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Question of Faith : An Atheist and a Rabbi Debate the Existence of God - William E. Kaufman

Question of Faith

An Atheist and a Rabbi Debate the Existence of God

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Published: 1st May 1994
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_This spirited encouter between a hardheaded atheist and a sophisticated theologian on the nature and existence of God can serve as a model for how to conduct a passionate and intelligent conversation on this most ultimate of issues._--Rabbi Neil Gillman, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Atheist's Prologuep. 3
Rabbi's Prologuep. 9
Introductory Comment to the Correspondencep. 23
Why Is There a Need for a God?p. 25
Did God Create Us or Did We Invent God?p. 29
The Plain Man's God (the God of Classical Theism) as the Object of the Traditional Argumentsp. 45
Redefinitions or Alternative Conceptions of God in Modern Theologyp. 51
Believing in God: Reasons for and Againstp. 63
Reaction to the Book Finding God: Ten Jewish Responsesp. 67
Process Theologyp. 81
Trying Out the Atheist's Positionp. 87
The Atheist's Belief System and View of "Spirituality"p. 91
A Number of Questions - Including Belief in a Larger Meaningp. 99
Wouldn't It Be Odd if Religion Was a Complete and Total Self-Deception?p. 109
How Do We Know Our Cognitive Powers Are Reliable Unless We Believe in God as the Ultimate Knower of Truth?p. 113
Unproven Assumptions and the Analogy of the Seven-Legged Dogp. 119
Summary, Response, and Critiquep. 135
Finalep. 151
Reflections on Faith and Reasonp. 167
Rabbi's Epiloguep. 193
Atheist's Epiloguep. 197
Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9781568210896
ISBN-10: 1568210892
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 1st May 1994
Publisher: JASON ARONSON INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.75 x 13.84  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.29