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Knowing Christ Today

Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge

by Dallas Willard

In this ground­break­ing book, the renowned philoso­pher, teacher, and best­selling author Dal­las Willard answers the cen­tral ques­tion fac­ing the church today — is the Gospel true? Willard argues that Chris­t­ian spir­i­tu­al ideals, while unique, are truths com­pa­ra­ble to oth­er intel­lec­tu­al dis­ci­plines such as sci­ence and phi­los­o­phy. when treat­ed as such, Chris­t­ian beliefs become some­thing more than mere­ly per­son­al opin­ion or per­son­al pref­er­ence — they become a reli­able source of knowl­edge that should be grant­ed the same author­i­ty as those oth­er dis­ci­plines. Willard address­es the dif­fi­cult ques­tions of Chris­t­ian plu­ral­ism (the chal­lenge of oth­er faiths) and how we can know God exists.

In Know­ing Christ Today, Willard has writ­ten the defin­i­tive defense of the faith for our time. He takes stock of our cul­tur­al def­i­n­i­tion of knowl­edge” and moral­i­ty” and reveals how the poor regard for reli­gion and truth have more to do with bias and prej­u­dice than with ratio­nal argu­ments. Restor­ing faith and moral­i­ty to issues of truth, Willard chal­lenges us to over­come this igno­rance and reclaim our faith and moral­i­ty as peo­ple of God.

2014

Recommendations

Dal­las Willard focus­es like a laser beam on the issue of moral knowl­edge as a legit­i­mate source for under­stand­ing real­i­ty and apply­ing it to dai­ly life. It is a must read.
Richard Foster

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