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Title: Responsible Apologetics: Philosophical Reflections on John Warwick Montgomery’s Always Be Ready: A Primer on Defending the Christian Faith (1517 Publishing, 2018)

Author: Peter S. Williams


John Warwick Montgomery (b. 1931) has been a major voice in Christian apologetics since the 1960’s. I have personally benefitted from reading several of Montgomery’s books over the years and have often quoted his work with approval in my own writing. I was therefore excited to read his recent, popular-level book treating a broad range of apologetic issues in the form of a ‘primer’ written to ‘show how easy it is to do apologetics responsibly. In this paper I offer a critical review of his Always Be Ready in order to draw some lessons about responsible apologetics.




Theofilos 2020-2-3

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