Series: The Kalam Cosmological Argument

20 March 2006

The Cosmological Argument (particularly the Kalam version which I have defended) is an extremely popular and persuasive argument for God’s existence. Accordingly, it has been critiqued extensively in atheist literature, both online and in print. In this series, I hope to offer refutations of these objections. Generally speaking, the majority of objections that are found I have already considered in my main article, but I think that individualized critiques will be useful nonetheless.

Main Responses

1. George A. Smith in Atheism: The Case against God Here. This article also contains a defense of the Teleological Argument.

2. Douglas Krueger in What is Atheism? Here. This article also contains a defense of the Teleological Argument.

3. Michael Martin in Atheism: A Philosophical Justification Here.

4. Dan Barker in Losing Faith in Faith Here.

5. John L. Mackie in The Miracle of Theism Here

See Also: Forum Discussions

Cosmological Argument Debate (Hosted at Ethical Atheist)

Why Should I Be a Christian? (Hosted at TheologyWeb)

God’s Existence (Hosted at TheologyWeb)

See Also: Debates

Debate with Gareth Nelson

Debate with Logic

See Also: Book Reviews

Reasonable Faith by William Lane Craig. Craig is undoubtedly the most sophisticated current defender of the Kalam Cosmological Argument. His discussion in Reasonable Faith is very useful.

The Kalam Cosmological Argument by William Lane Craig. This is an even more detailed defense of the argument.

Scaling the Secular City by J.P. Moreland.

Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology by William Lane Craig and Quentin Smith. This book contains an extremely technical and detailed account of the Cosmological Argument, both pro and con.


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