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 argues compellingly that the existence of the universe, its law-governed nature and fine-tuning, human consciousness and moral awareness, and evidence of miracles and religious experience, all taken together (and despite the occurrence of pain and suffering), make it likely that there is a God.
`Review from previous edition This impressive book ... deserves the serious attention of theologians ... Anyone seriously interested in philosophy of religion or systematic theology should read it.
Basil Mitchell, Journal of Theological Studies
`It is ... the best and most philosophically interesting among recent defences of theism.'
Elonore Stump, The Thomist
`He has ... set a highwater mark for inductive discussion of the existence of God.'
Richard E. Creel, Journal of the American Academy of Religion
`A first-rate contribution to philosophical theology.'
William Rowe, Philosophical Books
1: Inductive Arguments
2: The Nature of Explanation
3: The Justification of Explanation
4: Complete Explanation
5: The Intrinsic Probability of Theism
6: The Explanatory Power of Theism: General Considerations
7: The Cosmological Argument
8: Teleological Arguments
9: Arguments from Consciousness and Morality
10: The Argument from Providence
11: The Problem of Evil
12: Arguments from History and Miracles
13: The Argument from Religious Experience
14: The Balance of Probability
Additional Note 1: The Trinity
Additional Note 2: Recent Arguments to Design from Biology
Additional Note 3: Plantinga's Argument Against Evolutionary Naturalism