One of the most notable features of the current philosophical climate is the resurgence of interest, at school and university, in the Philosophy of Religion. With his extensive teaching experience at both these levels, Dr Michael Palmer has created another invaluable aid for all students and instructors working in this area. This two-volume anthology is the most comprehensive compilation of major writings now available to the public, while its user-friendly structure makes it particularly important for students at differing levels of attainment. The book includes comprehensive introductions to each topic, detailed analysis of each essay, biographical information about individual philosophers, wide-ranging bibliographies and examination questions. The result is the most important aid to study in this area now on the market, which will be an invaluable resource for students, teachers and the general reader alike.
Introduction: How to Use this Book; Chapter 1: The Attributes of God; Introduction; Thomas Aquinas: The Omnipotence of God; George Mavrodes: Some Puzzles Concerning Omnipotence; J.N. Findlay: Disproof of God's Existence; Charles Hartshorne: Omnipotence as a Theological Mistake; Theodore M. Drange: Incompatible-Properties Arguments; Richard R. La Croix: The Paradox of Eden; Study Questions; Key Texts; Guide to Further Reading; Arguments for God's Existence; Introduction; Anselm: The Ontological Argument; Gaunilo of Marmoutier: On Behalf of the Fool; Immanuel Kant: The Impossibility of an Ontological Proof; Thomas Aquinas: The Five Ways; F.C. Copleston: Aquinas' Five Ways; J.L. Mackie: Criticism of the Cosmological Argument; William Paley: The Watch and the Watchmaker; David Hume: The Argument from Analogy; Richard Dawkins: Why there is almost certainly no God; Robert Hambourger: The Argument from Design; Steven M. Cahn: The Irrelevance of the Proofs for God's Existence; Study Questions; Key Texts; Guide to Further Reading; The Problem of Evil; Introduction; Augustine of Hippo: Evil and the Privation of Good; Gottfried Leibniz: The Best of all Possible Worlds; David Hume: The Evidence of Evil; Irenaeus: The Perfectibility of Man; J.L. Mackie: Evil and Omnipotence; Alvin Plantinga: The Free Will Defence; John Hick: An Irenaean Theodicy; William Rowe: The Evidential Problem of Evil; Study Questions; Key Texts; Guide to Further Reading; The Argument from Miracles; Introduction; David Hume: Of Miracles; J.L. Mackie: Hume's Argument: Miracles and Testimony; Alastair McKinnon: Miracle and Paradox; Antony Flew: Hume's Critique of the Miraculous; Richard Swinburne: Miracles and Historical Evidence; Richard Swinburne: How the Existence of God Explains Miracles; R.F. Holland: The Contingency Defi nition of Miracles; Paul Tillich: Revelation and Miracle; Study Questions; Key Texts; Guide to Further Reading; Morality and God; Introduction; Plato: The Euthyphro Dilemma; John Henry Newman: Conscience as the Voice of God; Kai Nielsen: Ethics without God; Robert Adams: Divine Commands and a Loving God; A.C. Grayling: The Ethics of Divine Command; Study Questions; Key Texts; Guide to Further Reading; Index.
Series: 000333433 : Book 2
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 18th April 2008
Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.45