In this lucid and insightful book, Paul Copan and William Lane Craig fully explore the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo, focusing on biblical, extrabiblical, theological, philosophical, and scientific support for the doctrine. Creation out of Nothing begins with a statement about the significance of creatio ex nihilo that clearly defines what is meant -- and what is not meant -- by the concept. The authors discuss the doctrine within the context of the Old and New Testaments and extrabiblical material. Copan and Craig then discuss the philosophical issues of creation versus conservation and the finite versus infinite past before addressing the scientific confirmation of creatio ex nihilo.
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About the Author
Paul Copan (Ph.D., Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is the author or editor of various books, including The Rationality of Theism. William Lane Craig (Ph.D., University of Birmingham; D.Theol., University of Munich) is research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and author or editor of several books, including Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview.