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Apologetics- Chapter 7
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"Apologetics is about _______ ________."
"The recent growth of postmodernity has led to a new emphasis on the importance of _______ and _______..."
What was Shaeffer's most significant contribution to apologetics?
The importance he attaches to identifying points of tension within non-Christian worldviews and exploring their wider implications.
What is "Logical Positivism"?
A philosophical movement that achieved considerable influence in the English-speaking world in the 1960's. It declared all metaphysical statements- including statements about God- to be meaningless.
What feature of postmodernity is of particular importance to apologetics?
The importance of stories.
What help was J.R.R. Tolkien in terms of story?
The explanatory power of the Christian metanarrative is indicated by its ability to position, interpret, and account for other metanarratives.
How is the story of the exile of Jerusalem to Babylon useful for apologetics?
Just like Jerusalem wasn't at home in Babylon, we aren't at home here on earth.
What is the "controlling narrative" of The Da Vinci Code?
Brown's controlling narrative is that of the church inventing and imposing its own view of Jesus as God through political machinations and the threat of violence.
What is the supreme form of communication for postmodern writers?
Pictures, rather than words.
How can Plato's image be used to commend and communicate the gospel?
Just like the people don't know a world beyond the cave, we don't know a world beyond this earth. Someone has to tell them about the outside world, just like someone has to tell us about Christ.
How is the image of adoption helpful? What is adoption about?
When we follow God, it is like we are being adopted into His family. Adoption is about belonging and being wanted.
Nietzsche: "God is ______"
What would happen, according to Nietzsche, after the death of God?
The 20th would be the bloodiest
Who did Nietzsche influence?
Aristotle: Justice is a ______ notion.
Without God in the _________, the ________ makes no sense.
Sin is a _____ at the human mind for the _________ of the soul.
The reality of God makes a difference in the way you ______ and ______.
[violence]: a __________ of injustice.
The difference between God's _______ and _________ is very real.
[God and time]: Time is the ______ of God as He paints His ________ on the _______ of the human heart.
brush; masterpiece; canvas
_________ is the perspective from which we get a look at the full picture.
What scene is the answer to violence?