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The Agnostic Inquirer: Revelation from a Philosophical Standpoint

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Sandra Menssen is professor of philosophy at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.Thomas D Sullivan is professor of philosophy, and Aquinas Chair in Philosophy and Theology at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (September 19, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802803946
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802803948
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,901,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John D. Kronen on January 8, 2009
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This book ably presents a new argument for the rationality of theism by brilliantly defending the thesis that the content of revelatory claims should be taken into account when considering the probability that a good God exists. The authors are aware of the fact that a person must first believe that there is some real probability that some sort of creator God (what they call a "little G god") exists before she can reasonably consider the content of revelatory claims in assessing the rationality of believing in a Good God. In order to bolster the case for the view that the existence of a little G god is, at any rate, not highly unlikely, they offer a brief but powerful version of the cosmological argument and defend it, with great acuity, against objections. They also give powerful arguments against reductive materialism and what might be called "scientism" (i.e. the belief that Science can answer all meaningful questions and that its past record of success in giving naturalistic explanations for phenomena that used to be taken as evidence for the supernatural, makes it reasonable to suppose that it will, someday, succeed in giving a completely naturalistic account of the nature of reality), and cast new light on the problem of evil and on the rationality of believing "beyond the evidence". I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, and (oddly enough) the philosophy of science (since the book illuminates central problems and questions in that discipline).

One final piece of praise: Though this book is dense with arguments, they are laid out with crystal clarity, in numbered propositions. Would to God that all philosophers were as eager to make their arguments as clear as Sullivan and Menssen are!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By W. Fargo on January 18, 2008
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A very intellectual approach into the probability of a creator and his/her revelation in history. Slanted, it seems to me, toward the Agnostic who would be interested in hearing arguments for and against the existence of a creator god. A good book but it is a difficult read though certainly worth it.
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