The God Dialogues

The God Dialogues
Author: Torin Andrew Alter,Robert J. Howell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556041257304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Dialogues Book Review:

The God Dialogues is an intriguing and extensive philosophical debate about the existence of God. Engaging and accessible, it covers all the main arguments for and against God's existence, from traditional philosophical proofs to arguments that involve the latest developments in biology and physics. Three main characters represent the principal views: Theodore Logan, the theist; Eva Lucien, the atheist; and Gene Sesquois, the agnostic. Their debate takes place during a post-college cross-country road trip during which Gene expresses dismay over his future. He wants to do something meaningful with his life but is at a loss as to how to proceed, despite having just earned a degree in engineering. Gene's quandary precipitates a discussion of the meaning of life and its connection to God's existence. This in turn leads to vigorous debates about morality and theism, evidence for and against God's existence, probability and the rationality of belief, and the relationship between faith and reason. The strongest arguments from all three perspectives are fairly represented. An annotated list of suggested readings directs readers to relevant and helpful primary sources. Assuming no background knowledge, The God Dialogues is ideal for courses in the philosophy of religion, an excellent supplement for introduction to philosophy courses, and a compelling introduction for anyone with an interest in the subject.

Dialogues about God

Dialogues about God
Author: Charles Taliaferro
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2008-08-25
ISBN 10: 0742563987
ISBN 13: 9780742563988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialogues about God Book Review:

One in the series New Dialogues in Philosophy, edited by Dale Jacquette, Charles Taliaferro, a leading philosopher of religion, presents several fictional dialogues among characters with contrasting views on the existence of God. The views express the many standard positions: theism, atheism, skepticism, and other nuanced arguments about the nature of God. In a series of five inspired, original debates, Taliaferro taps into several famous exchanges, including those among Antony Flew, Basil Mitchell and R. M. Hare; between Frederick Copleston and Bertrand Russell; and between Copleston and A. J. Ayer. The book includes a set of observations about the nature and conduct of debate: providing charitable interpretations of opposing sides and allowing interlocutors time to develop their points. Series Editor: Professor Dale Jacquette, Senior Professorial Chair in Theoretical Philosophy, University of Bern, Switzerland

Dialogues between Faith and Reason

Dialogues between Faith and Reason
Author: John H. Smith
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2011-10-15
ISBN 10: 0801463270
ISBN 13: 9780801463273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialogues between Faith and Reason Book Review:

The contemporary theologian Hans Küng has asked if the "death of God," proclaimed by Nietzsche as the event of modernity, was inevitable. Did the empowering of new forms of rationality in Western culture beginning around 1500 lead necessarily to the reduction or privatization of faith? In Dialogues between Faith and Reason, John H. Smith traces a major line in the history of theology and the philosophy of religion down the "slippery slope" of secularization—from Luther and Erasmus, through Idealism, to Nietzsche, Heidegger, and contemporary theory such as that of Derrida, Habermas, Vattimo, and Asad. At the same time, Smith points to the persistence of a tradition that grew out of the Reformation and continues in the mostly Protestant philosophical reflection on whether and how faith can be justified by reason. In this accessible and vigorously argued book, Smith posits that faith and reason have long been locked in mutual engagement in which they productively challenge each other as partners in an ongoing "dialogue." Smith is struck by the fact that although in the secularized West the death of God is said to be fundamental to the modern condition, our current post-modernity is often characterized as a "postsecular" time. For Smith, this means not only that we are experiencing a broad-based "return of religion" but also, and more important for his argument, that we are now able to recognize the role of religion within the history of modernity. Emphasizing that, thanks to the logos located "in the beginning," the death of God is part of the inner logic of the Christian tradition, he argues that this same strand of reasoning also ensures that God will always "return" (often in new forms). In Smith's view, rational reflection on God has both undermined and justified faith, while faith has rejected and relied on rational argument. Neither a defense of atheism nor a call to belief, his book explores the long history of their interaction in modern religious and philosophical thought.

Conversations with God Books 2 3

Conversations with God  Books 2   3
Author: Walsch, Neale Donald
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN 10: 1571747206
ISBN 13: 9781571747204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with God Books 2 3 Book Review:

AND GOD SAID… Neale Donald Walsch didn’t claim to be special or spiritually gifted. He was just a frustrated man who sat down one day with pen in his hand and some tough questions in his heart. As he wrote his questions to God, he realized that God was answering them—directly—through Walsch’s pen. And the result was a series of witty, provocative, and profound books that have changed the lives of readers around the world. Here in one handsome volume, with new introductions and afterwords, are the second two books in the Conversations with God series. In Conversations with God 2, Neale Donald Walsch and God continue their discussion and move on to larger topics than the personal issues addressed in Conversation with God 1. The pair discusses time, space, and politics. It is an honest look at some of the broad issues important to all of us on the planet. Conversations with God 3, the final book of the original three-book series, contains “universal truths of the highest order, and the challenges and opportunities of the soul.” In this volume, the dialogue expands to include more about the nature of God, about love and fear, about who we are and who we may become. Here is also a profound dialogue about the culture, philosophy, and spirituality of highly evolved beings in other realms of the universe and how they have learned to view life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.

