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William Lane Craig (born August 23, 1949) is an American analytic philosopher[8] and Christian theologian.[9] He holds faculty positions at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) and Houston Baptist University.[10] Craig has updated and defended the Kalam Cosmological Argument for the existence of God.[1][11][12][13][14] He has also published work where he argues in favor of the historical plausibility of the resurrection of Jesus.[15] His study of divine aseity and Platonism culminated with his book God Over All.[16][17] Craig has debated the existence of God with public figures such as Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Lawrence M. Krauss[1] and A. C. Grayling.[18] Craig established and runs the online apologetics ministry ReasonableFaith.org.[10]

William Lane Craig
William Lane Craig.jpg
Born (1949-08-23) August 23, 1949 (age 69)
ResidenceMarietta, Georgia, US[1]
EducationWheaton College (B.A. 1971)
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
(M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975)
University of Birmingham (Ph.D. 1977)
University of Munich (D.Theol. 1984)
Notable work
Reasonable Faith (1994)
Spouse(s)
Jan Craig (m. 1972)
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytic philosophy
Molinism[2][3]
Institutions
Doctoral advisor
Other academic advisorsNorman Geisler
Main interests
Notable ideas
Kalam Cosmological Argument
Websitereasonablefaith.org

Contents

BiographyEdit

Craig was born on August 23, 1949 in Peoria, Illinois to Mallory and Doris Craig.[19][20] While a student at East Peoria Community High School (1963–1967),[21] Craig competed in debate and won the state championship in oratory.[22][1] In September 1965, his junior year, he became a Christian,[23][24][25] and after graduating from high school, attended Wheaton College, majoring in communications.[26][1] Craig graduated in 1971 [26] and the following year married his wife Jan, whom he met on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ.[27] They have two grown children and reside in suburban Atlanta, Georgia.[27] In 2014, he was named alumnus of the year by Wheaton.[26]

In 1973 Craig entered the program in philosophy of religion at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School north of Chicago, where he studied under Norman Geisler.[28][29][1] In 1975 Craig commenced doctoral studies in philosophy at the University of Birmingham, England,[30] writing on the Cosmological Argument under the direction of John Hick.[31][1] He was awarded a doctorate in 1977.[32] Out of this study came his first book, The Kalam Cosmological Argument (1979), a defense of the argument he first encountered in Hackett's work.[1] Craig was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in 1978 from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation [33] to pursue research on the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus under the direction of Wolfhart Pannenberg at the Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München in Germany.[30][34][33][1][28] His studies in Munich under Pannenberg's supervision led to a second doctorate, this one in theology,[26][1] awarded in 1984 with the publication of his doctoral thesis, The Historical Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus During the Deist Controversy (1985).[35][36]

CareerEdit

Craig joined the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1980, where he taught philosophy of religion until 1986.[37] In 1982 Craig received an invitation to debate Kai Nielsen at the University of Calgary, Canada, on the question of God's existence.[38] Encouraged by the reception,[38] Craig has since debated many philosophers, scientists, and biblical scholars.[39] [1]

After a one-year stint at Westmont College on the outskirts of Santa Barbara, Craig moved in 1987 with his wife and two young children back to Europe,[40] where he was a visiting scholar at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain) in Belgium until 1994.[40][41] At that time, Craig joined the Department of Philosophy and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology in suburban Los Angeles as a Research Professor of Philosophy, a position he currently holds,[23][10][42] and he went on to become a Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University in 2014.[10][42] In 2016, Craig was named Alumnus of the Year by Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.[43] In 2017, Biola created a permanent faculty position and endowed chair, the William Lane Craig Endowed Chair in Philosophy, in honor of Craig's academic contributions.[44]

Craig served as president of the Philosophy of Time Society from 1999 to 2006.[45][46] He helped revitalize the Evangelical Philosophical Society and served as its president from 1996 to 2005.[1]

In the mid-2000s,[47][48] Craig established the online Christian apologetics ministry ReasonableFaith.org.[10]

