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Tough-Minded Christianity Edited by William Dembski, Bill Schirrmacher

Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery


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March 2009
$31.99


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780805447835
Trim Size: 9.00 x 6.00 x 2.00 in
Page Count: 800
Weight: 2.00lb
Binding: Trade Paper
Status: Active
Publication Date: March 2009
Tough Minded Christianity is a collection of essays about the great work of John Warwick Montgomery (1931), a living legend in the field of Christian apologetics who has earned eleven degrees in philosophy, theology, law, and librarianship, debated historic atheists including Madalyn Murray O’Hair, and influenced the work of bestselling authors such as Josh McDowell.

Contributors to this volume include J. I. Packer, Ravi Zacharias, John Ankerberg, Erwin Lutzer, Vernon Grounds, Gary Habermas, and among others Paige Patterson who writes in the foreword that John Warwick Montgomery did the “intellectual heavy lifting” that undergirded the conservative renewal of the Southern Baptist Convention.

A mathematician and philosopher, William A. Dembski is Research Professor in Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. He is also a senior fellow with Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture in Seattle. Previously he was the Carl F.H. Henry Professor of Theology and Science at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, where he founded its Center for Theology and Science. Before that he was Associate Research Professor in the Conceptual Foundations of Science at Baylor University, where he also headed the first intelligent design think-tank at a major research university: The Michael Polanyi Center.

Dr. Dembski has taught at Northwestern University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Dallas. He has done postdoctoral work in mathematics at MIT, in physics at the University of Chicago, and in computer science at Princeton University. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago where he earned a B.A. in psychology, and M.S. in statistics, and a Ph.D. in philosophy, he also received a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1988 and a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1996. He has held National Science graduate and postdoctoral fellowships.

As interest in intelligent design has grown in the wider culture, Dr. Dembski has assumed the role of public intellectual. In addition to lecturing around the world at colleges and universities, he is frequently interviewed on the radio and television. His work has been cited in numerous newspaper and magazine articles, including three front page stories in the New York Times as well as the August 15, 2005 Time magazine cover story on intelligent design. He has appeared on the BBC, NPR (Diane Rehm, etc.), PBS, CSPAN2, CNN, Fox News, ABC Nightline, and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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Thomas Schirrmacher is rector of the Martin Bucer Seminar, a theological seminary seated in Bonn, Germany with several campuses throughout Europe. An expert in ethics, world religions, and international development, he is also president of Giving Hands, an international relief organization. Schirrmacher has authored and edited more than seventy books translated into fourteen languages.

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