Maas, Korey D., and Adam S. Francisco, eds. Making the Case for Christianity: Responding to Modern Objections. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2014. Kindle Electronic Edition.
Foreword - Gene Edward Veith (Loc. 60-149)
Apologetics is the task of “defending Christianity from those who attack it” (Maas 2014, Loc. 60). There is much attack today, so likewise much demand for apologetics. Veith observes that many people criticize Christianity for often contradictory reasons (Ibid., Loc. 67). “This book is a collection of essays that defend Christianity from the various charges against it that are being made today” (Ibid., Loc. 79). Veith goes on to speak briefly about some of the various articles and contributors. The overall focus of the book is a discussion which finds its final answers in Jesus and his works in our place (Ibid., Loc. 18).
Introduction - Korey D. Maas (Loc. 150-257)
Maas identifies a post-era with increasing shifts which lead to great diversity of knowledge and faith (Maas 2014, Loc. 157). In many ways it is like the world into which Jesus was born. he observes, “it is perhaps not surprising that the century following the death of the last apostle would come to be known as the golden age of Christian apologetics” (Ibid., Loc. 171). A significant difference is the antitheism we find today (Ibid., Loc. 178). Maas asserts that the apologist does not “argue people into the faith” (Ibid., Loc. 186). but does present a clear defense for the Christian faith. Christianity makes many truth claims which can be investigated and defended. This book provides readers with case studies showing apologetic methods (Ibid., Loc. 232).