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Questions about God By Steven M. Cahn (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

Summary

Why does God permit catastrophe and senseless tragedy, again and again? Is God's power limited in any way? Can He change the past? Does He know the future? Why does God require prayer? Why does He not provide stronger evidence of His presence? In this volume, philosophers who have long pondered God's nature and ways take on these core problems.

Questions about God Summary

Questions about God: Today's Philosophers Ponder the Divine by Steven M. Cahn (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

From young children, with their guileless, searching questions, to the recently bereaved, trying to make sense of tragic loss, humans wrestle with our relationship to God-and with God's essence, motivations, and power-throughout our lives: Why does God permit catastrophe and senseless tragedy, again and again? Is God's power limited in any way? Can He change the past? Does He know the future? Why does God require prayer? Why does He not provide stronger evidence of His presence? Whom does God consign to hell, and why? Does God change? Suffer? What can we make of the conflicting diversity within world religions, of the many gods of different religious traditions? Such questions engage, confront, and perplex us on a daily basis. In this rich, concise volume, leading philosophers who have long pondered God's nature and ways take on these core problems and present their findings in a manner likely to engage believer and non-believer, general reader and specialist alike.

Questions about God Reviews

... slender but sumptuously produced ... The standard of all the contributions is high, and well worth bringing before a wider public. * The Expository Times *

About Steven M. Cahn (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. David Shatz is Professor of Philosophy at Yeshiva University.

Table of Contents

Preface ; 1. Must God's Commands Conform to Morality? ; 2. Are There Limits to the Power of God? ; 3. Why does God Allow Evil? ; 4. Is God Obliged to Make Us Happy? ; 5. Why Does God Hide His Existence ; 6. Is God Vain? ; 7. Why Does God Require Prayer? ; 8. Whom Does God Cosign to Hell? ; 9. Does God Suffer ; 10. Does God Change? ; 11. Does God Know the Future? ; 12. Do All Religions Worship the Same God?

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GOR011135031
9780195150384
0195150384
Questions about God: Today's Philosophers Ponder the Divine by Steven M. Cahn (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Center of the City University of New York)
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Oxford University Press Inc
2002-11-01
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