The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology / Edition 1

The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology / Edition 1

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by James Porter Moreland
     
 

The last few decades have witnessed a stunning resurgence of philosophical interest in God and theology. Although much of this renaissance is focused on the rationality of theistic belief apart from evidence, there is a gathering movement in philosophical circles to re-establish natural theology's legitimate role in justifying belief in God's existence.

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The last few decades have witnessed a stunning resurgence of philosophical interest in God and theology. Although much of this renaissance is focused on the rationality of theistic belief apart from evidence, there is a gathering movement in philosophical circles to re-establish natural theology's legitimate role in justifying belief in God's existence.

The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology gathers together original contributions from a variety of leading philosophers to provide a timely and thought-provoking exploration of the nature and existence of God as manifested in the existence, order, and character of the natural world. Each of the in-depth essays explores at length a particular theistic argument – from Contingency and Consciousness to Reason and Religious Experience – with the distinguished authors providing analysis and evaluation of each argument, offering original insights and new perspectives on perennial questions.

The result is an engaging and deeply profound examination of the question of God’s existence based on human reason and evidence from the natural world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405176576
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures vi

Notes on contributors vii

Introduction ix
William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland

1 The project of natural theology 1
Charles Taliaferro

2 The Leibnizian cosmological argument 24
Alexander R. Pruss

3 The kalam cosmological argument 101
William Lane Craig and James D. Sinclair

4 The teleological argument: an exploration of the fine-tuning of the universe 202
Robin Collins

5 The argument from consciousness 282
J. P. Moreland

6 The argument from reason 344
Victor Reppert

7 The moral argument 391
Mark D. Linville

8 The argument from evil 449
Stewart Goetz

9 The argument from religious experience 498
Kai-Man Kwan

10 The ontological argument 553
Robert E. Maydole

11 The argument from miracles: a cumulative case for the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth 593
Timothy McGrew and Lydia McGrew

Index 663

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