Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.8: Faith, Risk and Rationality

Selected favorite quotes from Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics:

p. 158:  “Pascal does not mention hell overtly in his famous argument.”

p. 161:  “First, prudential matters do not determine beliefs; they merely prime the pump for investigation and consideration.  One must consider the credibility of any religious claim in addition to its prudential promises.”

Question:  “Yet this does not mean that we could not choose to cease believing in Christianity,” (p. 163)–how does that relate to ‘perseverance of the saints’?  This use of the world belief implies not mere intellectual assent (the sort “even the demons” give), but actual faith.

(discussion index)

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About Maryann

Maryann Spikes is the past President of the Christian Apologetics Alliance. She blogs at Ichthus77, and loves apologetics and philosophy. In particular she loves to study all things Euthyphro Dilemma and Golden Rule. A para-educator (autism) for five years, she holds a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, an AA in Humanities via Modesto Junior College, and moonlights as a freelancer. You can follow her on Twitter @Ichthus77, connect with the Ichthus77 community on Facebook, or look her up on Google+.
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