Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge

Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge

by Dallas Willard


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A Compelling Defense of the Faith for Our Time

Addressing the central question facing the church today—Is the Gospel true?—Dallas Willard offers an impassioned argument that Christian spiritual ideals are a reliable source of wisdom that should be granted the same authority as other intellectual disciplines such as science or philosophy. He shows how faith and reason are complementary and confronts the difficult issues of Christian pluralism (the challenge of other faiths) and how we can know God exists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062311795
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 526,493
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dallas Willard was a professor at the University of Southern California's School of Philosophy until his death in 2013. His groundbreaking books The Divine Conspiracy, The Great Omission, Knowing Christ Today, Hearing God, The Spirit of the Disciplines, Renovation of the Heart, and The Divine Conspiracy Continued forever changed the way thousands of Christians experience their faith.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Can Faith Ever Be Knowledge? 13

2 Exactly How We Perish for Lack of Knowledge 37

3 How Moral Knowledge Disappeared 65

4 Can We Know That God Exists? On the Way Back to Christ 95

5 The Miraculous, and Christ's Presence in Our World 117

6 Knowledge of Christ in the Spiritual Life 139

7 Knowledge of Christ and Christian Pluralism 169

8 Pastors as Teachers of the Nations 193

Notes 215

Acknowledgments 231

Subject Index 233

Scripture Index 243

What People are Saying About This

Peter L. Berger

“A spiritual defense of the proposition that faith and reason are not contradictory.”

Richard Foster

“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.”

John Ortberg

“This is clear, lucid thinking about what matters most, as is desperately needed today. Only Dallas Willard could have written this, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t need to read it.”

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