William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Jan and their two teenage children Charity and John. At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. 1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol. 1984). From 1980-86 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.
I. Popular Books
II. Academic Books
III. Conferences (CDs, DVDs)
IV. Debates (audiocassettes, videocassettes, CDs, and DVDs)
V. Lectures (audiocassettes, videocassettes, CDs, and DVDs)
VI. Course Curriculum (DVDs)
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I. Popular Books
Reasonable Faith (1940-rf)
Dr. Craig's most important popular book, teaching Christians how to present a positive case for Christian faith centered on the existence of God and the resurrection of Jesus.
God?: A Debate between a Christian and an Atheist (1940-dghc; 1940-dgpb)
A congenial and accessible exchange between Dr. Craig and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong based on two of their debates, exploring the implications of Big Bang cosmology, the fine-tuning of the universe, the existence of objective moral values, the evidence for Jesus, innocent suffering, the hiddenness of God, and more. Perfect for an intelligent seeker who wants to hear both sides.
No Easy Answers (1940-na)
An honest, no-holds-barred look at some of the most nagging questions Christian face, such as doubt, unanswered prayer, pointless suffering, the fate of the unevangelized, and eternal damnation.
Hard Questions, Real Answers (1940-hq)
An honest, no-holds-barred look at some of the most nagging questions Christian face, such as doubt, unanswered prayer, pointless suffering, the fate of the unevangelized, and eternal damnation. A revised edition of No Easy Answers.
Five Views on Apologetics (1941-fv)
Five proponents of Classical Apologetics, Presuppositionalism, Reformed Epistemology, Evidentialism, and Cumulative Case Apologetics debate the merits and demerits of their respective views. Dr. Craig defends the methodology of Classical Apologetics in interaction with John Frame, Kelly Clark, Gary Habermas, and Paul Feinberg.
God, Are You There? (1940-gayt)
A short booklet aimed at persons seeking to discover whether there is a God. Includes the five arguments Dr. Craig typically presents in his debates, along with answers to the most important objections which his opponents should raise.
Camoe Nachalo (1940-cn)
Russian translation of “The Very Beginning,” an evangelistic presentation for atheists and agnostics of the cosmological argument for the existence of God based on the philosophical and scientific evidence for the beginning of the universe.
Die Existenz Gottes und der Anfang des Universums (1940-eg)
A German translation of The Existence of God and the Beginning of the Universe, an evangelistic presentation for atheists and agnostics of the cosmological argument for the existence of God based on the philosophical and scientific evidence for the beginning of the universe. Includes a discussion of Stephen Hawking's cosmology.
Hak Lui Guard Bo Si Wu Gou Hai Lik (1940-asc)
A Chinese translation of four of Dr. Craig’s articles together in a boxed set of attractive booklets: “Five Reasons God Exists and Three Reasons It Makes a Difference,” “The Ultimate Question of Origins,” “The Necessity of Theological Foundations for Morality,” and “Contemporary Scholarship and the Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus.”
“A Classic Debate on the Existence of God.” (7522t)
A transcript of Dr. Craig’s debate with the prominent philosopher Michael Tooley at the University of Colorado, Boulder. A good evangelistic tract for the intelligent seeker.
The Only Wise God: The Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom
A philosophically careful defense of God's complete foreknowledge of genuinely free human acts. A potent antidote to current “openness of God” theologies. Includes a defense of divine “middle knowledge” as a basis of God's knowledge of the future.
Jesus Under Fire (1940-juf)
The Jesus of the Gospels has come under fire from radical, sceptical critics such as those in the Jesus Seminar. A panel of leading evangelical scholars examines their critique and exposes its weaknesses. Dr. Craig contributes the chapter on the historical fact of Jesus' resurrection.
The Son Rises: The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus (1940-sr)
A thorough yet accessible defense of the historical fact of Jesus' resurrection based on the facts of Jesus' empty tomb, post-mortem appearances, and the origin of the Christian movement. Geared for the non-believer and closes with a gospel presentation.
Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up? (1940-rj)
The transcript of a debate between Dr. Craig and John Dominic Crossan, the celebrated co-chairman of the radical Jesus Seminar, moderated by William F. Buckley. Focusing on the historical question of Jesus' resurrection, the book also includes responses by two Jesus Seminar fellows, Marcus Borg and Robert Miller, and two evangelical New Testament Scholars, Craig Blomberg and Ben Witherington III, along with final statements by Drs. Crossan and Craig.
Jesus' Resurrection: Fact or Figment? (1940-jr)
A transcript of Dr. Craig's debate at Boston College with Gerd Lüdemann, the leading German New Testament critic of the resurrection. Featuring an extended discussion and critique of Lüdemann's hypothesis that the post-mortem appearances of Christ were guilt-induced hallucinations on the part of Peter and Paul, the book includes vigorous defenses of Lüdemann's position by Michael Goulder and Roy Hoover, as well as critiques by Robert Gundry and Stephen Davis, along with final responses by Drs. Lüdemann and Craig.
“Contemporary Scholarship and the Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus” ( ).
A pamphlet laying out the remarkable reversal of scholarship with respect to the principal events undergirding belief in the resurrection of Jesus, focusing on his post-mortem appearances, his empty tonb, and the origin of his disciples’ belief in his resurrection.
Why I Am a Christian (1940-wc)
Essays by leading evangelical thinkers explaining why they embrace Christian beliefs, including a chapter by Dr. Craig on the existence of God.
The Case for Christ (Large 1941-cct, Small 1940-ccp)
Lee's Strobel's best-selling evangelistic book features his interviews with evangelical scholars in various fields, including an interview with Dr. Craig on the fact of Jesus' empty tomb.
The Case for Faith (Large 1940-cft, Small 1940-cfp)
Lee Strobel's sequel to his Case for Christ, including an interview with Dr. Craig on the reasonableness of belief in miracles.
The Case for Easter (1940-cfe)
Excerpts from Lee Strobel’s previous work focusing on the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection drawn from his interviews with Dr. Craig and other scholars. A useful evangelistic gift.
The Case for a Creator (1940-ccr)
Lee Strobel’s case for the existence of God, based on interviews with leading thinkers, including Dr. Craig, on the origin of the universe.
Time and Eternity (1940-te)
A semi-popular exploration of the nature of divine eternity, focusing on the question of whether God is timeless or temporal. Includes a lengthy discussion of the nature of time as dynamic versus static and proposes a novel understanding of divine eternity which is biblically, scientifically, and philosophically tenable.
Creation Out of Nothing ( )
Co-authored with Paul Copan, this book examines in detail the biblical, philosophical, and scientific evidence for God’s initial creation of the entire universe from nothing.
Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views (1940-df)
An exchange between a Calvinist (Paul Helm), an open theist (Gregory Boyd), a Molinist (William Lane Craig), and a defender of simple foreknowledge (David Hunt) on the nature of God’s knowledge of the future and its compatibility with libertarian freedom.
“What Does God Know?” (1942a-gk)
A booklet laying out a biblical, theological, and philosophical defense of divine forknowledge of future free acts of men, including a defense of God’s middle knowledge. Dr. Craig’s most recent thoughts on this vital subkject.
God and Time: Four Views (1940-gt)
Four different understandings of how God relates to time are defended by several eminent advocates of these views. Paul Helm defends absolute timelessness, Alan Padgett advocates relative timelessness, Nicholas Wolterstorff argues for omnitemporality, and Dr. Craig defends a hybrid view of both timelessness and temporality.
Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview (1940-pfcw)
Co-authored with the outstanding Christian philosopher J. P. Moreland, this massive text provides an introduction to the entire field of philosophy from a Christian point of view, including topics in the philosophy of religion. Winner of the 2004 EFCA Gold Medallion Book Award.
