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Faith And Reason

byRichard Swinburne

Paperback | January 16, 2006

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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.

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Richard Swinburne is at Emeritus Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford.
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Title:Faith And ReasonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:January 16, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199283931

ISBN - 13:9780199283934

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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