Wednesday, August 25, 2010

L 3.7

A comment made by Loftus needs to be clarified. He mentions Christian apologist Norman Geisler and refers to his method of argumentation for the truth of Christianity. Geisler's apologetic method doesn't start "from below" as Loftus states on p. 60. Geisler follows the classical apologetic method which starts out "from above" as Loftus then outlines in Geisler's 12 step approach that begins “high” with truth and works "down" to Jesus' ministry on earth. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist is a good example of this apologetic method. There is a thorough explanation of 5 different apologetic methods in Five Views on Apologetics.

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