William Lane Craig – Net Worth, Wife, Books, Biography, Quotes

William Lane Craig is a professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, Calif. He is renowned for providing attempted proof for the existence of God, using his designed Kalam cosmological argument.

The Kalam cosmological argument argues from the reality of the Big Bang to the need for an intelligent Creator.

Additionally, Craig has debated the existence of God with public figures like – Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, A. C. Grayling (a British philosopher and author), and Lawrence M. Krauss.

Biography

He was born on August 23, 1949, in Peoria, Illinois.

At the age of 16, as a junior in high school, Craig first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ.

While a student at East Peoria Community High School, he became a public speaker and championship debater, winning the state championship in oratory and being included in the all-state debate team in his senior year.

In 1980, he joined the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

William established ReasonableFaith.org, an online Christian apologetics ministry in the mid-2000s.

Academic Degrees

William Lane Craig
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He received the following academic degrees:

  • in 1971 – a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Wheaton College, Illinois;
  • in 1975 – two summa cum laude master’s degrees in ecclesiastical history and philosophy of religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois;
  • in 1977 –  a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Birmingham, England;
  • in 1984 – a DTheol (Doctor of Theology) at the University of Munich.

Wife

Jan Craig is William Lane Craig’s wife. He and his wife have 2 grown children.

Books

Some of his books are:

  • On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision;
  • Elements in the Philosophy of Religion: The Atonement;
  • God?: A Debate Between a Christian and an Atheist – Point/Counterpoint;
  • The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology;
  • Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide;
  • Naturalism: A Critical Analysis – Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy;
  • Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity – Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy;
  • God Is Great, God Is Good: Why Believing in God Is Reasonable & Responsible;
  • The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology;
  • To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview: Essays in Honor of Norman L. Geisler;
  • Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview;
  • God Over All:  Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism;
  • Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics.

Moreover, he has published over 200 articles in professional journals of theology and philosophy, including:

  • British Journal for Philosophy of Science;
  • The Journal of Philosophy;
  • Philosophy;
  • New Testament Studies;
  • Philosophical Studies;
  • American Philosophical Quarterly;
  • Journal for the Study of the New Testament.

Quotes

”In order to receive forgiveness, we need to place our trust in Christ as our Savior and the Lord of our lives.”

“If each individual person passes out of existence when he dies, then what ultimate meaning can be given to his life?”

“There are various virtues of what counts as the best explanation, and I imagine familiarity is one of them.”

“For a universe without moral accountability and devoid of value is unimaginably terrible.”

“If God is dead, then man is dead too.”

” No atheist or agnostic really lives consistently with his worldview. In some way, he affirms meaning, value, or purpose without an adequate basis.”

“If the atheist believes that suffering is bad or ought not to be, then he’s making moral judgments that are possible only if God exists.”

” There is no God, and there is no immortality. And what is the consequence of this? It means that life itself is absurd. It means that the life we have is without ultimate significance, value, or purpose.”

“Left to himself, natural man would never come to God.”

“God exists necessarily and is the explanation why anything else exists.”

William Lane Craig – Net Worth

His financial income is not open to the public, but the average university professor’s salary is around $97,000.

Therefore, considering his salary and the income from books, William Lane Craig has an estimated net worth of about $1.9 million.

References

https://www.reasonablefaith.org/william-lane-craig/
https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/professor-philosophy-salary-SRCH_KO0,20.htm

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  1. Another source has estimated Dr. Craig’s net worth to be between $120,000 and $1.2 Million; however, even at $1.9 million, that is a fairly modest value for a man of age 70 who has in all likelihood made sound and consistent investments during his professional life.

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