The Existence of God

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Clarendon Press, Mar 25, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 363 pages
Richard Swinburne presents a substantially rewritten and updated edition of his most celebrated book. No other work has made a more powerful case for the probability of the existence of God. Swinburne argues compellingly that the existence of the universe, its law-governed nature and fine-tuning, human consciousness and moral awareness, and evidence of miracles and religious experience, all taken together (and despite the occurrence of pain and suffering), make it likely that there is a God.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Inductive Arguments
4
2 The Nature of Explanation
23
3 The Justification of Explanation
52
4 Complete Explanation
73
5 The Intrinsic Probability of Theism
93
General Considerations
110
7 The Cosmological Argument
133
11 The Problem of Evil
236
12 Arguments from History and Miracles
273
13 The Argument from Religious Experience
293
14 The Balance of Probability
328
The Trinity
343
Recent Arguments to Design from Biology
346
Plantingas Argument against Evolutionary Naturalism
350
Concordance
355

8 Teleological Arguments
153
9 Arguments from Consciousness and Morality
192
10 The Argument from Providence
219

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About the author (2004)

Richard Swinburne is formerly Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford.