The Cambridge Roundtable on Science and Religion

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Can We Be Good Without God? and Does the Universe Suggest Evidence for God?

March 10, 2010

William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. 1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol. 1984). He has authored or edited over thirty books, including The Kalam Cosmological ArgumentAssessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of JesusDivine Foreknowledge and Human FreedomTheism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology; and God, Time and Eternity, as well as over a hundred articles in professional journals of philosophy and theology, including The Journal of PhilosophyNew Testament StudiesJournal for the Study of the New TestamentAmerican Philosophical QuarterlyPhilosophical StudiesPhilosophy, and British Journal for Philosophy of Science. In 2016 Dr. Craig was named by The Best Schools as one of the fifty most influential living philosophers.


March 10, 2010 Professor of Philosophy Rae Langton (she began at MIT in 2004), debated W.L. Craig in 2010 about whether we can be good without God, and remained at MIT until 2013. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013, and to the British Academy in 2014, she was one of five Cambridge faculty among Prospect Magazine’s voted list of 50 ‘World Thinkers 2014’, chosen for ‘engaging most originally and profoundly with the central questions of the world today’. In 2015 she gave the John Locke Lectures in Oxford’s Trinity Term, and for that period was Visiting Fellow at All Souls College. Langton was The Mind Senior Research Fellow for 2015-16.    

March 11, 2010, Harvard Astronomy Professors Owen Gingerich, Abraham Loeb, and Howard A. Smith discussed with W.L. Craig whether the universe suggests evidence for God.