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Necessity and the Argument from Contingency

By William Lane Craig Jul. 18, 2014 9:00 a.m. Philosophy

In this week's Q & A, Dr. William Lane Craig tackles some questions regarding the Leibnizian cosmological argument.

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Why Don’t I Quote More Women Philosophers or Theologians?

By William Lane Craig Jul. 11, 2014 9:00 a.m. Philosophy

Hi Dr Craig

I was wondering today after binge listening your podcast if there are any women theologians or philosophers you read/quote in your arguments/works. I've listened to a great deal of your podcast and read a small handful of your work but I don't remember ever seeing you've favourably quoted or referenced a women as a peer ...

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Questions on the Origin of the Universe

By William Lane Craig Jul. 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. Philosophy

This week's Q & A topic with Dr. William Lane Craig addresses the beginning of the universe and includes reflections on Dr. William Lane Craig's recent debate with Sean Carroll.

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Fregean Abstract Objects and God

By William Lane Craig Jun. 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. Philosophy

Hello Dr. Craig,

I have recently become interested in your work on abstract objects. I have a quick question regarding the Fregean argument for mathematical platonism. The argument concludes that mathematical objects exist because they are referred to by singular terms. For example, "3 is prime" is a true, simple sentence in which "3" is a singular term referring to an abstract object.

So, does the claim that abstract objects exist mean anything other than that they can be referred to by singular terms? I don't see how it could, since they have absolutely no impact on the world. But if that's the case, their "existence" seems to be more about the function of a word than anything to do with ontology.

Thanks,

Ander

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God, Evil, and the Rules of Logic

By William Lane Craig Jun. 20, 2014 9:00 a.m. Philosophy

 "As far as I understand God created all things that exist. He is the ultimate entity. Thus, can he not create a free being that follows him no matter what? Sure, to my human understanding that is impossible. But with God all things are possible. Could he not have created a world where freedom of choice and ultimate happiness co-exist? ..."

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Gospel Authorship—Who Cares?

By William Lane Craig Jun. 13, 2014 9:00 a.m. Philosophy

Dear Dr. Craig,

I am an atheist and have found you to be very sincere and reasonable in your defense of the Christian religion. You have addressed many of Dr. Bart Ehrman's positions on textual criticism of the bible, yet I haven't found you address the main claim of his book dealing with forgeries. How do we know that the gospels were written by the authors listed in our current day bibles? The titles were later additions, and upon reading through the other books of the new testament a common theme is that there are ample false teachers spreading false doctrine. In short, is there good evidence supporting the claims to the gospels authorship, and if so, what is it?

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The Coherence of Theism

By William Lane Craig Jun. 6, 2014 9:00 a.m. Philosophy

Dear Dr. Craig,

You have often said that the problem of evil is the best argument for atheism, but I actually disagree. I think that the incoherence argument(s) is the best. What responses have you given to these arguments ... To me, this seems to be a serious problem for theism and I'm even thinking of giving up belief in God because of it so I would appreciate your help. If nothing else, please let me know of some books that answer these arguments. Thank you very much.

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