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    DescriptionRichard Swinburne presents a substantially rewritten and updated edition of his most celebrated book. No other work has made a more powerful case for the probability of the existence of God. Swinburne gives a rigorous and penetrating analysis of the most important arguments for theism: the cosmological argument; arguments from the existence of laws of nature and the 'fine-tuning' of the universe; from the occurrence of consciousness and moral awareness; and from miracles and religious experience. He claims that while none of these arguments are deductively valid, they do give inductive support to theism and that, even when the argument from evil is weighed against them, taken together they offer good grounds to support the probability that there is a God. The overall structure of the discussion and its conclusion have been retained for this new edition, but much has been changed in order to strengthen the argumentation and to take account of Swinburne's subsequent work on the nature of consciousness and the problem of evil, and of the latest philosophical and scientific writing, especially in respect of the laws of nature and the argument from fine-tuning. This is now the definitive version of a classic in the philosophy of religion.


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    Title
    The Existence of God
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Swinburne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199271689
    ISBN 10: 0199271682
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: PHI022000
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB1
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: TH
    Libri: I-TH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 610
    B&T Approval Code: A13060000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: THLTHOPHL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15100
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 212/.1, 212.1
    LC classification: BT103 .S95 2004
    BISAC V2.8: REL067000
    Thema V1.0: QRVG, QRAB1
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    03 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    Richard Swinburne...over the past thirty years or so, has fashioned the most sophisticated and highly developed natural theology the world has so far seen. Alvin Plantinga, Times Literary Supplement ...if you want Swinburne's latest thoughts, and his response to some recent developments, here they are. R.L. Sturch, The Journal of Theological Studies
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. Inductive Arguments ; 2. The Nature of Explanation ; 3. The Justification of Explanation ; 4. Complete Explanation ; 5. The Intrinsic Probability of Theism ; 6. The Explanatory Power of Theism: General Considerations ; 7. The Cosmological Argument ; 8. Teleological Arguments ; 9. Arguments from Consciousness and Morality ; 10. The Argument from Providence ; 11. The Problem of Evil ; 12. Arguments from History and Miracles ; 13. The Argument from Religious Experience ; 14. The Balance of Probability ; Additional Note 1: The Trinity ; Additional Note 2: Recent Arguments to Design from Biology ; Additional Note 3: Plantinga's Argument Against Evolutionary Naturalism