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    Dougherty, Trent and Tweedt, Chris 2015. Religious Epistemology. Philosophy Compass, Vol. 10, Issue. 8, p. 547.

    Shook, John R. 2015. Rationalist atheology. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 78, Issue. 3, p. 329.

    Everitt, Nicholas 2010. The Divine Attributes. Philosophy Compass, Vol. 5, Issue. 1, p. 78.

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This is a wide-ranging 2004 book about arguments for and against beliefs in God. The arguments for the belief are analysed in the first six chapters and include ontological arguments from Anselm to Gödel, the cosmological arguments of Aquinas and Leibniz, and arguments from evidence for design and miracles. The next two chapters consider arguments against belief. The last chapter examines Pascalian arguments for and against belief in God. There are discussions of Cantorian problems for omniscience, of challenges to divine omnipotence, and of the compatibility of everlasting complete knowledge of the world with free-will. There are appendices that present formal proofs in a system for quantified modal logic, a theory of possible worlds, notes on Cantorian set theory, and remarks concerning non-standard hyperreal numbers. This book will be a valuable resource for philosophers of religion and theologians and will interest logicians and mathematicians as well.


‘… filled with new, interesting, and insightful observations and analyses … a book everyone interested in philosophy of religion will want - and need - to read.’

Graham Oppy Source: Monash University

‘I’m often asked to recommend books on philosophy of religion from a skeptical point of view, and Mackie’s The Miracle of Theism has been the only thing I could wholeheartedly endorse. Sobel’s book would give me a second option. It’s the best thing of its kind since Mackie’s book, and in many respects, it’s better than The Miracle of Theism.’

Robert C. Koons Source: University of Texas, Austin

'This book is a rich resource for those interested in the traditional arguments for and against belief in God's existence … the book is valuable not so much for the author's own conclusions in each chapter, as it is for the rich resource it constitutes … the author has done a great service by assembling different versions of arguments for and against God's existence, by discussing the arguments intelligently and critically … I suspect that many philosophers of religion, both theists and sceptics, will be responding to the particular arguments of this book for some time to come.'

Source: Ars Disputandi

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