Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?

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A Christianity Today 1995 Books of the Year Finalist! Believing. Most of us take it for granted. We just do it--whether it's trusting that the sun will come up tomorrow, that the lunch we are about to eat is not poisoned or that our religious beliefs are not ill-founded. But why should we believe any of these things? Why should anyone believe anything at all? With insight and humor, James W. Sire examines the reasons people give for believing what they do and suggests what are truly satisfying and compelling reasons for belief. He then turns to the question of a specific belief--namely, belief that the Christian faith is true. Sire tackles both the best reason for belief in Christianity (the identity of Jesus ) and the chief reason against it (the problem of evil). And he responds to these issues personally and philosophically. Here is a book to challenge the skeptic and reassure the doubter in us all.

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With insight and humor, James Sire takes a look at the actual reasons people give for believing what they do. He then probes further to suggest more satisfying and compelling reasons for belief. Having explored the issue of belief in general, he turns to the question of believing that the Christian faith is true. Central to Christianity's truth claims, he argues, is the person of Jesus Christ. What can we know about him? Why should we believe what we read about him is true? Not content just to suggest reasons for belief, Sire tackles the chief reason against it - the problem of evil. No mere armchair theologian, he responds to this tough question personally as well as philosophically. Here is a book to challenge the skeptic and reassure the doubter in us all.

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James W. Sire (PhD, University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology, and short courses at many universities and seminaries. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and Europe. His InterVarsity Press books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door (a worldviews textbook), Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind, Naming the Elephant, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.

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