"Peterson and VanArragon's volume is neither contentious nor coercive; it is a model for philosophical progress. It will certainly be a valuable resource for both students and professional philosophers in the future." David Efird, Philosophical Books
"This lively volume brings together excellent authors to debate major topics in the philosophy of religion. The result is concise exchanges that are both accessible to students and valuable for professional readers in the field." Robert Audi, University of Notre Dame <!--end-->
Contemporary Debates in the Philosophy of Religion features newly commissioned debates on some of the most controversial issues in the field. For example: Is evil evidence against belief in God? Does science discredit religion? Is God's existence the best explanation of the universe? Is eternal damnation compatible with the Christian concept of God? Is morality based on God's commands? Twelve central questions are posed, with each question addressed by a pair of opposing essays. The debates range from vigorous disagreements between theists and their critics to arguments between theists of different philosophical and theological persuasions.