For centuries philosophers have argued about the existence and nature of God. Do we need God to explain the origins of the universe? Can there be morality without a divine source of goodness? How can God exist when there is so much evil and suffering in the world? All these questions and many more are brought to life with clarity and style in The God of Philosophy. The arguments for and against God's existence are weighed up, along with discussion of the meaning of religious language, the concept of God and the possibility of life after death. This new edition brings the debate right up to date by exploring the philosophical arguments of the new atheists such as Richard Dawkins, as well as considering what the latest discoveries in science can tell us about why many believe in the existence of the divine.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The Concept of God 2. The Cosmological Argument 3. The Teleological Argument 4. The Ontological Argument 5. The Moral Argument 6. The Argument from Religious Experience 7. Miracles 8. Faith and Reason 9. Religious Language 10. The Problem of Evil 11. Life After Death 12. The Origins of God and the New Atheism