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The Big Questions

Jonathan Hill

The Big Questions

Jonathan Hill

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In this thought-provoking book, Jonathan Hill explores how Christian thinkers, as well as selected philosophers and other religious leaders, have addressed key issues over the centuries. Considering the arguments for and against each position, he encourages readers to think the issues through for themselves in this enjoyable, discursive book.

Questions include:

  • Why do people believe in God?
  • How can God allow so much suffering in the world?
  • Does evil exist? Is there any point in prayer?
  • Does science mean the end of religion?
  • Is religion just about being good?
  • Are we nothing more than a type of chimpanzee?
  • Is there really life after death?
  • What is the ultimate goal of life?

- Publisher.

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About "The Big Questions"

In this thought-provoking book, Jonathan Hill explores how Christian thinkers, as well as selected philosophers and other religious leaders, have addressed key issues over the centuries. Considering the arguments for and against each position, he encourages readers to think the issues through for themselves in this enjoyable, discursive book.

Questions include:

  • Why do people believe in God?
  • How can God allow so much suffering in the world?
  • Does evil exist? Is there any point in prayer?
  • Does science mean the end of religion?
  • Is religion just about being good?
  • Are we nothing more than a type of chimpanzee?
  • Is there really life after death?
  • What is the ultimate goal of life?

- Publisher.
- Koorong

In this investigation of Christian thinkers, selected philosophers, and other religious leaders, key issues regarding Christianity over the centuries are discussed in detail. Considering the arguments for and against each position, the study's perspective focuses on the key questions of life and existence, showing the different ways Christian thinkers have answered them. Providing an excellent way into understanding these issues and having readers formulate opinions for themselves, the collection of questions include: "How can we believe in God when there is so much suffering? Does science mean the end of religion? Does life after death really exist? Have we any good reason to believe in God? What is the ultimate goal of life? "and "What does it mean to lead a good life?"
- Publisher

Jonathan Hill explores how Christian thinkers, as well as selected philosophers and other religious leaders, have addressed key issues such as these over the centuries. Considering the arguments for and against each position, he encourages readers to think the issues through for themselves in this enjoyable, discursive book. Questions include: - How can we believe in God when there is so much suffering? - Does science mean the end of religion? - Does life after death really exist? - Is freedom just an illusion? - Is there such a thing as evil? - Have we any good reason to believe in God? - What is the ultimate goal of life? - What does it mean to lead a good life?
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill (Ph.D., National University of Singapore) previously worked as a subtitler for Sky News, Sky Sports and Channel Five, a Researcher for Prospect Pictures and Production Assistant for NHK Europe, where he was involved in the conception, writing and research of new television programmes and documentaries. Jonathan is also a freelance copy editor and proof reader, and especially enjoys working on Terry Pratchett novels. Jonathan is willing to talk about anything, but expresses a particular fondness for the Blues...

He is the author of The History of Christian Thought; Faith in the Age of Reason; What Has Christianity Ever Done for Us?; The Crucible of Christianity and The Big Questions
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 257941
  • Product Code 9780745951409
  • ISBN 0745951406
  • EAN 9780745951409
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lion Hudson Publishing
  • Publication Date May 2007
  • Sales Rank #51443
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.117kg

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