God and the reach of reason: C.S. Lewis, David Hume, and Bertrand Russell

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 to shed light on some of life's most diffic...

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Subtitles:God & the Reach of Reason
Main Author: Wielenberg, Erik J. 1972-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2007.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Lewis, C. S. 1898-1963 / Existence of God / Religious philosophy / Hume, David 1711-1776 / Russell, Bertrand 1872-1970
Further subjects:B Hume, David 1711-1776
B Russell, Bertrand
B Lewis, C. S ; (Clive Staples) ; 1898-1963
B Russell, Bertrand 1872-1970
B Lewis, C. S
B Philosophical Theology
B Hume, David
B Russell, Bertrand ; 1872-1970
B Hume, David ; 1711-1776
B Lewis, C. S (Clive Staples) 1898-1963
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Print version: 9780521880862
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Summary: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 to shed light on some of life's most difficult yet important questions. It examines their views on a variety of topics, including the existence of God, suffering, morality, reason, joy, miracles, and faith. Along with irreconcilable differences and points of tension, some surprising areas of agreement emerge. Today, amidst the often shrill and vapid exchanges between 'new atheists' and twenty-first-century believers, curious readers will find penetrating insights in the reasoned dialogue of these three great thinkers.
The love of God and the suffering of humanity -- The problem -- Hume's presentation of the problem -- Lewis's attempt to solve the problem -- The case of Ivan Ilyich -- The incompleteness of Lewis's solution -- Beyond nature -- The moral argument -- The argument from reason -- The argument from desire -- conclusion -- Miracles -- Debating miracles in the 18th century -- Preliminary skirmish -- Hume's main assault -- Lewis's counter-attack -- The fitness of the incarnation -- Lewis's mitigated victory and the trilemma -- Faith, design, and true religion -- Faith -- Design -- True religion
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ISBN:1139167448
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139167444