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Where could one find complete debates of issues within Christianity (that which separates, creates denominations) or related to Christianity (existence of a Creator)? It would have every argument for or against the issue and replies to the arguments from both/all sides.

Currently, I assume we have to find all books about the issue and map it out ourselves. Wikipedia would be another option, but I'm not sure how up to date it is because of its NPOV and no original research rules.

I have no specific issue in mind, so this will probably be closed. I'm looking for any places with a complete debate about any issue and that is updated regularly.

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closed as not constructive by David Laberge, cwallenpoole, Flimzy, Thomas Shields, ryan May 29 '12 at 6:02

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This is a good question; it's just not a good question for this site, as it is a list question. Good Q&A questions should be answerable by a single, correct answer. Not lists of correct answers. –  Flimzy May 29 '12 at 2:19
    
Which site is this question good for? –  user16659 May 30 '12 at 16:50
    
I don't know... perhaps a discussion forum somewhere? Or google? –  Flimzy May 30 '12 at 16:51
    
What would you change to make this question good for this site? –  user16659 May 30 '12 at 17:48
    
Ask a specific question that could have a single, correct answer. "Where can I find a recorded copy of XYZ debate?" would be an example (although that may not be a good fit for this site's SCOPE, as it's not really about Christian doctrine). –  Flimzy May 30 '12 at 17:57

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Lots of debates here -

http://www.bringyou.to/apologetics/audio.htm

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Such a work would be too large for any one resource.

You may want to look at:

  • Theopedia (a Wikipedia like reference)

  • The Cathechism of the Catholic Church, the Catholic Encyclopedia, and canon law (all of which do a good job of pointing out controversies, says the Protestant)

  • the Ante and Post-Nicene Fathers by Phillip Schaff. (the Patristics were often writing against heresies of one form or another)

  • In general, a good systematic theology book (JI Packer has a good concise tome) will also point out the things that a Christian "should" believe.

I've found it's a lot easier to concentrate on knowing my bible well, know enough about Trinitarian orthodoxy and good Christology, and then just apply it to what I am bring presented with. Heresies are like and endless supply of orcs. There are always enough and battling each one tires you out too much to concentrate on the big bad. Instead, simply "be prepared to give an answer for your faith at all times," and "insofar as possible, live peaceably with all men. ". "Do not concern yourself with genealogies and disputations," but rather "put on the full armor of Christ that you can withstand the evil one. "

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