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Hindu God, Christian God: How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries Between Religions

Francis X. Clooney

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138542
eISBN:
9780199834099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138546.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Hindu God, Christian God, an exercise in comparative theology, proposes that theology today is an interreligious discipline and illustrates this with reference to Christianity and ... More


Does God’s Existence Need Proof?

Richard Messer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269717
eISBN:
9780191683763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269717.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The possibility of proving the existence of God has fascinated thinkers and believers throughout the centuries. For those like Richard Swinburne, such a project is both worthwhile and successful. For ... More


Providence and the Problem of Evil

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237983
eISBN:
9780191598548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237987.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Unless he has very strong reason for supposing that there is a God, a theist needs a theodicy (or at least needs to begin to develop one) in order justifiably to believe that there is a God. Part 2 ... More


The Coherence of Theism

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Investigates whether the claim that there is a God can be spelt out in a coherent way. Part 1 analyses how we can show some claim to be coherent or incoherent. God is supposed to be a personal being, ... More


The Evolution of the Soul

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236986
eISBN:
9780191598593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236980.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Part 1 (Chs. 2–7) argues that mental events (consisting in the instantiation of mental properties – sensations, thoughts, purposes, desires, and beliefs) are distinct from physical events (such as ... More


The Christian God

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235125
eISBN:
9780191598579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235127.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book is about what it is for there to be a God, and what reason there is to suppose that God to be the traditional Christian God. Part 1 (Chs.1 to 5) analyses the metaphysical categories needed ... More


Responsibility and Atonement

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248491
eISBN:
9780191598555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248490.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

When we do good or harm to each other, we acquire merit or guilt; deserve praise or blame, reward or punishment, and may need to make atonement. Others may need to forgive us, or show mercy to us. ... More


The Appropriateness of the Proofs

Richard Messer

in Does God’s Existence Need Proof?

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269717
eISBN:
9780191683763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269717.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter evaluates the appropriateness of the Proofs of God based on the analysis of the differing views of Richard Swinburne and D.Z. Phillips. It argues that the replies of Swinburne and ... More


The Resurrection of God Incarnate

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257461
eISBN:
9780191598616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257469.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth from the dead involved a violation of natural laws, and so could have happened only if natural laws depend for their operation on God, who set them aside on this ... More


Faith and Virtue

Paul Helm

in Faith with Reason

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256631
eISBN:
9780191698330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256631.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

According to the evidential proportion view, the strength of trust in an object of trust ought to be proportioned to the strength of belief. This chapter applies this view to the problem of the ... More


God and Religious Language

Richard Messer

in Does God’s Existence Need Proof?

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269717
eISBN:
9780191683763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269717.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers various accounts of God, religious language, and the role of philosophy, all of which underlie the attitudes to the appropriateness of the Proofs of God encapsulated by Clement ... More


God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Herman Philipse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a critical examination of the philosophical strategies for defending religious belief. The main strategies may be presented as conforming to the end nodes of a decision tree for a ... More


A Cumulative Case

Caroline Franks Davis

in The Evidential Force of Religious Experience

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250012
eISBN:
9780191681233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250012.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Richard Swinburne provides one of the most recent attempts to use religious experiences as evidence for theism. In The Existence of God, Swinburne argues not only that it is rational to maintain a ... More


Naturalizing Supernaturalism

Phillip Wiebe

in God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195140125
eISBN:
9780199835492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140125.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers competitor views concerning the existence of God, including: (a) the claim of Alvin Plantinga that God is “properly basic” and is not subject to having evidence adduced for or ... More


Conclusion

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

After a brief overview of the book, its main conclusions are stated. 1. Theism is not a meaningful theory. So we should become particular semantic atheists. 2. If we assume for the sake of argument ... More


A Grand Strategy

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can we validate domain-specific methods of research for natural theology? All these methods have turned out to be unreliable, as is illustrated by the example of prayer (Mantra II, STEP). This fact ... More


Defining Omnipotence

Dean Zimmerman

in Reason and Faith: Themes from Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198732648
eISBN:
9780191796869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732648.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Swinburne’s analysis of omnipotence in The Coherence of Theism fails due to counterexamples like Plantinga’s McEar. Recently, Swinburne has suggested a fix in terms of the relative sizes of the sets ... More


Faith and Reason

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247258
eISBN:
9780191598531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247257.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Different theologians give different accounts of the kind of faith that is necessary for the practice of a religion such as Christianity. For some, it is simply belief that there is a God (and that ... More


Necessary Divine Existence

John Leslie

in Infinite Minds: A Philosophical Cosmology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248933
eISBN:
9780191697791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248933.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, the author begins by arguing that pantheism does not reject the world; rather, it pictures the world as it exists inside a divine mind. Richard Swinburne's descriptive analysis of ... More


The Existence of God

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239635
eISBN:
9780191598609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239637.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book assesses the worth of arguments for and against the existence of God. Evidence confirms (makes more probable) a hypothesis that explains that (1) given the hypothesis, the evidence is to be ... More


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