Preface Part I. Natural Theology 1: The Priority of Natural Theology 2: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Natural Theology 3: The Reformed Objection to Natural Theology 4: Refutation of the Reformed Objection 5: The Rationality of Natural Theology 6: A Grand Strategy Part II. Theism as a Theory 7: Analogy, Metaphor, and Coherence 8: God's Necessity 9: The Predictive Power of Theism 10: The Immunization of Theism Part III. The Probability of Theism 11: Ultimate Explanation and Prior Probability 12: Cosmological Arguments 13: Arguments from Order to Design 14: Other Inductive Arguments 15: Religious Experience and the Burden of Proof Conclusion References Index
Professor Herman Philipse is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. He has held positions at the University of Louvain and the University of Leyden, and studied philosophy at the University of Leyden, University of Oxford, University of Paris IV, and University of Cologne. He has written numerous articles on modern philosophy and epistemology, and his most recent books are Atheistisch manifest (Prometheus, 1995, 1998; new edition Bert Bakker, 2004), Heidegger's Philosophy of Being: A Critical Interpretation (Princeton University Press, 1998), and Filosofische polemieken (Bert Bakker, 2009).
certainly an eclectic group of essays ... the collection covers
some neglected and thoughtful ground * Jeremy Gregory, Wesley and
Methodist Studies *
a rigorous but fair critique of the central problems of natural theology that forces readers to take atheism seriously. * CHOICE *