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Questions about God : Today's Philosophers Ponder the Divine - Steven M. Cahn

Questions about God

Today's Philosophers Ponder the Divine

By: Steven M. Cahn (Editor), David Shatz (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2002
ISBN: 9780195150377
Number Of Pages: 186

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From young children, with their guileless, searching questions, to the recently bereaved, trying to make sense of tragic loss, humans wrestle with our relationship to God--and with God's essence, motivations, and power--throughout our lives: Why does God permit catastrophe and senseless tragedy, again and again? Is God's power limited in any way? Can He change the past? Does He know the future? Why does God require prayer? Why does He not provide stronger evidence of His presence? Whom does God consign to hell, and why? Does God change? Suffer? What can we make of the conflicting diversity within world religions, of the many gods of different religious traditions?

Such questions engage, confront, and perplex us on a daily basis. In this rich, concise volume, leading philosophers who have long pondered God's nature and ways take on these core problems and present their findings in a manner likely to engage believer and non-believer, general reader and specialist alike.

... slender but sumptuously produced ... The standard of all the contributions is high, and well worth bringing before a wider public. * The Expository Times *

Contributors
Must God's Commands Conform to Moral Standards?p. 3
Is God Omnipotent?p. 9
Why Does God Allow Evil?p. 19
Is God Obliged To Make Us Happy?p. 37
Why Does God Hide His Existence?p. 47
Is God Vain?p. 63
Why Does God Require Prayer?p. 79
Whom Does God Consign to Hell?p. 97
Does God Suffer?p. 111
Does God Change?p. 137
Does God Know the Future?p. 147
Do All Religions Worship the Same God?p. 153
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780195150377
ISBN-10: 0195150376
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 1st May 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.35