The Coherence of Theism
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The Coherence of Theism

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This book investigates what it means, and whether it is coherent, to say that there is a God. The author concludes that, despite philosophical objections, the claims which religious believers make about God are generally coherent; and that although some important claims are coherent only if the words by which they are expressed are being used in stretched or analogical sen...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published April 29th 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published December 29th 1977)
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Jeffrey Backlin
Advanced: the first of three work collection. Swinburne discusses the concept of God and its logical coherence. While I never quite agree with everything he says, I absolutely love his method and thinking.
Eric Black
One of the most painful things I have endured. Swinburne's analytic philosophy leaves me absolutely cold and caring not a whit about his argument but praying fervently for God to be revealed.
Latonya Frank
Excellently written if not a bit difficult to digest. Definitely one to read more than once in order to understand it fully you aren't extremely experienced in philosophy.

This is Swinburne's first book in a trilogy on theism and it lays out various reasons why it is coherent to say that God exists and why it is coherent to make statements about God.
Seems solid. A lot of it was hard to digest. Some was interesting. Some points were about things I'd never thought about, but were obviously real philosophic issues because he brought up the primary sources of whoever proposed the opposite view.
Jay Michael
This is THE quintessential work in the philosophy of religion. I think this is where all philosophy, metaphysics and theology should begin.
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Richard G. Swinburne is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. Over the last 50 years Swinburne has been a very influential proponent of natural theology, that is, philosophical arguments for the existence of God. His philosophical contributions are primarily in philosophy of religion and philosophy of science. He aroused much discussion with his early work in the philoso...more
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