ApologeticsEdit

Kalam Cosmological ArgumentEdit

Craig has worked extensively on a version of the Cosmological Argument called the Kalam Cosmological Argument.[49][50] While the Kalam has a venerable history in medieval Islamic philosophy, Craig updated the argument to reference contemporary scientific and philosophical ideas.[1][14] Craig's popularization resulted in renewed contemporary interest in the argument, and in cosmological arguments in general; the philosopher Quentin Smith states: "a count of the articles in the philosophy journals shows that more articles have been published about Craig's defence of the Kalam argument than have been published about any other philosopher's contemporary formulation of an argument for God's existence."[51] For example, Wes Morriston of the University of Colorado Boulder, specifically challenged Craig's support of the argument.[52]

The classical form of the argument, as well as Craig's, "[attempt] to prove God's existence by showing that the world must have a beginning in time."[53] Craig supports its premises by appealing to his interpretation of the Big Bang model.[53] Craig believes that a cosmic singularity marks an origin of the universe in the finite past.[54][11] He also proposes the universe cannot be infinite in part because an actual infinity of items cannot be formed by successive addition,[53] a claim which Morriston criticizes in particular.[55] Craig argues that the premise that the universe began to exist is more plausible than not, and the beginning of the universe implies the existence of a cause. Craig claims that, due to its nature, the cause must be a personal being which he refers to as God.[11][53]

Divine omniscienceEdit

Craig is a proponent of Molinism,[14] supporting the doctrine of middle knowledge and also applying it to a wide range of theological issues,[14] such as divine providence[56] and predestination,[57] biblical inspiration,[58] perseverance of the saints,[59] Christian particularism,[60] and the problem of evil.[61] Formulated by the Jesuit theologian Luis de Molina, the doctrine of middle knowledge holds that logically prior to his decree to create a world God knew what every possible creature he might create would freely do in any possible set of circumstances in which God might place him.[14] On the basis of his knowledge of such counterfactuals of free will[62] and his knowledge of his own decree to create certain creatures in certain circumstances, along with his own decision how he himself shall act, God automatically knows everything that will actually and contingently happen, without any perception of the world.[63][45]

Divine eternityEdit

Craig believes that "God is timeless without creation and temporal since creation."[64][65][66][67] After examining arguments aimed at showing either that God is timeless or omnitemporal,[64][66][68] Craig defends the coherence of a timeless and personal being, but he also believes the arguments for divine timelessness are unsound or inconclusive and so instead argues in favor of divine temporality.[64][66][69] Craig believes that acceptance of a B-theory of time would moot these arguments, and thus concludes that a theory of time is a watershed issue for a believer’s doctrine of divine eternity.[70] As such, Craig defends his adoption of A-Theory of time in The Tensed Theory of Time (2000),[71][72][73] and critiques arguments for the B-Theory of time in The Tenseless Theory of Time.[74] According to philosopher Quentin Smith, "Craig has made some important and positive contributions to the tensed theory of time in general."[75]

Resurrection of JesusEdit

Craig has written two volumes arguing for the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus, The Historical Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus (1985)[15][76] and Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus (3rd ed., 2002).[77][78] The first describes the history of the discussion, including David Hume's arguments against the identification of miracles,[15][76] while the second is an exegetical study of the New Testament material pertinent to the resurrection.[78] Craig believes that there was a literal resurrection,[79] rejecting some alternative explanations such as Gerd Lüdemann's hallucination hypothesis.[80] Craig Morriston specifically challenges Craig's arguments relating to this subject.[81]

Divine aseityEdit

Stating that the Quine–Putnam indispensability thesis is the chief support of platonism,[82] Craig criticizes Willard Van Orman Quine's naturalized epistemology and confirmational holism, and also rejects the metaontological criterion of ontological commitment.[83] This is ultimately in support of his belief in divine aseity or self-existence.[84][verification needed][85] Craig rejects the view that God creates abstract objects[86] and defends nominalistic perspectives on abstract objects.[87]

Craig favors a neutral logic, according to which the formal quantifiers of first-order logic, as well as the informal quantifiers of ordinary language, are not ontologically committing.[88][85] He also advocates a deflationary theory of reference,[85] according to which referring is a speech act rather than a word-world relation, so that singular terms may be used in true sentences without commitment to corresponding objects in the world.[89] If one stipulates that first-order quantifiers are being used as devices of ontological commitment, then Craig adverts to fictionalism,[85] in particular pretense theory,[85] according to which statements about abstract objects are expressions of make-believe, imagined to be true, though literally false.[90]

