Is There a God?

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OUP Oxford, Feb 1, 1996 - Religion - 152 pages
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Is There a God? offers a powerful response to modern doubts about the existence of God. It may seem today that the answers to all fundamental questions lie in the province of science, and that the scientific advances of the twentieth century leave little room for God. Cosmologists have rolled back their theories to the moment of the Big Bang, the discovery of DNA reveals the key to life, the theory of evolution explains the development of life... and with each new discovery or development, it seems that we are closer to a complete understanding of how things are. For many people, this gives strength to the belief that God is not needed to explain the universe; that religious belief is not based on reason; and that the existence of God is, intellectually, a lost cause. Richard Swinburne, one of the most distinguished philosophers of religion of our day, argues that on the contrary, science provides good grounds for belief in God. Why is there a universe at all? Why is there any life on Earth? How is it that discoverable scientific laws operate in the universe? Professor Swinburne uses the methods of scientific reasoning to argue that the best answers to these questions are given by the existence of God. The picture of the universe that science gives us is completed by God.
 

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User Review  - KevinKLF - LibraryThing

This is a short book. It is easy to understand and follow. Gives the basics but leaves out too much to be anything more than a very short introduction. Read full review

Brilliant author, some very good points, but . . .

User Review  - David Kilpatrick - Christianbook.com

Swinburne is brilliant. I enjoyed his methodical way of thinking. In this book, he provides a number of very good points for the theist to ponder and add to his or her arsenal of thinking on the topic ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
How We Explain Things
20
The Simplicity of God
38
How the Existence of God Explains the World
48
How the Existence of God Explains the Existence
69
Why God Allows Evil
95
How the Existence of God Explains Miracles
114
So What?
140
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