Paul Copan is currently Professor and Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics Palm Beach Atlantic University. He earned his doctorate from Marquette University in Philosophy with an emphasis on philosophy of religion. Since 1998, Copan has authored 15 books* addressing such things as relativism, conversational apologetics, philosophical issues, and difficult Old Testament passages–which he is probably best known for. Copan has also contributed nearly 100 articles in Christian and philosophical publications. In addition to his authorship, Copan is also an editor of 15 philosophical and apologetics resources including “The Apologetics Study Bible” and “The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion.” Earlier in Dr. Copan’s career, he spent time on pastoral staff, worked with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, was an adjunct professor at Trinity International University, and served for six years as the president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.
In spite of all his credentials, Copan still comes across as a down-to-earth, warm, and genuine individual, often lightening the mood with his dry wit. He and his wife live in West Palm Beach, Florida, raising six children.
*[Dr. Copan’s authored (or co-authored) books: “True for You, But Not for Me” (two volumes), “Is Everything Relative,” “That’s Just Your Interpretation,” “Creation out of Nothing,” “How Do You Know You’re Not Wrong,” “What is Truth?” “Loving Wisdom,” “When God Goes to Starbucks,” “Is God a Moral Monster?” “An Introduction to Biblical Ethics,” “The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas,” “Did God really Command Genocide,” “A Little Book for New Philosophers,” “Science: Christian Perspectives for the New Millennium” (two volumes)]