Published in 1999, this text offers a comprehensive treatment of the Philosophy of Religion. Its overall conclusions are that, though there is no reason to suppose there is a God, doing something that is not quite believing in god, who, as some mystics think - neither exists nor does not exist, may be valuable for some people.
Part 1: Preliminary Epistemological Questions 1. Meaning and the Word ‘God’ 2. The Impossibility of Rational Theology 3. Objections to Empiricism Part 2: Arguments for the Existence of God 4. The Ontological Argument 5. Possible Worlds and the Ontological Argument 6. The Cosmological Argument 7. The Argument of Design 8. God and Mortality: Ethical Arguments for the Existence of God9. Theology withoutPropositions 10. Deistic Phenomenalism: A Reductionist Account of the Existence of God 11. Religion without Belief 12. Minor Arguments for the Existence of God 13. The ‘Argument’ from Religious Experience Part 3: God’s Attributes 14. God’s Omnipotence 15. Trouble with the Trinity 16. God’s Omniscience 17. Providence, Foreknowledge, Will and Fate 18. God’s Eternity 19. God’s Infinity, Simplicity, Unity, Impassibility and Holiness 20. God’s Embodiment 21. The Body of Christ 22. God’s Omnipercipience 23. Survival of Death 24. The Problem of Evil 25. Miracles 26. The Efficacy of Prayer Part 4: Faith and Morality 27. Belief 28. Faith 29. Unchristian Ethics 30. Conclusion.
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