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Faith and Reason
     

Faith and Reason

by Richard Swinburne
 

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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

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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.

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"Swinburne's discussion offers the most sustained, and perhaps the most interesting, treatment of these and related questions from a philosophical perspective in many years....Admirably illustrates the usefulness of an analytic approach to problems in the philosophy of religion."—Religious Studies Review

"Swinburne's lucidity, philosophical breadth and sophistication, excellence in argumentation, and boldness in conviction will set the standard in philosophy of religion for a long time to come."—The Philosophical Review

"[Though] part of a larger series, [The book] can be read and appreciated on its own merit....[Swinburne] communicates well, and the interested philosophy of religion student will not only gain information here, but...can see a model of an appropriate philosophical method for our day. I would urge my students to brush up their intellectual skills by reading this book."—Southwestern Journal of Theology

"Fills a needed niche in the study of the philosophy of religion."—Jack Cottrell, Cincinnati Bible Seminary

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199283927
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/08/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Oxford University (Emeritus)

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