The Case for God

The Case for God
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0307389804
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case for God Book Excerpt:

Evaluates the role of religion, stating that today's expressions of faith differ from those of previous generations while arguing that an increased awareness of the past may help to build a faith that speaks to a polarized society.

The Case for God

The Case for God
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN: 1409058336
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case for God Book Excerpt:

There is widespread confusion about the nature of religious truth. For the first time in history, a significantly large number of people want nothing to do with God. Militant atheists preach a gospel of godlessness with the zeal of missionaries and find an eager audience. Tracing the history of faith from the Palaeolithic Age to the present, Karen Armstrong shows that meaning of words such as 'belief', 'faith', and 'mystery' has been entirely altered, so that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God - and, indeed, reason itself - in a way that our ancestors would have found astonishing. Does God have a future? Karen Armstrong examines how we can build a faith that speaks to the needs of our troubled and dangerously polarised world.

Arguing about Gods

Arguing about Gods
Author: Graham Oppy
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-09-04
ISBN: 1139458892
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arguing about Gods Book Excerpt:

In this book, Graham Oppy examines arguments for and against the existence of God. He shows that none of these arguments is powerful enough to change the minds of reasonable participants in debates on the question of the existence of God. His conclusion is supported by detailed analyses of the arguments as well as by the development of a theory about the purpose of arguments and the criteria that should be used in judging whether or not arguments are successful. Oppy discusses the work of a wide array of philosophers, including Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Kant, Hume and, more recently, Plantinga, Dembski, White, Dawkins, Bergman, Gale and Pruss.

Faith and Reason

Faith and Reason
Author: Anthony Fisher,Hayden Ramsay
Publsiher: ATF Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781920691189
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith and Reason Book Excerpt:

The first in a new series with Australian Catholic University, this collection of essays deals with two important themes. 'Faith' and 'reason' are heavily weighted words. They point to elemental aspects of human existence. The papers and discussions presented strive to clarify and corelate these basic activities or dimensions of human beings. In all the complexities of the possible relationships and interweaving of faith and reason, two kinds of questions keep recurring. One the one hand, what is the value of human intelligence, and how is it endorsed and supported by faith' On the other hand, what is the distinctive intelligence or rationality of faith, and how does it relate to the perennial search for wisdom represented in it various philosophical forms' Contributors include: Marilyn McCord Adams, Raimond Gaita, John Haldane, John McDermott SJ, Kevin Hart, and Anthony Kelly CSsR.

A Case for the Existence of God

A Case for the Existence of God
Author: Dean L. Overman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2008-10-17
ISBN: 074256553X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Case for the Existence of God Book Excerpt:

Some of the brightest scientific minds of our time, from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, have made incredible insights into the earliest origins of the universe, but have failed to ultimately discover why there is something rather than nothing—why we exist. In A Case for the Existence of God, Dean L. Overman examines the latest theories about the origins of the universe and explains why even the most sophisticated science can only take us so far. Ultimately we must make a leap of faith to understand the world, and Overman argues that a leap into theism provides the most satisfying conclusions. Overman explores fundamental questions about why our world exists and how it functions, using principles of logic, physics, and theology. In a time when religion and science are often portrayed as diametrically opposed, A Case for the Existence of God presents a refreshing view of the interplay between science and religion and makes a compelling case for the existence of God and his role in our world.

The Case Against Theism

The Case Against Theism
Author: Raphael Lataster
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN: 331990793X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case Against Theism Book Excerpt:

This monograph offers a critique of arguments for the existence of a specifically Christian God advanced by prominent scholar William Lane Craig. The discussion incorporates philosophical, mathematical, scientific, historical, and sociological approaches. The author does not seek to criticize religion in general, or Christianity specifically. Rather, he examines the modern and relatively sophisticated evidential case for Christian theism. Scholars have been arguing for theism or naturalism for centuries, and there seems little to add to the discussion, especially from the theistic side. However, to assume that either theism or naturalism obtains is a false dichotomy. There are alternatives to both that merit consideration. Employing a probabilistic approach, the author advances this discussion. His work uniquely utilizes not only naturalistic hypotheses to argue against theism. It also presents supernaturalistic hypotheses. This leaves no question that theism is almost certainly false, even if some form of divine reality exists. This project seeks not to argue that Christianity or any other faith or religion is undesirable, but only to critically examine evidentialist claims posited by Christianity’s learned apologists. In fact, a major secondary aim is to consider alternative god-conceptions, such as polytheism and pantheism. This work aims to highlight that Christian theism is often granted special privileges by theistic philosophers of religion, which seems doubly inappropriate when certain alternative god-conceptions may even prove to be more plausible.

