God and the Reach of Reason: C. S. Lewis, David Hume, and Bertrand Russell

God and the Reach of Reason: C. S. Lewis, David Hume, and Bertrand Russell

by Erik J. Wielenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521880866

ISBN-13: 9780521880862

Pub. Date: 09/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

C. S. Lewis is one of the most beloved Christian apologists of the twentieth century; David Hume and Bertrand Russell are among Christianity's most important critics. This book puts these three intellectual giants in conversation with one another on various important questions: the existence of God, suffering, morality, reason, joy, miracles, and faith.

Overview

C. S. Lewis is one of the most beloved Christian apologists of the twentieth century; David Hume and Bertrand Russell are among Christianity's most important critics. This book puts these three intellectual giants in conversation with one another on various important questions: the existence of God, suffering, morality, reason, joy, miracles, and faith. Alongside irreconcilable differences, surprising areas of agreement emerge. Curious readers will find penetrating insights in the reasoned dialogue of these three great thinkers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521880862
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. The love of God and the suffering of humanity; 2. Beyond nature; 3. Miracles; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Debating miracles in the 18th century; 3.3 A preliminary skirmish; 3.4 Hume's main assault; 3.5 Lewis's counter-attack; 3.6 The fitness of the incarnation; 3.7 Lewis's mitigated victory and the trilemma; 3.8 Conclusion; 4. Faith, design, and true religion.

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