William Lane Craig's: The Kalam Cosmological Argument
I am getting ready to read this fantastic book for a second time. This time, I thought it would be interesting to conduct a sort of book study with anyone else who has previously read this book or who would be interested in reading it for the first time and discussing it here. I would also be interested in getting the perspective of other contemporary thinkers, a facet of this subject which I confess I have only begun to research.
I find this to not only be the most compelling cosmological argument, but the most convincing of all the theistic proofs for God's existence. I understand that it has been challenged since posited by al-Kindi, but most of the challenges seem forced and most impotent. The satisfying nature of this argument is not only its cogent philosophical proofs, but its sound scientific evidence.
William Lane Craig is a incredibly intelligent scholar. If you have never read him, I would highly recommend him. Although a bit profound at times (at least for me), he is exceedingly readable.
The book is easily obtained from Amazon or Buy.com. The price is not cheap but reasonable at about $22. The more the merrier, but I would begin this as soon as there are even two interested T-webbers. Hope to hear from some of ya!
Last edited by apologetics; March 22nd 2004 at 04:46 PM.
We are not absurdly arguing that Apologetics has in itself the power to make a man a Christian or to conquer the world to Christ. Only the Spirit of Life can communicate life to a dead soul.... But we are arguing that faith is, in all its exercises alike, a form of conviction, and is, therefore, necessarily grounded in evidence.
Benjamin Warfield, Princeton University