Christians have always felt a duty to explain and defend their faith, but in today's global village that duty can easily become a burden. What can Christians say to Hindus? to third-world Communists? to agnostic social or natural sciences?
No creed or catechism can adequately deal with all the challenges to Christianity. What we need is a comprehensive model of the Christian faith, one that can meet widely varied challenges without compromising the gospel.
After describing how Christians have done apologetics in the past, William Dyrness sketches a model for effective apologetics in the twenty-first century. He shows how his model relates to various non-Christian philosophies as well as how it speaks to many Christian concerns, including the problem of suffering.
William A. Dyrness
William Dyrness is Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been a missionary in the Philippines and has taught in seminaries in Manila, Kenya, St. Petersburg and Seoul. He is also the author of The Earth is God's: A Theology of American Culture (1997) and Visual Faith: Art, Theology and Worship in Dialogue (2001).