Other viewsEdit

Craig is a critic of metaphysical naturalism,[91] New Atheism,[92] and prosperity theology,[93] as well as a defender of Reformed epistemology.[94] He also states that a confessing Christian should not engage in homosexual acts.[95][96][97][98] Craig maintains that the theory of evolution is compatible with Christianity.[99][100] Craig is not convinced that the "current evolutionary paradigm is entirely adequate" to explain the emergence of biological complexity, and he is inclined to think that God had to periodically intervene to produce this effect.[101][102] He is a fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture[103] and was a fellow of the International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design.[104]

As a divine command theorist, Craig believes God had the moral right to command the killing of the Canaanites if they refused to leave their land, as depicted in the Book of Deuteronomy.[105][106] This has led to some controversy, as seen in a critique by Wes Morriston.[107][108] The prominent atheist Richard Dawkins has repeatedly refused to debate Craig, and has given what he calls Craig's defense of genocide as one of his reasons.[109][110]

Craig has also proposed an Apollinarian Christology in which the divine logos stands in for the human soul of Christ and completes his human nature.[111]

ReceptionEdit

According to Nathan Schneider, "[many] professional philosophers know about him only vaguely, but in the field of philosophy of religion, [Craig's] books and articles are among the most cited".[1] Sam Harris has described Craig as “the one Christian Apologist who seems to of put the fear of God into many of my fellow atheists“.[1]

