The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
by Timothy Keller
(320 pages, $24.95, hardcover)
reviewed by Louis Markos
Ever since Socrates set up his table in the agora of Athens and challenged his fellow citizens to debate with him the true nature of wisdom, courage, and justice, philosophers have been accused of being naive and impractical disturbers of the peace. Cut off from the real-life concerns of everyday mortals, they live with their heads perpetually in the clouds. Apologetics, inasmuch as it is a branch of philosophy, has borne its own share of criticism from cynics and pragmatists who consider its answers too pat, . . .
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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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