Paul Copan

1 When God Goes to Starbucks

Author : Paul Copan
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Christianity 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2008-08-01
Description :  More than ever, Christians are bombarded with tough faith questions from their pluralistic friends and neighbors. Many of these emerge as "anti-truth claims" and slogans we are all familiar with:<br /> • Why not just look out for yourself?&#xa0;<br /> • Do what you want--just as long as you don't hurt anyone&#xa0;<br /> • Miracles violate the laws of nature<br /> • Aren't people born gay?<br /> Paul Copan has been answering questions like these for many years. In <i>When God Goes to Starbucks</i>, he offers readers solid and caring Christian responses to these and many other concerns that are being discussed in Starbucks, shopping malls, youth groups, and schools. Each chapter provides succinct answers and points for countering the cultural questions believers are faced with today.

2 Is God a Moral Monster?

Author : Paul Copan
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2011-01-01
Description :  A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments?<br /><br />In this timely and readable book, apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including:<br /><br />God is arrogant and jealous<br />God punishes people too harshly<br />God is guilty of ethnic cleansing<br />God oppresses women<br />God endorses slavery<br />Christianity causes violence<br />and more<br /><br />Copan not only answers God's critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both.

3 Contending with Christianity's Critics

Author : Paul Copan
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-08-01
Description :  <b><i>Contending with Christianity’s Critics </i></b>is book two in a series on modern Christian apologetics that began with the popular <b><i>Passionate Conviction</i></b>. This second installment, featuring writings from eighteen respected apologists such as Gary Habermas and Ben Witherington, addresses challenges from noted New Atheists like Richard Dawkins (<i>The God Delusion</i>) and other contemporary critics of Christianity concerning belief in God, the historical Jesus, and Christianity’s doctrinal coherence.&#xa0;Contending with Christianity's Critics and <i>Passionate Conviction</i> are the result of national apologetics conferences sponsored by the Evangelical Philosophical Society (www.epsociety.org).

4 Passionate Conviction

Author : Paul Copan, William Lane Craig, J. P. Moreland, N. T. Wright, Norman Geisler, Lee Strobel, Gary Habermas, Charles L. Quarles, L. Russ Bush, Francis J. Beckwith & Greg Koukl
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-10-01
Description :  <b>Is your heart on fire for God?</b><br /><br />Passionate Conviction brings together the most popular and heart-stirring presentations in defense of Christianity from the annual fall conference on apologetics held in association with the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the C. S. Lewis Institute, and the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University.<br /><br />Applicable to pastors, serious-minded lay people, and university and high school students, these twenty essays are grouped into six dynamic categories: (1) Why Apologetics? (2) God (3) Jesus (4) Comparative Religions (5) Postmodernism and Relativism (6) Practical Application. Among the greatly respected contributors are J. P. Moreland (“Has the American Church Lost Her Mind?), N. T. Wright (“The Resurrection of Jesus as an Event of History”), Francis J. Beckwith (“Is Morality Relative?”), Sean McDowell (“Apologetics for a New Generation”), and Gary Habermas (“Dealing with Doubt”).

5 Come Let Us Reason

Author : Paul Copan
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-04-01
Description :  <i>Come Let Us Reason</i> is the third book in a series on modern Christian apologetics that began with the popular <i>Passionate Conviction</i> and <i>Contending with Christianity’s Critics</i>. The nineteen essays here raise classical philosophical questions in fresh ways, address contemporary challenges for the church, and will deepen the thinking of the next generation of apologists. Packed with dynamic topical discussions and informed by the latest scholarship, the book’s major sections are:<br /><br />• Apologetics, Culture, and the Kingdom of God <br />• The God Question • The Gospels and the Historical Jesus <br />• Ancient Israel and Other Religions<br />• Christian Uniqueness and the World’s Religions<br />Contributors include J. P. Moreland (“Four Degrees of Postmodernism”), William Lane Craig (“Objections So Bad That I Couldn’t Have Made Them Up”), Gary R. Habermas (“How to Respond When God Gives You the Silent Treatment”), Craig Keener (“Gospel Truth: The Historical Reliability of the Gospels”), and Paul Copan (“Does the Old Testament Endorse Slavery?”).

