Formal Logic for Theology and Apologetics

Reading List

Logos logic resources

Basics by theologians

Essential additions by MJ Smith

Suggestions of Scientia Et Veritas

  • Potter, Michael. Set Theory and its Philosophy | Set theory
  • Gustason, William & Dolph E. Ulrich. Elementary Symbolic Logic | Propositional logic
  • Gustason, William & Dolph E. Ulrich. Elementary Symbolic Logic | First-Order Logic
  • Partee, Barbara H., Alice ter Meulen & Robert E. Wall. Mathematical Methods in Linguistics | First-Order Logic
  • Eagle, Anthony. Philosophy of Probability: Contemporary Readings | Probability
  • Gillies, Donald. Philosophical Theories of Probability | Probability
  • Lewis, David. Counterfactuals | Counterfactual logic
  • Hughes and Cresswell. A New Introduction to Modal Logic | Propositional Modal Logic
  • Fitting and Mendelsohn. First Order Modal Logic | First-Order Modal Logic
  • Goble, Lou. The Blackwell Guide to Philosophical Logic | Philosophical Logic
  • Simon, Peter. Parts: A Study in Ontology | Mereology

Suggestions of Reddit Apologetics

  • Peter Smith, An Introduction to Formal Logic
  • David Bostock, Intermediate Logic
  • Ian Hacking, An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic
  • Peter Smith, An Introduction to Gödel’s Theorems
  • Herbert B. Enderton, Elements of Set Theory
  • Karel Hrbacek & Thomas Jech, Introduction to Set Theory, 3rd ed.
  • Michael Potter, Set Theory and Its Philosophy: A Critical Introduction
  • Rod Girle, Modal Logics and Philosophy
  • James W. Garson, Modal Logic for Philosophers, 2nd ed.

Suggestions of Apologetics 315

Suggestions of The Biblical Thinker

Suggestions of Get in the Know

  • Argumentation: Understanding and Shaping Arguments, James Herrick
  • Arguments and Arguing, Thomas Hollihan and Kevin Baaske
  • Thank Your for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson can Teach Us about the Art of Persuasion, Jay Heinrichs
  • Informal Logic, A Pragmatic Approach, Douglas Walton
  • Advocacy and Opposition, Karyn Rybacki and Donald Jay Rybacki
  • Argumentation and Critical Decision Making, Richard Rieke, Malcolm Sillars, and Tarla Rai Peterson
  • Argumentation: Inquiry and Advocacy, George Ziegelmueller
  • Argumentation and Debate, David Steinberg and Austin J. Freely
  • A Rulebook for Arguments, Anthony Weston
  • A Rhetoric of Argument, Jeanne Fahnestock and Marie Secor
  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Arguing Constructively, Dominic Infante
  • Argumentation: Critical Thinking in Action, David Lapakko
  • Fundamentals of Parliamentary Debate, Michael Eaves and Carl Cates
  • Persuasion: Integrating Theory, Research and Practice, Marjorie Keeshan Nadler and Ann Bainbridge Frymier

Suggestions on critical thinking from Quora

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Thinking Critically by John Chaffee
  • Critical Thinking: Learn the Tools the Best Thinkers Use, Concise Edition by Richard Paul and Linda Elder
  • How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
  • Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking by M. Neil Browne and Stuart M. Keeley
  • The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B Burger and Michael Starbird
  • The Art of Reasoning: An Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking by David Kelley

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