Apologist Interview: Paul Copan – Is God a Moral Monster?

Today’s interview is with Christian apologist and philosopher Paul Copan. This is my second interview with Paul – the first covered a number of different topics for apologists — but today’s interview focuses on his recent book entitled: Is God a Moral Monster? Making sense of the Old Testament God. He explores the questions of the “mean” Old Testament God, is God proud and jealous, Abraham being commanded to sacrifice Isaac, challenging Old Testament laws, slavery, and the judgement of the Canaanites.

Full Interview MP3 Audio here (55 min)

Some of Paul Copan’s other excellent books:
• True for You, But Not for Me: Overcoming Objections to Christian Faith
• When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics
• How Do You Know You’re Not Wrong?: Responding to Objections That Leave Christians Speechless
• That’s Just Your Interpretation: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith


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Brian Auten is the founder emeritus of Apologetics315. He is also director of Reasonable Faith Belfast. Brian holds a Masters degree in Christian Apologetics and has interviewed over 150 Christian apologists. His background is in missions, media direction, graphic design, and administration. Brian started Apologetics315 in 2007 to be an apologetics hub to equip Christians to defend the faith.

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