Proofs of God: Classical Arguments From Tertullian to Barth
:Leading theologian Matthew Levering presents a thoroughgoing critical survey of the proofs of God's existence for readers interested in traditional Christian responses to the problem of atheism. Beginning with Tertullian and ending with Karl Barth, Levering covers twenty-one theologians and...
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:Leading theologian Matthew Levering presents a thoroughgoing critical survey of the proofs of God's existence for readers interested in traditional Christian responses to the problem of atheism. Beginning with Tertullian and ending with Karl Barth, Levering covers twenty-one theologians and philosophers from the early church to the modern period, examining how they answered the critics of their day. He also shows the relevance of the classical arguments to contemporary debates and challenges to Christianity. In addition to students, this book will appeal to readers of apologetics.
Matthew Levering(Ph.D., Boston College) is Professor of Theology at the University of Dayton, USA. He has most recently authored Biblical Natural Law (Oxford; Participatory Biblical Exegesis (Notre Dame); Ezra and Nehemiah (Broazoz Theological Commentary, Brazos) and Doing Theology: Catholic Theology (T & T Clark, 2012).
He also co-edited Vatican II: Tradition within Renewal (Oxford), and is preparing the Oxford Handbook on the Trinity. He has written and edited numerous other books. He currently co-edits series on Classical Christianity (Brazos) and Reading the Scriptures (Notre Dame), and serves as co-editor of the quarterly journal Nova et Vetera.
- :<b>contents<br></b><br>introduction<br><b>1. Patristic And Medieval Arguments For God's Existence<br></b>tertullian<br>gregory Of Nazianzus<br>augustine<br>john Of Damascus<br>anselm<br>thomas Aquinas<br>william Of Ockham<br><b>2. Reformation And Enlightenment Views<br></b>john Calvin<br>michel De Montaigne<br>francisco Su&aacute;rez<br>ren&eacute; Descartes<br>blaise Pascal<br>david Hume<br>immanuel Kant<br><b>3. Nineteenth- And Twentieth-century Responses<br></b>john Henry Newman<br>maurice Blondel<br>pierre Rousselot<br>ludwig Wittgenstein<br>r&eacute;ginald Garrigou-lagrange<br>martin Heidegger<br>karl Barth<br>conclusion