Theism and the Origin of the Universe

  title={Theism and the Origin of the Universe},
  author={William Lane Craig},
  • W. Craig
  • Published 1998
  • Philosophy
  • Erkenntnis
In our book «Theism, atheism and big bang cosmology» (1993), Q. Smith and I debated the implications of contemporary cosmology for the existence of a creator of the universe. In this paper I hope to extend this debate by picking up where we left off and pressing certain points further, concerning quantum cosmology and the beginning of the universe, the creation and the nature of time 

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    Philosophy of Science
  • 1988
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William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Jan and their two teenage children Charity


L'A. critique ce qu'il considere comme un dogme de la philosophie contemporaine du temps (a la suite de McTaggart) : l'idee que le passe, le present et le futur sont des proprietes des evenements, ce