The School of Ministry
Biblical and Theological Studies (UG)
Full Name: Paul Copan
Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics
B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., M.Div., Trinity International University; Ph.D., Marquette University.
Dr. Paul Copan has a bachelor of arts degree in biblical studies from Columbia International
University; a master of arts degree in philosophy of religion and a master of divinity
degree, both from Trinity International University; and a doctor of philosophy degree
in philosophy from Marquette University. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford
Dr. Copan is the author and editor of over 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, Is God a Moral Monster? Understanding the Old
Testament God (all with Baker); Loving Wisdom: Christian Philosophy of Religion (Chalice
Press); A Little Book for New Philosophers (IVP Academic), and the two-volume anthology
of The Kal?m Cosmological Argument (Bloomsbury). 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 to over thirty books, and he has written many articles
and book reviews for various professional and popular journals.
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 www.paulcopan.com.