God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet

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Univ of California Press, Jun 10, 2013 - Religion - 253 pages
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In this tour of the history of arguments for and against the existence of God, Nathan Schneider embarks on a remarkable intellectual, historical, and theological journey through the centuries of believers and unbelievers—from ancient Greeks, to medieval Arabs, to today’s most eminent philosophers and the New Atheists. Framed by an account of Schneider’s own unique journey, God in Proof illuminates the great minds who wrestled with one of history’s biggest questions together with their arguments, bringing them to life in their time, and our own. Schneider’s sure-handed portrayal of the characters and ideas involved in the search for proof challenges how we normally think about doubt and faith while showing that, in their quest for certainty and the proofs to declare it, thinkers on either side of the God divide are often closer to one another than they would like to think.
 

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User Review  - PhyllisHarrison - LibraryThing

Nathan Schneider shows in places that he is capable of writing some fascinating pieces. I particularly liked the passages in the book on Descartes and Spinoza. Unfortunately much of the book is a ... Read full review

God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet

User Review  - Graham Christian - Book Verdict

Schneider (editor, killingthebuddha.com), a freelance writer on religion, tells a story that is at once the narration of a lifelong quest (perhaps obsession) and an intellectual history. Bewitched by ... Read full review

Contents

Ancient times and reasonable measures
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Muslims and Jews make proof safe for revelation
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Acknowledgments
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Nathan Schneider’s writing about religion and reason has appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, and Religion Dispatches, among other publications. He is an editor of Killing the Buddha, an online magazine about religion and culture.

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