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The Logic of Rational Theism

Problems in contemporary philosophy Vol 24

Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Nov 1990
Dimensions: h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0889463697
ISBN-13: 9780889463691
Barcode No: 9780889463691
Synopsis
This collecion of essays covers three broad areas: religious epistemology, theistic arguments, and God's relationship to human life, value, and the world. Three essays evaluate and extend the recent suggestion that beliefs about God do not need discursive evidence to be held rationally. Four essays take up the contemporary interest in arguments for God's existence. Two consider the Kalam cosmological argument, a third the theological argument and its relationship to the Anthropic principle and a fourth develops an epistemological argument for God's existence. The remaining five essays consider the doctrine of God's providence, the meaning of life, the Euthyphro dilemma, the nature of death, and virtue theory. Written in honor of Stuart C. Hackett by his former students at Wheaton College, Westmont College, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, the essays take their focus to be the rationality of the theistic world view. The book includes a biographical sketch by Hackett's long time colleague at Wheaton College, Arthur Holmes.

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