Tuesday, October 21, 2008

William Lane Craig debates

William Lane Craig has a rule that he only debates people with a doctorate, although he does not apply the rule consistently.

Richard Carrier now has a doctorate in history.

One debate that would be good to see would be a debate between William Lane Craig and Richard Carrier on whether or not the Gospels are historically reliable.

I wonder if William Lane Craig is ready to debate with a historian on the historical worth of the Gospels?

5 Comments:

Blogger Jon said...

I understand that is planned. See here for instance. I don't see it as official yet.

http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/rfforum/show_single_post?pid=26017286&postcount=1

10:17 AM  
Blogger Steven Carr said...

I can hardly believe that Craig is planning to debate a professional historian on the historical validity of the Gospels!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Confident Christianity said...

'Professional Historian.'

Besides Carrier, aren't there others who haven't recently received a PhD. that would be a better match for Craig?

Just thinking out loud.

Roger Sharp
Confident Christianity

11:08 PM  
Blogger Steven Carr said...

You mean people like Doug Krueger?

11:09 PM  
Blogger First said...

I don't share your skepticism toward Craig, and I don't keep tabs on who he has debated. It would be interesting to see him debate a historian however. I think his opponent would have his work cut out for him (rationally, not merely rhetorically speaking). I recently discovered an interesting fact about Pannenberg (Craig's disseration supervisor in Munich) though: his work in defending the resurrection is actually a historical defense rather than requiring the truth of the Scriptures.

Let's keep our ears out for such a debate.

5:03 PM  

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