Debating Christian Theism

Paperback | August 16, 2013

EditorJ. P. Moreland, Khaldoun A. Sweis, Chad V. Meister

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Comprising groundbreaking dialogues by many of the most prominent scholars in Christian apologetics and the philosophy of religion, this volume offers a definitive treatment of central questions of Christian faith. The essays are ecumenical and broadly Christian, in the spirit of C.S. Lewis'sMere Christianity, and feature lucid and up-to-date material designed to engage readers in contemporary theistic and Christian issues. Beginning with dialogues about God's existence and the coherence of theism and then moving beyond generic theism to address significant debates over suchspecifically Christian doctrines as the Trinity and the resurrection of Jesus, Debating Christian Theism provides an ideal starting point for anyone seeking to understand the current debates in Christian theology.

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Comprising groundbreaking dialogues by many of the most prominent scholars in Christian apologetics and the philosophy of religion, this volume offers a definitive treatment of central questions of Christian faith. The essays are ecumenical and broadly Christian, in the spirit of C.S. Lewis'sMere Christianity, and feature lucid and up-...

J. P. Moreland is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He has authored, edited, or contributed papers to thirty-five books, including Does God Exist?, Universals, Consciousness and the Existence of God, and The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology. Chad Meister is Professor of Phi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 1.69 inPublished:August 16, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsIntroductionPART I - DEBATES ABOUT GOD'S EXISTENCEA Cosmological Argument1. William Lane Craig: The Kalam Argument2. Wes Morriston: Doubts about the Kalam ArgumentA Teleological Fine-Tuning Argument3. Robin Collins: The Fine-Tuning Evidence is Convincing4. Victor J. Stenger: The Universe Shows No Evidence for DesignAn Ontological Argument5. E. J. Lowe: A Modal Version of the Ontological Argument6. Graham Oppy: Lowe on ''The Ontological Argument''A Moral Argument7. Paul Copan: Ethics Needs God8. Louise Antony: The Failure of Moral ArgumentsAn Argument from Consciousness9. J. P. Moreland: The Argument from Consciousness10. Graham Oppy: Consciousness, Theism, and NaturalismThe Coherence of Theism: Part 111. Nicholas Everitt: Problems with Omnipotence12. Charles Taliaferro: Coherence of Divine PowerThe Coherence of Theism: Part 213. Patrick Grim: Problems with Omniscience14. Jerome Gellman: The Coherence of OmniscienceThe Problem of Evil15. Richard M. Gale: Evil as Evidence against God16. Chad Meister: God and EvilEvolution and Belief in God17. Joseph Bulbulia: Bayes and the Evolution of Religious Belief18. Michael Murray and Jeffrey Schloss: Evolutionary Accounts of Religion and the Justification of Religious BeliefThe Nature of Human Beings19. Stewart Goetz: Human Persons are Material and Immaterial (Body and Soul)20. Kevin Corcoran: Human Persons are Material OnlyPART II - DEBATES ABOUT SPECIFIC CHRISTIAN BELIEFSMiracles and Christian Theism21. Paul Moser: Christianity and Miracles22. Evan Fales: It is Not Reasonable to Believe in MiraclesScience and Christian Faith23. Julian Baggini: Science is at Odds with Christianity24. Keith Ward: Science is Not at Odds with ChristianityThe Doctrine of the Trinity25. Thomas D. Senor: The Doctrine of the Trinity is Coherent26. Timothy Winter: The Trinity is IncoherentThe Atonement27. Richard Swinburne: Responsibility, Atonement, and Forgiveness28. John Hick: Problems with the Doctrine of AtonementThe Incarnation29. Katherin A. Rogers: An Anselmian Defense of the Incarnation30. Michael Martin: The Incarnation Doctrine is Incoherent and UnlikelyThe Historical Reliability of the New Testament31. Stephen T. Davis: The Gospels are Reliable as Historically Factual Accounts32. Marcus Borg: The Gospels are Reliable as Memory and TestimonyThe Historical Jesus33. Stephen J. Patterson: The Christ of Faith is Not the Jesus of History34. Craig A. Evans: The Christ of Faith is the Jesus of HistoryThe Resurrection of Jesus35. Gary Habermas: Jesus Did Rise From the Dead36. James Crossley: Jesus Did Not Rise From the DeadOnly One Way to God?37. Harold Netland: Jesus is the Only Way to God38. Paul Knitter: There are Many Ways to GodHeaven and Hell39. Jerry L. Walls: It is Reasonable to Believe in Heaven and Hell40. Keith Parsons: It is Not Reasonable to Believe in Heaven and HellIndex