To Everyone an Answer (1942-ea)
Co-edited with Francis Beckwith and J. P. Moreland, this collection features articles by prominent apologists on faith and reason, God’s existence, Christ and miracles, and philosophical, religious, and cultural challenges to Christian faith.
II. Academic Books
Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide (1940-prh; 1940-prp)
An outstanding anthology of the finest work on contemporary philosophy of religion, treating religious epistemology, natural theology, the coherence of theism, the problem of evil, the soul and immortality, and Christian theology. In addition to the general introduction by Dr. Craig, there is an introduction to each major section by an evangelical philosopher selected by Dr. Craig as a respected specialist in that area.
Does God Exist? (1940-fdhc; 1940-fdpb)
The transcript of Dr. Craig’s debate with Antony Flew at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Copleston-Russell BBC radio debate, together with assessments of the debate by noted theistic and anti-theistic philosophers, including Keith Yandell, R. Douglas Geivett, William Rowe, William J. Wainwright, Michael Martin, Keith Parsons, David Yandell, and Paul Draper. The volume closes with final responses to their critics by Drs. Flew and Craig.
The Cosmological Argument from Plato to Leibniz (1940-capl)
The most thorough history to date of the development of the cosmological argument in its various forms.
The Kalam Cosmological Argument (1940-kc)
Dr. Craig's ground-breaking defense of a classic argument for the existence of God on the basis of the finitude of the past.
Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology (1940-tab)
An exchange of essays with non-theistic philosopher Quentin Smith on the metaphysical and scientific evidence for the finitude of the past and its theological implications.
Naturalism: A Critical Appraisal (1940-nca)
A volume of essays by philosophers such as J. P. Moreland, Paul Moser, Charles Taliaferro, Dallas Willard, and William Dembski criticizing the adequacy of naturalism as a metaphysical worldview from a wide variety of perspectives. Includes Dr. Craig's essay “Naturalism and Cosmology.”
The Logic of Rational Theism (1940-rt)
A Festschrift for Stuart C. Hackett, this collection includes an essay on the teleological argument by Dr. Craig.
Mere Creation (1940-mc)
A collection of papers on Intelligent Design from a ground-breaking conference at Biola University, featuring scientists and philosophers such as William Dembski, Paul Nelson, Michael Behe, Jonathan Wells, Jeffery Schloss, and .J. P. Moreland. Includes Dr. Craig's paper “Design and The Cosmological Argument.”
The Historical Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus during the Deist Controversy
A history of historical apologetics for Jesus' resurrection from the first to the twentieth century, focusing on its apogee during the Deist controversy in Europe. Includes an extended discussion of the problem of miracles, which forms the backdrop for any contemporary apologetic for the resurrection.
Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus
A thorough examination of the New Testament materials undergirding the historicity of Jesus' resurrection, focusing on the empty tomb, the post-mortem appearances, and the origin of belief in Jesus’ resurrection.. Revised edition includes Appendices in response to the theories of Robinson, Crossan, and Lüdemann.
Who Was Jesus? (1940-wj)
A transcript of Dr. Craig’s debate with a Jewish professor of religious studies Peter Zaas, along with responses to their debate by both Jewish and Christian scholars.
The Problem of Divine Foreknowledge and Future Contingents from Aristotle to Suarez
A history of various attempts to deal with the problem of theological fatalism, beginning with the enunciation of the problem by Aristotle and terminating with the middle knowledge solution of Molina and Suarez.
Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom: The Coherence of Theism I: Omniscience
A wide-ranging discussion of the challenge of theological fatalism, drawing upon parallel discussions in the literature concerning retro-causation, time travel, tachyons, Special Relativity, precognition, and Newcomb's Paradox.
The Tensed Theory of Time: A Critical Examination (1940-td)
A presentation of the principal arguments for and against a dynamic theory of time, drawing upon philosophy of language, phenomenology, McTaggart's Paradox, and the myth of temporal passage.
