Lewis and Joy

Requested by Mitch Stokes Renowned theologian John Frame sheds much-needed light on the message and method of genuinely Christian apologetics in this landmark title. He insightfully examines apologetics in terms of proof, defense, and offense and clarifies the relationships of reason, proofs, and evidences to faith, biblical authority, and the lordship of Christ. Two subjects…

Scruton and more Plato

Requested by Peter Escalante Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference. In this _Very Short Introduction_, the renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explores the concept of beauty, asking what makes an object–either…

Lots of Plato

Requested by Jonathan McIntosh For Christians looking to improve critical thinking skills, here is an accessible introduction to the study of logic as well as an in-depth treatment of the discipline from a professor with six academic degrees and over 30 years experience teaching. Questions for further reflection are included at the end of each…

Flavel and Hamlet

Requested by Mitch Stokes Ever since Copernicus, scientists have continually adjusted their view of human nature, moving it further and further from its ancient position at the center of Creation. But in recent years, a startling new concept has evolved that places it more firmly than ever in a special position. Known as the Anthropic…

Cambridges and Williams

Requested by Mitch Stokes Philosophy professor John Leslie does a supurb job of presenting evidence that our cosmos may have been “fine-tuned” for life. The basic argument is that a life-premitting cosmos requires the existence of a very large number of highly specific and seemingly unrelated facts. Were any of these facts changed even modestly,…

Boethius and Uncle Sam

Selected by Helen Howell O’ Daly places Boethius within the treasured traditions of Latin Poetry and Greek Neo-Platonism, and explains how the scholar reshaped these traditional models–literary and philosophical–to fit new and original contexts throughout his masterpiece, the Consolation of Philosophy. Without this work there would be a great and unfortunate void to the interpretation…

Lots of Calvin

Requested by Mitch Stokes Drawing on a broad array of contributors, volume seven of the Scripture and Hermeneutics Series assesses the current state of canonical interpretation and uses that as a starting point for exploring ingredients in theological interpretation of the Bible today. Canon and Biblical Interpretation begins with a masterful examination of the canonical…