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The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology (Blackwell Companions to Religion)

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With the help of in-depth essays from some of the world's leading philosophers, The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology explores the nature and existence of God through human reason and evidence from the natural world.

Provides in-depth and cutting-edge treatment of natural theology's main arguments Includes contributions from first-rate philosophers well known for the
Hardcover, 704 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published January 30th 1991)
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Grasped in Thought
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Probably the best collection of the most forceful arguments for the existence of God. A background in analytic philosophy and predicate calculus (more specifically, modal logic) is necessary for understanding some of the entries in this book. Highly recommended for anybody looking for one of the strongest cases for the existence of God in print. If you want to sample the best contemporary philosophy of religion has to offer, here is a good place to start.
Prayson Daniel
Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology edited by William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland is a master piece for them who are advance in Christian apologetics. This book features:

The Leibnizian cosmological argument(Alexander R. Pruss),
The kalam cosmological argument (William Lane Craig and James D. Sinclair),
The teleological argument: an exploration of the fine-tuning of the universe (Robin Collins),
The argument from consciousness (J. P. Moreland),
The argument from reason (Victor Reppert),
Brian Chilton
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great, thorough, complex, and compelling. This is not an easy read, but well worth the time. The arguments and issues are written in a scholarly fashion and may be found to be challenging for some. However, if one desires to understand some of the more compelling apologetic arguments for the existence of God, then this is a must read. Highly recommended.
Apr 24, 2012 is currently reading it
This is not an introductory book. I have so far read:

The Kalam Cosmological Argument.
The Argument from Reason.
The Moral Argument.

It is definitely going to take me some time to finish this beast of a book!
Haven't read all the chapters in this Behemoth yet, but based on the chapters I have read, as well as the rest of the chapters I surveyed, this is definately a must have book if you want to read the most up-to-date arguments for God's existence, the resurrection, and against naturalism.
Jeffrey Backlin
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An advanced work by several prominent philosophers of religion on the existence of God in light of data from modern science, philosophical reflection, and history.
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William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He and his wife Jan have two grown children.

At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evange
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“it attempts to show that the necessary conditions of logical and mathematical reasoning, which undergird the natural sciences as a human activity, require the rejection of all broadly materialist worldviews. Reppert” 0 likes
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