Greg Bahnsen

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Dr. Greg Bahnsen became known as "the man atheists fear most" due to Michael Martin's cancellation of their scheduled debate.[1][2]

Dr. Greg Bahnsen (September 17, 1948 – December 11, 1995) was a 20th century Christian apologist who was particularly known for his Christian presuppositional apologetics.

Bahnsen is known most for his defense of the transcendental argument for the existence of God.

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Michael Martin backing out of his scheduled debate with Bahnsen

See also: Atheism and cowardice and Greg Bahnsen and debate and Bahnson-Martin debate press release

In 1985, Bahnsen and the prominent proponent of atheism Gordon Stein had a debate at the University of California, Irvine regarding the positions of atheism and theism. John Frame wrote regarding the debate in which Dr. Bahnsen used the transcendental argument for the existence of God that "In the end, Stein walked and talked like a broken man."[3] The Greg Bahnsen-Gordon Stein debate was recorded and transcribed and was dubbed "The Great Debate".[4] See also: Greg Bahnsen and debate and Bahnson-Martin debate press release

Greg Bahnsen and Michael Martin

Dr. Greg Bahnsen became known as the "man atheists fear most".[5] This is because Harvard-educated Dr. Michael Martin was scheduled to debate Bahnsen in 1994 but pulled out of the debate at the "eleventh hour" according to a press release at the time.[6][7] The press release at the time said that Dr. Martin offered ruses on why he pulled out and didn't want the scheduled debate recorded but the real reason was that "...Michael Martin is afraid that he will be publicly humiliated just as his friend and fellow atheist, Dr. Gordon Stein, was...".

Martin later released his transcendental argument for the non-existence of God (TANG) in 1996 which was rebutted by Christian apologists.[8] Martin released his TANG argument after Bahnsen died.

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