Practical Apologetic

Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense
by N. T. Wright
HarperSanFrancisco, 2006
(256 pages, $22.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Louis Markos

Just as C. S. Lewis began Mere Christianity by arguing that our intuitive sense of the moral law points toward a supernatural Director of that law, so N. T. Wright, Anglican bishop of Durham, begins Simply Christian by arguing that our inbred yearnings for justice, spirituality, relationship, and beauty point beyond our world to a Creator.

In this “pre-evangelical” section of his book, Wright appeals to the general experience of his readers rather than to abstract theological or philosophical propositions. He nudges us gently toward a realization that there is . . .

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Louis Markos is Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his 18 books include The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World Like a Romantic Poet; From Achilles to Christ; Heaven and Hell, and The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy (children's novels in which his children become part of Greek mythology and The Iliad and The Odyssey).

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