God and Evil

God and Evil
Author: Chad Meister,James K. Dew Jr.
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2012-11-14
ISBN: 9780830866465
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and Evil Book Excerpt:

Leading thinkers in Christian philosophy and apologetics take on the problem of evil and suffering. Essays from Gregory Ganssle, Yena Lee, Bruce Little, Garry DeWeese, R. Douglas Geivett and others provide critical engagement with the New Atheists and offer grounds for renewed confidence in the God who is "acquainted with grief."

In Defense of Miracles

In Defense of Miracles
Author: R. Douglas Geivett,Gary R. Habermas
Publsiher: IVP Academic
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1997-02-27
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Defense of Miracles Book Excerpt:

Can modern intellectuals believe in miracles? Editors R. Douglas Geivett and Gary R. Habermas provide a collection of essays to refute objections to the miraculous and set forth the positive case for God's action in history.

Nature s Teleological Order and God s Providence

Nature   s Teleological Order and God   s Providence
Author: Paul Weingartner
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2014-12-11
ISBN: 1614518866
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature s Teleological Order and God s Providence Book Excerpt:

The book defends that there is both teleological order (design) and chance in non-living and in living systems of nature including man. This is done by giving exact definitions of different types of order and teleological order on the one hand and of different types of chance on the other. For their compatibility it is important to notice that any definition of chance presupposes some kind of order relative to that we can speak of chance. Thus also in evolution which is some growth of some order and for which a detailed definition is given in chpt.13 chance and degrees of freedom play an essential role. A further purpose of the book is to show that both the existing order and the existing chance in nature are compatible with a global teleological plan which is God’s providence. However concerning the execution of God’s plan not everything is done or caused by himself but “God created things in such a way that they themselves can create something” (Gödel, MAX PHIL). A reason for that is that God is neither all-causing nor all-willing although he is almighty. This is connected with the result of chpts.15 and 16 that also human freedom and evil are compatible with God’s providence.

Intellectual Humanist and Religious Commitment

Intellectual  Humanist and Religious Commitment
Author: Peter Forrest
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN: 1350097721
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intellectual Humanist and Religious Commitment Book Excerpt:

This book offers a rigorous analysis of why commitment matters and the challenges it presents to a range of believers. Peter Forrest treats commitment as a response to lost innocence. He considers the intellectual consequences of this by demonstrating why, for example, we should not believe in angels. He then explores why humans are attached to reason and to humanism, recognising the different commitments made by theist and non-theist humanists. Finally, he analyses religious faith, specifically fideism, defining it by way of contrast to Descartes, Pascal and William James, as well as contemporary philosophers including John Schellenberg and Lara Buchak. Of particular interest to scholars working on the philosophy of religion, the book makes the case both for and against committing to God, recognising that God's divine character sets up an emotional rather than an intellectual barrier to commitment to worship.

Christian Apologetics

Christian Apologetics
Author: Douglas Groothuis
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2022-02-08
ISBN: 1514002760
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Apologetics Book Excerpt:

The Christian faith offers people hope. But how can we know that Christianity is true? How can Christians confidently present their beliefs in the face of doubts and competing views? In this second edition of a landmark apologetics text, Douglas Groothuis makes a clear and rigorous case for Christian theism, addressing the most common questions and objections raised regarding Christianity.

Critiques of God

Critiques of God
Author: Peter Adam Angeles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 371
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critiques of God Book Excerpt:

Essays on atheism by Kurt Baier, John Dewey, Paul Edwards, Antony Flew, Sigmund Freud, Erich Fromm, Sidney Hook, Walter Kaufmann, Corliss Lamont, Wallace I. Matson, H.J. McCloskey, Ernest Nagel, Kai Nielsen, Richard Robinson, Bertrand Russell, and Michael Scriven.

Letters to Doubting Thomas

Letters to Doubting Thomas
Author: C. Stephen Layman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-10-16
ISBN: 9780198042105
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to Doubting Thomas Book Excerpt:

When people encounter an argument for or against God's existence, it often raises more questions than it answers. In Letters to Doubting Thomas, C. Stephen Layman offers a fresh, insightful approach to the issue of God's existence--a way to organize what can seem like a blizzard of claims and concepts--bringing clarity to a debate often mired in confusion. Layman explores the evidence for the existence of God in a series of fictionalized letters between two characters--Zachary, a philosopher, and Thomas, an old college friend who appeals to Zach for help in sorting out his thoughts about God. As their correspondence grows, Zachary leads Thomas through an informal and highly readable comparison of Naturalism (the belief that there is no God and that ultimate reality is physical reality), and Theism (the idea that there is an almighty, perfectly good God). In engaging letters that break down complex philosophical arguments into easily digestible bits, the two friends delve into such weighty topics as the reliability of religious experience, various arguments for God's existence (such as the cosmological, design, and moral arguments), the question of free will, and the problem of evil. A piece at a time, they build an argument that shows that Theism, on balance, provides a better explanation of the world and human life than does Naturalism. Here then is a highly accessible account of the major arguments for and against the existence of God, capturing some of the best new insights of modern philosophy in a marvelously clear and engaging format.

