The Reason for God

The Reason for God

Belief in An Age of Skepticism

Paperback - 2009
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A New York Times bestseller people can believe in--by "a pioneer of the new urban Christians" ( Christianity Today ) and the " C.S. Lewis for the 21st century" ( Newsweek ).

Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand their ground against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics, he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2009, c2008.
Edition: First Riverhead trade pbk. edition
ISBN: 9781594483493
Characteristics: xxiv, 310 pages ;,21 cm.


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Dec 28, 2017

Liberal and conservative, religious and secular, Timothy Keller has lived and worked on both sides of this dichotomy, and notes that in our world both religious belief and skepticism are thriving. His purpose in "The Reason for God" is to engage both skeptics and people of faith about their deepest assumptions, and about their doubts. Both sides, he argues, make assumptions and leaps of faith which inform their decisions and their worldview, and both have legitimate questions which deserve honest thinking, to approach in a reason-able manner whether there is more rational evidence for or against the existence of a personal and knowable God.

Feb 07, 2017

“Review of 'The Reason for God' - Part 1”
posted January 4, 2012, at Undeniably Atheist blog
“Pastor Tim Keller Tries and Fails to Criticize the New Atheists”
by Hemant Mehta, posted April 25, 2012 at Friendly Atheist
“Responding to Tim Keller's "Making Sense of God" Talk”
posted October 25, 2016 at Counter Apologist

MamacitaCO Sep 07, 2016

If you enjoy the writings of C.S. Lewis, this book is for you. If you are looking for spiritual truth, this book is for you. Timothy Keller is an educated man and he shows that Christianity can withstand and welcomes intellectual scrutiny.

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