God, Reason, and Religion / Edition 1

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Don't buy just another philosophy of religion textbook, get the best. GOD, REASON, AND RELIGION walks you through unusual examples and new ideas on the way to explain the core issues of the philosophy of religion. Plus it's got the study tools you need and easy to follow explanations so you'll be ready for the test as well.

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"A wonderful introduction to philosophy of religion, in part unconventional, but utterly convincing, written clearly, and with great common sense."

"Clearly written and eminently accessible. Imaginative and quite persuasive."

"No other introduction to philosophy of religion is nearly as gripping. Cahn is a master writer and here displays his characteristic clarity and crispness, careful organization, well-chosen examples, and broad range of topics (including good and evil, heaven and hell, miracles, meaning, faith, and the variety of world religions). His presentation is sophisticated but not dense, his arguments precise but not abstruse. As a compelling first encounter with the field, this book is perfect."

"A bold, dramatic invitation to the philosophy of religion. Cahn's writing is lucid and nicely paced. His organization of each chapter and of the book as a whole is close to ideal. The overall result is highly impressive and promises to excite students and general readers alike."

"An intriguing work that is both an accessible guide to core issues in the philosophy of religion and a challenging argument for the independence of religious commitment from belief in God. The writing is remarkably clear and displays compassion and humor. In view of the book's careful explanations and intriguing examples, it is well-suited not only for specialists but also for beginners in philosophy."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495005070
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/11/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven M. Cahn is one of America's most distinguished teachers of philosophy. He has authored or edited more than forty books as well as numerous articles, most in the fields of metaphysics, philosophy of religion, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of education. Among his works are FATE, LOGIC, AND TIME; SAINTS AND SCAMPS: ETHICS IN ACADEMIA, 25th Anniversary Edition; FROM STUDENT TO SCHOLAR; A CANDID GUIDE TO BECOMING A PROFESSOR; PUZZLES & PERPLEXITIES: COLLECTED ESSAYS, Second Edition; EXPLORING ETHICS, Second Edition (ED.); POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY; THE ESSENTIAL TEXTS, Second Edition (ED.); THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION DEBATE, Second Edition (ED.); EXPLORING PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION (ED.); and CLASSICS OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY, Seventh Edition.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1. Proving God's Existence? 2. The Problem of Evil. 3. The Problem of Goodness. 4. The Moriarty Hypothesis. 5. Dummy Hypotheses. 6. The Appeal to Faith. 7. Skepticism about Faith. 8. The Problem of Meaning. 9. Miracles. 10. God Without Religion. 11. Playing the Odds. 12. Religions. 13. Religion Without God. 14. Heaven and Hell. 15. Life Without God. 16. A Religious Life. Notes. Index. About the Author.

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

    Steven Cahn is amazing. He introduces new ways of conceptualizin

    Steven Cahn is amazing. He introduces new ways of conceptualizing religion though the perceptions of theists, deists, and atheists. It is definitely provocative; however, very accurate. I believe it is a necessity for everyone to read this book because it definitely opens your eyes and helps with your ability to critically think.

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