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‘What Place, then, for a Creator?’: Hawking on God and Creation

William Lane Craig

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/9780198263838.003.0011

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

‘What Place, then, for a Creator?’: Hawking on God and Creation

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This chapter discusses the position or opinion of cosmologist Stephen Hawking on the existence of God. In a review of his recent book, A Brief History of Time, a critic suggested that in Hawking's system, there is no room for a Creator God and that God never existed. This chapter argues that while Hawking rejects the role of God as Creator of the universe, he appears to retain God's role as the Sufficient Reason for the existence of the universe.

Keywords: Stephen Hawking; God; A Brief History of Time; Sufficient Reason; cosmology

Chapter.  9350 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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