Dialogues about God

Dialogues about God

by Charles Taliaferro
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.


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Dialogues about God

One in the series New Dialogues in Philosophy, edited by Dale Jacquette, Charles Taliaferro, a leading philosopher of religion, presents several fictional dialogues among characters with contrasting views on the existence of God. The views express the many standard positions: theism, atheism, skepticism, and other nuanced arguments about the nature of God. In a series of five inspired, original debates, Taliaferro taps into several famous exchanges, including those among Antony Flew, Basil Mitchell, and R. M. Hare; between Frederick Copleston and Bertrand Russell; and between Copleston and A. J. Ayer. The book includes a set of observations about the nature and conduct of debate: providing charitable interpretations of opposing sides and allowing interlocutors time to develop their points.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742559622
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/25/2008
Series: New Dialogues in Philosophy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Charles Taliaferro is professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Some Groundwork xi

First Conversation: Launching a Dialogue about God 1

Second Conversation: An Exploration of the Classical Understanding of God 25

Third Conversation: Arguments for the Existence of God 51

Fourth Conversation: If God Exists, Why Is There Evil? 77

Fifth Conversation: Looking into Miracles, the Incarnation, Redemption, Religious Diversity, and a Skeptical Challenge 105

Afterword: Sources for Dialogues about God and Some Suggested Further Reading 123

About the Author 125

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