"This book addresses philosophers of religion and theologians; it will also interest logicians and mathematicians." Science and Theology News
"I'm often asked to recommend books on philosophy of religion from a skeptical point of view, and Mackie's The Miracle of Theism has been the only thing I could wholeheartedly endorse. Sobel's book would give me a second option. It's the best thing of its kind since Mackie's book, and in many respects, it's better than The Miracle of Theism." Robert C. Koons, University of Texas, Austin
This is a wide-ranging book about arguments for and against belief in God. The arguments for the belief are analyzed in the first six chapters and include ontological arguments from Anselm through Gödel, the cosmological arguments of Aquinas and Leibniz, and arguments from evidence for design and miracles. The next two chapters consider arguments against belief. The last chapter examines Pascalian arguments for and against belief in God. This book will be a valuable resource for philosophers of religion and theologians and will interest logicians and mathematicians as well.