The Impossibility of God
Michael Martin, Ricki Monnier
Prometheus Books, 2003 - Philosophy - 438 pages
Most people, believers and nonbelievers alike, are unfamiliar with the variety and force of arguments for the impossibility of God. Yet over recent years a growing number of scholars have been formulating and developing a series of increasingly powerful arguments that the concept of God, as variously understood by the world's major religions and leading theologians, is contradictory in many ways, and therefore God does not and cannot exist.
This unique anthology brings together for the first time most of the important arguments for the impossibility of God that have been published. The collection includes papers and book selections by J. L. Mackie, Quentin Smith, Theodore Drange, Michael Martin, and many other distinguished scholars. The editors provide a general introduction and brief summaries of the arguments to help the reader grasp the crucial issues involved. Both students and teachers of philosophy and the philosophy of religion will find this anthology to be an indispensable resource.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Devil_llama - LibraryThing
Perhaps a little to dense and obscurantist for the average reader. The author uses the techniques utilized by modern philosophy (philosophers later than Bertrand Russell) that make their work sound ... Read full review
The Impossibility of GodUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
All first published from 1770 to 2000, these essays present logical arguments for the nonexistence of God. Martin (philosophy, emeritus, Boston Univ.) and Monnier (director, Disproof Atheism Society ... Read full review