Selected publicationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Schneider, Nathan (July 1, 2013). "The New Theist: How William Lane Craig Became Christian Philosophy's Boldest Apostle". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Washington. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Craig. The Only Wise God. 1999 p. 134.
  3. ^ Craig. The Only Wise God. 1999 p. 127.
  4. ^ Craig & Carroll 2016, p. 102.
  5. ^ a b c Craig, William Lane (August 23, 2011). "Dr. Craig's Favorite Philosopher, Debate, and Books". Reasonable Faith (podcast). Interviewed by Harris, Kevin. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Alvarez 2013, p. 238.
  7. ^ Roach, David (September 8, 2014). "Theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg Dies". Baptist Press. Southern Baptist Convention. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  8. ^ Schneider, Nathan (1 July 2013). "The New Theist". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved 11 June 2019. The result is a person [Craig] ... who cannot only hold his own against fellow analytic philosophers...
  9. ^ Creel 2014, p. 205.
  10. ^ a b c d e Murashko, Alex (5 February 2014). "Leading Apologist William Lane Craig to Join Houston Baptist U's School of Christian Thought Faculty". The Christian Post. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  11. ^ a b c Reichenbach, Bruce. "Cosmological Argument". Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University. Retrieved 12 June 2019. In his widely discussed writings William Lane Craig marshals multidisciplinary evidence for the truth of the premises found in the kalām argument.... [much more discussion follows]
  12. ^ Sun, Eryn (30 Sep 2011). "Dawkins defends decision not to debate apologist William Lane Craig". Christianity Today. Retrieved 12 June 2019. ...[Craig is the] the leading Christian apologist, famous for his revival of the Kalam cosmological argument which asserts that God caused the universe to first exist.
  13. ^ Horn, Trent (17 July 2013). "New Support for the Cosmological Argument". catholic.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019. Although the argument fell into relatively obscurity after it was promoted in the Middle Ages, it received new life through William Lane Craig’s 1979 book The Kalam Cosmological Argument. Craig has become the argument’s leading proponent, and thanks to his famous debates with atheists that end up on YouTube, the kalam argument has become well-known and is vigorously dissected by critics.
  14. ^ a b c d e Robinson & Baggett 2016, p. 212.
  15. ^ a b c Habermas 1988.
  16. ^ Craig 2016.
  17. ^ McNabb, Tyler Dalton. "Review of God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism by William Lane Craig". Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies. ISSN 2572-2832.
  18. ^ Premier. "Unbelievable? 5 Jul 2011 - William Lane Craig vs AC Grayling debate on God & Evil: Tuesday 05 July 2011 2:30:00 am". Premier Christian Radio.
  19. ^ Craig, William Lane. "Does the Problem of Material Constitution Illuminate the Doctrine of the Trinity?". Retrieved 10 July 2019. I am the second child of Mallory and Doris Craig...
  20. ^ Craig, William Lane (February 5, 2018). "Questions on Certainty and Debate". Retrieved 22 July 2019. But that doesn't undermine my knowledge that I was born in Peoria, Illinois and raised in Keokuk, Iowa.
  21. ^ Craig, William Lane. "Debating". Reasonable Faith. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  22. ^ "Records and History – Original Oratory". Illinois High School Association. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  23. ^ a b "William Lane Craig". La Mirada, California: Biola University. Archived from the original on August 14, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  24. ^ "William Lane Craig and Sean McDowell". Fervr. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  25. ^ Craig, William Lane (November 5, 2007). "Faith and Doubt". Retrieved 10 July 2019. To speak personally, I myself was not raised in an evangelical home, but I became a Christian my third year of high school.
  26. ^ a b c d "Dr. William Lane Craig Named Alumnus of the Year". Wheaton, Illinois: Wheaton College. May 7, 2014. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  27. ^ a b Schneider, Nathan (July 12, 2013). "7 Habits of a Highly Effective Philosopher". Killing the Buddha. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  28. ^ a b Craig, William Lane. "Double Doctorates". Reasonable Faith. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  29. ^ "William Lane Craig Named TEDS Alumnus of the Year". Trinity International University. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  30. ^ a b "William Lane Craig". calvin.edu. Calvin College. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  31. ^ Cramer, David C. "John Hick (1922—2012)". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. ISSN 2161-0002. Retrieved 12 June 2019. Many of [Hick's] former students are now established Christian philosophers in their own right, including ... William Lane Craig...
  32. ^ "The Cadbury Lectures 2015: God Over All Back to 'The Cadbury lectures' 16 March - 20 March 2015". University of Birmingham. Retrieved 22 July 2019. Hosted by the John Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion. Our theme for 2015 is 'God Over All' , and will consist of a series of lectures given by Professor William Lane Craig (Talbot School of Theology and Houston Baptist University; PhD University of Birmingham 1977).
