The Case Against Christianity
Temple University Press, 1991 - 273 pàgines
In this systematic philosophical critique of the major tenets of Christianity, Michael Martin examines the semantic and epistemological bases of religious claims and beliefs. Beginning with a comparison and evaluation of the Apostles' Creed, the Niceno-Chalcedonian Creed, and the Athanasian Creed, Martin discusses the principal theological, historical, and eschatological assumptions of Christianity. These include the historicity of Jesus, the Incarnation, the Second Coming, the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, Salvation through faith in Jesus, and Jesus as a model of ethical behavior.
Until now, an adequately convincing criticism of Christianity did not exist. Martin's use of historical evidence, textual analysis, and interpretations by philosophers and theologians provides the strongest case made to date against the rational justification of Christian doctrines.
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The Basis of Christian Belief
Christian Doctrines as Basic Beliefs
The Historicity of Jesus
Criticisms of the Wellsian Thesis
Habermass Defense of the Resurrection
Evaluation of Jesus Ethics
Salvation by Faith
Evaluation of the Doctrine
Other Possible Responses
The Divine Command Theory
The Virgin Birth and the Second Coming
The Second Coming
The Conceptual Problems of the Incarnation
A Modified Divine Command Theory