Evidence Considered: Table of Contents

This is the table of contents of Evidence Considered: A Response to Evidence for God (available here). This will show the context of the sample chapters as well as the flow of the overall book.

From the introduction to Evidence Considered:

One of the benefits of writing is the opportunity to read and learn. A book that grapples with these issues is the collection of essays edited by William Dembski and Michael Licona entitled Evidence for God: 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Science. I am open to evidence, and so I read this book closely and with fascination. I admire the quest for truth and the broad scope of apologetics that it covers: it took me on a journey deep into areas that I had not considered before. However, as I worked through it, reading and learning as I went, I realized that I wanted to bring my own thinking to bear on these questions. I do not seek to belittle or attack the writers, nor to critique Evidence for God, but rather to test their arguments and findings.

The first 50 chapters mirror the structure of Evidence for God, responding to their arguments one by one. The last three chapters are additional essays to cover a few other arguments. In each case, I am attempting to show why the argument does not persuade me of the existence of God.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Section One: The Question of Philosophy
    • Chapter 1: The Cosmological Argument
    • Chapter 2: The Moral Argument
    • Chapter 3: Near-Death Experiences
    • Chapter 4: Naturalism: A Worldview
    • Chapter 5: Suffering for what?
    • Chapter 6: Responding to the Argument from Evil
    • Chapter 7: God, Suffering, and Santa Claus
  • Section Two: The Question of Science
    • Chapter 8: Creator and Sustainer
    • Chapter 9: The Pale Blue Dot Revisited
    • Chapter 10: Oxygen, Water, and Light
    • Chapter 11: The Origin of Life
    • Chapter 12: What Every High School Student Should Know about Science
    • Chapter 13: Darwin’s Battleship
    • Chapter 14: Debunking the Scopes “Monkey Trial” Stereotype
    • Chapter 15: How Darwinism Dumbs Us Down
    • Chapter 16: Limits to Evolvability
    • Chapter 17: Evolutionary Computation
    • Chapter 18: Science, Eugenics, and Bioethics
    • Chapter 19: Designed for Discovery
    • Chapter 20: Intelligent Design
    • Chapter 21: Intelligent, Optimal, and Divine Design
    • Chapter 22: Molecular Biology’s New Paradigm: Nanoengineering Inside the Cell
    • Chapter 23: Panning God: Darwinism’s Defective Argument against Bad Design
    • Chapter 24: The Role of Agency in Science
    • Chapter 25: The Scientific Status of Design Inferences
    • Chapter 26: The Vise Strategy: Squeezing the Truth Out of Darwinists
  • Section Three: The Question of Jesus
    • Chapter 27: Did Jesus Really Exist?
    • Chapter 28: The Credibility of Jesus’s Miracles
    • Chapter 29: The Son of Man
    • Chapter 30: The Son of God
    • Chapter 31: Jesus as God
    • Chapter 32: Did Jesus Predict His Violent Death and Resurrection?
    • Chapter 33: Can We Be Certain That Jesus Died on a Cross?
    • Chapter 34: The Empty Tomb of Jesus
    • Chapter 35: The Resurrection Appearances of Jesus
    • Chapter 36: Were the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus Hallucinations?
    • Chapter 37: The Trinity
    • Chapter 38: Is Jesus Superior to All Other Religious Leaders?
    • Chapter 39: Is Jesus the Only Way?
    • Chapter 40: What About Those Who Have Never Heard the Gospel?
    • Chapter 41: Did Paul Invent Christianity?
  • Section Four: The Question of the Bible
    • Chapter 42: Is the Bible Today What Was Originally Written?
    • Chapter 43: Inerrancy and the Text of the New Testament
    • Chapter 44: Why All the Translations?
    • Chapter 45: Archæology and the Bible: How Archæological Findings Have Enhanced the Credibility of the Bible
    • Chapter 46: The Historical Reliability of the Gospels
    • Chapter 47: The New Testament Canon
    • Chapter 48: The Coptic Gospel of Thomas?
    • Chapter 49: The Gospel of Peter?
    • Chapter 50: The Gospel of Judas?
  • Section Five: Some Other Questions
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