  33. ^ a b "Humboldt Network: Prof. Dr. William L. Craig". Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation. Retrieved 16 July 2019. Host(s) and host institute(s) during Humboldt sponsorship: Prof. Dr. Wolfhart Pannenberg, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München; Start of first sponsorship: 01.01.1978
  34. ^ Sanders, Fred (18 September 2014). "The Strange Legacy of Theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg". Christianity Today. Archived from the original on 21 September 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2019. Accordingly, Pannenberg marshaled the available evidence and argued that the most rational interpretation of it is that Christ actually rose from the dead. That a high-level German theologian would defend Christ’s resurrection as a knowable fact was headline news in the religious press of the 1970s. It’s no surprise, then, that Pannenberg’s emphasis on the historical reliability of the Resurrection attracted students like apologist William Lane Craig.
  35. ^ "The historical argument for the Resurrection of Jesus during the Deist controversy". WorldCat. Online Computer Library Center. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  36. ^ Pearson, Samuel C. (Oct 1988). "Book Review: The Historical Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus during the Deist Controversy. William L. Craig". The Journal of Religion. The University of Chicago Press. 68 (4): 595. In this large study, which apparently grew out of a dissertation prepared under the supervision of Wolfhart Pannenberg...
  37. ^ "William Lane Craig Named TEDS Alumnus of the Year". Trinity International University. Retrieved 12 June 2019. Craig earned master’s degrees from TEDS in philosophy of religion, as well as in church history and the history of Christian thought. He taught philosophy of religion at TEDS from 1980–1986.
  38. ^ a b Craig, William Lane (April 5, 2010). "#155 Debating". Reasonable Faith. Retrieved 31 July 2019. But in 1982, with my doctoral studies behind me, I received an invitation from a Canadian Christian group to debate the atheist philosopher Kai Nielsen at the University of Calgary.
  39. ^ Stafforini, Pablo (August 18, 2016). "William Lane Craig: A Complete List of Debates". Pablo's Miscellany. Pablo Stafforini. Archived from the original on June 11, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  40. ^ a b Craig, William Lane (2000). "Author Bio". The Only Wise God: The Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge & Human Freedom (Reprint edition (January 2000) ed.). Wipf and Stock. ISBN 978-1579103163. From 1980 to 1986 he taught philosophy of religion at Trinity, during which time he and Jan started their family. In 1987 they moved to Brussels, Belgium, where Dr. Craig pursued research at the University of Louvain until 1994.
  41. ^ "Contributors". International Philosophical Quarterly. Fordham University Press. 33: 142. 1993. William Lane Craig is a visiting scholar at the Inst. Supérieur de Philosophie at the Catholic Univ. of Louvain (B-3000 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), PhD from Univ. of Birmingham (Eng.) and DTh from the Univ. of Munich, he taught at Westmont College and is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Siftung. Interested in Philosophy of Religion and of Space and Time, he includes in his publications the books The Kalam Cosmological Argument and Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.
  42. ^ a b Kristof, Nicholas (21 Dec 2018). "Professor, Was Jesus Really Born to a Virgin?". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. p. SR23. Retrieved 12 June 2019. Here’s my interview of William Lane Craig, professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Houston Baptist University.
  43. ^ Trinity International University (July 22, 2016). "William Lane Craig Named TEDS Alumnus of the Year". Buffalo Grove Countryside. Archived from the original on July 26, 2016. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  44. ^ Wu, Joanna (Spring 2017). "William Lane Craig Named in Biola's First Endowed Chair". Biola Magazine. La Mirada, California: Biola University. p. 15. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  45. ^ a b Robinson & Baggett 2016, p. 213.
  46. ^ Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Assocaition 74:2. November 2000. p. 162.
  47. ^ "Reasonable Faith Inc". Nonprofit Explorer. ProPublica. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  48. ^ Craig, William Lane; Harris, Kevin (March 3, 2019). "Dr Craig's Interview in the New York Times". Reasonable Faith. Retrieved 5 August 2019. That's one of the reasons we founded Reasonable Faith over ten years ago
  49. ^ Cowan & Spiegel 2009, pp. 268–269; Jackson 2014, p. 19; Peterson et al. 2013, pp. 86–89; Reichenbach 2017; Williams 2013, p. 89.
  50. ^ "Who's Who: Modern Authors: William Lane Craig (Entry 2)". Philosophy of Religion.info. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  51. ^ Smith 2007, p. 183.
  52. ^ Morriston 2013.
  53. ^ a b c d Wainwright, William J. (May 1982). "Reviewed Work: The Kalām Cosmological Argument. by William Lane Craig". Noûs. Vol. 16 no. 2. pp. 328–334.
  54. ^ Craig 1992.
  55. ^ Morriston 2018.
  56. ^ Craig, William Lane (April 19, 2010). "Molinism vs. Calvinism". Reasonable Faith. Archived from the original on June 25, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  57. ^ Craig, William Lane. "Molinism and Divine Election". Reasonable Faith. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  58. ^ Craig, William Lane. "A Molinist Perspective on Biblical Inspiration". Reasonable Faith. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  59. ^ Craig 1991.
