Contending with Christianity's Critics: Answering New Atheists & Other Objectors

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Paul Copan, William Lane Craig
B&H Publishing Group, 2009 - Religion - 293 pages
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Contending with Christianity’s Critics is book two in a series on modern Christian apologetics that began with the popular Passionate Conviction. This second installment, featuring writings from eighteen respected apologists such as Gary Habermas and Ben Witherington, addresses challenges from noted New Atheists like Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) and other contemporary critics of Christianity concerning belief in God, the historical Jesus, and Christianity’s doctrinal coherence. Contending with Christianity's Critics and Passionate Conviction are the result of national apologetics conferences sponsored by the Evangelical Philosophical Society (www.epsociety.org).

  

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This is an excellent compilation of high quality essays by the most significant Christian apologists working in the field today. It demands a serious and considered response by non-believers. For a ... Read full review

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Bor-ring. Focus was on (1) The Existence of God (emphasis on philosophical rationalism), (2) The Jesus of History (emphasis on critique of criteria for determining authenticity in historical research ... Read full review

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Contents

DAWKINSS DELUSION
2
AT HOME IN THE MULTIVERSE?
6
CONFRONTING NATURALISM THE ARGUMENT FROM REASON
26
BELIEF IN GOD A TRICK OF OUR BRAIN?
47
THE MORAL POVERTY OF EVOLUTIONARY NATURALISM
58
DAWKINSS BEST ARGUMENT AGAINST GODS EXISTENCE
74
THE JESUS OF HISTORY
87
CRITERIA FOR THE GOSPELS AUTHENTICITY
88
WHO DID JESUS THINK HE WAS?
167
THE COHERENCE OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE
183
THE COHERENCE OF THEISM
184
IS THE TRINITY A LOGICAL BLUNDER? GOD AS THREE AND ONE
205
DID GOD BECOME A JEW? A DEFENSE OF THE INCARNATION
218
DOSTOYEVSKY WOODY ALLEN AND THE DOCTRINE OF PENAL SUBSTITUTION
233
HELL GETTING WHATS GOOD MY OWN WAY
249
WHAT DOES GOD KNOW? THE PROBLEMS OF OPEN THEISM
265

JESUS THE SEER
104
THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS TIME LINE
113
HOW SCHOLARS FABRICATE JESUS
126
HOW BADLY DID THE EARLY SCRIBES CORRUPT THE NEW TESTAMENT? An Examination of Bart Ehrmans Claims
148
CONTRIBUTORS
283
AUTHOR INDEX
287
SCRIPTURE INDEX
290
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About the author (2009)

Paul Copan is a professor and the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University.

William Lane Craig is research professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. His Ph.D. in Philosophy is from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

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