Alternative Concepts of God

Alternative Concepts of God
Author: Andrei Buckareff,Yujin Nagasawa
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN: 0198722257
Category: God
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Concepts of God Book Excerpt:

The concept of God according to traditional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism minimally includes the theses that there is one God-an omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect agent, who is the creator of the universe and the sustainer of all that exists, and who is an immaterial substance that is ontologically distinct from the universe. Proponents of alternative concepts of God, such as pantheism, panentheism, religious anti-realism, developmental theism, andreligious naturalism, exclude at least one of these claims. This volume aims to shed light on alternative concepts of God and to thoroughly consider their merits and demerits. The contributors are leadinganalytic philosophers of religion, including critics of these views as well as sympathizers. This is the first contemporary edited collection featuring the work of analytic philosophers of religion covering such a wide range of alternative concepts of God.

Probing the Foundations

Probing the Foundations
Author: David Arthur Pailin
Publsiher: Peeters Publishers
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9789039002056
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probing the Foundations Book Excerpt:

(Peeters 1994)

The Case of Indifferent Things Used in the Worship of God Proposed and Stated by Considering These Questions Qu 1 Whether Things Indifferent Used in Divine Worship or Whether There be Any Things Indifferent in the Worship of God Qu 2 Whether a Restraint of Our Liberty in the Use of Such Indifferent Things be a Violation of It

The Case of Indifferent Things Used in the Worship of God  Proposed and Stated  by Considering These Questions  Qu  1  Whether Things Indifferent Used in Divine Worship  or  Whether There be Any Things Indifferent in the Worship of God    Qu  2  Whether a Restraint of Our Liberty in the Use of Such Indifferent Things be a Violation of It
Author: John Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 49
Release: 1682
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case of Indifferent Things Used in the Worship of God Proposed and Stated by Considering These Questions Qu 1 Whether Things Indifferent Used in Divine Worship or Whether There be Any Things Indifferent in the Worship of God Qu 2 Whether a Restraint of Our Liberty in the Use of Such Indifferent Things be a Violation of It Book Excerpt:

The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ
Author: Lee Strobel
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-09-09
ISBN: 0310296048
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case for Christ Book Excerpt:

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandies who are recognized authorities in their fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Strobel's tough, point-blank questions make this remarkable book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ?

Advances in Religion Cognitive Science and Experimental Philosophy

Advances in Religion  Cognitive Science  and Experimental Philosophy
Author: Helen De Cruz,Ryan Nichols
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 1474223834
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Religion Cognitive Science and Experimental Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Experimental philosophy has blossomed into a variety of philosophical fields including ethics, epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of language. But there has been very little experimental philosophical research in the domain of philosophy of religion. Advances in Religion, Cognitive Science, and Experimental Philosophy demonstrates how cognitive science of religion has the methodological and conceptual resources to become a form of experimental philosophy of religion. Addressing a wide variety of empirical claims that are of interest to philosophers and psychologists of religion, a team of psychologists and philosophers apply data from the psychology of religion to important problems in the philosophy of religion including the psychology of religious diversity; the psychology of substance dualism; the problem of evil and the relation between religious belief and empathy; and the cognitive science explaining the formation of intuitions that unwittingly guide philosophers of religion when formulating arguments. Bringing together authors and researchers who have made important contributions to interdisciplinary research on religion in the last decade, Advances in Religion, Cognitive Science, and Experimental Philosophy provides new ways of approaching core philosophical and psychological problems.

Fifty Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions

Fifty Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions
Author: Edward Stillingfleet
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 754
Release: 1707
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sermons, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions Book Excerpt:

Win Your National Labor Relations Board NLRB Case God Willing A Booklet for Third Party Unionists

Win Your National Labor Relations Board  NLRB  Case  God Willing  A Booklet for Third Party Unionists
Author: Andrew Bushard
Publsiher: Free Press Media Press Inc.
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Win Your National Labor Relations Board NLRB Case God Willing A Booklet for Third Party Unionists Book Excerpt:

Win Your National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Case, God Willing: A Booklet for Third Party Unionists leverages Andrew Bushard's experiences and insights to empower you to win. This booklet invites you to reflect on what it takes to a win a NLRB case. This booklet calls you to act to advance your interests and the labor movement. 26 pages.