The Tenseless Theory of Time: A Critical Examination (1940-tl)
A presentation of the principal arguments for and against a static theory of time, drawing upon Relativity Theory, philosophy of science, the nature of persistence, and temporal becoming.
Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity (1940-tm)
An examination of the nature of time and the correct physical interpretation of the time concepts in Special and General Relativity in light of the competing perspectives of Einstein, Minkowski, and Lorentz.
God, Time, and Eternity: The Coherence of Theism II: Eternity (1940-gte)
A formulation and defense of a coherent doctrine of divine eternity in light of philosophy, physics, and theology.
Time, Reality, and Transcendence in Rational Perspective. (1940-ttr)
A compilation of essays featuring two of Dr. Craig’s lectures at the University of Aalborg in Denmark, as well as a transcript of his debate on the existence of God with the Danish philosopher Lennart Noerreklit.
“On Being a Christian Academic” ( )
A challenge by Dr. Craig to Christian faculty, especially at secular universities, to engage intellectually with their faith, to integrate their Christian worldview with their respective disciplines, and to lead lives worthy of their high calling as public representatives of Christ.
(CDs and DVDs)
“Set Forth Your Case.” (1942cd-sf)
The greatest apologetics conference ever held, featuring 24 invited speakers from the Evangelical Philosophical Society/Evangelical Theological Society, including Wm. L. Craig, J. P. Moreland, D. Geivett, G. Habermas, D. Groothuis, G. Koukl, F. Beckwith, N. T. Wright, D. Bock, C. Evans, et al. (24 CDs in 2 vol. album).
“To Everyone an Answer.” (1942cd-ea)
Second annual apologetics conference of the Evangelical Philosophical Society in San Antonio, featuring lectures by such prominent evangelical scholars and communicators as J. P. Moreland, William Lane Craig, Francis Beckwith, Norman Geisler, Craig Hazen, Ben Witherington, Gary Habermas, Lee Strobel, Greg Koukl, and others. (20 CDs in 2 vol. album).
“The Future of Truth.” (1942cd-ft)
An exciting one-day apologetics conference held at historic Moody Church in Chicago, featuring Ravi Zacharias, William Lane Craig, Philip Johnson, Erwin Lutzer, Emir Caner, and Frank Peretti. (6 CD album)
“The Resurrection: Historical Event or Theological Explanation?” ( )
An important conference held at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, featuring a dialogue bewtween N. T. Wright and John Dominic Crossan, with incisive responses to the dialogue from William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas, Douglas Geivett, Charles Quarles, Craig Evans, and Ted Peters, along with counter-responses from Wright and Crossan. (8 CD album)
(audiocassettes, videocassettes, CDs, and DVDs)
William Lane Craig vs. Frank Zindler. “Atheism vs. Christianity: Which Way Does the Evidence Point?” (1942a-ac; 1942v-ac)
A classic debate before nearly 8,000 people at Willow Creek Community Church pitting Dr. Craig against the foremost representative of American Atheists.
William Lane Craig vs. Antony Flew. “Does God Exist?” (1942v-fd; 1942a-fd)
A debate before 4,000 students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on the 50th anniversary of the famous Russell-Copleston BCC radio debate, re-examining the arguments for and against the existence of God.
William Lane Craig vs. R. Gregory Cavin. “Dead or Alive?” (1942a-da)
A debate before 2,500 people at the University of California, Irvine, providing a defense of the historicity of Jesus' resurrection and a critique of Cavin's novel Twin Theory that post-mortem appearances of Jesus were sightings of Jesus' unknown identical twin brother.
William Lane Craig vs. Gerd Lüdemann. “Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?” (1942v-re)
A debate at Boston College with the leading German critic of the historicity of Jesus' resurrection, contrasting the explanatory adequacy of the Resurrection Hypothesis with Lüdemann's Hallucination Hypothesis.
