Killing God offers an engaging look at atheism, in both its historically famous (e.g., Freud, Marx, Nietzsche) and contemporary (e.g., Dawkins, Harris, Dennett) forms. It is intended for young people, ‘millennials.’ The book is fair-minded and comprehensive in its approach–Michael Thune, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Joliet Junior College
Dr. Sweis has produced a masterpiece; a highly readable, well-ordered, logical analysis that evenly outlines the conflict between atheism and theism. His style is artfully nuanced and, befitting a scholar with his credentials, he provides balanced information for both sides of the argument. Beautifully written and a “must read’ for those with a serious interest in this controversial subject.
—Dan Hampton, New York Times Bestselling Author of Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat.
Atheism is on the rise and getting to be popular among younger people and professionals. If you are looking for the best ways to address this issue with academic rigor that even a high school student will understand and appreciate, this book is for you!
This book will help you to:
✓Know the major arguments used by the new atheists—and not necessarily what to say in response, but better, how to respond logically and respectfully.
✓Understand the psychological objections people have to God in general.
✓Articulate the difference between good and bad arguments regarding atheism.
Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources
These books, we could not have completed without the talented and genius editorial help of my colleague Chad V. Meister!
For information on the contributors, table of contents and more details –follow this link at Zondervan.com
Reviews and Awards:
Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources is a feast for the mind of a Christian apologist who desires to be acquainted with some of the best apologists in their field. This is a must read for serious students of apologetics and should be on the required reading list for any apologetics class. This book will stimulate your mind with a desire to know more about our great God and speaks to the fact that God’s truth speaks to all of life. This is an apologetics book in its own right, not from the mind of one man, but from a multitude of capable defenders of the Christian faith.
–Craig Hurts Theology for the Road
… the student of apologetics will find in Christian Apologetics many very important works of some of the best minds in the history of Christianity all hard at work “contending for the faith given once for all to the saints” (Jude 3; see also 1 Peter 3:15). Let us all be inspired by this work and continue the world-changing ministry of making the one true God known to the entire planet before it is too late (Psalm 90:12; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 5:16; James 4:13-17).
Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
“I highly recommend this book to every Christian and non-Christians who are passionately exploring the reasons for believing in Christian God. This primary sources collection of Christian’s apologias in one volume will remove obstacles hindering faith in Christ and indeed bolster faith in those who already believe. If you are an apologist, this is a must have apologetics book.”
Excellent, thoughtful, the best on the market today. Scholarly, accessible, and a steal. The best Phil. Religion text to date!!!
If you’re searching for a reference book that provides a look at apologetics from a wide variety of perspectives by some of the best apologists in the field, past and present, then Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources is for you. Editors Khaldoun A. Sweis and Chad V. Meister have assembled an impressive collection of essays in this 11-part, 553-page tome
Comprising groundbreaking dialogues by many of the most prominent scholars in Christian apologetics and the philosophy of religion, this volume offers a definitive treatment of central questions of Christian faith. The essays are ecumenical and broadly Christian, in the spirit of C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity, and feature lucid and up-to-date material designed to engage readers in contemporary theistic and Christian issues.
Beginning with dialogues about God’s existence and the coherence of theism and then moving beyond generic theism to address significant debates over such specifically Christian doctrines as the Trinity and the resurrection of Jesus, Debating Christian Theism provides an ideal starting point for anyone seeking to understand the current debates in Christian theology.
For information on the contributors, table of contents and more details –follow this link at Oxford University Press
Reviews and Awards:
“Thus the collection is far more useful as a whole than would be a book of either Christian or atheist apologetics (or screeds) read separately. It offers a far more rigorous and scholarly approach than [others. Accessible to educated readers and advanced undergraduate students, this volume provides a handy summary of key positions in important debates. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers.
—CHOICE, D. R. Boscaljon, independent scholar, 2014 American Library Association
“Debating Christian Theism contains new essays on central topics by a number of distinguished scholars. It should not only prove of general interest but would provide an excellent supplemental text for undergraduate and graduate courses in philosophy of religion or theology.”
–William Wainwright, author of Religion and Morality
“Pro/con pairs of essays, fairness, high-level discussion, rare breadth-all these combine to make this book an excellent representation of, and addition to, current debates regarding Christian theism.”
–Keith E. Yandell, author of Philosophy of Religion