John W. Loftus

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John W. Loftus
john w loftus author
John W. Loftus in 2016
Occupation Author
Alma mater Great Lakes Christian College
Genre Philosophy of religion
Subject Atheism

John W. Loftus is an American author on religious philosophy.[dubious ] He has written seven books and co-authored three others.


Loftus earned a bachelor's degree from Great Lakes Christian College in 1977, an M.A. and M.DiV., from Lincoln Christian University in 1982, and a Masters of Theology degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School[1]


Loftus is a minister[dubious ] and taught apologetics, philosophy, critical thinking, and ethics in several colleges.[1] In the late 1990s Loftus had a crisis of faith and rejected Christianity.[2]

He coauthored two books: The Christian Delusion (2010) and The Witness Tree (2011),[3] and authored seven: The End of Christianity (2011), Why I Became an Atheist (2012), The Outsider Test of Faith (2013), Christianity Is Not Great (2014), How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice from an Atheist (2015), Christianity in the Light of Science (2016), and UnApologetic: Why Philosophy of Religion Must End (2016).[3]

Loftus has signed the Pro-Truth Pledge.[4]


  1. ^ a b "John Loftus". Secular Web. Internet Infidels Inc. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Scot McKnight; Hauna Ondrey (July 14, 2008). Finding faith, losing faith: stories of conversion and apostasy. Baylor University Press. pp. 13–14. ISBN 978-1-60258-162-3. 
  3. ^ a b "John W. Loftus". Penguin Random House Canada. Peguin Random House Canada. Retrieved Feb 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Public Figures and Organizations That Signed the Pledge". Retrieved June 10, 2018. 

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