Creation out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration

Creation out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration




The Christian church has historically believed that God created the universe out of nothing. But some theologians and non-Christian groups believe that the universe has always existed along with God. Who is correct? Does it matter?

In Creation out of Nothing, authors Paul Copan and William Lane Craig examine the biblical, philosophical, and scientific case for creation out of nothing. Furthermore, they make it clear that nothing less than the uniqueness and sovereignty of God are at stake. This book will challenge all thoughtful Christians to understand why it is important to believe in the doctrine of creation out of nothing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801027338
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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.

Table of Contents

1The Old Testament Witness to Creatio ex Nihilo29
2The New Testament Witness to Creatio ex Nihilo71
3The Extrabiblical Witness to Creatio ex Nihilo93
4Understanding the Notion of Creatio ex Nihilo147
5Creatio ex Nihilo and Abstract Objects167
6Philosophical Arguments for Creatio ex Nihilo197
7Scientific Evidence for Creatio ex Nihilo219
8Naturalistic Alternatives to Creatio ex Nihilo249
Subject Index267
Scripture Index279

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