Principal Writings on Religion

Principal Writings on Religion
Author: David Hume
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 218
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780192838766
ISBN 13: 0192838768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principal Writings on Religion Book Review:

David Hume is one of the most provocative philosophers to have written in English. His Dialogues ask if a belief in God can be inferred from what is known of the universe, or whether such a belief is even consistent with such knowledge. The Natural History of Religion investigates the origins of belief, and follows its development from polytheism to dogmatic monotheism. Together, these works constitute the most formidable attack upon religious belief ever mounted by a philosopher. This new edition includes Section XI of The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and a letter by Hume in which he discusses Dialogues.

Dialogues with My God Self

Dialogues with My God Self
Author: Alvaro Bizziccari
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 754
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 1616407409
ISBN 13: 9781616407407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialogues with My God Self Book Review:

Dialogues with My God Self is a unique look into the heart and mind of a seeker of truth and his God Self. Written as a series of conversations addressing life's most important questions, this groundbreaking work is the result of years of philosophical study, travel, meditation, and the search for enlightenment, provoked by the desire to understand our existence and its Source. Dialogues with My God Self will resonate with anyone seeking spiritual insight and striving for a higher consciousness. It offers clear and insightful answers to timeless questions such as: What is the nature of God? What is God's relation to the individual? Who am I? What is the purpose of my being here? What is the origin of evil and the cause of suffering? What is love? ALVARO BIZZICCARI received his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Rome in Italy before moving to the United States. He is a professor emeritus of humanistic studies at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of several publications (in Italian), including a book on St. Theresa of Avila, and essays on Christian Mysticism from St. Augustine to St. Francis of Assisi, Dante, St. Catherine of Siena, and Michelangelo's poetry. He can be found online at www.alvarobizziccari.com.

Conversations with God for Teens

Conversations with God for Teens
Author: Neale Donald Walsch
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781612831169
ISBN 13: 1612831168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with God for Teens Book Review:

Suppose you could ask God any question and get an answer. What would it be? Young people all over the world have been asking those questions. So Neale Donald Walsch, author of the internationally bestselling Conversations with God series had another conversation. Conversations with God for Teens is a simple, clear, straight-to-the-point dialogue that answers teens questions about God, money, sex, love, and more. Conversations with God for Teens reads like a rap session at a church youth group, where teenagers discuss everything they ever wanted to know about life but were too afraid to ask God. Walsch acts as the verbal conduit, showing teenagers how easy it is to converse with the divine. When Claudia, age 16, from Perth, Australia, asks, "Why can't I just have sex with everybody? What's the big deal?", the answer God offers her is: "Nothing you do will ever be okay with everybody. 'Everybody' is a large word. The real question is can you have sex and have it be okay with you?" There's no doubt that the casual question-and-answer format will help make God feel welcoming and accessible to teens. Conversations with God for Teens is the perfect gift purchase for parents, grandparents, and anyone else who wants to provide accessible spiritual content for the teen(s) in their lives.

Is God the Best Explanation of Things

Is God the Best Explanation of Things
Author: Joshua Rasmussen,Felipe Leon
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2019-07-27
ISBN 10: 3030237524
ISBN 13: 9783030237523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is God the Best Explanation of Things Book Review:

This book provides an up to date, high-level exchange on God in a uniquely productive style. Readers witness a contemporary version of a classic debate, as two professional philosophers seek to learn from each other while making their cases for their distinct positions. In their dialogue, Joshua Rasmussen and Felipe Leon examine classical and cutting-edge arguments for and against a theistic explanation of general features of reality. The book also provides original lines of thought based on the authors’ own contributions to the field, and offers a productive and innovative inquiry into on one of the biggest questions people ask: what is the ultimate explanation of things?

Dialogue With God

Dialogue With God
Author: Dr. Mark Virkler
Publsiher: Destiny Image Publishers
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2001-04-01
ISBN 10: 1458797821
ISBN 13: 9781458797827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialogue With God Book Review:

Find out how prayerour link to Godis the most powerful and vital activity of our life. This book will lead you into a life-changing dimension of two-way communication with our loving GOD. Dialogue With God has dramatically changed my prayer life. I have found I can dialogue with Christ on a daily basis. I believe this inspired approach to be absolutely essential to the growth of every serious Christian." (Dr. Richard Watson, Dean of the School of Education, Oral Roberts University) Mark Virkler grew up conservative Baptist (Evangelical Baptist), and Patti grew up conservative Evangelical United Brethren. They met while at Roberts Wesleyan College in North Chili, N.Y., and married during their third year. They graduated in 1974, Patti graduating magna cum laude. Since then, Mark has received a Master of Theology from Miami Christian University and a Ph.D. from Carolina Christian University. He has also been included in "Whos Who in the World" each year since 2000, and "Who's Who in American Education" in 2006. Patti has received a Master of Ministry and Doctorate of Ministry from Vision International University. Mark and Judi have been active in ministry together since meeting in 1970. They founded a church, Pioneer Christian Fellowship, and worked on several church staffs over the years. They have helped develop three networks of church-centered Bible schools, and currently head up Communion With God Ministries. WATCH AUTHOR VIDEO HERE: Video Link: http://www.bridgelogos.com/videos/dialogue-with-god

Dialogues of the Gods

Dialogues of the Gods
Author: Baudelaire Jones,Lucian Of Samosata
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2008-11
ISBN 10: 9780578001678
ISBN 13: 0578001675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialogues of the Gods Book Review:

By the time of Lucian, popular religion had ceased to hold much influence over the hearts of the cultured classes. Philosophy was the new God, but there were efforts in some circles to divert men's minds from the philosophical sects and restore a sort of unorthodox faith in the old religion. Against this artificial revival of mythological faith, Lucian pitted the influence of his tremendous satirical powers. In the "Dialogues of the Gods," he pulls the curtain aside-exposing the Gods as they engage in private disputes, domestic brawls, and love affairs, with their jealousies and scandals, their paltry strifes and petty motives. The lesson is simple: Can one worship beings with such weaknesses, such foibles, and such scandalous and immoral lives? This new translation by Baudelaire Jones breathes fresh life into ancient deities such as Zeus, Hera, Hermes, Aphrodite, Poseidon, and Athena, revealing complex, contradictory, sex-obsessed creatures that modern mortals can surely relate to.

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Author: David Hume
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1779
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: GENT:900000075073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Book Review:

Dialogue on Good Evil and the Existence of God

Dialogue on Good  Evil  and the Existence of God
Author: John Perry
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 98
Release: 1999-09-15
ISBN 10: 1603846875
ISBN 13: 9781603846875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialogue on Good Evil and the Existence of God Book Review:

John Perry--author of the acclaimed Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality (Hackett Publishing Co., 1978)--revisits Gretchen Weirob in this lively and absorbing dialogue on good, evil, and the existence of God. In the early part of the work, Gretchen and her friends consider whether evil provides a problem for those who believe in the perfection of God. As the discussion continues they consider the nature of human evil—whether, for example, fully rational actions can be intentionally evil. Recurring themes are the distinction between natural evil and evil done by free agents, and the problems the Holocaust and other cases of genocide pose for conceptions of the universe as a basically good place, or humans as basically good beings. Once again, Perry’s ability to get at the heart of matters combines with his exemplary skill at writing the dialogue form. An ideal volume for introducing students to the subtleties and intricacies of philosophical discussion.

Corner Conversations

Corner Conversations
Author: Randy Newman
Publsiher: Kregel Publications
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2011-07-29
ISBN 10: 0825494400
ISBN 13: 9780825494406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corner Conversations Book Review:

Written by Gold Medallion nominee Randy Newman, this captivating book allows readers to learn new evangelistic skills by eavesdropping on important conversations that grapple with hot-button issues.

God Is Samoan

God Is Samoan
Author: Matt Tomlinson
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN 10: 0824883160
ISBN 13: 9780824883164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Samoan Book Review:

Christian theologians in the Pacific Islands see culture as the grounds on which one understands God. In this pathbreaking book, Matt Tomlinson engages in an anthropological conversation with the work of “contextual theologians,” exploring how the combination of Pacific Islands culture and Christianity shapes theological dialogues. Employing both scholarly research and ethnographic fieldwork, the author addresses a range of topics: from radical criticisms of biblical stories as inappropriate for Pacific audiences to celebrations of traditional gods such as Tagaloa as inherently Christian figures. This book presents a symphony of voices—engaged, critical, prophetic—from the contemporary Pacific’s leading religious thinkers and suggests how their work articulates with broad social transformations in the region. Each chapter in this book focuses on a distinct type of culturally driven theological dialogue. One type is between readers and texts, in which biblical scholars suggest new ways of reading, and even rewriting, the Bible so it becomes more meaningful in local terms. A second kind concerns the state of the church and society. For example, feminist theologians and those calling for “prophetic” action on social problems propose new conversations about how people in Oceania should navigate difficult times. A third kind of discussion revolves around identity, emphasizing what makes Oceania unique and culturally coherent. A fourth addresses the problems of climate change and environmental degradation to sacred lands by encouraging “eco-theological” awareness and interconnection. Finally, many contextual theologians engage with the work of other disciplines— prominently, anthropology—as they develop new discourse on God, people, and the future of Oceania. Contextual theology allows people in Oceania to speak with God and fellow humans through the idiom of culture in a distinctly Pacific way. Tomlinson concludes, however, that the most fruitful topic of dialogue might not be culture, but rather the nature of dialogue itself. Written in an accessible, engaging style and presenting innovative findings, this book will interest students and scholars of anthropology, world religion, theology, globalization, and Pacific studies.

