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In Defence of Christianity

Brian Hebblethwaite


This short book of Christian apologetics attempts to show the main reasons that can be advanced in support of the Christian faith. These reasons do not constitute the foundations of Christianity, but are more like buttresses supporting a faith position already held or considered hypothetically. They fall into three groups: appeals to facts and ideas available to anyone, irrespective of time or place; appeals to particular events and strands in human history; and appeals to the inner rationale of developed Christian doctrine. The book stresses the ways in which the first group of appeals (tradi ... More

Keywords: apologetics, reason, faith, history, doctrine, theology, explanation, creation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199276790
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005 DOI:10.1093/019927679X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Hebblethwaite, author
Life Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge