An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Paperback | November 28, 2003

byBrian Davies

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What does belief in God amount to? Can we reasonably believe in God's existence without argument or evidence? Can God's existence be proved? Can we believe in miracles? Is there life after death?In this book, Brian Davies provides a critical examination of some fundamental questions posed by religious belief. Completely rewritten in order to cover the latest developments in the field, the new edition of this highly successful textbook will once again prove the ideal introduction for allstudents of the philosophy of religion. The book is highly accessible and covers all the key elements of a course in the philosophy of religion. It is designed to complement Brian Davies' Philosophy of Religion: A Guide and Anthology, although the book can also be used as a stand-alone introduction.

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What does belief in God amount to? Can we reasonably believe in God's existence without argument or evidence? Can God's existence be proved? Can we believe in miracles? Is there life after death?In this book, Brian Davies provides a critical examination of some fundamental questions posed by religious belief. Completely rewritten in or...

Brian Davies is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, New York.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:November 28, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199263477

ISBN - 13:9780199263479

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Concepts of God2. Philosophy and Religious Belief3. Cosmological Arguments4. Design Arguments5. Ontological Arguments6. Experience and God7. Talking about God8. Divine Simplicity9. Omnipotence and Omniscience10. God and Evil11. Miracles12. Morality and Religion13. Life after DeathGeneral BibliographyIndex

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`'This new edition of Brian Davies' work is written with his usual clarity and will again prove useful to students''H. O. Mounce, University of Wales, Swansea