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Belief in God : an introduction to the philosophy of religion

Author: T J Mawson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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T.J. Mawson's highly readable and engaging new introduction to the philosophy of religion offers full coverage of the key issues, from ideas about God's nature and character to arguments for and against His existence. Mawson's conversational style, lively wit, and enlightening examples make Belief in God as pleasurable as it is instructive and thought-provoking. It makes an ideal text for beginning undergraduate
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Mawson, T.J.
Belief in God.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005020162
(OCoLC)61200623
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T J Mawson
ISBN: 9780191534799 019153479X 1429460180 9781429460187 1281346187 9781281346186 9780199284955 0199284954
OCLC Number: 86073887
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 272 pages)
Contents: Personhood, transcendence, immanence --
Omnipotence, omniscience, eternality --
Perfect freedom, perfect goodness, necessity --
Creator of the world, creator of value --
Revealer, offerer of eternal life --
Arguing for and against the existence of God --
The ontological argument --
The argument to design --
The cosmological argument --
The argument from religious experience --
The argument from reports of apparent miracles --
The problem of evil.
Responsibility: T.J. Mawson.
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