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A Debate between a Christian and an Atheist

William Lane Craig and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Publication Date - February 2004

ISBN: 9780195166002

176 pages
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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A sparkling debate over God's existence


The question of whether or not God exists is profoundly fascinating and important. Now two articulate spokesmen--one a Christian, the other an atheist--duel over God's existence in an illuminating battle of ideas.
In God? A Debate between a Christian and an Atheist, William Lane Craig and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong bring to the printed page two debates they held before live audiences, preserving all the wit, clarity, and immediacy of their public exchanges. Avoiding overly esoteric arguments, they directly address issues such as religious experience, the Bible, evil, eternity, the origin of the universe, design, and the supposed connection between morality and the existence of God. Employing sharp and humorous arguments, each philosopher strikes quickly to the heart of his opponent's case. For example, Craig claims that we must believe in God in order to explain objective moral values, such as why rape is wrong. Sinnott-Armstrong responds that what makes rape wrong is the harm to victims of rape, so rape is immoral even if there is no God. By assuming a traditional concept of God in their discussion, the authors ensure that they are truly addressing each other's viewpoints and engaging in a disagreement over a unified issue. The book is composed of six chapters that alternate between Craig and Sinnott-Armstrong, so that each separate point can be discussed as it arises. Ideal for courses in the philosophy of religion and introduction to philosophy, this lively and direct dialogue will stimulate students and anyone interested in the existence of God, regardless of whether or not they believe in God.

Table of Contents

    PART 1
    1. Five Reasons God Exists, William Lane Craig
    2. There Is No Good Reason to Believe in God, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
    3. Reason Enough, William Lane Craig
    PART 2
    4. Some Reasons to Believe that There Is No God, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
    5. Theism Undefeated, William Lane Craig
    6. Atheism Undaunted, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong