Case For The Existence Of Godby Dean L. Overman
A Case for the Existence of God explores fundamental questions about why our world exists and how it functions, using principles of logic, physics, and theology to show that a belief in God can explain more about our world than even the most sophisticated science. In a time when religion and science are often portrayed as diametrically opposed, Dean Overman… See more details below
A Case for the Existence of God explores fundamental questions about why our world exists and how it functions, using principles of logic, physics, and theology to show that a belief in God can explain more about our world than even the most sophisticated science. In a time when religion and science are often portrayed as diametrically opposed, Dean Overman presents a refreshing view of the interplay between science and religion and makes a compelling case for the existence of God and his role in our world.
In A Case for the Existence of God, Dean L. Overman clearly explains the importance of understanding our worldview and the presuppositions that form the basis of that worldview….Readers will find the book to be a window into their lives and thus, difficult to put down.
In an age when atheists such as Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris are loudly challenging the existence of God, former Oxford University Templeton scholar Overman resurrects the age-old attempt to make the case for God's existence. Such arguments for God's existence dominated theology from the Middle Ages through the 18th century, and students of philosophy of religion still debate Aquinas's cosmological argument, Anselm's ontological argument and Kant's moral argument. Overman builds on Aquinas's formula by contending that we understand God's existence through an understanding of the world (cosmos). The contingency and dependence of creatures and creations reveals the existence of a Being that is a necessary Cause and neither contingent nor dependent. Overman takes this argument one step further and argues that knowledge of God is ultimately personal knowledge. He examines the ways that thinkers from Kierkegaard and Buber to Tolstoy and Simone Weil develop their own knowledge of God and proposes them as models of our knowing God. While Overman's attention to these thinkers offers a fresh approach to the case for God's existence, much of his book is a tired review of well-known materials. (Feb.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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