Answers For Atheists
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Contending with Christianity's Critics: Answering New Atheists and Other Objectors
Paul Copan (Editor), William Lane Craig (Editor)
Contending with Christianity’s Critics, book two in a series on modern Christian apologetics, is a masterful collection of answers for atheists’ arguments against the Christian faith, with special attention given toward assertions of New Atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens. The collection of thoughtful essays and analysis, now available at Amazon and other book stores, is a fitting companion to the popular Passionate Conviction which was published in 2007. 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.
Each contributor is a respected scholar who has studied these issues with care, making the book a valuable resource for the pastor or professor. However, the essays are presented in approachable language so that serious-minded lay people, university and high school students may also benefit from its contents. If you are looking to find a single collection of the best answers for atheists’ assertions, Contending with Christianity’s Critics is a must-read.
Table of Contents:
PART 1 THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
|Chapter 1||Dawkins's Delusion||2|
|Chapter 2||At Home in the Multiverse?||6|
|Chapter 3||Confronting Naturalism: The Argument from Reason||26|
|Chapter 4||Belief in God: A Trick of Our Brain?||47|
|Chapter 5||The Moral Poverty of Evolutionary Naturalism||58|
|Chapter 6||Dawkins's Best Argument Against God's Existence||74|
PART 2 THE JESUS OF HISTORY
|Chapter 7||Criteria for the Gospels' Authenticity||88|
|Chapter 8||Jesus the Seer||104|
|Chapter 9||The Resurrection of Jesus Time Line||113|
|Chapter 10||How Scholars Fabricate Jesus||126|
|Chapter 11||How Badly Did the Early Scribes Corrupt the New Testament? An Examination of Bart Ehrman's Claims||148|
|Chapter 12||Who Did Jesus Think He Was?||167|
PART 3 THE COHERENCE OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE
|Chapter 13||The Coherence of Theism||184|
|Chapter 14||Is the Trinity a Logical Blunder? God as Three and One||205|
|Chapter 15||Did God Become a Jew? A Defense of the Incarnation||218|
|Chapter 16||Dostoyevsky, Woody Allen, and the Doctrine of Penal Substitution||233|
|Chapter 17||Hell: Getting What's Good My Own Way||249|
|Chapter 18||What Does God Know? The Problems of Open Theism||265|
William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He has authored or edited more than thirty books and many articles in professional journals of philosophy and theology.
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.