We have organized our in-depth study material around the two great commandments: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength,” and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:30-31). This provides a balance between your head and your heart, between doing and being. Watch for this area to grow and grow.

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    HEART SOUL MIND STRENGTH NEIGHBOR
    1. “Love God with all your mind”: Bible Study and Apologetics
      1. Bible Study
        1. Interpretation principles for Bible Study
        2. Approaches to Bible study
          1. Introduction to the Bible
            1. Berkhof, Louis – New Testament Introduction (1915)
          2. Aids to Bible study
            1. Online commentaries by biblical book & chapter
            2. Online commentaries by commentary author
      2. Apologetics
        1. Index of apologetics studies
        2. Readings from apologetics classics
          1. For a history of apologetics, see Avery Dulles, History of Apologetics
          2. For an anthology of apologetics readings, see Classical Readings in Christian Apologetics, A.D. 100–1800 by L. Russ Bush
          3. Ancient period
            1. Justin Martyr (ca. 100-ca. 167) – First Apology ch. 1 | ch. 2 | ch. 5 | ch. 6 | ch. 9 | ch. 10 | ch. 11 | ch. 12 | ch. 13 | ch. 18 | ch. 19 | ch. 20 | ch. 21 | ch. 22 | ch. 23 | ch. 24 | ch. 25 | ch. 26 | ch. 28 | ch. 30 | ch. 31 | ch. 32 | ch. 33 | ch. 34 | ch. 35 | ch. 36 | ch. 37 | ch. 38 | ch. 39 | ch. 43 | ch. 44 | ch. 46 | ch. 52 | ch. 53 | ch. 54 | ch. 55
            2. Athenagoras (2nd Century) – A Plea for Christians
            3. Irenaeus (120-203) – Against Heresies bk. 2 | bk. 3
            4. Tertullian (160-230) – The Apology ch. 10 | ch. 17 | ch. 18 | ch. 19 | ch. 20 | ch. 21
            5. Origen (185-253) – On First Principles (Preface) | Against Celsus – bk. 2, ch. 48 | bk. 2, ch. 49-50 | bk. 2, ch. 51 | bk. 2, ch. 52 | bk. 2, ch. 53 | bk. 2, ch. 54 | bk. 2, ch. 55 | bk. 2, ch. 56 | bk. 2, ch. 57 | bk. 2, ch. 58 | bk. 2, ch. 59 | bk. 2, ch. 60 | bk. 2, ch. 61 | bk. 2, ch. 62 | bk. 2, ch. 63 | bk. 2, ch. 64 | bk. 2, ch. 65 | bk. 2, ch. 66 | bk. 2, ch. 67 | bk. 3, ch. 1 | bk. 3, ch. 2 | bk. 3, ch. 3 | bk. 4, ch. 14 | bk. 24 ch. 15 | bk. 4, ch. 16 | bk. 4, ch. 17 | bk. 4, ch. 18 | bk. 6, ch. 78 | bk. 6, ch. 79 | bk. 7, ch. 53 | bk. 7, ch. 54 | bk. 7, ch. 55 | bk. 7, ch. 56 | bk. 7, ch. 57 | bk. 8, ch. 72 | bk. 8, ch. 76
            6. Athanasius (298-373) – Against the Heathen pt. 1, ch. 1 | pt. 3, ch. 35 | pt. 3, ch. 38 | pt. 3, ch. 39 | pt. 3, ch. 40 | pt. 3, ch. 45 | pt. 3, ch. 46 | pt. 3, ch. 47 | On the Incarnation of the Word ch. 1-5 | ch. 21-25 | ch. 26 | ch. 30-32 | ch. 33-40 | ch. 41-45 | ch. 46-55 | ch. 56-57
            7. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) – Concerning the Freedom of the Will (summary only) | Confessions bk. 11, ch. 3-12 | The City of God bk. 1, preface – ch. 2 | bk. 1, ch. 6-11 | bk. 1, ch. 14 | bk. 1, ch. 28-30 | bk. 1, ch. 33-35
          4. Medieval period
            1. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) – Monologium | Proslogium |  | In Behalf of the Fool | In Reply to Gaunilon
            2. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) – The Summa Contra Gentiles bk. 1, ch. 3-4 | bk. 1, ch. 6-13 | The Summa Theologiae 1st part, Q. 2 | 1st part, Q. 2, articles 1ן
          5. Modern period
            1. John Calvin (1509-1564) – Institutes of the Christian Religion | bk. 1, ch. 1 | bk. 1, ch. 2 | bk. 1, ch. 3 | bk. 1, ch. 5 | bk. 1, ch. 6 | bk. 1, ch. 7 | bk. 1, ch. 8
