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Debating Christian Theism

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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's Mere Christianity, and feature lucid and up-to-date material designed to engage r ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 576 pages
Published June 20th 2013 by Oxford University Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jeffrey Backlin
Mar 15, 2014 rated it liked it
A good collection of essays, varying in contact with one another, on various topics in the philosophy of religion. The two perspectives represented are naturalism and theism. In the first sub-section (pro the existence of God) I thought Craig and Collins wrote/updated two persuasive essays, with Copan and Moreland writing/updating two more plausible essays on the theist side; on the naturalist side I thought Louise Antony and Graham Oppy wrote well in response. The later sub-section (con the exi ...more
Jeff Elliott
Aug 11, 2014 rated it liked it
only chapters 3-4, 7-8, 11-12, 15-16, 21-22, 23-24, 31-32, 35-36, 37-38, 39-40
This book was read for an apologetics class with Dr. Chad Meister.

It is a compilation of topics written from differing perspectives. The chapters are placed back to back which explains the reading above.

My notes and highlights of the book are too extensive to post here.

(See kindle)
Tim
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
[W]henever we feel there is something odd in Christian theology, we shall generally find that
there is something odd in the truth (G.K. Chesterton, "Orthodoxy")

Science in general...does violence to common sense...Aren’t you glad to be alive in a world where
not only [is this] possible but you are privileged to understand why?
(Richard Dawkins, "The God Delusion")

How often does philosophy seem to be a matter of weighing one mysterious hypothesis against
another? Alfred North Whitehead, acutely cap
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J.P. Moreland is the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada, California. He has four earned degrees: a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Missouri, a Th.M. in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M. A. in philosophy from the University of California-Riverside, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern Califor ...more