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Dictionary of Christianity and Science

Dictionary of Christianity and Science

by Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L Reese and Michael G Strauss

The relationship between Christianity and science, and between competing philosophies of science, has become one the most important areas of study today. Yet no reference work exists that covers this terrain adequately. The Dictionary of Christianity and Science fills this significant need with an up-to-date, peer-reviewed, and fair-to-all… Read more…

Is God a Vindictive Bully?: Reconciling Portrayals of God in the Old and New Testaments

Is God a Vindictive Bully?: Reconciling Portrayals of God in the Old and New Testaments

by Paul Copan

Critics outside the church often accuse the Old Testament God of genocide, racism, ethnic cleansing, and violence. But a rising tide of critics within the church claim that Moses and other "primitive," violence-prone prophets were mistaken about God's commands and character. Both sets of critics dismiss this allegedly harsh, flawed, "textual" Old Testame… Read more…

War, Peace, and Violence: Four Christian Views

War, Peace, and Violence: Four Christian Views

by Paul Copan

In a world of war, terrorism, and other geopolitical threats to global stability, how should committed Christians honor Jesus Christ and his Word? How should Christians think and act when it comes to church-state relations, the preservation of order, the practice of just peacemaking, and the use of coercive force? In this volume in IVP Acad… Read more…

Three Views on Christianity and Science
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Three Views on Christianity and Science

by Paul Copan, Alister E. McGrath, Zondervan , Christopher L Reese, Michael Ruse and Bruce L Gordon

Narrated by Tom Parks

When it comes to relating Christianity to modern Western culture, perhaps no topic is more controversial than the relationship between Christianity and science.Outside the church, the myth of an age-old conflict between science and Christianity is nearly ubiquitous in popular culture and can poison the well before a fruitful dialogue can begin. Within the ch… Read more…

Loving Wisdom: A Guide to Philosophy and Christian Faith

Loving Wisdom: A Guide to Philosophy and Christian Faith

by Paul Copan

A guide to Christian philosophy that engages with the biblical storyAs human beings, we all qualify as philosophers, and Paul Copan contends that we take a position of trust (faith) shaped by philosophical stances but also personal heart commitments (worldviews). In this thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of Loving Wisdom, Copan explores phi… Read more…

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Introduction to Christianity and Science: Audio Lectures: 13 Lessons on the Critical Issues
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Introduction to Christianity and Science: Audio Lectures: 13 Lessons on the Critical Issues

by Paul Copan, Zondervan , Tremper LongmanIII, Christopher L Reese and Michael Strauss

Narrated by Paul Copan, Tremper LongmanIII, Michael Strauss and Christopher Reese

The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, Introduction to Christianity and Science: Audio Lectures includes high-quality live recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as … Read more…

A Little Book for New Philosophers: Why and How to Study Philosophy

A Little Book for New Philosophers: Why and How to Study Philosophy

by Paul Copan

What's the point of studying philosophy when we have theology? Is philosophy anything more than a preparation for apologetics? Often called "theology's handmaid," philosophy has sometimes suffered from an inferiority complex in the church. Many Christians see little point in it at all. But as Paul Copan contends, it is possible to affirm theology… Read more…

Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of God

Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of God

by Paul Copan and Matt Flannagan

A common objection to belief in the God of the Bible is that a good, kind, and loving deity would never command the wholesale slaughter of nations. Even Christians have a hard time stomaching such a thought, and many avoid reading those difficult Old Testament passages that make us squeamish. Instead, we quickly jump to the enemy-loving, forgiving Jesus of t… Read more…

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World

by Paul Copan and Kenneth D. Litwak

Our world is multicultural, multireligious, multiphilosophical. It ranges from fundamental monotheism to do-it-yourself spirituality to strident atheism. How can Christians engage in communicating across worldviews in this pluralistic and often relativistic society? When Paul visited Athens, he found an equally multicultural and multireligious setting.… Read more…

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics: Walking in the Way of Wisdom

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics: Walking in the Way of Wisdom

by Paul Copan and Robertson McQuilkin

What should we do or not do? What attitudes, behavior and qualities are good? Can we be good without God? What is the highest good, the purpose of human existence? These are the questions the study of ethics seeks to answer. Unlike many approaches to ethics, this book foundationally turns to Scripture, going only as far as Scripture itself goes. The resu… Read more…

Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics

Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics

by Paul Copan and William Lane Craig

Come Let Us Reason is the third book in a series on modern Christian apologetics that began with the popular Passionate Conviction and Contending with Christianity’s Critics. The nineteen essays here raise classical philosophical questions in fresh ways, address contemporary challenges for the church, and will deepen the thinking of the next generation… Read more…

Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God

Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God

by Paul Copan

A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures… Read more…


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