            2. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) – Pensées
            3. Joseph Butler (1692-1752) – The Analogy of Religion – online version | The Analogy of Religion
            4. William Paley (1743-1805) – Natural Theology – on-line version | Natural Theology | A View of the Evidences of Christianity
            5. K. H. Sack – Christian Apologetics (1829)
            6. W. H. Hetherington – Apologetics of the Christian Faith (1867)
            7. G. H. Wright – Logic of Christian Evidence (1884)
            8. J. H. A. Ebrard – Apologetics, or The Scientific Vindication of Christianity (1886-87)
            9. L. F. Stearns – The Evidence of Christian Experience (1891)
            10. P. Schanz – Christian Apology (1894)
            11. A. B. Bruce – Apologetics, or Christianity Defensively Stated (1892)
            12. W. Devivier – Christian Apologetics (1903)
            13. A. Harnack – What is Christianity? (1902)
            14. The Boyle Lectures
            15. F. R. Beattie – Fundamental Apologetics (1903)
            16. James Orr – A Christian View of God and the World (1893) | Resurrection of Jesus (1905) | Problem of the Old Testament (1906)
            17. J. Gresham Machen – Christianity & Liberalism (1923) | The Virgin Birth of Christ (1930) | The Fundamentals (1909-1915)
            18. E. Y. Mullins – Why is Christianity True? | The Axioms of Religion (1905) | The Christian Religion in Its Doctrinal Expression (1908)
            19. Burnett Hillman Streeter (1874–1937) – Reality
        3. Recent works on apologetics (1940 to Present)
          1. E. J. Carnell – Introduction to Christian Apologetics | Philosophy of the Christian Religion | Christian Commitment | Case for Orthodox Theology
          2. Gordon Clark – Christian View of Men and Things | Karl Barth's Theological Method | Historiography | The Philosophy of Science and Belief in God | Thales to Dewey | Religion, Reason, and Revelation
          3. Bernard Ramm – The Pattern of Religious Authority | Protestant Christian Evidences | Special Revelation and the Word of God | The God Who Makes a Difference (later retitled, A Christian Appeal to Reason) | Types of Apologetic Systems | A Christian View of Science and Scriptures | Varieties of Christian Apologetics
          4. Cornelius Van Til – Complete Works on CD | Christian Apologetics | Christian Theistic Evidences | The Defense of the Faith | The New Evangelicalism | Christianity in Conflict | A Christian Theory of Knowledge
          5. E. R. Geehan – Jerusalem and Athens: Critical Discussions on the Philosophy and Apologetics of Cornelius Van Til
          6. C. S. Lewis
            1. Biography
            2. The Screwtape Letters
            3. The Problem of Pain
            4. The Great Divorce
            5. Miracles: a preliminary study
            6. Mere Christianity
            7. Surprised by Joy: the Shape of My Early Life
            8. The World's Last night and Other Essays
            9. A grief observed
            10. Letters to Malcolm: chiefly on prayer
            11. Christian reflections
            12. God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics
          7. Austin Farrer – Finite and Infinite
          8. E. L. Mascall – He Who Is: A Study in Traditional Theism | Christian Theology and Natural Science | The Secularization of Christianity
          9. Alan Richardson – Christian Apologetics | History: Sacred and Profane
          10. F. F. Bruce – The Apologetic Defense of the Gospel  | New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? —on-line version | purchase
