Monday, March 23, 2009

Apologist Profile: Dr. William Lane Craig

Dr. William Lane Craig, philosopher and Christian apologist, has debated numerous individuals on various topics- the resurrection of Jesus, the existence of God, Christianity vs. Atheism, and much more. He is considered by many to be the top Christian debater on the planet.

He also has a forthcoming debate with popular atheist Christopher Hitchens. You can find out more about that debate here. Please keep watching the blog this week for more on Dr. Craig and Mr. Hitchens.

Educational Background

Wheaton College — B. A. Communications, high honors

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School — M. A. Philosophy of Religion,
summa cum laude

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School — M. A. Church History,
summa cum laude

University of Birmingham, England —
Ph.D. Philosophy

Universit√§t M√ľnchen, Germany — D. Theol. Theology


Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics

The Kalam Cosmological Argument

The Son Rises

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?: A debate between Dr. William Lane Craig and John Dominic McCrossan

Time and Eternity: Exploring God's Relationship to Time

For a complete list of Dr. Craig's publications, see here.


Existence of God

Creation, Providence, and Miracle

The Ultimate Question of Origins

The Resurrection of Theism

The Indispensability of Theological Meta-Ethical Foundations for Morality

The Teleological Argument And The Anthropic Principle

Historical Jesus

Rediscovering the Historical Jesus: The Evidence for Jesus

The Guard at the Tomb

The Problem Of Miracles

The Historicity of the Empty Tomb of Jesus

Contemporary Scholarship and the Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus

Divine Eternity

God, Time, and Eternity

Timelessness and Creation

God and Real Time

On the Argument for Divine Timelessness from the Incompleteness of Temporal Life

Christian Particularism

Does the Balance Between Saved and Lost Depend on Our Obedience to Christ’s Great Commission?

Should Peter Get A New Philosophical Advisor?

Politically Incorrect Salvation


Dr. Craig has debated scores of the most notable atheists, agnostics, and skeptics around. You can see a list of his debates here and you can find transcripts from many of his debates here.

I encourage our readers to study Dr. Craig's works. He is a brilliant debater, engaging personality, and, as Dr. J.P. Moreland has said, "he lives a life of integrity and lives out what he believes."

May the same be said for all who claim the name of Christ.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad A. Gross

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