1 Against Naturalism (Alvin Plantinga).
2 Does God Exist? (Michael Tooley).
3 Reply to Tooley's Opening Statement (Alvin Plantinga).
4 Reply to Plantinga's Opening Statement (Michael Tooley).
5 Can Robots Think? Reply to Tooley's Second Statement (Alvin Plantinga).
6 Closing Statement and Response to Plantinga's Comments (Michael Tooley).
"The book's style is very different from other philosophy of religion texts, because it presents the issues within the context of a lively debate, capturing the excitement of philosophical argumentation and epitomizing how philosophy should be practiced." (American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Summer 2010)"Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley here debate the question whether God's existence is known—or, at least, justifiably believed. As expected from two such distinguished philosophers, their discussion has the originality and intellectual weight to repay careful consideration, as much by philosophers of mind and epistemologists as by philosophers of religion." (Mind, October 2009)
"The book illuminates some important issues in philosophical theology. Recommended." (CHOICE, October 2008)
"I found this book strangely compelling … .Plantinga uses an ingenious new version of the Design Argument to demonstrate 'the epistemic probability' that God exists; Tooley argues that 'the fact of evil' on our world makes the existence of a benevolent God 'very unlikely.'" (Church Times, January 2009)
"The present volume, by two heavyweight analytical philosophers, is rather different from the usual pattern." (The Tablet)
"A very fine book, presenting arguments for and against theism and naturalism by two very distinguished philosophers. I strongly recommend it for graduate level courses." (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)
- Seminal new work in which two eminent philosophers, Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley, address one of
the fundamental questions in philosophy: is belief in God epistemically justified?
- The first half of the book contains each philosopher's explanation of his particular view; the second half allows them to directly respond to each other's arguments, in a lively and engaging conversation
- Offers the reader a one of a kind, interactive discussion
- Forms part of the acclaimed Great Debates in Philosophy series