Tuesday, January 10, 2017
In August 2017, Bloomsbury Academic is set to publish The Kalam Cosmological Argument: Criticisms and Defenses, co-edited by former EPS presidents, William Lane Craig and Paul Copan. William Lane Craig is a Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and at Houston Baptist University. Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityFrom the publisher's description:
The kalam cosmological argument is a significant and much-discussed natural theological argument. The argument aims to show that an infinite temporal regress of events is impossible and that therefore the universe began to exist (out of nothing) a finite time ago. In conjunction with the causal principle that whatever begins to exist has a cause, this fact implies that the universe has a transcendent cause of its existence. Championed historically by Muslim, Jewish, and Christian philosophers alike, the argument has enjoyed a contemporary resurgence of interest among philosophers and theologians largely due to the defense of the argument by William Lane Craig and the debate generated by his work.
This volume collects together the best recent work, both philosophical and scientific, on the premises and conclusion of the kalam cosmological argument.