Is this universe all there is? And what does it all matter? In this engaging book, Preston and Greg's actual e - mail correspondence is reproduced, along with bonus materials that provide additional background and context.
Author: Preston Jones
Greg Graffin is frontman, singer and songwriter for the punk band Bad Religion. He also happens to have a Ph.D. in zoology and wrote his dissertation on evolution, atheism and naturalism. Preston Jones is a history professor at a Christian college and a fan of Bad Religion's music. One day, on a whim, Preston sent Greg an appreciative e - mail. That was the start of an extraordinary correspondence. For several months, Preston and Greg sent e - mails back and forth on big topics like God, religion, knowledge, evil, evolution, biology, destiny and the nature of reality. Preston believes in God; Greg sees insufficient evidence for God's existence. Over the course of their friendly debate, they tackle such cosmic questions as: Is religion rational or irrational? Does morality require belief in God? Do people only believe in God because they are genetically predisposed toward religion? How do you make sense of suffering in the world? Is this universe all there is? And what does it all matter? In this engaging book, Preston and Greg's actual e - mail correspondence is reproduced, along with bonus materials that provide additional background and context. Each makes his case for why he thinks his worldview is more compelling and explanatory. While they find some places to agree, neither one convinces the other. They can't both be right. So which worldview is more plausible? You decide.
City for Empire tells the story of Anchorage's development in that period, focusing in particular on the international context of the city's early decades and its surprisingly diverse inhabitants.
Author: Preston Jones
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
First settled in 1915, Anchorage, Alaska, was founded with the American empire in mind. During World War I, it served as a conduit through which coal could be shipped to the Pacific, where the US Navy was engaged with Japan. Decades later, during World War II, Anchorage became an equally important site for the defense of the mainland and the projection of American power. City for Empire tells the story of Anchorage's development in that period, focusing in particular on the international context of the city's early decades and its surprisingly diverse inhabitants. A thorough yet accessible read, City for Empire captures the history of this remarkable city.
A Debate on Faith, Secularism, and Ethics Robert K. Garcia, Nathan L. King ...
Her skepticism concerning the metaphysical possibility of an Anselmian deity is
irrelevant to my claim that if such a ... the bare claim that there is some all - good ,
allpowerful , all - knowing god does not tell us which things are good or bad ” (
102 ) ...
Author: Robert K. Garcia
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Is Goodness Without God Good Enough contains a lively debate between William Lane Craig and Paul Kurtz on the relationship between God and ethics, followed by seven new essays that both comment on the debate and advance the broader discussion of this important issue. Written in an accessible style by eminent scholars, this book will appeal to students and academics alike.
If this is true , then Thrasymachus ' question seems to be irrelevant . We cannot
really choose what we do or whether we are good or bad . Others believe that we
do have the freedom or power to accept or reject God's gift of grace . If an eternity
Author: Duncan Richter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"Why Be Good is an introduction to ethics whose guiding theme is the question posed by Thasymachus in Plato's iRepublic. Historically organized, the text presents a series of responses to the title question from Plato, Aristotle, thinkers in Christianity, Aquinas, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, and several twentieth century philosophers. Duncan Richter explains each philosophers thoughts on ethics, virtue, and character and discusses ensuing objections to each philosophers arguments. Along the way, students are encouraged to think about their own lives, what it meant to be good, and why or, rather, if they shoudl be good. Key terms appear for the first time in boldface, questions end each chapter, and suggestions for further reading are provided throughout."--Publisher's description.
Yet submission to God's will and fortitude were in many cases ruptured by
searing pain and loss of consciousness . ... groups for whom Christianity was
irrelevant or whose religious beliefs are unknown because , within an orthodox
good / bad ...
Author: Allan Kellehear
A multidisciplinary introduction to the topic of dying, providing insights from medicine, social sciences and humanities.
The arguments are useless , he claimed , for the believer doesn't need them and
the unbeliever won't heed them . ... What's more , continues Kierkegaard , rational
endeavor with regard to the existence of God is a bad thing , for it ... For even if
we know that God always wills what is morally good , simply knowing that God
exists doesn't help us know what is ... That is , it would have to substantiate the
theist's belief in God , showing it to be credible , and it would be an endeavor to
Author: Louis P. Pojman
A topical anthology that introduces students to religious thought. The text contains fifty-six articles that illustrate, support, or argue against major issues in the philosophy of religion. A general introduction at the beginning of each of the major parts and short introductions to each of the readings are included. This book should be of interest to students in departments of philosophy and religion.