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EPS Apologetics Conference: God and the Genocide of the Canaanites

July 9th, 2010 by Madeleine

Matt has been invited to speak at the annual Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS) Apologetics Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA which runs 18-20 November 2010. He will be speaking alongside some big names in contemporary Christian philosophy including Alvin Plantinga and William Lane Craig.

Evangelical Philosophical Society Apologetics Conference

Experience seasoned teaching by Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas, Greg Koukl, Randy Newman, Frank Beckwith, Craig Evans, Craig Blomberg, Mike Licona and over twenty other influencers in Christian apologetics as they equip you about the issues facing contemporary Christian witness.

The full line up of speakers is here.

You can register here.

Matt’s talk is entitled “God and the Genocide of the Canaanites,”

How could a just and loving God command Joshua to genocide the Canaanites as is apparently taught in the Old Testament? Is God really a moral monster as Christianity’s critics use these passages to claim? Matthew will re-examine these passages in light of the context they were written in showing that the skeptics’ case against God relies on a questionable reading of the Old Testament.

This talk will be based on Matt’s blog series, Joshua and the Genocide of the Canaanites Part I and Part II, his Contra Mundum column, “Did God Command Genocide in the Old Testament?” (forthcoming August 2010) and his chapter, co-authored with Paul Copan, “Ethics of ‘Holy War’ for Christian Morality and Theology” in Old Testament ‘Holy War’ and Christian Morality: Perspectives and Prospects (forthcoming 2011).

If you would like to donate to help Matt get to America to speak at the EPS Apologetics Conference please visit our support page.

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