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Arguing about Religion

ISBN-10: 0415988624
ISBN-13: 9780415988629
Edition: 2009
Authors: Kevin Timpe
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List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Kevin Timpe is Professor of Philosophy at NorthwestNazarene University, USA, and former Templeton Research Fellow at St. Peter'sCollege, University of Oxford, UK. He is the author of Free Will: Sourcehoodand Its Alternatives (Continuum, 2008) and Free Will in Philosophical Theology (Continuum, forthcoming). He isalso editor of Metaphysics and God (Routledge, 2009), Arguing aboutReligion (Routledge, 2009) and (with Craig Boyd) Virtues and Their Vices (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). Hisrecent publications have appeared in Philosophical Studies, AmericanPhilosophical Quarterly, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Faith and Philosophy,Religious Studies , and Philosophia .

Permissions Acknowledgements
General Introduction
Methodological Issues in Philosophy of Religion
Introduction to Part 1
The Nature of Nature Theology
What is Philosophical Theology?
The Reformed Objection to Natural Theology
Rational Religious Belief
Religious Pluralism and Salvation
Truth and the Diversity of Religions
Religious Pluralism
God's Existence and Nature
Introduction to Part 2
Necessary Being: The Ontological Argument
Some Recent Progress on the Cosmological Argument
A Critical Examination of the Kalam Cosmological Argument
A Scientific Argument for the Existence of God: The Fine-Tuning Design Argument
The Design Argument
A Critique of the Argument from Religious Experience
God and the Moral Order
Evil and Divine Hiddenness
Introduction to Part 3
The Argument from Evil
Rebirth, and the Problem oF Evil
Natural Evil and the Possibility of Knowledge
The Problem of Evil and Some Varieties of Atheism
The Inductive Argument from Evil and the Human Cognitive Condition
The Hiddenness of God
Coercion and the Hiddenness of God
Divine Hiddenness and Inculpable Ignorance
Providence and Interaction
Introduction to Part 4
Free Will, Evil, and Divine Providence
The Middle-Knowledge View
The Openness of God
Why Simple Foreknowledge Offers No More Providential Control than The Openness of God
The Providential Advantage of Divine Foreknowledge
Why Would God Create Anything at All?
Petitionary Prayer
Prayers for the Past
The Afterlife
Introduction to Part 5
Dualism, Materialism, and the Problem of Postmortem Survival
Persons and the Metaphysics of Resurrection
Death as Transformation in Classical Daoism
Divine Evil
The Doctrine of Everlasting Punishment
Dante's Hell, Aquinas's Moral Theory, and The Love of God
Is There Freedom in Heaven?
Religion and Contemporary Life
Introduction to Part 6
Breaking the Spell
The God Delusion
Dawkins' God
Born-Again Creationism
Evolution as Dogma: The Establishment of Naturalism
Why Creationism Should Not Be Taught in the Public Schools
Creation and Evolution: A Modest Proposal
Theism, Law, and Politics

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