6 That's Just Your Interpretation

Author : Paul Copan
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2001-11-01
Description :  In our relativistic society, Christians more than ever are bombarded by tough questions about their faith. Author Paul Copan<i> </i>has observed that many of these questions emerge as "anti-truth claims" that are part of today's skeptical mind-set. <br /><br />Christians defending their faith often hear slogans and questions such as:<br />Ž It's all relative<br />Ž Everything is one with the Divine; all else is illusion<br />Ž The Gospels contradict each other<br />Ž Why would a good God create hell?<br /><br />This book provides incisive answers to slogans related to truth and reality; theism, pantheism/Eastern religion, and naturalism; and doctrinal issues such as the incarnation and truth of Scripture. Each of the twenty-two chapters provides succinct answers and summary points for countering the arguments. <br /><br />Copan's book is accessible for all Christians who want to defend the plausibility of Christianity in the marketplace of ideas. It also includes helpful summary sections, additional resources, and additional documentation in the endnotes for review and discussion.

7 Did God Really Command Genocide?

Author : Paul Copan
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2014-11-11
Description :  A common objection to belief in the God of the Bible is that a good, kind, and loving deity would never command the wholesale slaughter of nations. Even Christians have a hard time stomaching such a thought, and many avoid reading those difficult Old Testament passages that make us squeamish. Instead, we quickly jump to the enemy-loving, forgiving Jesus of the New Testament. And yet, the question doesn't go away. Did God really command genocide? Is the command to "utterly destroy" morally unjustifiable? Is it literal? Are the issues more complex and nuanced than we realize?<br /><br /> In the tradition of his popular <i>Is God a Moral Monster?</i>, Paul Copan teams up with Matthew Flannagan to tackle some of the most confusing and uncomfortable passages of Scripture. Together they help the Christian and nonbeliever alike understand the biblical, theological, philosophical, and ethical implications of Old Testament warfare passages. Pastors, youth pastors, campus ministers, apologetics readers, and laypeople will find that this book both enlightens and equips them for serious discussion of troubling spiritual questions.

8 Loving Wisdom

Author : Paul Copan
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-11-20
Description :  Presenting a distinctively and deliberately Christian philosophy of religion, Loving Wisdom addresses a wide range of topics and questions. Copan acknowledges the difficulties, mystery, and disagreement of religion, and instead of using the language of “proofs,” he attempts to show how the Christian faith does a much more adequate job of answering a wide range of questions.

