Copan, Paul

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Contact Info

Campus: West Palm Beach
Building: Okeechobee Hall
Number: 226

Phone: (561) 803-2239
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School and Department

The School of Ministry
Biblical and Theological Studies (UG)

Faculty Profile

Full Name: Paul H. Copan

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics
The Pledger Chair

B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., M.Div., Trinity International University; Ph.D., Marquette University.

Dr. Paul Copan is a professor and the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has a bachelor of arts degree in biblical studies from Columbia International University, a master of arts degree in philosophy of religion, a master of divinity degree from Trinity International University, and a doctor of philosophy degree in philosophy from Marquette University. 
Dr. Copan is the author and editor of thirty books, including
True for You, But Not for Me (Bethany House); That's Just Your Interpretation, How Do You Know You’re Not Wrong?, When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics, Is God a Moral Monster? Understanding the Old Testament God (all with Baker); Loving Wisdom: Christian Philosophy of Religion (Chalice Press); and A Little Book for New Philosophers (IVP Academic).  He has co-authored Creation Out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration (Baker Academic), An Introduction to Biblical Ethics: Walking in the Way of Wisdom (IVP Academic), The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas (IVP Academic), and Did God Really Command Genocide? (Baker).  He has co-edited three books on the historical Jesus and three other books in the philosophy of religion, The Rationality of Theism (Routledge), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion (Routledge), and Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues (Blackwell).  He has co-edited (with William Craig) Passionate Conviction and Contending with Christianity’s Critics, and Come Let Us Reason (all with B&H Academic), and he is coeditor of The Zondervan Dictionary of Christianity and Science. He has contributed articles and book reviews to various professional journals, including Philosophia Christi, Faith and Philosophy, Trinity Journal, and The Review of Metaphysics.
For six years he served as the president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, and he regularly speaks on university campuses, at conferences, and to church groups.
Paul and his wife, Jacqueline, have six children, and they reside in West Palm Beach, FL.  Paul’s personal website is