Bryan N. Smith
Science and Faith (PHIL 6320), Houston Baptist University, December 2014

Abstract:

In his magnum opus Why I Became An Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity, former evangelical Christian apologist and pastor, John Loftus, offers a book-length critique of Christianity, leveling objections against virtually every major argument offered by contemporary Christian apologists. In so doing, Loftus seeks to establish a refutation of the Kalam Cosmological Argument, the locus classicus of his former mentor and teacher, William Lane Craig. It is the contention of this paper that Loftus’s attempted refutation fails.

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