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Francis J. Beckwith is associate director of the J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, and associate . I highly recommend this book. Koukl and Beckwith do an excellent job of explaining, unraveling and exposing the subject matter in a way that is easy to grasp.

He currently serves as a member of Princeton's James Madison Program Council on Moral and Political Thought. 7 people found this helpful.

Education is not the only sphere of public life that has been affected by moral relativism

Part 4. Relativism and Public Policy. Education is not the only sphere of public life that has been affected by moral relativism. In this chapter we turn to the sphere of law and especially to how relativism has allowed our public culture and the courts to dismiss cavalierly those views that do not assume it.

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Francis J. Beckwith, Gregory Koukl. If you don't read another book, you must read this one. Not only do the authors deal with the self-contradicting nature of a relativistic worldview, but they then show relativism and Christianity. Пользовательский отзыв - Jim - Christianbook. I think that this book shows the foolishness of relativism and why the newly adopted American world view just cannot work.

RELATIVISM: FEET FIRMLY PLANTED IN MID-AIR Francis J. Beckwith and Gregory Koukl Baker Books, 1998, 189 pgs. Part of the fun of studying philosophy is that it is a very difficult, technical subject. Like Richard Neuhaus and his First Things associates, Beckwith and Koukl take on Romer v. Evans, the Supreme Court decision that overturned a Colorado constitutional amendment banning the inclusion of homosexuals within antidiscrimination laws. They point out the relativist basis of the Court's decision. Beckwith is Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies at Baylor University, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy and Co-Director of the Program on Philosophical Studies of Religion in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).

Writing from years of experience in defending Christian values, Beckwith and Koukl offer a critique of moral relativism.

Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air. Francis J. Beckwith and Gregory Koukl

Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air. Beckwith and Gregory Koukl. Published by Baker Books. a division of Baker Publishing Group. It is in this climate of contradiction, inconsistency, and even coercion that Gregory Koukl and I address moral relativism, the unofficial creed of much of American culture, especially in the areas of education, law, and public policy. We write not merely to critique, but to equip all those who seek the truth in an age of confusion.

The book is worthy of Kreeft!

"An extremely well-researched, intellectual approach to the problem of relativism and its effect on education, public policy, and our everyday lives." --Youthworker

Comments: (7)

Lilegha
In America, relativism informs more and more of our social and political lives. Everything from politically correct speech to transgender bathrooms has its foundation in relativism. If our national values and social actions are guided by this world view, we need to understand if the underlying world view is a legitimate one. This book does a superb job of dissecting all the various forms relativism in an articulate and well-reasoned way and, in this reader's view, proves without a doubt that relativism has no soliid connection to truth or reality and is an illogical view of the world - thus, as the title suggests, its feet are firmly planted in mid air. I found particularly helpful the logical arguments against the various forms of relativism. It is very informative in explaining what relativism is and how it underpins many of the absurd notions we are told we should believe in and support in our country. I highly recommend this book. Koukl and Beckwith do an excellent job of explaining, unraveling and exposing the subject matter in a way that is easy to grasp.
Negal
Wonderful book that delves into relativism and how to deal with those who practice it... Not that I have much hope for our society after the decimation of our educational system and the dumbing down of America, but for those that are alive from the neck up, you will find this an interesting and informative read.
Uickabrod
Only part of the world is attempting to live in a fantasy world...but those that are not will soon control everything. If you don't recognize the relativism that is going on...simply turn on the radio or tv and listen to what is being said...you must stop living in your real world and participate with me living in my fantasy world. This is not leadership...remember a true leader accurately define reality before they lead.
Fiarynara
This book provides a very well laid out explanation and critique of relativism. It’s also very philosophically based and doesn’t rely on quotes from the Bible to make its point. Indeed, the greatest take away for the Christian might be how the case for relativism fails on its own merits, wholly apart from any theological critiques. This makes it accessible and useful even to nonbelievers.
Anen
Great introduction to the objections against Relativism. It's solid in it's logic while being both clear and concise. A philosophy major may want to go much further in depth but this book is great for those who want to understand the basic concepts that defeat relativism.
MrDog
This is a good book. The authors discuss the subject of Moral Relativism the and its validity. They speak of how this idea has permeated our society and has contributed to the moral decay of our country. They give argument after after argument as to why in their opinion this philosophy is "bankrupt". To me it is nonjudgmental. They are just stating the facts and coming to a logical conclusion based on clear reasonable thinking.
Mbon
This is absolutely a superb book for dealing with relativism! I highly recommend it. It is not too long, but very concise. Does not have to be read from cover to cover, can be read as needed. I used the book as a primary source for an Ethics class I taught.
This is a must read if you are interested in understanding the moral confusion in the world today. It clearly describes the common value systems of our culture.

Profound yet easy to read. It's a great book.
Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air download epub
Theology
Author: Francis J. Beckwith,Gregory Koukl
ISBN: 0801058066
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Theology
Language: English
Publisher: Baker Books; 9.1.1998 edition (October 1, 1998)
Pages: 190 pages