The Rationality of Theism

Paul K. Moser & Paul Copan

The Rationality of Theism aims to offer comprehensive theistic replies to the traditional arguments against the existence of God, offering a positive case for theism as well as rebuttals of recent influential criticisms of theism.

Which is more reasonable: believing in God or not believing in God? Can any of the usual arguments actually show that God does or does not exist? The Rationality of Theism is a controversial collection of brand new papers by thirteen outstanding philosophers and scholars. Its aim is to offer comprehensive theistic replies to the traditional arguments against the existence of God, offering a positive case for theism as well as rebuttals of recent influential criticisms of theism. Part One addresses foundational issues about religious language and epistemology. Part Two focuses on the traditional arguments for God's existence, including the ontological argument, the cosmological argument, the teleological argument, and miracles. In Part Three, the contributors turn their attention to the two main arguments against theism: the divine attributes and the argument from evil. Overall, the book contends that theism rather than atheism offers the more rationally plausible and defensible explanatory viewpoint. It will be of serious interest to anyone studying or working in philosophy of religion.

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The Rationality of Theism

The Rationality of Theism

Paul K. Moser & Paul Copan

 

2003, Routledge/Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415263320
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