God and Philosophy
In this classic primer to the philosophy of religion, Antony Flew subjects a wide range of philosophical arguments for the existence of the Christian God to intense critical scrutiny. However, the rumour in some circles is that Flew - long-time advocate of atheistic humanism - has become a theist. Judge for yourself.
3 pages matching C. S. Lewis in this book
Results 1-3 of 3
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
The author has become renowned for his conversion from atheism to belief (apparently some form of deism), and this book was re-issued shortly after. The author wrote a new introduction for the book, and the editors suggest the reader decide for herself the status of Flew's conversion. The introduction is rambling and not totally coherent, but all in all, it does not read like anything other than a total skeptic. The book itself, being a basically unchanged reissue of an earlier work, contains nothing but skepticism and critical thinking, though sometimes it's hard to be sure because the rather convoluted arguments are shrouded in so much philosopherese that it can make your head swim at times. Where it is clear, the book does a good job of deconstructing common apologetic arguments (the sophisticated theology that we hear so much about when a book addresses a simpler, quotidian version of Christianity). Where it is not clear, a diligent reader can still tease out the arguments that Flew is using against the apologetics, but it is at least somewhat less convincing. It certainly would not convince a religious believer, unless they had been reading a great many other books that did a better job with these particular arguments. In short, when my believing friends ask me to recommend books on the topic, this will not be the one I will recommend for a beginning student of doubt - or philosophy, for that matter.
Review: God & PhilosophyUser Review - Goodreads
A rather good, but dated, introduction to the philosophy of religion (mainly theism). Flew's writing style is a bit different, and sometimes difficult. Otherwise, he seems to give a fairly good ...