The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

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Penguin, Aug 1, 2009 - Religion - 310 pages
A New York Times bestseller people can believe in—by “a pioneer of the new urban Christians” (Christian Today magazine).

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.

The remarkable New York Times bestseller by the "C.S. Lewis for the 21st century" (Newsweek).

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A sensible, modern version, of the argument for the existence of God, based on the 'best explanation for what there is', approach. Deals with various counterarguments based on the traditional problem of evil. Philosophical jargon rare. Compare with C S Lewis. Read full review

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It's an apologetic book so it's a little bit deeper in content and not as easy of a read as some other books we've done but it really makes you think about what you believe and why. It poses some good ... Read full review

Contents

TH RE
35
F O U
52
FIVE
70
S IX
87
S E V E
100
EIGHT
131
N IN
148
T
165
E W E
180
T W E L V
193
THIRT E E
209
F O U R T E E
222
Where Do We Go from Here?
237
Acknowledgments
253
Index
299
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Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was first a pastor in Hopewell, Virgina. In 1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today, Redemmer has more than five thousand regular Sunday attendees, plus the members of more than one hundred new churches around the world. Also the author of Counterfeit Gods, The Prodigal God,and the New York Times bestseller The Reason for God, he lives in New York with his family.

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