Faith And Reason

Paperback | January 16, 2006

byRichard Swinburne

not yet rated|write a review
Richard Swinburne presents a new edition of the final volume of his acclaimed trilogy on philosophical theology. Faith and Reason is a self-standing examination of the implications for religious faith of Swinburne's famous arguments about the coherence of theism and the existence of God.By practising a particular religion, a person seeks to achieve some or all of three goals - that he worships and obeys God, gains salvation for himself, and helps others to attain their salvation. But not all religions commend worship, and different religions have different conceptions of salvation.Faced with these differences, Richard Swinburne argues that we should practice that religion which has the best goals and is more probably true than the creeds of other religions. He proposes criteria by which to determine the probabilities of different religious creeds, and he argues that, whilerequiring total commitment, faith does not demand fully convinced belief. While maintaining the same structure and conclusions as the original classic, this second edition has been substantially rewritten, both in order to relate its ideas more closely to those of classical theologians and philosophers and to respond to more recent views. In particular he discusses, andultimately rejects, the view of Alvin Plantinga that the 'warrant' of a belief depends on the process which produced it, and John Hick's contention that all religions offer valid paths to salvation.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$55.95

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Richard Swinburne presents a new edition of the final volume of his acclaimed trilogy on philosophical theology. Faith and Reason is a self-standing examination of the implications for religious faith of Swinburne's famous arguments about the coherence of theism and the existence of God.By practising a particular religion, a person see...

Richard Swinburne is at Emeritus Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford.

other books by Richard Swinburne

Is There A God?
Is There A God?

Kobo ebook|Dec 15 2009

$16.39 online$21.19list price(save 22%)
Payment Systems, Monetary Policy and the Role of the Central Bank
Payment Systems, Monetary Policy and the Role of the Ce...

Kobo ebook|Mar 18 1998

$12.69 online$16.40list price(save 22%)
Providence and the Problem of Evil
Providence and the Problem of Evil

Kobo ebook|Aug 27 1998

$42.39 online$54.99list price(save 22%)
see all books by Richard Swinburne
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:January 16, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199283931

ISBN - 13:9780199283934

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Faith And Reason

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Nature of Belief2. Rational Belief3. The Value of Rational Religious Belief4. The Nature of Faith5. The Purpose of Religion6. The Role of Creeds7. The Comparison of CreedsEpilogue: Faith is Voluntary