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Copan, Paul
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 of philosophy and ethics, and the Pledger Family Chair at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is the author of True for You, But Not for Me, 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, and Loving Wisdom: Christian Philosophy of Religion. He has co-authored (with William Lane Craig) Creation Out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration. He has co-edited three books on the historical Jesus and three other books in the philosophy of religion, The Rationality of Theism, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, and Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues. He has co-edited (with William Craig) Passionate Conviction and Contending with Christianity’s Critics. He has contributed articles and book reviews to various professional journals as well: Philosophia Christi, Faith and Philosophy, Trinity Journal, Southern Journal of Theology, the Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society, and The Review of Metaphysics. He is presently co-authoring a book on the moral argument and another book on biblical ethics as well as co-editing a book on apologetics and another on warfare in the Old Testament. He is the current 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:

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Campus: West Palm Beach
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