William Lane Craig vs. Paul Draper. “Does God Exist?” (1942v-dd)
A debate at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point on whether the arguments for and against the existence of God make it probable that God exists or leave us in agnosticism.
William Lane Craig vs. R. I. G. Hughes. “Christianity vs. Agnosticism.” (1942v-ag)
A debate at the University of South Carolina, featuring a defense of theism coupled with a multi-faceted argument for the untenability of agnosticism.
William Lane Craig vs. Garrett Hardin. “Christianity vs. Scientific Naturalism.” (1942v-sn)
A debate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, giving positive case for supernaturalism with a pointed critique of scientific naturalism as an adequate worldview.
William Lane Craig vs. Fellman Davis. “Christianity vs. Secular Humanism.” (1942v-sh)
The case for Christianity contrasted with the crucial shortcomings of the worldview of secular humanism.
William Lane Craig vs. Eric Dayton. “Do Evil and Suffering Disprove God?” (1942a-se)
A poignant debate at the University of Saskatchewan on whether the apparently pointless evil and suffering in the world make atheism the rationally superior worldview.
William Lane Craig vs. Keith Parsons. “Why I Am/Am Not a Christian.” (1942a-mgd; 1942v-wc)
A very spirited and personal exchange in Dallas, Texas, with a prominent atheist philosopher on the reasons for becoming or not becoming a Christian believer.
William Lane Craig vs. John Dominic Crossan. “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?” (1942a-rj)
A lively debate on the real Jesus, held at historic Moody Church in Chicago and moderated by William F. Buckley, with the co-chairman of the radical Jesus Seminar, featuring a colorful mix of Irish, British, and American accents.
William Lane Craig vs. Theodore Drange. “The Existence of God.” (1942a-dge; 1942v-dge)
A debate at the University of Illinois offering a critique of Drange's arguments from unbelief and from evil for God's non-existence.
William Lane Craig vs. Peter Atkins. “What Is the Evidence for/against the Existence of God?” (1942a-fa; 1942v-fa)
A debate at the Carter Center in Atlanta with one of Britain's most famous and outspoken scientific naturalists.
William Lane Craig vs. Robert Price. “Did Jesus of Nazareth Rise from the Dead?” (1942a-rj)
A Veritas Forum debate at the Ohio State University with a prominent sceptic, featuring a critique of Price's claim that the belief in Jesus' resurrection is the outgrowth of mythological influences.
William Lane Craig vs. Massimo Pigliucci. “Does the Christian God Exist?” (1942d-mp)
A debate at the University of Georgia between the Italian biologist and ardent anti-theist Massimo Pigliucci and William Lane Craig on the question of God’s existence, in which they tackle questions like the compatibility of biological evolution with Christian theism, the existence and foundation of moral values, and the implications of modern cosmology for the existence of God.
William Lane Craig vs. Jamal Bedawi. “The Concept of God in Islam and Christianity.” (1942a-ic; 1942v-ic)
A friendly exchange at the University of Illinois with a leading Muslim apologist, showing the moral deficiency of the Islamic concept of God and the historical unreliability of the Qur'anic portrait of Jesus.
William Lane Craig vs. Shabir Ally. “Christianity and Islam.” (1940v-ci)
A truly remarkable series of four debates held at four Canadian universities on four different questions. Tape 1: “Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?” (University of Toronto). Ally counters Craig’s argument for Jesus’ resurrection by defending the apparent death theory with a novel Islamic twist: Jesus was taken down from the cross alive and placed in the tomb, where God assumed him into heaven before he could die. Tape 2: “What Must I Do to Be Saved?” (York University). Craig presents three objections to the Islamic view of salvation, and Ally responds by maintaining that God as described in the Qu’ran is no less loving than the God of the Bible and that salvation is easy to obtain on the Islamic view. Tape 3: “The Concept of God in Islam and Christianity” (McMaster University). Craig argues for a Trinitarian concept of God and objects that the Islamic concept involves inadequate doctrines of divine goodness and omnipotence, while Ally argues that the primitive Christian concept of God was Unitarian and that the Islamic conception of God is not morally defective. Tape 4: “Who Is the Real Jesus?: The Jesus of the Bible or the Jesus of the Qur’an?” (University of Western Ontario). Craig argues on the basis of standard criteria of authenticity that the historical Jesus had a divine self-understanding, while Ally maintains that personal claims to divinity are inauthentic.
