A Guide to Answering 145 Viral Lies and Legends. Renowned historian, Jeffrey Burton Russell, famous for his studies of medieval history, turns to the serious questions that confront Christianity in contemporary culture. Russell examines a wide array of common mispercerptions, characterizations, stereotypes, caricatures and outright myths about Christianity that circulate heavily within todayâ€™s society, and are even believed by many Christians. In a succinct and engaging manner, Russell discusses these errors and provides thoughtful, even-handed, carefully researched and sharp-witted responses. The author sets the record straight against the New Atheists and other cultural critics who charge Christianity with being outdated, destructive, superstitious, unenlightened, racist, colonialist, based on fabrication, and other significant false accusations.
- Provides easy access to cultural misperceptions about Christianity and proper responses to each
- Offers an engaging and thought-provoking account of what Christians believe and what Christianity really is
- Written by a highly esteemed historian and professor
- Presented in easily digestible encyclopedic entries
"An astonishingly rich plethora of historical facts and common-sense arguments--a summa of persuasive debating points in popular apologetics." â€”Peter Kreeft, Boston College
"This is Christian apologetics at its best--compelling, readable, convincing and informed. Distortions, myths and lazy assumptions are all challenged. Encyclopedic in scope, all the major questions are considered. From gnosticism to evil, from science to the Trinity, Jeffrey Burton Russell demonstrates exceptional competence and mastery of the literature. What C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity did in the 1940s, Jeffrey Burton Russell has done for us. For those seeking and for those who doubt, this is a must-read book." â€”Very Rev. Dr. Ian Markham, president and professor of theology, Virginia Theological Seminary
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