The Existence of God by Richard SwinburneThe Existence of God by Richard Swinburne

The Existence of God

byRichard Swinburne

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Richard Swinburne presents a substantially rewritten and updated edition of his most celebrated book. No other work has made a more powerful case for the probability of the existence of God. Swinburne gives a rigorous and penetrating analysis of the most important arguments for theism: thecosmological argument; arguments from the existence of laws of nature and the 'fine-tuning' of the universe; from the occurrence of consciousness and moral awareness; and from miracles and religious experience. He claims that while none of these arguments are deductively valid, they do giveinductive support to theism and that, even when the argument from evil is weighed against them, taken together they offer good grounds to support the probability that there is a God. The overall structure of the discussion and its conclusion have been retained for this new edition, but much has been changed in order to strengthen the argumentation and to take account of Swinburne's subsequent work on the nature of consciousness and the problem of evil, and of the latestphilosophical and scientific writing, especially in respect of the laws of nature and the argument from fine-tuning. This is now the definitive version of a classic in the philosophy of religion.
Richard Swinburne is formerly Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford.
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Title:The Existence of GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:372 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.8 inPublished:August 20, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Inductive Arguments2. The Nature of Explanation3. The Justification of Explanation4. Complete Explanation5. The Intrinsic Probability of Theism6. The Explanatory Power of Theism: General Considerations7. The Cosmological Argument8. Teleological Arguments9. Arguments from Consciousness and Morality10. The Argument from Providence11. The Problem of Evil12. Arguments from History and Miracles13. The Argument from Religious Experience14. The Balance of ProbabilityAdditional Note 1: The TrinityAdditional Note 2: Recent Arguments to Design from BiologyAdditional Note 3: Plantinga's Argument Against Evolutionary Naturalism

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`Considered the most important contribution of the philosophy of religion by an author who is respected and read by whoever researches in this area in the contemporary English-speaking world, this new edition brings important improvements to the original version, issued in 1979 and revised in1991.'Journal of Religious Studies