God Justice Love Beauty

God  Justice  Love  Beauty
Author: Jean-Luc Nancy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780823234264
ISBN 13: 0823234266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Justice Love Beauty Book Review:

Seamlessly moving from Schwarzenegger to Plato and from Kant, Roland Barthes, and Caravaggio to Caillou, Harry Potter, and the pages of Gala magazine, the author's wide-ranging references bear witness to his commitment to think of "culture" in its broadest sense. A model of intellectual generosity and openness, this book is a skillful reminder that philosophy is important to all of us.

Does God Exist Second Edition

Does God Exist   Second Edition
Author: Todd C. Moody
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2013-09-04
ISBN 10: 1624660967
ISBN 13: 9781624660962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does God Exist Second Edition Book Review:

In this engaging introductory dialogue, Todd Moody maps the spectrum of philosophical arguments and counterarguments for the existence of God. Structuring colloquial conversations along classical lines, he presents a lively and accessible discussion of issues that are central to both theist and atheist thinking, including the burden of proof, the first cause, a necessary being, the natural order, suffering, miracles, experience as knowledge, and rationality without proof. The second edition is a significant and comprehensive revision. Moody broadens and deepens the conversation by addressing additional arguments, such as the problem of animal suffering, the moral argument, intelligent design, and human exceptionalism. The discussion of the cosmological argument is updated to reflect recent work on the Kalam Cosmological Argument. A short preface explains the scope of the work and the purpose of the dialogue form. Suggested further readings of contemporary and classical sources are also included.

Philosophy and Religion in Plato s Dialogues

Philosophy and Religion in Plato s Dialogues
Author: Andrea Nightingale
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-04-30
ISBN 10: 1108837301
ISBN 13: 9781108837309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy and Religion in Plato s Dialogues Book Review:

Challenges the idea that Plato is a secular thinker, exploring the interaction of philosophy and Greek religion in the dialogues.

Between Faith and Doubt

Between Faith and Doubt
Author: J. Hick
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-04-09
ISBN 10: 023027532X
ISBN 13: 9780230275324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Faith and Doubt Book Review:

This short book is a lively dialogue between a religious believer and a skeptic. It covers all the main issues including different ideas of God, the good and bad in religion, religious experience and neuroscience, pain and suffering, death and life after death, and includes interesting autobiographical revelations.

Dialogues with God

Dialogues with God
Author: Frances J. Roberts
Publsiher: Barbour Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 1624168396
ISBN 13: 9781624168390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialogues with God Book Review:

Best-selling devotional author Frances J. Roberts offers this powerful collection of inspirational writings that has touched the lives of thousands. Written as if God is speaking directly to the reader, Dialogues with God addresses issues like wisdom, ambition, purity, and hope. Readers will find the same style of compelling prose, stirring verse, and powerful spiritual insights that made the author's Come Away My Beloved a best seller with more than a million sold. Featuring the complete, classic text in a completely new typesetting, Dialogues with God is a true vehicle of worship that will invigorate your prayer life and open the door of your soul to the breath of God.

A Dialogue With The God Of Death

A Dialogue With The God Of Death
Author: Sukhdev Virdee
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN 10: 9781084116351
ISBN 13: 1084116359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dialogue With The God Of Death Book Review:

Essence of The Katha UpanishadThe story of a young boy named Nachiketa who is given away by his father to the God of Death (Yama).Upon reaching Yama's abode he finds out that the God of Death is away and will return after three days. Nachiketa spends three day and three nights waiting for Yama to return without eating or drinking anything. When Yama returns, upon hearing that Nachiketa waited for him for three days and nights without eating or drinking anything he grants him three boons to make up. Nachiketa asks for his three boons which contain the highest wisdom about the Atman, Brahman, and Jiva. The God of Death (Yama) shares with Nachiketa what happens to the individual soul after the death of the body. Who other than the God of Death (Yama) himself would be the best person to learn from, about what happens when the body dies. A dialogue takes place between Nachiketa and Yama (God of Death) and Yama spills all the secrets of death to a worthy student who wants to know the absolute truth. The book is presented in a story format for better understanding and impact using imagination and visualization.The Katha Upanishad is one of the most popular and among the 10 Major Upanishads. Sukhdev's writing style makes it a beautiful experience with the deeper meanings of life presented by the Upanishad in very easy to understand language leaving no question or doubt unanswered.