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The Question of God : An Introduction and Sourcebook - Michael Palmer

The Question of God

An Introduction and Sourcebook

Paperback Published: 24th May 2001
ISBN: 9780415223874
Number Of Pages: 384

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This important textbook introduces the six great arguments for the existence of God, as found in a wealth of primary sources from classic and contemporary texts. It requires no specialist knowledge of philosophy, and is ideally suited to students and teachers at school or university level. Sections include:
* The Ontological Argument (Anselm, Haight, Descartes, Kant, Findlay, Malcolm, Hick)
* The Cosmological Argument (Aquinas, Taylor, Hume, Kant)
* The Argument from Design (Paley, Hume, Darwin, Dawkins, Ward)
* The Argument from Miracles (Hume, Hambourger, Coleman, Flew, Swinburne, Diamond)
* The Moral Argument (Plato, Lewis, Kant, Rachels, Martin, Nielsen)
* The Pragmatic Argument (Pascal, Gracely, Stich, Penelhum, James, Moore).
Additional features include:
* revision questions
* key reading for each chapter and an extensive bibliography
* illustrated biographies of key thinkers and their works
* marginal notes and summaries of arguments.

'... Michael Palmer's "Introduction and Sourcebook" deservedly stands alone as a uniquely creative and inventive approach to the six major arguments for God's existence ... The Question of God posseses an integrity and a coherence completely lacking in similar books of this kind. Simply put it has been exceptionally well thought out, and exceptionally well presented.' - Rob Fisher, Reviews in Religion and Theology

'... a model of its kind - logical, clear and fair-minded. No university or A level student has any excuse for failing after reading it.' - Martin Camroux, Expository Times

Prefacep. xv
Using the Internetp. xvii
p. 1
p. 48
Bibliographyp. 90
p. 92
Key Textsp. 166
p. 170
Key Textsp. 224
p. 227
Key Textsp. 281
p. 285
Key Textsp. 340
Illustrationsp. 344
Sourcesp. 346
Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online and the Question of Godp. 348
Index of Namesp. 354
Index of Subjectsp. 356
Also by the Same Author, Available from Routledgep. 359
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ISBN: 9780415223874
ISBN-10: 0415223873
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 24th May 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 19.1  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1