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Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

John G. Stackhouse


Presents a conception of apologetics appropriate for the contemporary cultural context. This conception avoids the destructive and self‐defeating problems of dogmatism and triumphalism, all‐too‐typical of most apologetics. Part I locates apologetics within the context of contemporary culture, discussing the most salient challenges to apologetical conversation in contemporary North American culture: pluralism, postmodernity, the problem of plausibility, and consumerism. Part II moves from analysis of the cultural context of apologetical conversation to a theological and epistemological explorat ... More

Keywords: communication, consumerism, conversion, epistemology, mission, plausibility, pluralism, postmodernity, truth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195138078
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195138074.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John G. Stackhouse, author
Regent College, Vancouver
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