The first amazon review for my new book (Did God Create the Universe from Nothing?) is up. It’s great, and thanks hugely to the reviewer (a commenter and friend here, indeed).
Theists and atheists alike who are familiar with the acclaimed writings and debates of William Lane Craig know that he always attempts to create an accumulated case for Christianity. His arguments usually include one from morality, the resurrection, ontology and a host of others. But all of them rest on the hope that the Kalam cosmological argument is sound. In fact, if that falls, the whole thing falls. If Craig cannot prove at rock bottom a prime mover, his entire repertoire of arguments is clearly on sinking sand.
Philosopher and academic Jonathan Pearce with great panache, articulation and erudition does exactly that. He studiously shows with the same depth that he gave us in his book on “free will” how the KCA fails to convince one of the most thoughtful philosophers of our day and most likely anyone who has ears to hear, eyes to see and without prejudice and an axe to grind. As always, this book is academic but not dry, courteous and not obnoxious, highly convincing and thoughtful. Pearce is one of the top intellectuals of our day that has a knack for dissecting and elucidating in-depth and complex subjects with a depth and a clarity that is unmatched.
This is one to get if you think the KCA is convincing or just want to hear one of the top intellectuals dismantle it piece at a time. Highly recommended and Pearce is sharp as a razor.
Please grab yourself a copy! UK link here. It’s also available on Nook and Kobo.