The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology
- Paperback | 698 pages
- 170 x 244 x 37mm | 1,168g
- 06 Mar 2012
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
- Chicester, United Kingdom
- 1. Auflage
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"if natural theology is overdue for a comeback, this work will help it on its way, and, for skeptical readers, there is much here to go on thinking about for months to come (making it a good catalyst for intelligent debate)."
"All of these essays show sophistication and deserve wide attention. Common objections to the theistic arguments are considered and logical proofs are helpfully provided when appropriate."
Religious Studies Review
The last few decades have witnessed a stunning resurgence of philosophical interest in God and theology. Although much of this renaissance is focused on the rationality of theistic belief apart from evidence, there is a gathering movement in philosophical circles to re-establish natural theology's legitimate role in justifying belief in God's existence.
The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology gathers together original contributions from a variety of leading philosophers to provide a timely and thought-provoking exploration of the nature and existence of God as manifested in the existence, order, and character of the natural world. Each of the in-depth essays explores at length a particular theistic argument - from Contingency and Consciousness to Reason and Religious Experience - with the distinguished authors providing analysis and evaluation of each argument, offering original insights and new perspectives on perennial questions.
The result is an engaging and deeply profound examination of the question of God's existence based on human reason and evidence from the natural world.
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"All of these essays show sophistication and deserve wide attention. Common objections to the theistic arguments are considered and logical proofs are helpfully provided when appropriate." ("Religious Studies Review, " June 2010)
"Laudable and timely." ("Church Times", January 2010)
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