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Belief in God: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
     

Belief in God: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

by T. J. Mawson
 

ISBN-10: 0199276315

ISBN-13: 9780199276318

Pub. Date: 10/20/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Belief in God answers two questions: What, if anything, is it that Jews, Christians, and Muslims are agreeing about when they join in claiming that there is a God? and What, if any, prospects are there for rationally defending or attacking this claim? A highly accessible and engaging introduction to the philosophy of religion, this book offers full coverage of

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Belief in God answers two questions: What, if anything, is it that Jews, Christians, and Muslims are agreeing about when they join in claiming that there is a God? and What, if any, prospects are there for rationally defending or attacking this claim? A highly accessible and engaging introduction to the philosophy of religion, this book offers full coverage of the key issues, from ideas about God's nature and character to arguments for and against his existence. Author T. J. Mawson makes striking new claims and defends or attacks established positions in original ways. His conversational style, lively wit, and enlightening examples make Belief in God simultaneously instructive, thought-provoking, and enjoyable to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199276318
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/20/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Part IThe Concept of God
1Personhood, Transcendence, Immanence9
2Omnipotence, Omniscience, Eternality28
3Perfect Freedom, Perfect Goodness, Necessity53
4Creator of the World, Creator of Value70
5Revealer, Offerer of Eternal Life81
Part IIThe Existence of God
6Arguing for and Against the Existence of God113
7The Ontological Argument125
8The Argument to Design133
9The Cosmological Argument153
10The Argument from Religious Experience163
11The Argument from Reports of Apparent Miracles179
12The Problem of Evil198
Conclusion: Faith219
Endnotes234
Bibliography261
Index271

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