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A series of three interviews from the “Reasonable Faith” podcast about the essay collection “Contending with Christianity’s Critics: Answering New Atheists and Other Objectors“.
- About the editor Paul Copan, (the nicest Christian apologist)
- 1: Responding to Dawkins’ argument “Who designed the designer?”
- 2: Responding to the multiverse counter to the fine-tuning argument
- 3: The argument that rationality and consciouness require theism
- 4: The evidence for humans being hard-wired for belief in God
- 5: Responding to naturalism’s claim to rationally ground morality
- 6: Responding to Dawkins’ idea that the universe looks undesigned
- 7: The criteria that historians use to establish historical reliability
- 8: Did Jesus think that he was the Son of Man in Daniel
- 9: A time line for the resurrection of Jesus from the early sources
- 10: Responding to scholarly distortions of the historical Jesus
- 11: Responding to Bart Ehrman’s claim that the NT text is corrupted
- 12: The evidence for Jesus divine self-understanding
- 13: The logical coherence of the concept of God
- 14: The logical coherence of the doctrine of the Trinity
- 15: The logical coherence of the doctrine of the Incarnation
- 16: The logical coherence of the doctrine of the Atonement
- 17: The logical coherence of the doctrine of the Hell
- 18: Responding to objections to God’s knowledge of the future
My favorite chapters in this book are the ones by Mark Linville on evolution and morality, and the chapter by Robert H. Stein on historical criteria and methodology. This is not an introductory book, this book is an intermediate-level book. You want to read the two Jim Wallace books and the Lee Strobel “Case For” books before you tackle this one.
Much of the book is philosophy and philosophy of religion and philosophical theology. Well, I guess everyone knows that I hate non-STEM disciplines, and I only read philosophy because it’s useful for Christian apologetics. If you are like me, and think that only STEM disciplines have value, then this book is for you. You will be able to make use of it in your case-making adventures. It. Works. This is the stuff that gets William Lane Craig invited to all the best universities to debate against all the best atheists. And he beats them all up with it, too.