  60. ^ Craig, William Lane. "Middle Knowledge and Christian Particularism". Reasonable Faith. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  61. ^ Craig, William Lane (June 7, 2015). "Molinism and the Problem of Evil". Reasonable Faith (podcast). Interviewed by Harris, Kevin. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  62. ^ Craig, William Lane. "Does Correspondence Preclude the Truth of Counterfactuals of Freedom?". Reasonable Faith. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  63. ^ Craig, William Lane (September 24, 2007). "Middle Knowledge". Reasonable Faith. Archived from the original on January 30, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  64. ^ a b c Quarum, Merrit (2003). "Review: Time and Eternity: Exploring God's Relationship to Time". Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. 46 (2): 746–749.
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  66. ^ a b c Helm, Paul (2014). Zalta, Edward N. (ed.). "Eternity". The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University (Spring 2014 Edition). ISSN 1095-5054. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  67. ^ Helm 2011, pp. 220ff.
  68. ^ Craig 2000c.
  69. ^ Craig 1996.
  70. ^ Craig 2001c, p. 115.
  71. ^ Craig, William Lane (2000). The Tensed Theory of Time: A Critical Examination. ISBN 978-0792366348.
  72. ^ Dyke, Heather (2002). "Review of The Tensed Theory of Time". International Philosophical Quarterly. 42 (3): 404–406. doi:10.5840/ipq200242331.
  73. ^ Copan, Paul (2001). "Reviewed Work: The Tensed Theory of Time: A Critical Examination by William Lane Craig". The Review of Metaphysics. 55 (2): 384–385.
  74. ^ Copan, Paul (2001). "Reviewed Work: The Tenseless Theory of Time: A Critical Examination by William Lane Craig". The Review of Metaphysics. 55 (2): 386–388.
  75. ^ Smith, Quentin (1999). "The "Sentence-Type Version" of the Tenseless Theory of Time". Synthese. 119 (3): 233–251. doi:10.1023/A:1005130104563.
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  81. ^ Law 2011.
  82. ^ Liggins 2008.
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  84. ^ Craig 2014.
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  86. ^ Moreland & Craig 2003, pp. 506–507.
  87. ^ Craig 2012a.
  88. ^ Craig 2012b.
  89. ^ Båve 2009.
  90. ^ Nichols & Stich 1999.
  91. ^ Craig & Moreland 2000.
  92. ^ Copan & Craig 2009.
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  94. ^ "Religious Epistemology MP3 Audio by William Lane Craig". Apologetics 315. December 30, 2008. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
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  96. ^ Zaimov, Stoyan (April 9, 2013). "Christian Apologist Says Church 'Losing Battle' Against Hate Label for Homosexuality Stance". The Christian Post. Retrieved September 28, 2018. What you shouldn't be is a confessing Christian and a practicing homosexual.
  97. ^ Craig, William Lane. "A Christian Perspective on Homosexuality". Reasonable Faith. Archived from the original on December 6, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2018. So how do you find out what God thinks? The Christian says, you look in the Bible. And the Bible tells us that God forbids homosexual acts. Therefore, they are wrong.
  98. ^ Craig, William Lane (May 19, 2008). "Christian Homosexuals?". Reasonable Faith. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  99. ^ Stewart 2007.
  100. ^ Craig, William Lane (February 20, 2012). "Evolutionary Theory and Theism". Reasonable Faith. Archived from the original on October 2, 2017. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  101. ^ Craig, William Lane (2009). "William Lane Craig's View on Creation and Evolution". YouTube. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  102. ^ "Evolutionary Creationism and the Image of God in Mankind". Reasonable Faith. Retrieved June 25, 2016. Evolutionary creationism is...the view that the current evolutionary paradigm is entirely adequate, so that the evolution of presently observed biological complexity requires no causal input from God. ... I’m not convinced that evolutionary creationism is true. It seems to me that so-called progressive creationism fits the evidence quite nicely. Progressive creationism suggests that God intervenes periodically to bring about miraculously new forms of life and then allows evolutionary change to take place with respect to those life forms.
  103. ^ "William Lane Craig". Discovery Institute. Archived from the original on September 1, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  104. ^ "Society Fellows". International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design. Archived from the original on September 28, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  105. ^ Copan & Flannagan 2014, pp. 81–82; Howson 2011, p. 11.
  106. ^ Craig, William Lane (August 8, 2011). "The 'Slaughter' of the Canaanites Re-visited". Reasonable Faith. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  107. ^ Morriston 2012.
  108. ^ Morriston 2009.
  109. ^ Dawkins, Richard (October 20, 2011). "Why I Refuse to Debate with William Lane Craig". The Guardian. London. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  110. ^ Came, Daniel (October 22, 2011). "Richard Dawkins's Refusal to Debate Is Cynical and Anti-Intellectualist". The Guardian. London. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  111. ^ Moreland & Craig 2003, p. 608.

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 ———  (1985b). The Historial Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus During the Deist Controversy. E. Mellen Press. ISBN 0889468117.

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