoing relevance of apologetics.
Unique in its approach, Apologetics at the Cross presents the biblical and historical foundations for apologetics, explores various contemporary methods for approaching apologetics, and gives practical guidance in "how to" chapters that feature many real-life illustrations. With their respectful approach, which pays special attention to the attitude and posture of the apologist, Chatraw and Allen equip Christians to engage skeptics with the heart as well as the mind.
Conversational in tone and balanced in approach, Apologetics at the Cross provides a readable introduction to the field of apologetics. Readers will be informed and equipped for engaging a wide range of contemporary challenges with the best in Christian thought.
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Chapter 1---An Invitation to the Practice of Apologetics
Chapter 2---An Apologetics of Glory Versus an Apologetics of the Cross
Chapter 3---The Pastor as an Apologist: The Need to Recover the Past
Chapter 4---The Need for Apologetics: A Lesson from the Trenches
Part 2---Approaches: Historical, Contemporary, and Biblical
Chapter 5---Where to Begin? A Survey of the Various Approaches
Chapter 6---A Way Forward
Chapter 7---Getting on with the Task: A Lesson from the Trenches
Part 3---Knowing Your Context
Chapter 8---The Western World
Chapter 9---The Rest of the World
Chapter 10---Why Knowing Your Context is Vital: A Lesson from the Trenches
Part 4---Apologetics as Loving Your Neighbor: Issues of the Heart and Mind
Chapter 11---The Importance of Tone: Loving our Neighbor or Winning an Argument?
Chapter 12---Dealing with Defeat
Chapter 13---Building a Case
Chapter 14---Loving Others Through Apologetics: A Lesson from the Trenches
Part 5---More Lesson from the Trenches
Chapter 15---A Survey of How to Answers the Most Commonly Asked Questions
Chapter 16---Summary and Conclusion
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