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Dictionary of Christianity and Science

Dictionary of Christianity and Science

by Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L Reese and Michael G Strauss

The relationship between Christianity and science, and between competing philosophies of science, has become one the most important areas of study today. Yet no reference work exists that covers this terrain adequately. The Dictionary of Christianity and Science fills this significant need with an up-to-date, peer-reviewed, and fair-to-all… Read more…

When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics

When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics

by Paul Copan

More than ever, Christians are bombarded with tough faith questions from their pluralistic friends and neighbors. Many of these emerge as "anti-truth claims" and slogans we are all familiar with:• Why not just look out for yourself? • Do what you want--just as long as you don't hurt anyone • Miracles violate the laws of nature&bu… Read more…

Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God

Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God

by Paul Copan

A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures… Read more…

Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of God

Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of God

by Paul Copan and Matt Flannagan

A common objection to belief in the God of the Bible is that a good, kind, and loving deity would never command the wholesale slaughter of nations. Even Christians have a hard time stomaching such a thought, and many avoid reading those difficult Old Testament passages that make us squeamish. Instead, we quickly jump to the enemy-loving, forgiving Jesus of t… Read more…

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World

by Paul Copan and Kenneth D. Litwak

Our world is multicultural, multireligious, multiphilosophical. It ranges from fundamental monotheism to do-it-yourself spirituality to strident atheism. How can Christians engage in communicating across worldviews in this pluralistic and often relativistic society? When Paul visited Athens, he found an equally multicultural and multireligious set… Read more…

Introduction to Christianity and Science: Audio Lectures
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Introduction to Christianity and Science: Audio Lectures

by Paul Copan, Zondervan , Tremper LongmanIII, Christopher L Reese and Michael Strauss

Narrated by Paul Copan, Tremper LongmanIII, Michael Strauss and Christopher Reese

The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, Introduction to Christianity and Science: Audio Lectures includes high-quality live recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as … Read more…

A Little Book for New Philosophers: Why and How to Study Philosophy

A Little Book for New Philosophers: Why and How to Study Philosophy

by Paul Copan

What's the point of studying philosophy when we have theology? Is philosophy anything more than a preparation for apologetics? Often called "theology's handmaid," philosophy has sometimes suffered from an inferiority complex in the church. Many Christians see little point in it at all. But as Paul Copan contends, it is possible to affirm … Read more…

Loving Wisdom: A Guide to Philosophy and Christian Faith

Loving Wisdom: A Guide to Philosophy and Christian Faith

by Paul Copan

A guide to Christian philosophy that engages with the biblical storyAs human beings, we all qualify as philosophers, and Paul Copan contends that we take a position of trust (faith) shaped by philosophical stances but also personal heart commitments (worldviews). In this thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of Loving Wisdom, Copan explores phi… Read more…

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Contending with Christianity's Critics: Answering New Atheists and Other Objectors

Contending with Christianity's Critics: Answering New Atheists and Other Objectors

by Paul Copan and William Lane Craig

Contending with Christianity’s Critics is book two in a series on modern Christian apologetics that began with the popular Passionate Conviction. This second installment, featuring writings from eighteen respected apologists such as Gary Habermas and Ben Witherington, addresses challenges from noted New Atheists like Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) … Read more…

Passionate Conviction: Modern Discourses on Christian Apologetics

Passionate Conviction: Modern Discourses on Christian Apologetics

by Paul Copan, Norman Geisler, William Lane Craig, Lee Strobel, N. T. Wright, J. P. Moreland, Francis J. Beckwith, Greg Koukl, Charles L Quarles, Gary Habermas and L Russ Bush

Is your heart on fire for God?Passionate Conviction brings together the most popular and heart-stirring presentations in defense of Christianity from the annual fall conference on apologetics held in association with the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the C. S. Lewis Institute, and the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University.Applicable to pasto… Read more…

Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics

Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics

by Paul Copan and William Lane Craig

Come Let Us Reason is the third book in a series on modern Christian apologetics that began with the popular Passionate Conviction and Contending with Christianity’s Critics. The nineteen essays here raise classical philosophical questions in fresh ways, address contemporary challenges for the church, and will deepen the thinking of the next generation… Read more…