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Drange (philosophy, West Virginia Univ.) mounts a focused attack on belief in the existence of God based on the careful delineation of two arguments. Part 1 of the book sets forth the definitions of terms basic to the arguments that follow. The eight chapters of Part 2 are devoted entirely to refuting "The God of Evangelical Christianity," while in Part 3 only a chapter a piece is allotted to orthodox Judaism, liberal Christianity, and broad theistic belief. Drange sets out to refute the seven defenses against the Argument from Evil and the five defenses against the Argument from Nonbelief; his "overall aim is to show that each of the 12 defenses [of belief in God] is refuted by at least one good objection." Drange's goal is to provide material of interest to a "dichotomy of readers": evangelical Christians vs. everyone else and professional philosophers vs. lay readers. Within limits, he is successful. The arguments are clear and accessible but rigorous enough to interest scholars. Recommended for philosophy of religion collections.AEugene O. Bowser, Univ. of Northern Colorado, Greeley
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Theodore M. Drange, Ph.D. (Morgantown, WV) is a professor of philosophy at West Virginia University.
I do not belong to any Christian church but I am interested in problems in the philosophy of religion. Read morePublished on September 8, 2007 by Peter Henne
This is a very detailed exposition of atheism's best argument for the non-existence of God, the "argument from evil", as well as a modern variation of it called here the "argument... Read morePublished on May 9, 2007 by Dianelos Georgoudis
As a strong-atheist, I was very keen to read Nonbelief & Evil. Drange's book treats, as its title says, of two important strong-atheistic arguments, the Argument from Nonbelief... Read morePublished on October 14, 2004 by Francois Tremblay
Theodore Drange has done a remarkable work with his book Nonbelief & Evil. I have throughly enjoyed reading his discussion and he does a wonderful job of addressing all sides... Read morePublished on May 29, 2004 by RLA
Drange has written what I believe to be the best statement of the Argument from Evil (AE) ever, and he also introduces, for the first time, the Argument from Non-Belief (ANB). Read morePublished on July 24, 2003
It is difficult for me to describe how impressed I am by this book. With NONBELIEF AND EVIL, Theodore M. Read morePublished on March 4, 2003 by Mark I. Vuletic
This book provides a decent overview of the atheist arguement against hope, but I found it vastly incomplete. Read morePublished on December 23, 2002 by "jescoledo"