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In Defense of Natural Theology

James Sennett (Ed)Douglas Groothuis (Ed)

In Defense of Natural Theology

James Sennett (Ed)Douglas Groothuis (Ed)

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The shadow of David Hume, the eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher, has loomed large against all efforts to prove the existence of God from evidence in the natural world. Indeed from Hume's day to ours, the vast majority of philosophical attacks against the rationality of theism have borne an unmistakable Humean aroma. The last forty years, however, have been marked by a resurgence in Christian theism among philosophers, and the time has come for a thorough reassessment of the case for natural theology.

James F. Sennett and Douglas Groothuis have assembled a distinguished team of philosophers to engage the task: Terence Penelhum, Todd M. Furman, Keith Yandell, Garrett J. DeWeese, Joshua Rasmussen, James D. Madden, Robin Collins, Paul Copan, Victor Reppert, J. P. Moreland and R. Douglas Geivett.

Together this team makes vigorous individual and cumulative arguments that set Hume's attacks in fresh perspective and that offer new insights into the value of teleological, cosmological and ontological arguments for God's existence.

- Publisher The editors of this book and a distinguished team of philosophers provide a thorough reassessment of the case for natural theology. They offer vigorous, fresh assesments of Scottish philosopher Daivd Hume's perspective and offers new insights into the value of teleological, cosmological and ontological arguments for God's existence.

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About "In Defense of Natural Theology"

The shadow of David Hume, the eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher, has loomed large against all efforts to prove the existence of God from evidence in the natural world. Indeed from Hume's day to ours, the vast majority of philosophical attacks against the rationality of theism have borne an unmistakable Humean aroma. The last forty years, however, have been marked by a resurgence in Christian theism among philosophers, and the time has come for a thorough reassessment of the case for natural theology.

James F. Sennett and Douglas Groothuis have assembled a distinguished team of philosophers to engage the task: Terence Penelhum, Todd M. Furman, Keith Yandell, Garrett J. DeWeese, Joshua Rasmussen, James D. Madden, Robin Collins, Paul Copan, Victor Reppert, J. P. Moreland and R. Douglas Geivett.

Together this team makes vigorous individual and cumulative arguments that set Hume's attacks in fresh perspective and that offer new insights into the value of teleological, cosmological and ontological arguments for God's existence.

- Publisher

The editors of this book and a distinguished team of philosophers provide a thorough reassessment of the case for natural theology. They offer vigorous, fresh assesments of Scottish philosopher Daivd Hume's perspective and offers new insights into the value of teleological, cosmological and ontological arguments for God's existence.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

James Sennett (Ed)

James F. Sennett (M.Div. in Old Testament, Lincoln Christian Seminary; Ph.D. in philosophy, University of Nebraska) has taught at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary, Northwestern College, Pacific Lutheran University, Palm Beach Atlantic College, and McNeese State University. He is author of Modality, Probability, and Rationality: A Critical Examination of Alvin Plantinga's Philosophy. And he is editor of The Analytic Theist: An Alvin Plantinga Reader. His articles have appeared in such professional journals as Philosophia Christi, Faith and Philosophy, Journal of Philosophical Review, Cross Currents, Religious Studies and International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.

Douglas Groothuis (Ed)

Douglas R. Groothuis (Ph.D., University of Oregon) is professor of philosophy at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado. He has also been a visiting professor or adjunct faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary (Colorado Spring extension), Westminster Theological Seminary (California campus), University of Oregon, New College-Berkeley and Seattle Pacific University.

His articles have been published in such professional journals as Sophia; Theory and Research in Education; Philosophia Christi; Themelios; Christian Scholars Review; Inquiry and Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has also written several books, including In Defense of Natural Theology; Christianity That Counts; Jesus in an Age of Controversy; Deceived by the Light; The Soul in Cyberspace, and in the Wadsworth Philosophers Series, On Pascal and On Jesus.. Most recently he has authored Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith (InterVarsity Press, 2011)
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Table Of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • part One: Hume On Natural Theology
  • 2. Hume's Criticisms Of Natural Theology
  • 3. In Praise Of Hume: What's Right About Hume's Attacks On Natural Theology
  • 4. David Hume On Meaning, Verification And Natural Theology
  • 5. Hume's Stopper And The Natural Theology Project
  • Part Two: Hume And The Arguments
  • 6. Metaphysical Implications Of Cosmological Arguments: Exorcising The Ghost Of Hume
  • 7. Hume And The kalam Cosmological Argument
  • 8. Giving The Devil His Due: Teleological Arguments After Hume
  • 9. Hume, Fine-tuning And The "who Designed God?" Objection
  • 10. Hume And The Moral Argument
  • 11. David Hume, Experiential Evidence And Belief In God
  • 12. The Argument From Reason And Hume's Legacy
  • 13. Hume And The Argument From Consciousness
  • 14. David Hume And A Cumulative Case Argument
  • Contributors
  • Index

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  • Catalogue Code 222775
  • Product Code 0830827676
  • EAN 9780830827671
  • Pages 336
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Nov 2005
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.510kg

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