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Moreland, James Porter 1948-

Works: 102 works in 355 publications in 1 language and 13,259 library holdings
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Most widely held works about James Porter Moreland
Most widely held works by James Porter Moreland
Naturalism : a critical analysis by William Lane Craig( )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Naturalism: A Critical Analysis accomplishes three things. First, it argues that naturalism fails to deal adequately with a number of desiderata; second, it shows that to the degree that naturalism is a consistent paradigm and is 'located' within the physicalist story, it should be a form of strict physicalism; and third, it provides an account of the contemporary resurgence of philosophical theism by advertising to evidentiary considerations in the natural world itself (e.g. Big Bang cosmology) which serve as signposts of transcendence."--Jacket
Universals by James Porter Moreland( )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things are particulars and their qualities are universals, but do universals have an existence distinct from the particular things describable by those terms? And what must be their nature if they do? This book provides a careful and assured survey of the central issues of debate surrounding universals, in particular those issues that have been a crucial part of the emergence of contemporary analytic ontology. The book begins with a taxonomy of extreme nominalist, moderate nominalist, and realist positions on properties, and outlines the way each handles the phenomena of predication, resemblan
Debating Christian theism by James Porter Moreland( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprising groundbreaking dialogues by many of the most prominent scholars in Christian apologetics and the philosophy of religion, this volume offers a definitive treatment of central questions of Christian faith. The essays are ecumenical and broadly Christian, in the spirit of C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity, and feature lucid and up-to-date material designed to engage readers in contemporary theistic and Christian issues. Beginning with dialogues about God's existence and the coherence of theism and then moving beyond generic theism to address significant debates over such specifically Christian doctrines as the Trinity and the resurrection of Jesus, Debating Christian Theism provides an ideal starting point for anyone seeking to understand the current debates in Christian theology. -- Book cover
Philosophical foundations for a Christian worldview by James Porter Moreland( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is real? What is truth? What can we know? What should we believe? What should we do and why? Is there a God? Can we know him? Do Christian doctrines make sense? Can we believe in God in the face of evil? These are fundamental questions that any thinking person wants answers to. These are questions that philosophy addresses. And the answers we give to these kinds of questions serve as the the foundation stones for consrtucting any kind of worldview. In Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig offer a comprehensive introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective. In their broad sweep they seek to introduce readers to the principal subdisciplines of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, ethics and philosophy of religion. They do so with characteristic clarity and incisiveness. Arguments are clearly outlined, and rival theories are presented with fairness and accuracy. Philosophy, they contend, aids Christians in the tasks of apologetics, polemics and systematic theology. It reflects our having been made in the image of God, helps us to extend biblical teaching into areas not expressly addressed in Scripture, facilitates the spiritual discipline of study, enhances the boldness and self-image of the Christian community, and is requisite to the essential task of integrating faith and learning. Here is a lively and thorough introduction to philosophy for all who want to know reality. --! From publisher's description
The creation hypothesis : scientific evidence for an intelligent designer( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there evidence from natural science for an intelligent creator of the universe? For a century the reigning scientific view has been that God is not necessary to account for the existence of the world and of life. Evolutionary theory is said to be all that is needed to explain how we got here. In addition, many theistic evolutionists contend that God likely used many of the mechanisms of evolution to achieve his will. In this book J. P. Moreland and a panel of scholars assert that there is actually substantial evidence pointing in a different direction. First, they consider philosophical arguments about whether it is possible for us to know if an intelligent designer had a hand in creation
Jesus under fire : modern scholarship reinvents the historical Jesus by E Wilkins( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus Under Fire questions the findings of the Jesus Seminar that have challenged the biblical record of Jesus and his life and ministry, and presents rationally grounded affirmations of the traditional biblical teachings. Arguments are clearly laid out so that the church and the broader community can understand the issues and respond to modern theories intelligently and responsibly. Contributors, including New Testament scholars, philosophers, and apologists, begin with an evaluation of the methodology of the modern critical approach and a review of the latest wave of controversial books. The words, the actions, the miracles, and the resurrection of Jesus are examined for authenticity. Finally, the issues of exclusivism and pluralism are addressed
Consciousness and the existence of God : a theistic argument by James Porter Moreland( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moreland argues that the existence of finite, irreducible consciousness (or its regular, law-like correlation with physical states) provides evidence for the existence of God. Moreover, he analyzes and criticizes the top representative of rival approaches to explaining the origin of consciousness, including John Searle₂s contingent correlation, Timothy O₂Connor₂s emergent necessitation, Colin McGinn₂s mysterian "₁naturalism, "₂ David Skrbina₂s panpsychism and Philip Clayton₂s pluralistic emergentist monism. Moreland concludes that these approaches should be rejected in favor of what he calls "the Argument from Consciousness."₂
The Blackwell companion to natural theology by James Porter Moreland( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of in-depth essays from some of the world's leading philosophers, 'A Companion to Natural Theology' explores the nature and existence of God through human reason and evidence from the natural world
