"Apologetics has a deeply human side that is concerned with the whole
person," says William Edgar. This book bears that out in both tone and
content. While affirming the importance of reason in answering unbelief,
Edgar invites us to make full use of the diverse forms of persuasion
aimed at the unbelieving heart.
In part one he lays out the
biblical foundations for apologetics and in part two explores actual
objections and arguments. When we understand biblical apologetics and
the reasons for disbelief, we will be better able to cut through the
intellectual smoke screens of our day.
is an art: it addresses the whole person—mind, emotion, and will. With
insight and practical wisdom, William Edgar outlines, clarifies, and
illustrates the complex apologetic tasks. What intrigues me most is his
explanation of how the Bible itself—from start to finish—engages in
apologetics. Excellent for both beginning and veteran apologists."
—James W. Sire
William Edgar is professor of apologetics at Westminster Theological
Seminary, as well as an ordained minister, a musicologist, and a jazz
musician. His published works include The Face of Truth and articles on
cultural apologetics, the music of Brahms, and African-American life.
by William Edgar, PhD