I am privileged to be one of the general editors of the upcoming Dictionary of Christianity and Science (Zondervan, April 2017). Paul Copan, Tremper Longman, Michael Strauss, and I–along with our excellent team at Zondervan–have endeavored to create a reference work that tackles the most important terms, concepts, people, and debates at the intersection of Christianity and science, from an evangelical perspective. Over the next few weeks I’ll be featuring sneak-preview excerpts from the Dictionary, available exclusively here at the CAA blog.
Cosmological arguments for a transcendent reason or cause of the universe have been formulated and defended for thousands of years by notable philosophers. One of the most prominent contemporary defenders of (one version of) the cosmological argument is William Lane Craig. In the excerpt below from his article on this topic in the Dictionary, Dr. Craig provides a brief definition and history, and explains three different types of cosmological arguments.