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Hard Questions, Real Answers

William Lane Craig

Hard Questions, Real Answers

William Lane Craig

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William Lane Craig offers answers to questions commonly asked by Christians struggling with doubt or fear, showing that the only sure foundation for hope is God Himself. Includes chapters on some of the most volatile issues of our day
  • Why doesn't God answer my prayers?
  • If God is so powerful, why does evil exist?
  • And if He is so good, why do we suffer?
Nonbelievers, and even Christians, are often troubled by questions about suffering, doubt, failure, and unanswered prayer. Yet careful, compassionate answers are hard to find, in part because evangelicals have not taken the life of the mind seriously enough. The intellectual currents of our day are just too strong for simplistic responses.

In Hard Questions, Real Answers, William Lane Craig doesn't offer trite phrases or pat answers - he offers honest insights gained from a life of study and ministry. Readers in the midst of doubt and confusion will find real answers to these perplexing questions and learn to stand on the only sure foundation for hope - God Himself.

This expanded new edition includes chapters on abortion and homosexuality to help readers know how to think about these volatile social issues.

- Publisher

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About "Hard Questions, Real Answers"

William Lane Craig offers answers to questions commonly asked by Christians struggling with doubt or fear, showing that the only sure foundation for hope is God Himself. Includes chapters on some of the most volatile issues of our day

  • Why doesn't God answer my prayers?
  • If God is so powerful, why does evil exist?
  • And if He is so good, why do we suffer?
Nonbelievers, and even Christians, are often troubled by questions about suffering, doubt, failure, and unanswered prayer. Yet careful, compassionate answers are hard to find, in part because evangelicals have not taken the life of the mind seriously enough. The intellectual currents of our day are just too strong for simplistic responses.

In Hard Questions, Real Answers, William Lane Craig doesn't offer trite phrases or pat answers - he offers honest insights gained from a life of study and ministry. Readers in the midst of doubt and confusion will find real answers to these perplexing questions and learn to stand on the only sure foundation for hope - God Himself.

This expanded new edition includes chapters on abortion and homosexuality to help readers know how to think about these volatile social issues.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He and his wife Jan have been married since 1971, and have two adult children.

Dr. Craig was born in 1949, in Peoria, Illinois. From an early age, he proved to be a champion debater at school. At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ.

Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. 1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol. 1984). From 1980-86 he taught Philosophy of Religion at Trinity, during which time he and Jan started their family. In 1987 they moved to Brussels, Belgium, where Dr. Craig pursued research at the University of Louvain until assuming his position at Talbot in 1994.

Dr Craig has emerged as one of the most redoubtable defenders of Christian truth at the top levels of academic philosophy in our time. He has publicly debated theologians, biblical scholars, philosophers, scientists, and various pundits on matters of Christian truth, including Antony Flew, Lawrence Krauss, Marcus Borg, Gerd Ludemann, Bart Ehrman, Christopher Hitchens, and several prominent Muslim apologists. Richard Dawkins has refused to debate with him.

Dr Craig has authored or edited over thirty books, including The Kalam Cosmological Argument, which has prompted more articles in contemporary philosophical journals than any other current argument for God's existence; also Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus; Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom; Theism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology; and God, Time and Eternity, as well as over a hundred articles in professional journals of philosophy and theology, including The Journal of Philosophy, New Testament Studies, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy, and British Journal for Philosophy of Science.

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4 stars By Benjamin, Sep 04 2013
This is the first book I've read by Craig, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Craig is both a philosopher and theologian, and he works to his strengths in this book providing timely arguments for hard questions about Christianity. I particularly enjoyed the sections on suffering and abortion, which are well argued and presented. After reading this book, I am keen to read his others!
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A much needed book
5 stars By rob, Oct 24 2012
Hard Questions, Real Answers is a book which (as the name implies) deals with serious issues in which crop up in the Christian walk, such as dealing with doubt, unanswered prayer, failure, as well as suffering and evil, all of which have caused many Christians to walk away from the faith. Craig also deals with important and controversial social issues such as homosexuality, abortion and the exclusivity of Christianity. Craig doesn't beat around the bush but actually engages with the issues themselves. Although Dr. Craig is a leading academic he avoids being overly cerebral about these emotionally important issues, yet he remains eminently reasonable at all times. Often in the Church these issues are either ignored completely or insensitively bulldozed through, Craig offers a genuine, honest, delicate and well researched perspective which is exactly what many of us so desperately need. Although William Lane Craig is an incredible academic and a highly eminent writer this 172 page book is one of his greatest works due to the caring, pastoral approach he gives to all readers whilst remaining faithful to biblical Christianity and saying what needs to be said.
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  • Catalogue Code 198043
  • Product Code 1581344872
  • EAN 9781581344875
  • Pages 176
  • Department Academic
  • Category Apologetic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Crossway
  • Publication Date Oct 2003
  • Sales Rank #29538
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.217kg

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