Contending with Christianity’s Critics Anwering New Atheists and Other Objectors

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Contending with Christianity's Criticsis book two in a series on modern Christian apologetics that began with the popularPassionate 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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
The Existence of God
Dawkins's Delusionp. 2
At Home in the Multiverse?p. 6
Confronting Naturalism: The Argument from Reasonp. 26
Belief in God: A Trick of Our Brain?p. 47
The Moral Poverty of Evolutionary Naturalismp. 58
Dawkins's Best Argument Against God's Existencep. 74
The Jesus of History
Criteria for the Gospels' Authenticityp. 88
Jesus the Seerp. 104
The Resurrection of Jesus Time Linep. 113
How Scholars Fabricate Jesusp. 126
How Badly Did the Early Scribes Corrupt the New Testament? An Examination of Bart Ehrman's Claimsp. 148
Who Did Jesus Think He Was?p. 167
The Coherence of Christian Doctrine
The Coherence of Theismp. 184
Is the Trinity a Logical Blunder? God as Three and Onep. 205
Did God Become a Jew? A Defense of the Incarnationp. 218
Dostoyevsky, Woody Allen, and the Doctrine of Penal Substitutionp. 233
Hell: Getting What's Good My Own Wayp. 249
What Does God Know? The Problems of Open Theismp. 265
Contributorsp. 283
Author Indexp. 287
Scripture Indexp. 290
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