William Lane Craig vs. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. “Do Suffering and Evil Disprove God?” (1942cd- dg; 1942d-dg)
A debate in which an atheist philosopher assumes the burden of proof to show why suffering and evil constitute a disproof of God’s existence An expanded version is available in book form as God?: A Debate between a Christian and an Atheist.
William Lane Craig vs. Peter Slezak. “Atheism vs. Christianity” (1942cd-ps; 1942d-ps) The largest audience in recent memory crowded into the elegant Town Hall in Sydney, Australia, for a rare chance to hear this debate with the eminent Australian philosopher Peter Slezak on the question of the existence of God. The debate ranges over such diverse issues as the origin and fine-tuning of the universe, the foundation of moral values, the resurrection of Jesus, the hiddenness of God, and many more.
William Lane Craig vs. Victor Stenger. “Is There a God?” (1942cd-vs; 1942d-vs)
A debate before a packed house at the University of Hawaii with Professor of Physics Victor Stenger in which Craig and Stenger square off on such issues as the Big Bang and the beginning of time, the odds of the fine-tuning of the constants and quantities requisite for life, evil and moral values, religious experience, and many more.
William Lane Craig vs. Marcus Borg. “Did Jesus Rise Physically from the Dead?” (1942a-bd; 1942cd-bd; 1942v-bd; 1942d-bd)
A four-man debate including Darrell Bock and Daryl Schmidt, in which the respective presidents of the Evangelical Philosophical Society and the Evangelical Theological Society team up against two members of the Jesus Seminar to defend the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection.
William Lane Craig vs. Paul Kurtz. “Goodness without God is Good Enough.” (1942v-gwg)
A debate with a leading humanist hosted by Franklin & Marshall College on whether God is necessary for a sound foundation for morality.
William Lane Craig vs. Bruce Russell. “Does God Exist?” (1942cd-rd; 1942d-rd)
A debate with an atheist philosopher before the corps of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point focusing on the problem of innocent suffering and the positive evidence of God’s reality.
William Lane Craig, Alvin Plantinga, Quentin Smith, and Richard Gale. “Science and Religion.” (1942d-sr)
A panel of leading thinkers of differing perspectives explore the relationship between science and religion. Includes opening statements, responses, and discussion.
William Lane Craig vs. Austin Dacey. “Does God Exist?” (1942cd-add; 1942d-add)
Three and a half thousand people gathered in the Elliott Hall of Music on the campus of Purdue University to witness this intellectual collision of two major competing worldviews in American culture: Christianity and secular humanism. In this debate the young atheist humanist Austin Dacey takes on William Lane Craig.
William Lane Craig vs. Austin Dacey Rematch, “Does God Exist?” ( )
A year after their debate at Purdue University, Drs. Craig and Dacey met for a rematch at Cal State University in Fresno. This debate advances the discussion in their previous encounter and reflects their further thinking on the issues.
William Lane Craig vs. Hector Avalos. “The Resurrection of Jesus: Fact or Fiction?” ( )
In this spirited debate before 3,000 Iowa State University students on the historical veracity of the resurrection of Jesus, Dr. Craig challenges Religious Studies Prof. Hector Avalos’ determined efforts to undermine the faith of students in his classes.
William Lane Craig vs. Arif Ahmed. “Is Belief in God More Reasonable than Disbelief?” ( )
Cambridge University was the site of the third debate in Dr. Craig’s European Apologetics Network 2005 speaking tour. He takes on Cambridge University’s young and sometimes caustic atheist philosopher Arif Ahmed.
