Twenty essays that argue for the truth of what C.S. Lewis called "mere Christianity." The contributors - all distinguished scholars - present their evidence from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, archaeology, biology, history, law, and cosmology. Step by step the writers construct a convincing argument for the accuracy of the Bible and the credibility of the Christian faith.
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To use C. S. Lewis's words, John Warwick Montgomery was brought over the threshold of Christian faith "kicking and struggling." The year was 1949. The place, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Herman John Eckelmann, a persistent engineering student succeeded in goading Montgomery into religious discussions. Montgomery, a philosophy major disinterested in religion, found himself forced to consider seriously the claims of Jesus Christ in the New Testament in order to preserve his intellectual integrity. After no mean struggle he acknowledged his rebellion against God, asking His forgiveness.Today, he is considered by many to be the foremost living apologist for biblical Christianity.A renaissance scholar with a flair for controversy, he lives in France, England and the United States. His international activities have brought him into personal contact with some of the most exciting events of our time: not only was he in China In June 1989, but he was In Fiji during its 1987 bloodless revolution, was involved in assisting East Germans to escape during the time of the Berlin Wall, and was in Paris during the 'days of May' 1968.He is an ordained Lutheran clergyman, an English barrister, and is admitted to practise as a lawyer before the Supreme Court of the United States and inscrit au Barreau de Paris, France. He obtained acquittals for the 'Athens 3' missionaries on charges of proselytism at the Greek Court of Appeals in 1986 and won the leading religious liberty cases of Larissis v. Greece and Bessarabian Orthodox Church v. Moldova before the European Court of Human Rights.Dr. Montgomery is the author of more than fifty books in five languages. He holds ten earned degrees, Including a Master of Philosophy in Law from the University of Essex, England, a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and a Doctorate of the University in Protestant Theology from the University of Strasbourg, France, and the higher doctorate in law (LL.D.) from the University of Cardiff, Wales.Review:
Over the past fifty years many valuable books have been written in the area of Christian Apologetics. Several authors' names come to mind: C.S. Lewis, E.J. Carnell, B. Ramm, N. Geisler, C. Pinnock, J. McDowell, W.L. Craig, among many others. John Warwick Montgomery stands with them in a common mission. For nearly forty years he has persistently pointed thinking people to the cross of Christ, in his debates with unbelievers and through this apologetical writings. His recent work, Evidence for Faith, carries on the mission admirably. What makes this volume different from most others in its genre is (a) its multiple authorship and (b) its broad range of subject matter. The anthology contains no less than twenty essays written by nine scholars covering such diverse subjects as The Evidence from Cosmology, Biomedical Prescience, Messianic Prophecy, The Problem of Evil, and Legal Reasoning and Revelational Truth-Claims. The authors are especially well qualified in their disciplines, five of them having been trained in both science and theology. The thesis of Montgomery's essay, "A Juridical Defense of Christianity", is that legal reasoning, when applied to Christianity, " . . . results in a verdict for the Christian Faith." The justification for using such reasoning lies ": . . . in the difficulty in jettisoning it: legal standards of evidence develop as essential means of resolving the most intractable disputes in society . . ." The author employs legal reasoning to answer four key questions pertaining to the central truth claims of the Gospel. He examines: 1. the reliability of the historical records of Jesus 2. the reliability of the testimony concerning Jesus' life and divine claims about Himself 3. the resurrection as proof of his divine claims, and 4. the divine stamp of approval which Jesus placed upon the Bible. There are valuable insights to be gleaned throughout the essay, but perhaps especially interesting to the reader will be Montgomery's application of a fourfold legal test for exposing perjury to the question of the reliability of biblical testimony. Everyone who believes in giving evidence for faith should want to have a copy of this useful book. Review by Prof. Gary Colwell, Concordia College, Edmonton, Alberta. -- Christian Legal Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Spring 1993.
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