Faith, Reason and the Existence of God by Denys TurnerFaith, Reason and the Existence of God by Denys Turner

Faith, Reason and the Existence of God

byDenys Turner

Paperback | October 18, 2004

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Denys Turner argues that there are reasons of faith why the existence of God should be thought rationally demonstrable and that it is worthwhile revisiting the theology of Thomas Aquinas to see why. The proposition that the existence of God is demonstrable by rational argument is doubted by nearly all philosophical opinion today and is thought by most Christian theologians to be incompatible with Christian faith. Turner's robust challenge to the prevailing orthodoxies will be of interest to believers as well as non-believers.
Title:Faith, Reason and the Existence of GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:October 18, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521602564

ISBN - 13:9780521602563


Table of Contents

Part I. The 'Shape' of Reason: 1. Clarifications and issues; 2. Negative theology and natural theology; 3. The darkness of God and the light of Christ; 4. Intellect; 5. Reason and rhetoric; 6. The 'shape' of reason; Part II. Univocity, Difference, and 'Onto-theology': 7. Univocity and inference: Duns Scotus; 8. God, grammar, and difference; 9. Existence and God; Part III. Inference, and the Existence of God: 10. Analogy and inference; 11. Why anything?; 12. Refusing the question; 13. The God of reason and the God of Christ.

Editorial Reviews

"Denys Turner's latest book is a subtle and distinguished contribution to the enormous literature on faith and reason. It's a book written with clarity and wit, and it also shows a substantial knowledge of contemporary and medieval discussions of the place of argument in knowing God."
Paul J. Griffiths