ABSTRACT

The question of whether faith in God is reasonable is of renewed interest in today’s academy. In light of this interest, as well as the rise of militant religion and terrorism and the emergent reaction by neo-atheism, this volume considers this important question from the views of contemporary scientists, philosophers, and in a more novel fashion, of rhetoricians. It is comprised of a public debate between William Lane Craig, supporting the position that faith in God is reasonable and Alex Rosenberg, arguing against that position. Scholars in the aforementioned fields then respond to the debate, representing both theistic and atheistic positions. The book concludes with rejoinders from Craig and Rosenberg.

part I|39 pages

Introduction and Debate

chapter 1|10 pages

Introduction

Faith, Reason, and God
ByCorey Miller, Paul Gould

chapter 2|27 pages

The Debate

Is Faith in God Reasonable?
ByWilliam Lane Craig, Alex Rosenberg

part II|110 pages

Respondents

chapter 3|12 pages

God and the Rational Basis for Science

ByRobert Kaita

chapter 4|14 pages

Faith in Anything Is Unreasonable

ByVictor J. Stenger

chapter 5|15 pages

God without Argument

ByPaul K. Moser

chapter 6|13 pages

Some Philosophical Aspects of the Craig-Rosenberg Debate

ByTheodore M. Drange

chapter 7|15 pages

There Are Serious Reasons for Belief in the Existence of God

ByTimothy McGrew

chapter 8|10 pages

Not Reasonable but Not Unreasonable

ByMichael Ruse

chapter 9|14 pages

Rhetoric as Hermeneutic Key

The Reasonableness of Faith in God
ByMartin J. Medhurst

chapter 10|15 pages

Faith, Not Reason, Underwrites the Belief in God

ByClarke Rountree

part III|20 pages

Rejoinders

chapter 11|13 pages

Reply to Our Respondents

An Eminently Reasonable Faith
ByWilliam Lane Craig

chapter 12|5 pages

Replies to Critics

Very Brief, Very Selective, Rather Snarky
ByAlex Rosenberg