          11. Clark Pinnock – Set Forth Your Case | Reason Enough
          12. Norma Geisler – Christian Apologetics
          13. Carl F. H. Henry – God, Revelation, and Authority
          14. Francis Schaeffer
            1. Complete Works (5 vols)
            2. Escape from Reason
            3. The God Who is There
            4. Death in the City
            5. He is There and He is not Silent
            6. The Church at the End of the Twentieth Century
            7. Pollution and the Death of Man
            8. True Spirituality
            9. Genesis in Space and Time
            10. Back to Freedom and Dignity
            11. How Should We Then Live?
            12. A Christian Manifesto
          15. Josh McDowell
            1. Evidence That Demands a Verdict
            2. More than a Carpenter
            3. Daniel in the Critic's Den
            4. Answers to Tough Questions Skeptics Ask About the Christian Faith
            5. More Evidence That Demands a Verdict
            6. He Walked Among Us: Evidence for the Historical Jesus
            7. New Evidence That Demands a Verdict
            8. Beyond Belief to Convictions (with Bob Hostetler)
          16. John Warwick Montgomery
            1. The Shape of the Past
            2. Where is History Going?
            3. Suicide of Christian Theology
            4. History and Christianity
            5. How do we know there is a God?
            6. Christianity for the Tough-Minded, ed. by JWM
            7. Faith Founded on Fact: Essays in Evidential Apologetics
            8. Defending the Gospel Through the Centuries
          17. Henry Morris – Many Infallible Proofs
          18. Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990) –  Intro. | Jesus Rediscovered |  The Humane Holocaust |  Writings
          19. James Oliver Buswell –  Christian Apologetics |  Introduction to Philosophy: A Christian Perspective (with Paul D. Feinberg) |  When Critics Ask: A Popular Handbook on Bible Difficulties |  Inerrancy |  When Skeptics Ask (with Ronald Brooks) |  The Battle for the Resurrection
          20. Gordon Lewis –  Testing Christianity's Truth Claims: Approaches to Christian Apologetics
          21. Basil Mitchell –  The Justification of Religious Belief |  The Philosophy of Religion |  How to Play Theological Ping Pong and Other Essays on Faith and Reason |  Faith and Criticism: The Barum Lectures |  Law, Morality, and Religion in a Secular Society
          22. R. C. Sproul
            1. Chosen by God
            2. Choosing My Religion
            3. Surprised by Suffering
            4. When Worlds Collide: Where is God?
            5. Not a Chance: The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and Cosmology
            6. Defending Your Faith: An Introduction to Apologetics
            7. Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
            8. Tearing Down Strongholds: And Defending the Truth
            9. Reason to believe
            10. Classical apologetics : a rational defense of the Christian faith and a critique of presuppositional apologetics (co-authored with John Gerstner and Arthur Lindsley)
          23. C. Stephen Evans –  Why Believe? Reason and Mystery as Pointers to God | The Quest for Faith
          24. Mouw, Richard – Distorted Truth: What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Battle for the Mind
          25. John Newport –  – Life's Ultimate Questions
          26. Kelly James Clark –  Return to Reason
          27. Alister McGrath
            1. Intellectuals Don't Need God and Other Modern Myths
            2. The foundations of dialogue in science and religion
            3. Glimpsing the face of God : the search for meaning in the universe
            4. The Unknown God: Searching for Spiritual Fulfillment
            5. Why Does God Allow Suffering?
            6. The re-enchantment of nature: science, religion and the human sense of wonder
            7. The re-enchantment of nature: The Denial of Religion and the Ecological Crisis
            8. A Scientific Theology: 1. Nature
            9. A Scientific Theology: 2. Reality
            10. A Scientific Theology: 3. Theory
            11. Science and Religion: An Introduction
          28. Lee Strobel –  The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity |  The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus |  Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary (with Bill Hybels)
          29. Phillip Johnson
            1. Darwin on Trial
            2. Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education
            3. Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds
            4. The Wedge of Truth: Splitting the Foundations of Naturalism
            5. The Right Questions: Truth, Meaning & Public Debate (with Nancy Pearcey)
            6. Doubts About Darwin: A History of Intelligent Design (with Thomas Woodward)
            7. Objections Sustained: Subversive Essays on Evolution, Law & Culture
            8. The Face That Demonstrates The Farce Of Evolution (with Hank H. Hanegraaff)
            9. Darwinism Defeated? (debate with Denis O. Lamoureux, ed. by J. I. Packer)  [TOP]


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