(audiocassettes, videocassettes, CDs, and DVDs)
“Reasonable Faith.” (1942a-rf)
A masterfully produced 10-cassette book on tape featuring Dr. Craig’s voice along with those of professional actors.
“Is There Meaning in Evil and Suffering?” (1942a-es; 1942cd-es; 1942v-es)
A riveting lecture by Ravi Zacharias, followed by a panel discussion featuring William Lane Craig, Bernard Leikind, and Jitendra Mohanty.
“On Being a World Christian.” (1942cd-obwc)
An inspiring look at the task of world evangelization, showing that Christian believers are part of the greatest movement in the history of mankind, which is continuing to spread and change lives across the surface of the globe, bringing with it the possibility of completing the task of world evangelization within this century.
“The Jesus of the Bible vs. the Jesus of the Qur’an.” (1942a-qvb)
An examination of the competing portraits of Jesus painted in the New Testament and in the Qur’an, employing the standard criteria of historical authenticity to determine who Jesus really was.
“The Resurrection” (1942v-tr)
An interview with Dr. Craig on the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection, coupled with an examination of the evidence by the eminent historian Jeffrey Russell.
“God, Time, and Eternity” (1942a-gte)
A mind-expanding exploration of whether God’s eternity is to be understood as timelessness or as omnitemporality.
“What Does God Know?” (1940a-gk)
The Saucy lectures at Biola University, examining the compatibility of divine foreknowledge and human freedom and articulating and defending the doctrine of divine middle knowledge.
“Vision in Life” (1942cd-vl)
An inspiring and challenging account of Dr. Craig’s conversion and call to Christian ministry, a powerful reminder that God uses ordinary people who are willing to step out in faith.
A frank and very personal look at the problem of failure in the life of a Christian and how to respond redemptively to it.
“NPR Interview on the Craig-Flew Debate” (1942a-ieg)
A post-mortem interview on with Dr. Craig on National Public Radio in which he shares his reflections in the aftermath of the Craig-Flew debate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (see William Lane Craig vs. Antony Flew, “Does God Exist?” (1942v-fd; 1942a-fd) and William Lane Craig and Antony Flew, Does God Exist? (1940-fdpb; 1940-fdhc).
“Re-Discovering the Historical Jesus” (1942a-hj)
The Carver-Barnes Lectures at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary exposing the presuppositions and presumptions of the so-called Jesus Seminar and defending key aspects of the life of Jesus historically.
“Jesus’ Passion: Hype or History?” (1942cd-jp)
A response to Mel Gibson’s surprise blockbuster ‘The Passion of the Christ’ exploring the claim of revisionist biblical critics such as John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, and Paula Frederickson that the actual events of Jesus’ Passion were significantly different than those portrayed in Gibson’s movie. Dr. Craig explains that the revisionists’ account of the Passion is just a part of a wider revisionist view of Jesus himself aimed at radically re-interpreting Jesus.
“Beyond the Passion” (1942d-btp)
An historical investigation of the course of events following Jesus’ crucifixion. Dr. Craig reveals the surprising truth that most New Testament historians agree about three facts concerning the fate of Jesus: the discovery of his empty tomb by a group of his women followers on the Sunday after his crucifixion, the post-mortem appearances of Jesus experienced by various individuals and groups of people, and the earliest disciples’ coming suddenly and sincerely to believe, despite their having every predisposition to the contrary, that God had raised Jesus from the dead.
“On Being a World Christian” (1942cd-obwc)
An inspiring message on world evangelization, showing that the pessimistic attitude that characterizes many Western Christians is largely a result of their ignorance of the facts of church history and contemporary demographics. Dr. Craig shows that the truth of the matter is that Christian believers are part of the greatest movement in the history of mankind, which is continuing to spread and change lives across the surface of the globe, bringing with it the possibility of completing the task of world evangelization within this century.
