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The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism epub

by Timothy Keller


The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism epub

ISBN: 0143142941

ISBN13: 978-0143142942

Author: Timothy Keller

Category: Spirituality

Language: English

Publisher: Penguin Audio; Abridged edition (February 14, 2008)

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Reason for God: Belief in an. .Written for skeptics and the believers who love them, the book draws on the author's encounters as founding pastor of New York's booming Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. One of Keller's most provocative arguments is that all doubts, however skeptical and cynical they may seem, are really a set of alternate beliefs.

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Throughout the book, one gets the sense of Keller as a man who can’t really understand why anyone would reject . The Reason for God, then, is at best a friendly book for Christians who want to feel a little better about holding their faith

Throughout the book, one gets the sense of Keller as a man who can’t really understand why anyone would reject his belief system. Thus the reasons he gives for such rejection are presented as obviously shallow because, if they had depth, they would mean genuine trouble for his Christian faith. The Reason for God, then, is at best a friendly book for Christians who want to feel a little better about holding their faith. At worst, it is an example of why American Christianity is so defensive against the weight of the emergent atheist movement.

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In this book, Tim Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations and reasoning, and even pop culture to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief, held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with a deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth.

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism (2008) is a book and DVD on Christian apologetics by Timothy J. Keller, a scholar and founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism deals with objections to Christian belief in Part 1, "The Leap of Doubt". Skeptical authors cited include . Mackie, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens

Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and reasoning to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief, held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with a deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth. Publication date: February 2008.

Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and reasoning to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief, held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with a deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth. Related: A Study Guide and DVD from Zondervan. Keller mines material from literary classics, philosophy, anthropology, and a multitude of other disciplines to make an intellectually compelling case for God.

In THE REASON FOR GOD, he addresses each doubt and explains each reason. Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and reasoning to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief, held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with a deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth. As the pastor of an inner-city church in New York City, Timothy Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced ‘doubts’ sceptics bring to his church, as well as the most important reasons for faith.

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The book, entitled The Reason for God, was based on common objections to the . Barkhorn, Eleanor (2011), "How Timothy Keller Spreads the Gospel in New York City, and Beyond" The Atlantic, Feb 21, 2011.

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I have been disappointed by so many Christian books I read- especially those that try to "prove" God. Being well acquainted with logic and rhetoric, the blatant logical fallacies often times presented as "proofs" is an embarrassment to Christian intellect. Then I read this book.

Tim doesn't try to "prove" Christianity or that God exists- no one can do this. But he makes excellent, well articulated and reasoned arguments for why it is reasonable to believe in God. If you are looking for theology, this is not your book (this book is much more philosophical if anything). But if you are looking for a book that argues the rationale for belief in God from a reasonable perspective, this is your book! Very highly recommended!
It has been said before, but Tim Keller is C.S. Lewis for the modern age. In the past several years, my social circle has expanded to include many friends from backgrounds very different than mine. I find myself with numerous relationships with individuals who identify as agnostic or atheist, all well educated and well read, working for social justice in the education circle. I have found myself lacking language to adequately express the "Reason" behind my belief in God and thus for my faith, and I was eager to read this book the moment I read the title. Similar in power and weight to Mere Christianity by Lewis, Keller eloquently walks through many of the most common questions and concerns that are asked by non believers and believers alike, and clearly presents the soundness of the logic behind the truth in a rational, reasoned, unconfrontational way. It further grounded my own heart in the strength of the arguments for the truths I believe, and I am deeply grateful for the increased confidence I feel in dialoguing with friends with other perspectives.
Why hello modern day C.S. Lewis. I mean, for real Timothy Keller. For real. This is by far one of the best Christian apologetic books I've read in a while. It's an easy read, yet so many great points to think about and ponder. Whether a skeptic or believer, you should read this book! I believe a decision about faith is too important a matter to not think about it.

Here's the list of chapters so you have a better idea of what he covers. The first part he address is common arguments against Christianity and the second is reasons for belief in Christianity.

Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics and non-believers bring to religion. Using literature, philosophy, anthropology, pop culture, and intellectual reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand against the backlash toward religion spawned by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.

Part 1: The Leap of Doubt

There Can't Be Just One True Religion
How Could a Good God Allow Suffering?
Christianity is a Straitjacket
The Church is Responsible for So Much Injustice
How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell?
Science Has Disproved Christianity
You Can't Take the Bible Literally

Part 2: The Reasons for Faith

The Clues of God
The Knowledge of God
The Problem of Sin
Religion and the Gospel
The (True) Story of the Cross
The Reality of the Resurrection
The Dance of God
There's lots of quotes to share, so let's dive right in!

"Everyone has faith in something....What is religion then? It is a set of beliefs that explain what life is all about, who we are, and the most important things that human beings should spend their time doing."

"At the very heart of [Christians'] view of reality was a man who died for his enemies, praying for their forgiveness."

"Love is the most liberating freedom-loss of all. Human beings are most free and alive in relationships of love [whether for a friend or romantic love]."

Regrading injustice: "When people have done injustice in the name of Christ they are not being true to the spirit of the one who himself died as a victim of injustice and who called for the forgiveness of his enemies. When people give their lives to liberate others as Jesus did, they are realizing the true Christianity that Martin Luther King, Jr., Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and other Christian voices have called for."

"If there is no God, then there is no way to say any one action is "moral" and another "immoral" but only "I like this." If that is the case, who gets the right to put their subjective, arbitrary moral feelings into law?"

On the resurrection: "The resurrection also puts a burden of proof on it's nonbelievers. It is not enough to simply believe Jesus did not rise from the dead. You must then come up with a historically feasible alternative explanation for the birth of the church. You have to provide some other plausible account for how things began...If the resurrection of Jesus happened, however, that means there's infinite hope and reason to pour ourselves out for the needs of the world."

So now that I just did a quote slam, what do you think? Have you read any of Keller's writings? Any of the quotes resonate? I would love to hear your thoughts!

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I recently finished reading this book, and found it a very good defense of the Christian faith. In this book, Timothy Keller answers objections to Christianity, and in doing so demonstrates the reasonableness of the Christian faith. While no book will ever provide completely watertight argument for Christianity, Timothy Keller does a remarkable job of writing a book that has the potential to move those who are open to considering the arguments and evidence for Christianity closer to belief in Jesus Christ. What's more, Timothy Keller has "field tested" many, if not most, of these arguments through interactions and conversations with one of the most savvy, skeptical groups of people in the world: New Yorkers.

Some have commented on how little Timothy Keller addressed evolution, and the fact that he comes out in favor of what many would call Theistic Evolution. While I disagree with Timothy Keller's position on evolution, I would not consider his position a test of whether he is a Christian or not, since he still affirms that God created our world and the rest of the Universe.

I greatly enjoyed Timothy Keller's answers, and feel this is a book I may want to read again sometime in the future. It really gave me a lot of food for thought, especially in terms of how people's everyday choices and behaviors either draw them closer to God and Heaven, or push them farther away from God, and toward Hell. I've been challenged to look at my own Christian life - even after following Christ for 40 years.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is open to considering the claims of Christianity, and to hearing out how common objections to Christianity can be resolved in a manner that 21rst century people can understand.