Great Thinkers on Great Questions

Great Thinkers on Great Questions

by Roy Abraham Varghese
     
 

ISBN-10: 185168655X

ISBN-13: 9781851686551

Pub. Date: 04/16/2009

Publisher: Oneworld Publications


Is there a God? Are our choices free? Does the soul exist? Great Thinkers on Great Questions presents cogent answers from some of the greatest thinkers of modern times to fifteen of the most enduring questions faced by humanity. Drawing on a diverse range of views from such influential figures as Richard Swinburne, Alvin Plantinga and Keith Ward, the book broaches…  See more details below

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Is there a God? Are our choices free? Does the soul exist? Great Thinkers on Great Questions presents cogent answers from some of the greatest thinkers of modern times to fifteen of the most enduring questions faced by humanity. Drawing on a diverse range of views from such influential figures as Richard Swinburne, Alvin Plantinga and Keith Ward, the book broaches God and atheism, ethics, truth, free will, and the compatibility of science and religion. For questioning minds who seek alternative philosophical viewpoints, this is a unique insight into the fundamental questions which epitomise the human condition. Roy Abraham Varghese is an experienced author and editor on the subject of science and religion. His book Human Endings won the Templeton Book Prize for Theology in 1995. Time magazine described his book Cosmos, Bios, Theos as "the year’s most intriguing book about God".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851686551
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
04/16/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction: A Return to Universal Experience1
Pt. ICan we Know and Know that we Know?21
Relativism23
Richard Swinburne23
Hugo Meynell24
Alvin Plantinga27
Gerard J. Hughes28
Josef Seifert30
George F. R. Ellis31
Ralph McInerny33
William P. Alston34
Universal Insights Presupposed by Science and Philosophy39
Alvin Plantinga39
Josef Seifert40
Ralph McInerny40
Pt. IIIs Matter the Whole Story?41
The Existence of the Soul43
Richard Swinburne43
Alvin Plantinga45
Hugo Meynell46
Josef Seifert47
Sir Alfred Ayer48
Ralph McInerny49
G. E. M. Anscombe52
John Lucas56
John Foster57
The Freedom of the Will70
Gerard J. Hughes70
Richard Swinburne72
Alvin Plantinga74
Hugo Meynell75
Josef Seifert77
Ralph McInerny78
John Lucas79
Life after Death83
Josef Seifert83
Richard Swinburne85
Gerard J. Hughes85
Reincarnation87
C. T. K. Chari87
Pt. IIIAre Religion and Morality Simply and Solely By-Products of the Socio-Cultural Environment?95
Psychology, Sociology, and Religious Belief97
Gerard J. Hughes97
Richard Swinburne98
Josef Seifert99
Right and Wrong100
Josef Seifert100
Richard Swinburne101
Alvin Plantinga102
Gerard J. Hughes103
George F. R. Ellis105
Keith Ward106
Atheism108
Alvin Plantinga108
Richard Swinburne109
Gerard J. Hughes111
Hugo Meynell112
Josef Seifert113
Pt. IVIs there a God?115
The Existence of God117
Richard Swinburne117
Alvin Plantinga120
Gerard J. Hughes120
Brian Leftow122
Josef Seifert125
Russell Pannier, T. D. Sullivan136
Hugo Meynell138
Ralph McInerny140
Bernard J. F. Lonergan142
H. D. Lewis145
William P. Alston148
God and Modern Science154
Richard Swinburne154
Hugo Meynell155
Gerard J. Hughes156
Josef Seifert158
Alvin Plantinga160
Ralph McInerny164
Owen Gingerich165
George F. R. Ellis170
Keith Ward184
The Problem of Evil191
Richard Swinburne191
Gerard J. Hughes193
Alvin Plantinga196
Hugo Meynell198
Josef Seifert199
Sandra Menssen, T. D. Sullivan202
Ralph McInerny204
Pantheism206
Russell Pannier, T. D. Sullivan206
Richard Swinburne208
Hugo Meynell208
Alvin Plantinga209
Josef Seifert209
Ralph McInerny210
William P. Alston210
Divine Action in the World and Human History212
Richard Swinburne212
Gerard J. Hughes213
Alvin Plantinga214
Josef Seifert214
Pt. VWhat can we Know about God?219
Omniscience, Omnipotence, Eternity, Infinity221
Gerard J. Hughes221
Alvin Plantinga224
Hugo Meynell225
Josef Seifert225
Ralph McInerny229
Brian Leftow230
Leo Sweeney232
Index250

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