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.
"Is Faith in God Reasonable? brings top thinkers from a variety of disciplines to engage the central question of the age. The interaction is rigorous but the contributors maintain a professional and generous tone. The book provides a model of how disagreement about fundamental issues can and should be handled. This is a great entry into a deeper engagement with the question of God’s existence." -- Greg Ganssle, Rivendell Institute, Yale University
"Regardless of what one's position is, regarding the reasonableness or unreasonableness concerning the faith in God, this volume is a worthwhile read for those interested in philosophical theology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science and rhetoric…This book can function as a valuable resource for those who are interested in deep and difficult questions regarding faith, God and reason." -- Scott Ventureyra, Dominican University College
Part I: Introduction and Transcript 1. Introduction Paul Gould and Corey Miller 2. The Debate William Lane Craig and Alex Rosenberg Part II: Respondents 3. Scientist-Christian Response Robert Kaita 4. Scientist-Atheist Response Victor Stenger 5. Philosopher-Christian Response Paul Moser 6. Philosopher-Atheist Response Theodore Drange 7. Philosopher-Christian Response Timothy McGrew 8. Philosopher-Atheist Response Michael Ruse 9. Rhetorician-Christian Response Martin Medhurst 10. Rhetorician-Atheist Response Clarke Rountree Part III: Rejoinders 11. Proponent Rejoinder William Lane Craig 12. Opponent Rejoinder Alex Rosenberg