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The Kalām Cosmological Argument

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ISBN: 9781579104382


Does God exist? Of the many ongoing debates to answer this question, perhaps none is more controversial than the kalām cosmological argument. According to proponents of the argument, a temporal series of past events could not be actually infinite, and therefore the universe has an absolute beginning. Since the universe could not spring uncaused out of nothing, there must be a creator. William Lane Craig provides a broad assessment of the argument in light of recent developments in philosophy, mathematics, science, and theology.

For more works by Craig, see the Select Works of William Lane Craig (4 vols.).

Key Features

  • Discusses implications of existence
  • Relies on traditionally Islamic ideas to posit a defense of God’s existence
  • Clarifies misconceptions about philosophy for modern readers


  • Historical Statements of the Kalām Cosmological Argument
  • Introduction
  • al-Kindi
  • Saadia
  • al-Ghazali
  • Notes
  • A Modern Defense of the Kalām Cosmological Argument
  • Proposed Formulation of the Argument
  • Second Premiss: The Universe Begins to Exist
  • First Premiss: Everything that Begins to Exist has a Cause of its Existence
  • Conclusion: The Universe Has a Cause of Its Existence
  • Appendix: The Kalām Cosmological Argument and Zeno’s Paradoxes
  • Appendix: The Kalām Cosmological Argument and the Thesis of Kant’s First Antimony
  • Title: The Kalām Cosmological Argument
  • Author: William Lane Craig
  • Series: Library of Philosophy and Religion
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Print Publication Date: 2000
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 224
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: God (Islam) › Proof; Islamic cosmology; God › Proof, Empirical; God › Proof--History of doctrines
  • ISBNs: 9781579104382, 157910438
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-03-24T22:14:58Z

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William Lane Craig (PhD, University of Birmingham, England) is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University and lives in Marietta, GA.