“The Problem of Evil” (1942a-pe)
A three-hour seminar hosted by Stand to Reason in which the various versions of the so-called problem of evil are examined and weighed.
“In Intellectual Neutral.” (1942a-in )
A chapel address at Wheaton College during the annual philosophy conference, issuing a stirring challenge for Christian intellectual engagement and an admonition against the seduction of academic respectability.
“Answers to the Five Most Frequently-Asked Questions.” (1942a-rz; 1942cd-rz)
Ravi Zacharias and Dr. Craig take on the top five questions that University of Iowa students have about God.
“Do All Roads Lead to God?” (1942d-ar)
A careful, honest look at the burning theological issue of our day: the challenge posed by religious pluralism to Christ’s being the only way to God.
“Beyond the Big Bang.” (1942d-bbb)
A Templeton Foundation lecture at the University of Colorado, Boulder, laying out the case from contemporary cosmology for the beginning of the universe and its theological implications. Includes a lengthy Q & A period which features previous critics and debate opponents of Dr. Craig who were in attendance, including Michael Tooley, Victor Stenger, and Arnold Guminski.
“Are There Objective Truths about God?” ( )
A plenary address before the annual conference of the European Leadership Forum in Sopron, Hungary, in which Dr. Craig considers three modern and post-modern challenges to the objectivity of truths about God: Verificationism, Mystical Anti-Realism, and Radical Pheralism. Concludes with provocative reflections on why so many in contemporary culture are attracted to views which are patently self-refuting.
“Religious Epistemology.” ( )
One of the workshops presented by Dr. Craig at the European Apologetics Network annual conference in Sopron, Hungary. Explores such issues as the presumption of atheism, the hiddenness of God, and how Christian beliefs are warranted.
“Natural Theology.” ( )
One of the workshops presented by Dr. Craig at the European Apologetics Network annual conference in Sopron, Hungary. Unfolds and defends cosmological and axiological arguments for God’s existence.
“The Coherence of Theism: Omniscience.” ( )
One of the workshops presented by Dr. Craig at the European Apologetics Network annual conference in Sopron, Hungary. Investigates challenges to God’s foreknowledge of future contingents, such as free human actions.
“The Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus.” ( )
One of the workshops presented by Dr. Craig at the European Apologetics Network annual conference in Sopron, Hungary. Dr. Craig’s lecture is followed by responses by Drs. Jurgen Spiess and Bruce Winter, to whom Dr. Craig gives a final reply.
“A Middle Knowledge Perspective on the Inspiration of Scripture.” ( )
One of the workshops presented by Dr. Craig at the European Apologetics Network annual conference in Sopron, Hungary. A fascinating exploration of the light the doctrine of middle knowewledge can shed upon the doctrine of the plenary, verbal, and yet confluent inspiration of the Bible.
“Christian Apologetics: Who Needs It?” and “Advice to Chrisian Apologists.” ( )
The Stob Lectures at Calvin College and Theological Seminary delivered by Dr. Craig. A robust apologetic for Christian apologetics and important advice to those whom God is calling into this arena.
VI. Course Curricula
“Philosophy of Religion” ( )
Dr. Craig’s 30-hour survey course at Talbot School of Theology, covering such areas as Religious Epistemology, Natural Theology, Coherence of Theism, and Christian Doctrine. Mind-expanding. Includes syllabus and assigned bibliography.
“Arguments for the Existence of God.” ( )
A 30-hour course taught by Dr. Craig at Wheaton College, examining at length the Leibnizian and kalam cosmological arguments, the teleological argument, the axiological argument, and the ontological argument. Provides both historical survey and contemporary assessment of each argument. Includes syllabus and assigned bibliography.
“The Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus.” ( )
A 16-hour course for the Apologetics program at Biola University defending the historicity of Jesus’s physical, bodily resurrection from the dead. Includes syllabus and assigned bibliography.
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