9 Dictionary of Christianity and Science

Author : Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese & Michael Strauss
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Reference  Dictionaries & Thesauruses  Christianity  Bible Studies 
Price :  $40.99
Release Date :  2017-04-25
Description :  The definitive reference work on science and Christian belief <br /><br />How does Christian theology relate to scientific inquiry?&#xa0;What are the competing philosophies of science, and do they "work" with a Christian faith based on the Bible? No reference work has covered this terrain sufficiently--until now.<br /><br />Featuring&#xa0;entries from&#xa0;over 140 international contributors, the Dictionary of Christianity and Science is a deeply-researched, peer-reviewed, fair-minded work that illuminates the intersection of science and Christian belief. In one volume, you get reliable summaries and critical analyses of over 450 relevant concepts, theories, terms, movements, individuals, and debates. You will find answers to your toughest questions about faith and science, from the existence of&#xa0;Adam and Eve to the age of the earth, evolution and string theory.<br /><br />FEATURES INCLUDE:<br />Over 450 entries that will help you think through some of today's most challenging scientific&#xa0;topics, including climate change, evolution, bioethics, and much moreEssays from over 140 leading international scholars, including Francis Beckwith, Michael Behe, Darrell Bock, William Lane Craig, Hugh Ross, Craig Keener, Davis Young, John Walton, and many moreMultiple-view essays on controversial topics allow you to understand and compare differing Christian viewpointsLearn about flesh-and-blood figures who have shaped the interaction of science and religion: Augustine, Aquinas, Bacon, Darwin, and Stephen Hawking are just the beginningFully cross-referenced, entries include references and recommendations for further reading<br />Advance Praise:<br /><br />"Every Christian studying science will want a copy within arm’s reach." --Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary<br /><br />"This is an invaluable resource that belongs in every Christian's library. I will be keeping my copy close by when I’m writing." --Lee Strobel, Elizabeth and John Gibson chair of apologetics, Houston Baptist University<br /><br />"Sparkles with passion, controversy, and diverse perspectives."--Karl Giberson, professor of science and religion, Stonehill College<br /><br />"An impressive resource that presents a broad range of topics from a broad tent of evangelical scholars."--Michael R. Licona, Houston Baptist University<br /><br />"I am certain that this dictionary will serve the church for many years in leading many to demonstrate that modern science can glorify our Creator and honor his creation." --Denis O. Lamoureux, University of Alberta<br /><br />"'Dictionary' is too humble a label for what this is! I anticipate that this will offer valuable guidance for Christian faithfulness." --C. John Collins, Covenant Theological Seminary<br /><br />Get answers to the difficult questions surround faith and science!<br /><br />Adam and Eve | the Age of the Earth | Climate Change | Evolution | Fossil Record | Genesis Flood | Miracles | Cosmology | Big Bang theory | Bioethics | Darwinism Death | Extraterrestrial Life | Multiverse | String theory | and much, much more

10 How Do You Know You're Not Wrong?

Author : Paul Copan
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Christianity 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2005-08-01
Description :  In today's postmodern world, believers more than ever before are faced with a host of objections to Christianity. Expert apologist Paul Copan describes these objections as "anti-truth" claims and with <i>"How Do You Know You're Not Wrong"</i> he provides a helpful resource with thorough, biblical answers to such regularly used objections as<br /><br />- "Whatever works for you"<br />- "Just as long as it makes you happy"<br />- "All religions are basically the same"<br />- "Christianity is anti-semitic"<br /><br />At the end of each chapter, he provides practical and easy-to-share summary points to help readers intelligently and effectively answer the challenges of their non-Christian friends and neighbors.

11 The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas

Author : Paul Copan & Kenneth D. Litwak
Genre :  Bible Studies  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2014-07-05
Description :  Our world is multicultural, multireligious, multiphilosophical. It ranges from fundamental monotheism to do-it-yourself spirituality to strident atheism. How can Christians engage in communicating across worldviews in this pluralistic and often relativistic society? When Paul visited Athens, he found an equally multicultural and multireligious setting. From Jews to Gentiles, elite to poor, slaves to slave owners, from olive-skinned Gentiles to dark-skinned Ethiopians—the Greco-Roman world was a dynamic mix. Religious practices were also wide and varied, with the imperial cult of emperor worship being the most prominent. Many also frequented the temples for the traditional Greek pantheon, and participated in the secret rituals of the mystery religions. Seeking to embolden the church's witness in today's society, philosopher Paul Copan and New Testament scholar Kenneth Litwak show how Paul's speech to the Athenians (found in Acts 17) provides a practical model for Christians today. They uncover the cultural and religious background of this key episode in the apostle’s career and they encourage believers to winsomely challenge the idols of our time to point contemporary Athenians to Christ.

12 An Introduction to Biblical Ethics

Author : Robertson McQuilkin & Paul Copan
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $36.99
Release Date :  2013-04-25
Description :  ethical alternatives such as relativism, social contract, utilitarianism and evolutionary ethicsthe seven deadly sins as well as the cardinal virtues vs. theological virtuesend-of-life ethics, stem-cell research, animal rights, sexuality, genetics and technology, and other bioethical issues such as plastic surgery and surrogate motherhood technology and its depersonalizing effects as well as helping the poorthe church’s engagement in society and how Christians can make a difference in the media.

