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Contending for Christian Faith in Today's Academic Setting
Disputed Issues is a collection of essays reflecting Professor Steven Davis’s thinking—developed over a long and illustrious career—on a host of widely-contested issues essential to Christian philosophy, theology, and belief. These thoughtful and highly readable essays explore a range of topics, from those central to basic Christian belief (such as issues about resurrection and the survival of death), to others focused on more specific questions (such as whether Mark copied Homer and whether exegesis should be presuppositionless). Intended as a useful, instructive resource for believers and unbelievers alike, Disputed Issues is essential to understanding what a thoughtful orthodox Christian believes—and why.
Part I: New Testament Issues
1 Should We Believe the Jesus Seminar?
2 Is the Jesus of Q Theory Believable?
3 Did Mark Copy Homer?
4 Did Jesus Claim to Forgive Sins?
5 Have the Infidels Refuted the Resurrection?
6 Should Exegesis Have Presuppositions?
Part II: Theological Issues
7 Should Evangelicals Be Pluralists?
8 Holocaust Theology and The Passion of the Christ
9 Is the God of Process Theology a Valid Option?
10 Is Theological Nonrealism Dangerous?
11 Resurrection and Eschatology: How Are They Related?
Part III: Issues in the Philosophy of Religion
12 Despair over Genocide—Can There Be Hope?
13 Is “Survival of Death” Coherent?
14 Wittgensteinian Philosophy of Religion—A Valid Option?
15 Has the Ontological Argument Been Refuted?
16 Three Views of God, Which Is Correct?
Straightforward, uncompromising, and no-nonsense, Disputed Issues will encourage and challenge scholars and lay Christian thinkers alike.
-Michael J. Murray, Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor in the Humanities and Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College
Stephen T. Davis (Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University) is Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College. He is the author and editor of 15 books, including, Christian Philosophical Theology (2006), The Redemption: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer (2004), and The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God (2002).