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Publication Date: 17 Mar 2016
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 208
Author: Alister McGrath
ISBN-13: 9780281075102, 9780281075119

Mere Apologetics

How To Help Seekers And Sceptics Find Faith
By Alister McGrath
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Summary
The faith has been defended by great and articulate voices down the centuries.
But the challenges of scientific atheism mean we now need a fresh and flexible approach.

Alister McGrath is ideally placed to offer robust and intriguing insights into the biblical basis for apologetics and its historical uses. He explores different pointers to faith, such as our innate sense of longing for justice, our appreciation for beauty, and the order we see in the physical world. Various approaches to sharing our faith with others are outlined and McGrath shows how explanations, arguments, stories, and images are all right and useful ways to communicate what we believe.

Armed with the tools we need to engage others on this subject, we are guided on choosing the best approach for our particular personality and how we can adapt our approach to suit our audience. Practical, insightful and warmly affirming, this book will have you longing for a chance to put these techniques into practice.
About the Author
Alister McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, and a prolific author. His previous books for SPCK include the Christian Belief for Everyone Series, Why Are We Here? (2015), Why God Won’t Go Away (2011), Mere Theology (2010) and The Dawkins Delusion? (2007) which has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide in 17 languages.
Press Reviews

This is a fresh, clear, and practical introduction to apologetics from someone who doesn't just talk about the subject but actually does it brilliantly.

- Os Guinness

Mere Apologetics helps readers work out their own way to effectively communicate and defend the gospel...A great read for both beginning and experienced apologists.

- Jim Sire

This is an accessible book which is written in such a way that it is self-contained. Each chapter concludes with directions for further reading for those who wish to explore further. As we continue to wrestle with the call to talk of the things of God and to give account of our faith, this book can be a useful tool to enable conversation among ourselves in order that we can have those conversations outside the Church.

- Rev Dr Adrian Burdon

[McGrath’s] new book exhibits all the hallmarks of his mature style. It is careful and methodical, demarking themes deliberately ... There is no doubt that the newcomer to the idea of apologetics will find a clear and concise introduction here.

- Canon Andrew Davison

Anything written by Alistair McGrath … is always worth a look. This volume, essentially an introduction to the subject of apologetics, is no different. McGrath’s style is both warm and popular, making him an idea communicator of the sometimes complex area of Christian apologetics.

- Lynne McNeil