Does God exist?: the Craig-Flew debate
William Craig and Antony Flew met on the 50th anniversary of the famous Copleston/Russell debate to discuss the question of God's existence in a public debate. The core of this book contains the edited transcript of that debate. Also included are eight chapters in which other significant philosophers - Paul Draper, R. Douglas Geivett, Michael Martin, Keith Parsons, William Rowe, William Wainwright, Keith Yandell and David Yandell - critique the debate and address the issues raised. Contents: Some issues in theism and atheism: setting the context, Keith Yandell; The Craig-Flew debate, William Lane Craig and Antony Flew; Reflections on the explanatory power of theism, R. Douglas Geivett; Reflections on the Craig-Flew debate, William Rowe; The burden of proof and the presumption of theism, William Wainwright; Comments on the Craig-Flew debate, Michael Martin; Theism, atheism and cosmology, Keith Yandell; The universe is probable; The ressurection is not, Keith Parsons; Infinity and explanation, damnation and empiricism, David Yandell; Craig's case for God's existence, Paul Draper; A reply to my critics, William Lane Craig; A reply to my critics, Antony Flew; Bibliography; Index.
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