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  - Alan - Goodreads

Swinburne is a highly respected Christian scholar who is deserving of his reputation of being a reliable scholar that any Christian can count on for valuable insights. I enjoyed his explanation of God ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Martindale - Goodreads

This book by Swinburne is definitely easy reading, I do kind of wonder the attempt to summarize and make things really simple resulted in a certain parts striking the readership as a bit contrived ... 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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