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Consciousness and the Existence of God: A Theistic Argument

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In Consciousness and the Existence of God, J.P. Moreland argues that the existence of finite, irreducible consciousness (or its regular, law-like correlation with physical states) provides evidence for the existence of God. Moreover, he analyzes and criticizes the top representative of rival approaches to explaining the origin of consciousness, including John Searle's cont ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2008)
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Written for an academic audience, the book is technical. But it's a great reference on the mind-body topic, in terms of naturalism and its ongoing attempt to find an explanation for mental properties without violating devotion and commitment to its own first principles and Grand Story.
Jeffrey Backlin
An advanced work on the argument from consciousness and the mind for the existence of God and/or a defeater for naturalism.
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A fantastic book. The last chapter is especially provocative concerning naturalists and the fear of God.
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J.P. Moreland is the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada, California. He has four earned degrees: a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Missouri, a Th.M. in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M. A. in philosophy from the University of California-Riverside, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern Califor ...more