The life and death debate : moral issues of our time by James Porter Moreland( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy made slightly less difficult : a beginner's guide to life's big questions by Garrett J DeWeese( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garrett DeWeese and J.P. Moreland understand this frustration and in this book offer help to make philosophy at least slightly less difficult. In straightforward language with everyday examples, they explain the basics needed to understand philosophical concepts and thus bring clarity to discussions of life's big questions
Three views on creation and evolution by James Porter Moreland( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Views on Creation and Evolution deals with concerns about creation versus evolution as it looks at three dominant schools of Christian thought. Proponents of young earth creationism, old earth creationism, and theistic evolution each present their different views, tell why the controversy is important, and describe the interplay between their understandings of science and theology. Each view is critiqued by various scholars, and the entire discussion is summarized by Phillip E. Johnson and Richard H. Bube
Does God exist? : the debate between theists & atheists by James Porter Moreland( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a lively debate, which includes questions from the audience, Christian philosopher and ethicist J.P. Moreland and Kai Nielsen, one of today's best-known atheist philosophers, go head to head on the fundamental issues and questions that have shaped individual lives, races, and nations throughout history
Body & soul : human nature & the crisis in ethics by James Porter Moreland( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concurrent with the demise of dualism has been the rise of advanced medical technologies that have brought to the fore difficult issues at both edges of life. Central to questions about abortion, fetal research, reproductive technologies, cloning and euthanasia is our understanding of the nature of human personhood, the reality of life after death and the value of ethical or religious knowledge as compared to scientific knowledge." "In this treatment, J.P. Moreland and Scott B. Rae argue that the rise of these problems alongside the demise of Christian dualism is no coincidence. They therefore employ a theological realism to meet these pressing issues, and to present a reasonable and biblical depiction of human nature as it impinges on critical ethical concerns." "This vigorous philosophical and ethical defense of human nature as body and soul, regardless of whether one agrees or disagrees, will be for all a touchstone for debate and discussion for years to come."--Jacket
Scaling the secular city : a defense of Christianity by James Porter Moreland( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is a work in Christian apologetics which attempts to state and defend some of the arguments which support the rationality of the Christian faith."--Page 11
Love your God with all your mind : the role of reason in the life of the soul by James Porter Moreland( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the role anti-intellectualism had in the history of revivalism and fundamentalism and how evangelical Christians can recapture the role of the intellect in religious thought and practice
Christianity and the nature of science by James Porter Moreland( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A defense of the scientific view of creationism
To everyone an answer : a case for the Christian worldview : essays in honor of Norman L. Geisler( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a society fascinated by spirituality but committed to religious pluralism, the Christian worldview faces sophisticated and aggressive opposition. A prior commitment to diversity, with its requisite openness and relativistic outlook, has meant for skeptics, critics and even many Christians that whatever Christianity is, it cannot be exclusively true or salvific. What is needed in this syncretistic era is an authoritative, comprehensive Christian response. Point by point, argument by argument, the Christian faith must be effectively presented and defended. To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview offers such a response. Editors Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland have gathered together in this book essays covering all major aspects of apologetics, including faith and reason, arguments for God's existence, a case for Jesus, the problem of evil, postmodernism, religious pluralism, and Christian exclusivism
The Apologetics Study Bible : understand why you believe by Ted Cabal( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When faith is under fire, The Apologetics Study Bible helps modern Christians better understand, defend, and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. Contributions from some of the best apologetics thinkers (over 100) of our day in one resource
Does God exist? : the great debate by James Porter Moreland( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The God conversation : using stories and illustrations to explain your faith by James Porter Moreland( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The God Conversation veteran apologists and communicators J.P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff say that often the best way to win over others is with a good story. Stories have the ability to get behind our preconceptions and defenses. They can connect both emotionally and intellectually, appealing to the whole person rather than just to the mind. How do we defend belief in a good God in the face of terrorist attacks or natural disasters? What can we say to show we are not arrogant to believe that Jesus is the only way with so many sincere people following other world religions? What if they think we are naive to say Jesus actually rose from the dead? And when they seem confident in their right to choose their own ethical stances, how can we help them appreciate the value of a universal standard of right and wrong found in the Bible? The authors offer a wealth of penetrating illustrations, examples and quotes that respond to these issues and more. In these pages they enhance the logic and evidence found in other books defending the faith, with things that your friends, relatives or coworkers will ponder long after a conversation is over. Here is sound, empathetic coaching for those of us who long to communicate our faith more effectively. - Publisher
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The creation hypothesis : scientific evidence for an intelligent designer
UniversalsPhilosophical foundations for a Christian worldviewThe creation hypothesis : scientific evidence for an intelligent designerJesus under fire : modern scholarship reinvents the historical JesusConsciousness and the existence of God : a theistic argumentThe Blackwell companion to natural theologyThe life and death debate : moral issues of our timePhilosophy made slightly less difficult : a beginner's guide to life's big questions
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