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Philosophia Christi

Volume 17, Issue 2, 2015

Creation, Causality, and Abstracta

Paul K. Moser
Pages 385-395
DOI: 10.5840/pc201517232

New Testament Apologetics, Arguments, and the End of Christian Apologetics as We Know It

This paper responds to “Paul K. Moser and the End of Christian Apologetics as We Know It,” by Tedla Woldeyohannes, who defends natural theology in apologetics against some objections I have raised. The paper explains why this defense of natural theology fails, and clarifies a sense in which Christian apologetics is legitimate. The paper identifies how New Testament apologetics makes do without natural theology, and fits with the apostle Paul’s remark: “My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God” (1 Cor. 2:4–5).

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