Suggested Reading List

Listed below are some of our favorite, most powerful, most popular resources on our apologetics website. For those of you who are visiting us for the first time--confronted with a long list of articles, you might wonder, "Where do I start? Which of these are the best?"

Let me suggest the following, for starters. It is obviously not "exhaustive" list of our best, just our suggested sampler.

By Phillip Johnson

"Nihilism and the End of Law"--perhaps his most powerful piece ever written; it slices to the core of our current ethical crisis: the loss of moral absolutes. Johnson will introduce you to a late professor of law at Yale, Arthur Leff, whose brilliant analysis of the "Grand Sez Who" problem is unforgettable.

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By J.P. Moreland

The Historicity of the New Testament - One of the central claims of Christianity is that Jesus of Nazareth was the incarnate Son of God who died on the cross to atone for the sins of humanity and rose bodily from the dead. Our acceptance of these claims depends on whether or not the New Testament documents are reliable historical sources about Jesus. It is the purpose of this chapter to argue that it is reasonable to accept the substantial historicity of the New Testament.

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By James Sire

The Universe Next Door: For more than thirty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In this new fifth edition James Sire offers additional student-friendly features to his concise, easily understood introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. Included in this expanded format are a new chapter on Islam and informative sidebars throughout.