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 Post subject: William Lane Craig
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:53 pm 
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What do people here think of William Lane Craig? I have his book Reasonable Faith as well as some books he edited: God is Great, God is Good, Contending with Christianity's Critics, and Come, Let Us Reason. Is he a good New Testament scholar?

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 Post subject: Re: William Lane Craig
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:14 pm 
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One of our board members is a big WLC fan. I've pointed this message out to him and I hope he'll be along before too long to give you an answer.

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 Post subject: Re: William Lane Craig
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He is not a New Testament scholar, he is a philosopher.

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 Post subject: Re: William Lane Craig
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Got it! Thx Fr.

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 Post subject: Re: William Lane Craig
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Doom wrote:
He is not a New Testament scholar, he is a philosopher.
Well, not exactly. He got a Ph.D. in Philosophy under John Hick at the University of Birmingham, England, in 1977, and a D.Theol. under Wolfhart Pannenberg at the University of Munich, in 1984, where he wrote about the resurrection in the New Testament.

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 Post subject: Re: William Lane Craig
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He's not Catholic, so you do have to watch some things. Without the magisterium he is allowed to venture into theological opinions we happen to know are false because of revelation, but may not be falsifiable by reason alone. But, I find those instances to be rare. More often the problem is merely that he has settled his mind on an issue that for the Catholic is not settled. His conclusion is certainly allowed within Catholicism, but not settled. That, though, is minor for we have that problem even with Catholic thinkers.

For the most part he is deals in natural theology. So, it is largely uncontroversial. I would say that most controversial for me are his views on God's omniscience and his eternal nature. Other than that, I think you will find a good resource in Craig on matters pertaining to the philosophy of science, natural theology, and apologetics against atheism.

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 Post subject: Re: William Lane Craig
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Well, he is a kind of Apollinarian, by his own words.

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