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Debates

Jeff Hester | 2019

Is Theistic Belief Rational in a Scientific Age? • William Lane Craig, Jeff Hester

On April 9, 2019, Dr. Craig enjoyed an exciting dialogue with Jeff Hester, the editor emeritus of Astronomy magazine. The topic was "Is Theistic Belief Rational in a Scientific Age?"

Christopher Hitchens | 2009

Does God Exist? • April 4, 2009 • William Lane Craig, Christopher Hitchens

On April 4, 2009, William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens met at Biola University to debate the question of God's existence. In front of an overflow crowd and a global internet audience, they debated the origin and design of the universe, the implications of human morality, the deity of Jesus, and the validity of Christ's resurrection. It was a compelling clash of worldviews and an examination of the major arguments for and against Christianity and atheism.

Peter Atkins | 2011

Does God Exist? • October 26, 2011 • William Lane Craig, Peter Atkins

"Does God Exist?" This debate took place in front of a capacity audience at the University of Manchester (including an overspill room). It was recorded on Wednesday 26th October 2011 as part of the UK Reasonable Faith Tour with William Lane Craig. William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, California and a leading philosopher of religion. Peter Atkins is former Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Lincoln College. The debate was chaired by Christopher Whitehead, Head of Chemistry School at the University. Post-debate discussion was moderated by Peter S. Williams, Philosopher in Residence at the Damaris Trust, UK.

Peter Atkins | 1998

The Evidence For/Against the Existence of God • April 3, 1998 • William Lane Craig, Peter Atkins, William F. Buckley

The first debate between William Lane Craig and Peter Atkins: "What Is the Evidence for/against the Existence of God?" Moderated by William F. Buckley Held April 3, 1998 at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, Georgia

Erik Wielenberg | 2018

God & Morality Debate • February 23, 2018 • William Lane Craig, Erik Wielenberg

Where does morality come from? Some claim God is the ultimate source of all moral values and duties. Others disagree. Dr. Erik Wielenberg (atheist) argues that morality doesn’t come from anywhere, it just is; morality has no, and needs no, explanation. Dr. William Lane Craig (Christian) argues that God is the best explanation for objective morality. Who is correct?

Dialogue with Jordan Peterson & Rebecca Goldstein | 2018

Is There Meaning to Life? • January 26, 2018 • William Lane Craig, Jordan Peterson, Rebecca Goldstein

On January 26th at the University of Toronto, 1500 people packed into Convocation Hall to watch a fascinating dialogue on the meaning of life featuring philosopher William Lane Craig, psychology professor Dr. Jordan Peterson, and philosopher and author Dr. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (moderated by journalist Karen Stiller).

Daniel Came | 2017

Does God Exist? • March 23, 2017 • William Lane Craig vs Daniel Came

In March 2017, Dr. Craig traveled the island of Ireland on a speaking tour that included various debates, lectures, and meetings. On March 23rd debated Daniel Came (Lecturer of Philosophy, University of Hull) from Trinity College Dublin. They presented their arguments at Trinity College Dublin on the topic, "Does God Exist?"

Michael Nugent | 2017

Does God Exist? • March 21, 2017 • William Lane Craig & Michael Nugent

In March 2017 Dr. Craig traveled the island of Ireland on a speaking tour that included various debates, lectures, and meetings. On March 21st he debated Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland. They presented their arguments at University College Cork on the topic, "Does God Exist?"

Arif Ahmed & Andrew Copson | 2011

"This House Believes that God is not a Delusion" • October 20, 2011 • William Lane Craig & Peter S Williams vs. Andrew Copson & Arif Ahmed

The motion for this debate was "This House Believes that God is not a Delusion." The debate took place before a packed house at the Cambridge Union Society on October 20, 2011 as a part of William Lane Craig's Reasonable Faith Tour 2011. Proposing the motion were William Lane Craig and Peter S.Williams. Opposing the motion were Arif Ahmed and Andrew Copson.

Shabir Ally | 2002

What must I do to be saved? • William Lane Craig, Shabir Ally

In March 2002, Shabir Ally and William Lane Craig held a truly remarkable series of four debates at four Canadian universities on four questions distinguishing Christianity and Islam. Their second debate was held at York University in Toronto, Canada on the subject, "What must I do to be saved?" Dr. Craig presents three objections to the Islamic view of salvation, and Ally responds by maintaining that God as described in the Qur’an is no less loving than the God of the Bible and that salvation is easy to obtain on the Islamic view.

Shabir Ally | 2009

Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? • William Lane Craig, Shabir Ally

Hoax or History? Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? Held at McGill University in Quebec, Canada - February 2009

Shabir Ally | 2002

Did Jesus Rise From The Dead? • William Lane Craig, Shabir Ally

In March 2002, Shabir Ally and William Lane Craig held a truly remarkable series of four debates at four Canadian universities on four questions distinguishing Christianity and Islam. The first of these debates was held at the University of Toronto on the topic, "Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?" Ally counters Craig's argument for Jesus' resurrection by defending the apparent death theory with a novel Islamic twist: Jesus was taken down from the cross alive and placed in the tomb, where God assumed him into heaven before he could die.

Shabir Ally | 2002

Who Is the True Jesus? The Jesus of the Qur'an or the Jesus of the Bible? • William Lane Craig, Shabir Ally

In March 2002, Shabir Ally and William Lane Craig held a truly remarkable series of four debates at four Canadian universities on four questions distinguishing Christianity and Islam. The fourth and final debate was held at the University of Western Ontario on the subject, "Who is the real Jesus? The Jesus of the Qur'an or the Jesus of the Bible?" Dr. Craig argues on the basis of standard criteria of authenticity that the historical Jesus had a divine self-understanding, while Ally maintains that personal claims to divinity are inauthentic.

Shabir Ally | 2002

The Concept of God in Islam & Christianity • William Lane Craig, Shabir Ally

In March 2002, Shabir Ally and William Lane Craig held a truly remarkable series of four debates at four Canadian universities on four questions distinguishing Christianity and Islam. The third of these debates was held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario on the topic, "The Concept of God in Islam and Christianity." Dr. Craig argues for a Trinitarian concept of God and objects that the Islamic concept involves inadequate doctrines of divine goodness and omnipotence, while Ally argues that the primitive Christian concept of God was Unitarian and that the Islamic conception of God is not morally defective.

Louise Antony | 2008

Is God Necessary for Morality? • April 10, 2008 • William Lane Craig, Louise Antony

Held at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA on April 10, 2008 Can we be good without God? Do we really need God for our morality? Is morality just a divine protection racket? Is there any rational basis for good if there is no God? William Lane Craig and Louise Antony address these questions and more in this debate on the foundational basis of morality.

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