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The Meaning of Theism

The Meaning of Theism

John G. Cottingham (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-15960-9

May 2007, Wiley-Blackwell

144 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$35.95

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Leading philosophers reflect on what belief in God, or its absence, means for the subject and what difference it makes to the flow and perceived significance of someone’s life.

  • A stimulating juxtaposition of views including the different perspectives of Christians, Buddhists, Jews, atheists and agnostics
  • Contributors include Sir Anthony Kenny, Alvin Plantinga, John Haldane, Richard Norman, David Benatar and John Cottingham
  • Enables the reader to see how crucial issues about the nature and significance of religious belief are dealt with from widely differing philosophical and religious perspectives
1. What’s God Got To Do With It? Heterodoxy and Orthopraxy: David Benatar.

2. What Difference Does It Make? The Nature and Significance of Theistic Belief: John Cottingham.

3. Philosophy, the Restless Heart and the Meaning of Theism: John Haldane.

4. Worshipping an Unknown God: Anthony Kenny.

5. ‘Seeke True Religion. O Where?’: Michael McGhee.

6. Varieties of Non-Religious Experience: Richard Norman.

7. Divine Action in the World: Alvin Plantinga.

“Taken as a whole, the book is a success; several essays in it will reward further, careful study.” (Religious Studies Review, March 2009)

  • Leading philosophers reflect on what belief in God, or its absence, means for the subject and what difference it makes to the flow and perceived significance of someone’s life
  • A stimulating juxtaposition of views including the different perspectives of Christians, Buddhists, Jews, atheists and agnostics
  • Contributors include Sir Anthony Kenny, Alvin Plantinga, John Haldane, Richard Norman, David Benatar and John Cottingham
  • Enables the reader to see how crucial issues about the nature and significance of religious belief are dealt with from widely differing philosophical and religious perspectives