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Originally written in 1903 by Francis Beattie, "Christian Apologetics" is a comprehensive examination of the rational foundations of the Christian faith. This treatise delves into the philosophical, historical, and theological underpinnings of Christianity, offering a robust defense against various critiques and alternative worldviews.


This updated edition has been carefully revised to make Beattie's profound work accessible to contemporary readers. The original text, rich in depth but laden with archaic language and complex structures, has been modernized for clarity and readability. Outdated scientific and philosophical references have been updated to reflect current understanding, and spelling, grammar, and syntax errors have been corrected. Moreover, we have replaced the archaic Bible translations with the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) to maintain the integrity of Beattie’s arguments while ensuring accuracy and readability.


In this volume, readers will find a systematic exploration of key apologetic themes, including the nature and scope of apologetics, the philosophical foundations of theism, the psychological aspects of religious belief, and the critical examination of antitheistic theories such as atheism, materialism, and agnosticism. Each chapter is designed to build upon the last, creating a cohesive and compelling case for the rationality and necessity of the Christian faith.


This edition retains the scholarly rigor of the original work while making it more accessible to today's readers. It is an essential resource for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the intellectual defense of Christianity. By bridging the gap between historical and contemporary thought, this revised edition of "Christian Apologetics" ensures that Beattie's invaluable insights continue to enlighten and inspire.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (June 7, 2022)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 209 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8834879145
  • Item Weight: ‎ 1.96 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎ 7 x 0.94 x 10 inches


Francis R. Beattie (PhD, Illinois Wesleyan College) was born near Guelph, Ontario, and ministered in Canadian Presbyterian congregations for ten years before taking up seminary professorships first at Columbia Theological Seminary in Columbia, SC, and then at Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He died in Louisville, KY.

CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS: The Rational Vindication of Christianity

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