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Thinking about God

First Steps in Philosophy
  • By Gregory E. Ganssle
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Can we really think about God? Can we prove God's existence? What about faith? Are there good reasons to believe in the Christian God? What about evil? Can we really know with our finite minds anything for sure about a transcendent God? Can we avoid thinking about God? The real problem, says philosopher Gregory E. Ganssle, is not whether we can think about God, but whether we will think well or poorly about God. Admittedly there is a lot of bad thinking going around. But Ganssle, who teaches students, wants to help us think better, especially about God. He thinks philosophy can actually help. In the first part of this book Ganssle lays the groundwork for clear and careful thinking, providing us an introductory guide to doing philosophy. In the second part Ganssle then takes us through the process of thinking well about God in particular. He asks us to consider whether there are good reasons to believe that God exists. He thinks there are In a third part Ganssle addresses the thorny issue of the existence both of God and of evil. He thinks there's a valid way through this problem. In the final part Ganssle helps us thread our way through questions like: What is God like? What can God do? What can God know? How does God communicate? He thinks that there are some clear answers to these questions, at least if you're talking about the God of Christianity. If you're looking for your first book for thinking clearly and carefully about God, then you'll appreciate the good thinking found in this book."

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780830827848
    • Manufacturer: Inter Varsity Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780830827848
    • ISBN 10: 0830827846
    • Publication Date: 11/01/2004
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Gregory E. Ganssle
    • Page Count: 204
    • Width: 6.36 inches
    • Height: 0.58 inches
    • Length: 9.02 inches
    • Weight: 0.65 pounds
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