The Rationality of Theism / Edition 1

The Rationality of Theism / Edition 1

by Paul Copan
     
 

ISBN-10: 041526331X

ISBN-13: 9780415263313

Pub. Date: 06/10/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Rationality of Theism is a controversial collection of brand new papers by thirteen outstanding philosophers and scholars. Its aim is to offer comprehensive theistic replies to the traditional arguments against the existence of God, offering a positive case for theism as well as rebuttals of recent influential criticisms of theism.
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The Rationality of Theism is a controversial collection of brand new papers by thirteen outstanding philosophers and scholars. Its aim is to offer comprehensive theistic replies to the traditional arguments against the existence of God, offering a positive case for theism as well as rebuttals of recent influential criticisms of theism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415263313
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/10/2003
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction1
The explanatory power of theism2
Should theistic belief be psychoanalyzed?4
Natural revelation and theistic arguments6
Overview10
Conclusion12
Pt. IFoundational considerations15
1Religious language and verificationism17
2Faith and foundationalism35
3Cognitive inspiration and knowledge of God55
4Science and theism: concord, not conflict72
Pt. IIArguments for God's existence91
5The ontological argument93
6The cosmological argument112
7The teleological argument132
8The moral argument149
9The evidential value of religious experience175
10The argument from consciousness204
11Theism, miracles, and the modern mind221
Pt. IIIPotential defeaters for theism237
12The possibility of God: the coherence of theism239
13God and evil259
Bibliography278
Name index284
Subject index289

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