Questions about God: Today's Philosophers Ponder the Divine / Edition 1

Questions about God: Today's Philosophers Ponder the Divine / Edition 1

by Steven M. Cahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195150384

ISBN-13: 9780195150384

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

From young children, with their guileless, searching questions, to the recently bereaved, trying to make sense of tragic loss, humans wrestle with our relationship to God—and with God's essence, motivations, and power—throughout our lives: Why does God permit catastrophe and senseless tragedy, again and again? Is God's power limited in any way? Can He

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From young children, with their guileless, searching questions, to the recently bereaved, trying to make sense of tragic loss, humans wrestle with our relationship to God—and with God's essence, motivations, and power—throughout our lives: Why does God permit catastrophe and senseless tragedy, again and again? Is God's power limited in any way? Can He change the past? Does He know the future? Why does God require prayer? Why does He not provide stronger evidence of His presence? Whom does God consign to hell, and why? Does God change? Suffer? What can we make of the conflicting diversity within world religions, of the many gods of different religious traditions?

Such questions engage, confront, and perplex us on a daily basis. In this rich, concise volume, leading philosophers who have long pondered God's nature and ways take on these core problems and present their findings in a manner likely to engage believer and non-believer, general reader and specialist alike.

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ISBN-13:
9780195150384
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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