C. S. Lewis is one of the most beloved Christian apologists of the twentieth century; David Hume and Bertrand Russell are among Christianity’s most important critics. This book puts these three intellectual giants in conversation with one another on various important questions: the existence of God, suffering, morality, reason, joy, miracles, and faith. Alongside irreconcilable differences, surprising areas of agreement emerge. Curious readers will find penetrating insights in the reasoned dialogue of these three great thinkers.
1. The love of God and the suffering of humanity; 2. Beyond nature; 3. Miracles; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Debating miracles in the 18th century; 3.3 A preliminary skirmish; 3.4 Hume's main assault; 3.5 Lewis's counter-attack; 3.6 The fitness of the incarnation; 3.7 Lewis's mitigated victory and the trilemma; 3.8 Conclusion; 4. Faith, design, and true religion.
"...a thought-provoking work that touches on a number of interesting topics."
John J. Giannini, St. Olaf College: Religious Studies Review
"This is a well written book that can catch the attention of a wide readership interested in theology, ethics and the philosophy of religion."
Russell: the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies