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Atheism, Theism, and Big Bang Cosmology

Quentin Smith

in Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

Published in print May 1995 | ISBN: 9780198263838
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682650 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263838.003.0007

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Atheism, Theism, and Big Bang Cosmology

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This chapter begins a debate on the relevance of Big Bang cosmology to the philosophy of religion. It deals with William Lane Craig's theistic cosmological argument that Big Bang cosmology and considerations about finitude and the past warrant the belief that God exists. This chapter provides an atheistic cosmological argument that the classical Big Bang cosmology is inconsistent with theism because of the unpredictable nature of the Big Bang singularity.

Keywords: Big Bang cosmology; philosophy of religion; William Lane Craig; finitude; existence of God

Chapter.  9124 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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