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Chris Chrisman Goes to College: And Faces The Challenges of Relativism, Individualism And Pluralism
Chris Chrisman Goes to College And Faces The Challenges of Relativism Individualism And Pluralism
Author: James W. Sire
ISBN-13: 9780830816569
ISBN-10: 0830816569
Publication Date: 9/1993
Pages: 155
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Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Book Type: Paperback
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From the back of the book: "Chris Chrisman, a young Christian, goes to college only to have his world turned upside down. On campus he finds the challenges to his faith--both intellectual and personal--almost more than he can bear. Then he meets Bill Seipel and Bob Wong. Together, the three young men, two of them Christian and the other a self-styled atheist, forge a common bond in the quest for truth. In the process they confront some of the dominant idealogies of the secular university.

Weaving the story of Chris's first year on campus with separate expository chapters on such forces as individualism, pluralism, relativism and privatization, James Sire offers a helpful apologetic for those who are searching for truth in a postmodern world. He identifies no fewer than six types of relativism, from 'All religions boil down to the same thing' and 'It's true for you; it's not true for me' to 'God does not exist; naturalism is true.' Then in down-to-earth language Sire helps readers to think through these and other complex issues.

In the course of the narrative our young protagonists struggle through their classes, sharpen their minds and learn the value of community. And eventually Bob Wong confronts the claims of Jesus Christ.

Here is a book for everyone concerned with the intellectual challenges of the age in which we live."