13 True for You, But Not for Me

Author : Paul Copan
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Christianity 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-06-01
Description :  Apologetics authority Paul Copan tackles popular sayings that often leave Christians speechless, such as "All religions lead to God," "Who are you to judge others?" or "Jesus was just another great religious leader." He provides readers with thoughtful explanations of anti-Christian slogans and brief answers to help them continue their conversations with non-Christians. In addition, Copan answers questions about the unevangelized. Study questions for group or individual use are included.

14 Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Author : Chad Meister & Paul Copan
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $77.99
Release Date :  2013-01-17
Description :  The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, Second edition is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of religion. Considerably expanded for the second edition, over seventy entries from a team of renowned international contributors are organized into nine clear parts:<br /> philosophical issues in world religions key figures in philosophy of religion religious diversity the theistic conception of God arguments for the existence of God arguments against the existence of God philosophical theology Christian theism recent topics in philosophy of religion. <br />Covering key world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and key figures such as Augustine, Aquinas and Kierkegaard, the Companion explores the central topics in theism such as the ontological, cosmological and teleological arguments for God’s existence. Three final parts consider Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern orthodoxy and current debates including phenomenology, reformed epistemology, religious experience, and religion and science, making the Companion as a whole<i> </i>essential reading for students of philosophy or religion, and suitable for anyone coming to the subject for the first time.<br /> <br />This second edition includes new chapters on Blaise Pascal, Baruch Spinoza, Interreligious Dialogue, Death and the Afterlife, Incorporeality, Religion and Global Ethics, New Religious Movements, Religion and the Environment, and Religion and Film.

15 The Kalam Cosmological Argument, Volume 1

Author : Paul Copan & William Lane Craig
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $109.99
Release Date :  2017-11-16
Description :  Did the universe begin to exist? If so, did it have a cause? Or could it have come into existence uncaused, from nothing? These questions are taken up by the medieval-though recently-revived-<i>kalam </i>cosmological argument, which has arguably been the most discussed philosophical argument for God's existence in recent decades. The <i>kalam</i>'s line of reasoning maintains that the series of past events cannot be infinite but rather is finite. Since the universe could not have come into being uncaused, there must be a transcendent cause of the universe's beginning, a conclusion supportive of theism.<br /><br />This anthology on the philosophical arguments for the finitude of the past asks: Is an infinite series of past events metaphysically possible? Should actual infinites be restricted to theoretical mathematics, or can an actual infinite exist in the concrete world? These essays by kalam proponents and detractors engage in lively debate about the nature of infinity and its conundrums; about frequently-used <i>kalam </i>argument paradoxes of Tristram Shandy, the Grim Reaper, and Hilbert's Hotel; and about the infinity of the future.

16 The Kalam Cosmological Argument, Volume 2

Author : Paul Copan & William Lane Craig
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $109.99
Release Date :  2017-11-16
Description :  The ancient <i>kalam</i> cosmological argument maintains that the series of past events is finite and that therefore the universe began to exist. Two recent scientific discoveries have yielded plausible prima facie physical evidence for the beginning of the universe. The expansion of the universe points to its beginning-to a Big Bang-as one retraces the universe's expansion in time. And the second law of thermodynamics, which implies that the universe's energy is progressively degrading, suggests that the universe began with an initial low entropy condition.<br /><br />The <i>kalam </i>cosmological argument-perhaps the most discussed philosophical argument for God's existence in recent decades-maintains that whatever begins to exist must have a cause. And since the universe began to exist, there must be a transcendent cause of its beginning, a conclusion which is confirmatory of theism. So this medieval argument for the finitude of the past has received fresh wind in its sails from recent scientific discoveries. <br /><br />This collection reviews and assesses the merits of the latest scientific evidences for the universe's beginning. It ends with the <i>kalam </i>argument's conclusion that the universe has a cause-a personal cause with properties of theological significance.



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