God, Reason and Theistic Proofs (Reason and Religion)


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Attempting to prove the existence of God is an ancient and venerable tradition within the discipline known as the philosophy of religion. But can we truly prove the existence of God using human reason alone? Just how do we prove the existence of God? Why try? Which, if any, of the various theistic proofs are persuasive? God, Reason, and Theistic Proofs tackles these fundamental questions head-on. Stephen T. Davis examines a cross-section of theistic proofs that have been offered by theologians and thinkers from Anselm to Paley, explaining in clear terms what theistic proofs are and what they try to accomplish. He then goes on to explore in depth the relationship between theistic proofs and religious realism, the ontological argument for the existence of God, the cosmological and teleological arguments, the position known as foundationalism, and the argument from religious experience. Wisely structured and clearly written, this volume will make an excellent resource for those looking for a comprehensive introduction to the debate surrounding the existence of God, or for those seeking intellectual validation for their faith.

Title:: God, Reason and Theistic Proofs (Reason and Religion)


Categories: Theology,

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company: December 1997

ISBN Number:: 0802844502

ISBN Number: 13: 9780802844507

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20070607114781