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John W. Loftus

John Wayne Loftus (born 1954) is an American atheist author. He has written five books, and edited seven others.

Loftus was born on September 18, 1954. He earned a bachelor's degree from Great Lakes Christian College in 1977, Master of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees from Lincoln Christian Seminary in 1982, and a Master of Theology degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1985. He dropped out of a Doctor of Philosophy program in theology and ethics at Marquette University in 1987.

Loftus was a minister and taught apologetics, philosophy, critical thinking, and ethics at several colleges, including The College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL, Great Lakes Christian College, Lansing, MI, and Trine University, Angola, IN. In the mid 1990s, in light of an extramarital affair, Loftus had a crisis of faith and eventually rejected Christianity.

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