This week we’ll go over Four Problems of Cosmology
We’re using the “Handbook of Apologetics” by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli to go over the arguments for the existence of God. Today, we will be introducing the issue of God’s existence and it’s problems for cosmology. Dr. Kreeft teaches logic in two major universities, so his arguments tend to be clear, concise and very helpful.
All four of the problems of cosmology—creation and evolution, providence and freedom, miracles and angels—concern God’s relationship with the cosmos or nature or the universe. All of them can be addressed either at great length or in brief. We choose the latter way because we feel that all four issues have been made unnecessarily complex.
On the other hand, the problem of evil, the subject of chapter six, is the perennial Problem Number One facing the theist, and merits its own entire, rather long and complex, chapter. (But since it concerns what seems to be the badness of creation and the goodness of the Creator, we realize that the problem of evil, like the four problems treated in this chapter, is also a problem of cosmology: a problem about the relation between God and nature.)
We will be addressing each of these issues over the next several weeks.
Kreeft, P., & Tacelli, R. K. (1994). Handbook of Christian apologetics: hundreds of answers to crucial questions (p. 104). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.