Where does morality come from? Isn't science rapidly approaching a complete explanation of nature? Do you ever have doubts about your views?
Since 1995, The Veritas Forum has been tackling tough questions of faith and science in the world of academia, hosting events on college campuses that discuss these questions and the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life.
The Veritas Forum and InterVarsity Press have partnered to produce this set of Veritas Books, which connect our culture's deepest questions of life and truth with the person and story of Jesus Christ. In the spirit of genuine exploration and dialogue, established and emerging Christian thinkers offer fruitful, academically rigorous scholarship at the forefront of discussions in the university.
Written by some of academia's brightest scholars, Veritas Books provide thoughtful, joyful Christian engagement with particular academic debates as well as broad issues of culture and faith. Embodying the values and mission of The Veritas Forum, Veritas Books provide academically engaging, culturally relevant and distinctively Christian points of view about world-shaping ideas, moving readers toward a clearer understanding of truth and restoring the centrality of Christ to both academic and vocational pursuits.
Praise for True Paradox "True Paradox is a truly great book. David Skeel, a brilliant Ivy League scholar who is one of America's most widely respected legal thinkers, illuminates what Christianity does—and does not—teach about beauty, tragedy, justice and eternal life. True Paradox should be read (along with the Bible) and discussed (with no questions off limits) by thinking people of all faiths and of no faith. I will be giving the book as a gift not only to fellow Catholic friends but to friends who are agnostics and atheists."
Praise for A Place for Truth "These essays, mostly by Christian thinkers, are serious dialogue about important questions. Whether you find in them enlightenment and encouragement, or much to challenge, I hope you will agree that The Veritas Forum has done a service to the academy by encouraging the discussions."
Praise for Finding God at Harvard "When I read Ari Goldman's discouraging story of not finding God at Harvard, I wished he could have known the bright and committed Christian students and faculty that I have met at Harvard. They are well-represented in this encouraging and stimulating collection of essays focused on the importance and validity of Christian faith. Here is nourishing and uplifting food for the spirit, as well as the mind. In an intellectual environment of confusion, disillusionment and cynicism, here are notes of hope, integrity and joy."
Praise for Finding God Beyond Harvard "Veritas has proved itself one of the most important initiatives in the contemporary church. Here Kelly Monroe tells us the story of her passion to relate the truth, goodness and beauty of the gospel to contemporary academic culture. It reminds me of Kelly herself--it is constantly inspiring, courageous and full of hope."
Praise for Finding Calcutta "Mary Poplin takes us on a pilgrimage toward clarity about who we are and what our life amounts to. The pilgrimage is simultaneously through Calcutta and through the heart of the 'sophisticated' dynamics of university life in America. As it proceeds we gain a better understanding of the social forces that govern the university in the name of intellect--but falsely so. It will be of special help to those engaged in academic life, at whatever level. They will find here a guide who has been grasped by God and enabled to see that life and the surrounding cultural world for what they really are, and what under God they could be."
Praise for Did the Resurrection Happen? "This work brings together the chief contemporary defender of the resurrection and the foremost atheist of the 20th century. While the style is warm and conversational, this book is all meat and no fluff. Baggett's assessment of the debate alone is worth the price of the book. I highly recommend this to all who wish to defend the historical credibility of the resurrection of Jesus. The debate is a model of civility."
Praise for The Dawkins Delusion? "Addressing the conclusions of The God Delusion point by point with the devastating insight of a molecular biologist turned theologian, Alister McGrath dismantles the argument that science should lead to atheism, and demonstrates instead that Dawkins has abandoned his much-cherished rationality to embrace an embittered manifesto of dogmatic atheist fundamentalism."
Praise for Is Reality Secular? "This masterful book will be a much-debated and a welcome addition to graduate and undergraduate courses in religion, philosophy, and social and political culture. I suspect readers will spend many hours pondering the powerful arguments that Poplin advances."