God? : A Debate Between a Christian and an Atheist

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This concise and accessible discussion of the existence of God is presented as a point/counterpoint debate: Craig argues for God's existence and Sinnott-Armstrong argues against it. Employing common language and concrete examples, the authors formulate their arguments in light of contemporary developments in science, religion, and philosophy. Avoiding overly esoteric arguments, they directly address the issues that concern non-specialists who are wondering about God, such as religious experience, the Bible, evil, eternity, the origin of the universe, design, and the supposed connection between morality and the existence of God. By assuming a traditional concept of God in their discussion, the authors ensure that they are truly addressing each other's viewpoints and engaging in a disagreement over a unified issue. The book is composed of six chapters that alternate between Craig and Sinnott-Armstrong, so that each separate point can be discussed as it arises. This lively and direct dialogue should stimulate students regardless of whether or not they believe in God.
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  • Hardback | 170 pages
  • 142.2 x 210.8 x 20.3mm | 362.88g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1 line illustrations
  • 0195165993
  • 9780195165999

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This is a fun book to read, it raises in a clear and lively way a wide range of central questions for those new to the field, it mostly points such readers in the right direction for further study, and it demonstrates to them how a philosophical approach can make a significant contribution to answering such questions. The field of introductions to the philosophy of religion is becoming crowded, but God? A Debate between a Christian and an Atheist brings a distinctive and welcome treatment to the subject, and deserves to flourish in a competitive market. Ars Disputandi (online journal) ... fast-moving and passionate ... the arguments are lucidly expounded, and both authors are good at picking up on the details of each others' remarks. This gives a real sense of the argument being carried forward, and of some progress being made. Ars Disputandi (online journal)
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About William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology. His books include Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology, Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus, and God, Time, and Eternity. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is Professor of Philosophy and Hardy Professor of Legal Studies at Dartmouth College. His books include Understanding Arguments, Moral Knowledge?, and Pyrrhonian Skepticism.
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