Dallas Willard‚ bestselling author of THE DIVINE CONSPIRACY and renowned philosopher and teacher‚ answers the most challenging questions facing the church in the contemporary world. Willard tells us that "the developments of Modern thought have not shown the substance of Christian teaching to be or groundless and therefore have not shown that they cannot form a body of knowledge." He convincingly argues that Christian spiritual truths are a body of knowledge and when treated as such‚ they become something more than just "personal opinion‚" or belief as mere belief-they become instead a reliable source; a subject of knowledge‚ just as biology is a subject of knowledge. And when we accept Christian teachings as knowledge‚ we are able to explore them more deeply and openly‚ break barriers between faiths and beliefs‚ and practice Christian discipleship on more stable ground. Knowledge therefore becomes a sturdy framework for the teachings of Christianity‚ validating them as a field of research and making them more accessible in the modern world.
In this groundbreaking book‚ Willard also tackles the thorny problems of the disappearance of moral knowledge‚ how to understand miracles‚ and a Christian response to pluralism.