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The Big Questions: God
Can the existence of God be proved by reason alone? Has scientific discovery destroyed the intellectual basis for religion? Does the presence of evil in the world mean that God does not care about us? And why does fundamentalism flourish in an age of progress? In Big Questions: God, Mark Vernon addresses these and many more perennial dilemmas, drawing on physics and philos ...more
ebook, 208 pages
Published April 26th 2012 by Quercus
(first published 2012)
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The Big Questions: God by Mark Vernon is an interesting and broad-ranging series of twenty essays. Among other topics, the essays focus on the existence of God, the variety of concepts of God, spirituality, religion and science, nature, good and evil and life after death. Vernon does an excellent of job of reporting without any proselytizing and with no evidence of his personal beliefs. Each essay offers points of view from a variety of positions. Well researched, his essays include citations fr ...more
Very enjoyable new book from Mark Vernon, which is written with his characteristic liveliness and generosity. In common with many of his other works, Mark's interest in the big questions is governed by traditional philosophical concerns of what it means to live a good and fully-flourishing life (rather than, for example, focusing on technical aspects of logic and proofs). The result is a succinct book that prompts the reader, with generosity and creativeness, to think about what this big questio ...more