– Book you must use is Timothy Keller’s book, The Reason for God. The idea of th
– Book you must use is Timothy Keller’s book, The Reason for God. The idea of th
- Book you must use is Timothy Keller's book, The Reason for God. The idea of this essay is that you both (1) show that you understand Keller’s strongest arguments on a particular topic and (2) have an opportunity to share your perspective, which may or may not be in accordance with Keller’s. You must draw on at least two chapters of Keller, and preferably more. YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES TO PICK FROM FOR ESSAY TOPIC (ONLY PICK ONE) OPTION 1 A common argument against the Christian faith is that, on the one hand, it makes exclusive truth claims that are overly restrictive (addressed in chapter 3), and on the other hand, its followers are hypocrites who fail to live up to the moral standards set by those claims (e.g., loving one another, pursuing justice, etc.) (addressed in Chapter 4). Both of these are, in their own way, arguments against the boundaries which are established by the Christian faith. Write an essay that includes: Part I: Using direct evidence from The Reason for God, present Keller’s strongest arguments in favor of the boundaries which Christianity establishes for faith and action ( drawing from at least 2 chapters in Keller). Part II: Provide your own brief assessment of whether you find Keller’s arguments persuasive. When providing your own perspective, give clear reasons why you find Keller’s arguments persuasive, only partially persuasive, or not very persuasive. OPTION 2 A common objection to Christianity in modern western culture is that science has negated any need to explain the universe with “God,” and that God’s existence can’t be “proven” anyway. Keller discusses this issue in various ways in several chapters (addressed in chapters 6, Intermission, 8, and 9). Write an essay that includes: Part I: What you find to be Keller’s three most persuasive arguments in relation to this topic of the relationship between faith and science; Part II: Provide your own brief assessment of whether you find Keller’s arguments persuasive. When providing your own perspective, give clear reasons why you find Keller’s arguments persuasive, only partially persuasive, or not very persuasive.

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