Paul Copan

Paul Copan is a Christian theologian, analytic philosopher, apologist, and author. He is currently a professor at the Palm Beach Atlantic University (Florida) and holds the endowed Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics. He received a B.A. in biblical studies from Columbia International University, an MDiv and MA in philosophy of religion from Trinity International University, and a PhD in philosophy from Marquette University. He is the author and editor of
nearly 50 books, including True for You, But Not for Me (Bethany House); That’s Just Your Interpretation; How Do You Know You’re Not Wrong?; When God Goes to Starbucks (all with Baker); his “trilogy” on Old Testament difficulties: Is God a Moral Monster; Did God Really
Command Genocide?, and Is God a Vindictive Bully? Baker/Baker Academic); Loving Wisdom: A Guide to Philosophy and Christian Faith (Eerdmans); and A Little Book for New Philosophers (IVP
Academic).  He has co-authored Creation Out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration (Baker Academic), An Introduction to Biblical Ethics: Walking in the Way of Wisdom (IVP Academic), The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas (IVP Academic), and Did God Really Command Genocide? (Baker). He has co-edited several books including The Rationality of Theism (Routledge), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion (Routledge), Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues (Blackwell), The Zondervan Dictionary of Christianity and Science, Passionate Conviction and Contending with Christianity’s Critics, and Come Let Us Reason (with B&H Academic). For six years he served as
the president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, he has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University in 2017 and 2024, and he regularly speaks on university campuses, at conferences, and to church groups. Paul and his wife, Jacqueline, have six children, and they reside in West Palm Beach, Florida. His website is www.paulcopan.com.

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