• The City Winter 2015

    The Fool Says in His Heart, “ There is no God”: Atheism in the Bible and in Late Antiquity

    By Craig A. Evans The Bible is nothing if not a small library of books very much focused on God. God is presented as the Creator of the Universe, the architect of the planet earth — humanity ’s home — and of humanity itself. In the Bible God has revealed his character, his law, his …

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    God, Suffering, and the Atheist’s Crutch

    By Michael Core I have spent more than three decades justifying and defending the Christian faith, not so much in academic circles but in the public square, in newspapers and on radio and television. It is both the pleasure and the pain of being a Christian journalist. We are all surely painfully familiar with the …

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    “Prove to Me That God Exists”: Getting Clear on Atheism, Agnosticism, and a Few Others Matters

    By Paul Copan After speaking to the Philomathean Society—a debate club —at Union College in Schenectady, New York, a student approached me and demanded : “Prove to me that God exists.” I asked him, “ What would you take as an acceptable level of proof ?” The student paused and eventually responded, “I guess I …

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    Thoughts on Atheism and Relativism

    Stephen T. Davis Let us stipulate that the word “God” means a unique, all- powerful, all-knowing , and loving creator of the heavens and the earth. So theists are people who believe that God exists and atheists are people who believe that God does not exist. Despite being a theist myself, I believe that atheism …

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    Atheists Have No Problem of Evil , but They Have a Bigger One

    Jerry L. Walls The problem of evil” is a loaded phrase. For one thing , it is packed with emotional freight owing to the fact that the phrase calls to mind some of the most hotly contested battles in both historical and contemporary philosophy. It has long been the favorite weapon in the atheists’ arsenal, …

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    The Gospel as a Good Catastrophe: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Literary Apologetics

    By Ordway Here is a seeming paradox : J.R .R . Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings does not mention Christ, the church, the Bible, or even God anywhere in its pages; yet it is deeply and profoundly Christian. The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy, peopled with elves and dwarves, hobbits and wizards, an …

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    Atheism and Its Impossible Imagination: How Literary Imagination Insists On Theist Morality

    By Corey Latta Let me beg in boldly : no atheist fiction writer, living or dead, has successfully created a world in the image of his non-belief. The possibility for such a non-believing world vanishes the moment an atheist author exercises imagination  to  create  conscientious  characters  in  a fictive society.  As soon as the atheist …

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    The Resurrection of Theism

    By William Lane Craig The    contemporary   Western  intellectual   world,” declares the noted philosopher Alvin Planting a , “is a battleground or arena in which rag es a battle for men’s souls.” 1 It is in the field of philosophy that the decisive battles are taking  place, and  the  outcome of these contests will reverberate throughout the …

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    What Is Wrong with the New Atheism?

    By Robert B. Stewart The “New Atheists” are the rock stars of the unbelieving world. Their books are New York Times bestsellers. The y are the speakers that secular masses pine over. So what is the New Atheism? “ The New Atheism” is a term coined by Gar y Wolf in his red  magazine article, …

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    The Classic Design Argument for God’s Existence

    By Melissa Cain Travis Is the design argument for the existence of God obsolete ? Many claim so, and the alleged demise is often traced back to the philosophy of David Hume, whose 1779  Dialogues Concerning  Natural  Religion excoriated  natural  theology. Agnostic philosopher of science Michael Ruse has remarked that when it comes to the …

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