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By Andrew Davison JohnHughes Alister E. McGrath Alison Milbank Donna J. Lazenby Stephen Bullivant Craig Hovey Graham Ward | Comments: ( 587 ) | Date: ( Jun 17, 2019 )

This timely and accessible book offers a fresh, contemporary introduction to Christian apologetics, arguing for a version that is theological, philosophical, and catholic and embracing the whole of human reason It emphasizes a foundation in theology that is both confident and open and makes reference to philosophy in an accessible way It includes contributions from autThis timely and accessible book offers a fresh, contemporary introduction to Christian apologetics, arguing for a version that is theological, philosophical, and catholic and embracing the whole of human reason It emphasizes a foundation in theology that is both confident and open and makes reference to philosophy in an accessible way It includes contributions from authors such as Alister McGrath and Graham Ward and a foreword by John Milbank.


  • Title: Imaginative Apologetics: Theology, Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition
  • Author: Andrew Davison JohnHughes Alister E. McGrath Alison Milbank Donna J. Lazenby Stephen Bullivant Craig Hovey Graham Ward
  • ISBN: 9780801039812
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Andrew Davison JohnHughes Alister E. McGrath Alison Milbank Donna J. Lazenby Stephen Bullivant Craig Hovey Graham Ward

Andrew Davison DPhil, University of Oxford is the tutor in doctrine at Westcott House, University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, England He has taught theology at St Stephen s House, Oxford, and is known for his writing on doctrine, mission, and the church He is coauthor of For the Parish A Critique of Fresh Expressions and joint editor of Lift Up Your Hearts.



Comments Imaginative Apologetics: Theology, Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition

  • David Mosley

    I'm no fan of much of modern apologetics. So much of it seems to believe in a secular autonomous reason; it gives in to the narrative of secular reasoning. This book reminds us that apologetics is not simply about reason/logic (though the Faith is reasonable and logical), but is also to remind us that Christianity is also good and beautiful. Read this book!


  • Justin Bailey

    What does it mean to describe apologetics as “imaginative?” The authors of this volume construe the designation in at least two ways. First, it means a greater interest in imaginative works (i.e literature and the visual arts). But more fundamentally, imaginative apologetics entails a rejection of the dichotomy between reason and imagination: apologetics rightly concerns faith’s appeal to reason, yet “all human reason is imaginative” (xxv). Written as a rejoinder to the “new atheists [...]


  • Justin

    I debated whether to give this interesting little book three stars or four, and in the end I settled on three primarily for reasons of personal taste. I simply didn't enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed most of the books I have rated four stars, but make no mistake: this is a good book. "Imaginative Apologetics" is a collection of essays advocating a "different" view of apologetics (i.e. different than your average contemporary apologist). It emphasizes the importance of appealing to the imaginat [...]


  • Nathan

    I heard about this book from Ken Myers' Mars Hill Audio Journal a few years ago. The interview with Andrew Davison was so fascinating it made me excited about what I'd read in this book.The title by itself makes me uncomfortable. "Imaginative". Nice. This word strikes me as a buzz word liberals like to use, but I was willing to give the book the benefit of the doubt because of the great interview. I don't want to be too simplistic and dismissive of things. That would be just like me. I'm a jerk [...]


  • Bill Bradford

    As with any collection of essays, there are some hits and misses. I suspect that the hits and misses will vary by reader. For instance, I have been heavily influenced by C.S. Lewis, and thought Michael Ward's chapter (which draws heavily on Lewis) was outstanding. On the other hand, I was lost in Bullivant's essay - but I suspect that, were I Catholic, it would have been a highlight.The book calls for rethinking how apologetics is done, with more of an emphasis on the imagination. It does not ca [...]


  • Michael W.

    "After having completed reading a rather tedious book written by some over-the-top Atheists, I was quite delighted to receive a copy of “Imaginative Apologetics: Theology, Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition”. In this 198 page paperback edited by Andrew Davison, he and his co-writers have pulled their heads, and keyboards, together to produce a useful little resource. The book begins with an intriguing foreword by theologian John Milbank, ( . . . )"The rest of the review can be found here: [...]


  • Matthew

    I am a bit conflicted on the rating because the volume is a bit uneven. Overall, the book is helpful because it moves beyond the traditional evidentialist/presuppositionalist categories and reforms apologetics in a helpful new direction, one that is sensitive to the imagination and particularly to the role the that moral imagination plays in truth commitments.


  • Steve

    Really good. Especially Milbank and others on imagination and reason.


  • Dave Westerveld

    one of the best books I've read in years. Made me think deeply over and over again.


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