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God: A Brief Philosophical Introduction

byEsmail Karim

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First of all, it considers two of God's traditional properties: being all-knowing and being all-powerful. It argues he cannot possess these properties. But, it argues this is in accord with him being worthy of worship.
Secondly, it introduces the notion of evil being "overridden." It argues he has to bring about other free living things and it is plausible they have to be liable to experience evil due to their conditions. But, it argues the evil in this world is "overridden."
Thirdly, it considers the principal arguments for the claim he does not exist. (They refer to the evil in the world.) It argues they do not establish sufficient grounds for this claim.
Finally, it considers some well-known arguments for the claim he exists. It argues they face difficulties. It sets out other arguments.

It covers as a whole the principal parts of the Philosophy of Religion.
It unifies these parts to a significant degree. It proceeds regularly by way of formal and clear arguments. These arguments are frequently original.

It will be of interest to advanced students and specialists in Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology.
Given its explanation of key terms, its jargon-free language, its clarity and brevity...., it will be of interest to others, too.

 

Karim Esmail, BA, MPhil, MPhil, PhD. Educated at Oxford, Cambridge, London, & Harvard. Awarded a British Academy Studentship. Awarded the Gregg Bury Prize, Cambridge. Formerly, Research Fellow, Oxford and Visiting Fellow, Harvard and Burney Student, Cambridge. Currently, he is a Course Director and Tutor (Philosophy & Religious Stud...
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Title:God: A Brief Philosophical IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.61 inPublished:February 17, 2017Publisher:Vernon Art and ScienceLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction 

Chapter 1 The Nature of God 
Introduction 
An all-knowing or omniscient thing and God’s knowledge 
An all-powerful or omnipotent thing and God’s power 

Chapter 2 Evil being overridden & God
bringing about a particular kind of universe 
Evil states of affairs and an evil state of affairs being overridden 
God bringing about a particular kind of universe 
God bringing about this particular kind of universe and evil being overridden in it 
An observation on God bringing about this particular kind of universe and a moral theory 

Chapter 3 The Existence of God
Are there sufficient grounds for the claim that God does not exist?
God and Evil 
The principal arguments for the claim that God does not exist 
Alvin Plantinga’s response in The Nature of Necessity 
Another response
 
Chapter 4 The Existence of God
Are there sufficient grounds for the claim
that God exists? 
Some Ontological arguments Anselm 
Some Design arguments 
Some Cosmological arguments 
An argument from the religious experience of God 

Main Conclusions 
Select Bibliography 
Index