Faith and Reason / Edition 2

Faith and Reason / Edition 2

by Richard Swinburne
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199283931

ISBN-13: 9780199283934

Pub. Date: 11/18/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Richard Swinburne presents a new edition of one of his classic works on philosophical theology. Faith and Reason is a self-standing examination of the implications for religious faith of Swinburne's famous arguments about the coherence of theism and the existence of God. Swinburne analyzes the purposes of practicing a religion, and argues that religious faith

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Richard Swinburne presents a new edition of one of his classic works on philosophical theology. Faith and Reason is a self-standing examination of the implications for religious faith of Swinburne's famous arguments about the coherence of theism and the existence of God. Swinburne analyzes the purposes of practicing a religion, and argues that religious faith requires belief that a particular creed provides the rationale for supposing that these purposes will be achieved. While maintaining the same structure and conclusions as the original, this second edition has been substantially rewritten, both in order to relate its ideas more closely to those of classical theologians and philosophers and to respond to more recent views.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199283934
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/18/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Nature of Belief
2. Rational Belief
3. The Value of Rational Religious Belief
4. The Nature of Faith
5. The Purpose of Religion
6. The Role of Creeds
7. The Comparison of Creeds
Epilogue: Faith is Voluntary

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