God or Godless? (Paperback)

One Atheist. One Christian. Twenty Controversial Questions.

By John W. Loftus, Randal Rauser

Baker Books, 9780801015281, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2013

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Perhaps the most persistent question in human history is whether or not there is a God. Intelligent people on both sides of the issue have argued, sometimes with deep rancor and bitterness, for generations. The issue can't be decided by another apologetics book, but the conversation can continue and help each side understand the perspectives of the other.
In this unique book, atheist John Loftus and theist Randal Rauser engage in twenty short debates that consider Christianity, the existence of God, and unbelief from a variety of angles. Each concise debate centers on a proposition to be resolved, with either John or Randal arguing in the affirmative and the opponent the negative, and can be read in short bits or big bites. This is the perfect book for Christians and their atheist or agnostic friends to read together, and encourages honest, open, and candid debate on the most important issues of life and faith.

About the Author

John W. Loftus is a former Christian minister and apologist with degrees in philosophy, theology, and the philosophy of religion from Lincoln Christian University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also did PhD studies at Marquette University in theology and ethics. John is the founder of an influential blog called "Debunking Christianity" (http: //debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/). He is the author of "Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity" and the editor of "The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails," and "The End of Christianity." He lives in Indiana.

Randal Rauser (MCS, Regent College; PhD, King's College London) is associate professor of historical theology at Taylor Seminary, Edmonton, Canada. He is the author of several books, including "Finding God in the Shack," "You're Not as Crazy as I Think," and "The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver, and Other Apologetic Rabbit Trails." He is a popular speaker and gifted communicator who seeks to bring the truth of Scripture to bear on the real-life issues of today and who blogs regularly at www.randalrauser.com. He lives in Alberta.