On Guard for Students

A Thinker's Guide to the Christian Faith

Author: William Lane Craig

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 078141329X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 4372

Do you wonder if God exists? Do you wonder if life even has any meaning at all? Do you wonder if Christian faith has answers to these and other difficult questions? An intelligent faith begins with hard questions. In On Guard for Students William Lane Craig tackles such questions with reason and precision. He invites you to join him on a quest for ultimate reality. This unique book takes you on an extraordinary journey of exploration as you probe for answers to life's deepest questions: why anything at all exists, the origin and fine-tuning of the universe, the nature of moral values and the reality of evil, the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth, and so on.

A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Allen Stairs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351219812

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 4336

With an approachable, reader-friendly style, A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion provides up-to-date themes in contemporary, analytic philosophy of religion. This provocative collection of readings stimulates clear thinking and careful attention to the reasons for taking up views on religious questions.

The Puzzle of Ethics

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131550295X

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

View: 3754

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Allen Stairs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351219804

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 6787

With an approachable, reader-friendly style, A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion provides up-to-date themes in contemporary, analytic philosophy of religion. This provocative collection of readings stimulates clear thinking and careful attention to the reasons for taking up views on religious questions.

The Puzzle of God

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317455037

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 2925

First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

God Matters

Author: Peter Vardy,Charlotte Vardy

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334043921

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 454

Perhaps human beings are animals, driven by the will to survive and reproduce, perhaps responsibility is a useful fiction and religion is the opium of the masses. Perhaps death is the end, life is ultimately meaningless, brutish and short. Perhaps man is the measure of all things and beauty, truth and justice are open to interpretation. Or, perhaps not. God matters. The choice over whether and what to believe is inescapable because it determines how we live our lives. Nothing matters more. This book encourages and enables students and general readers to ask fundamental questions about the nature and meaning of human life in an open, engaging but academically rigorous way. Centuries of scholarship in the Philosophy of Religion, from Jewish and Muslim as well as Christian traditions, are put in context and critically evaluated. Examples from art, film, and literature show the contemporary relevance of debates which have raged throughout human history. www.what-matters.org provides recommendations for further reading, a rich anthology of primary texts, questions for discussion and related activities.

Believing Bullshit

How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole

Author: Stephen Law

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616144122

Category: Philosophy

Page: 271

View: 5924

This book identifies eight key mechanisms that can transform a set of ideas into a psychological flytrap. The author suggests that, like the black holes of outer space, from which nothing, not even light, can escape, our contemporary cultural landscape contains numerous intellectual black-holes—belief systems constructed in such a way that unwary passers-by can similarly find themselves drawn in. While such self-sealing bubbles of belief will most easily trap the gullible or poorly educated, even the most intelligent and educated of us are potentially vulnerable. Some of the world’s greatest thinkers have fallen in, never to escape. This witty, insightful critique will help immunize readers against the wiles of cultists, religious and political zealots, conspiracy theorists, promoters of flaky alternative medicines, and various other nutcases by clearly setting out the tricks of the trade by which such insidious belief systems are created and maintained. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Good and Bad Religion

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334043492

Category: Religion

Page: 179

View: 4209

Intends to provide criteria to separate good and bad manifestations of religion found in the Western and Eastern philosophical conditions, that there is a single human nature which all human beings share and certain types of attitudes and behaviour can be profoundly damaging.

Ethics Matters

Author: Charlotte Vardy

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334043913

Category: Religion

Page: 290

View: 5392

Peter Vardy is one of the leading moral educators in the UK. His books are on many reading lists for Sixth Formers and undergraduates. The 'Puzzle' books aim to make topics in Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics accessible to the schools, undergraduate and general markets. The Puzzle books are simply structured and clearly written and reflect students' needs with regard to exam specifications. Part I of The Puzzle of Moral Philosophy provides a comprehensive introduction to ethical theory and some of its key thinkers such as Plato, Kant, Bentham and Mill. Part II introduces a number of topics frequently studied on A level and undergraduate syllabuses including human relationships, law and justice and the ethics of death and dying.

The SPCK Introduction to Kierkegaard

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281065705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 2352

Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was barely known in his own lifetime and his writings had little influence. Yet today, he is internationally accepted as one of the world's greatest philosophical thinkers. Here, Peter Vardy makes Kierkegaard's often complex and difficult thinking accessible to a wide audience. He sketches a few of the central themes of Kierkegaard's thought and gives the reader a feeling for the way he approaches problems and some sense of the breadth of his work. This is an ideal introduction to Kierkegaard for both students and the general reader.

The Thinker's Guide to God

Author: Peter Vardy,Julie Arliss

Publisher: John Hunt Pub

ISBN: 9781903816226

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 413

The attempt to define what we mean by God, and indeed goodness, has been the central preoccupation of Western religion and philosophy.

The Puzzle of Evil

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317455061

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 1935

First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Beyond the Pale

Reading Ethics from the Margins

Author: Miguel A. De La Torre,Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664236804

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 1095

How should Augustine, Aquinas, Bonhoeffer, Kant, Nietzsche, and Plato be read today, in light of postcolonial theory and twenty-first-century understandings? This book offers a reader-friendly introduction to Christian liberationist ethics by having scholars "from the margins" explore how questions of race and gender should be brought to bear on twenty-four classic ethicists and philosophers. Each short chapter gives historical background for the thinker, describes that thinker's most important contributions, then raises issues of concern for women and persons of color. Contributors include George (Tink) Tinker, Asante U. Todd, Traci West, Darryl Trimiew, Ada María Isasi-Díaz, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, and many others.

The God of Philosophy

An Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

Author: Roy Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317547675

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 2006

For centuries philosophers have argued about the existence and nature of God. Do we need God to explain the origins of the universe? Can there be morality without a divine source of goodness? How can God exist when there is so much evil and suffering in the world? All these questions and many more are brought to life with clarity and style in The God of Philosophy. The arguments for and against God's existence are weighed up, along with discussion of the meaning of religious language, the concept of God and the possibility of life after death. This new edition brings the debate right up to date by exploring the philosophical arguments of the new atheists such as Richard Dawkins, as well as considering what the latest discoveries in science can tell us about why many believe in the existence of the divine.

Sciaphobia

Author: Roy Dodd

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329409736

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 6823

Demons are possessing the innocent. But sometimes that's not as bad as it seems. Jacob and Shadow are unfaltering exorcists who believe that demons are all evil and must be killed. Vice and Virtue are a demon and human, respectively, who live at peace in the same body. When a bloodthirsty demon named Joan begins to gain power, the unlikely group must work together to stop her.

The Puzzle of Christianity

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000820425X

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 8497

An excellent overview of Christianity, suitable for students (and teachers!) embarking on the new GCSE and ‘A’-Level Religious Studies specifications.

Philosophy 100 Essential Thinkers

Author: Philip Stokes

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1848589573

Category: Philosophy

Page: 382

View: 7095

Who am I? What is justice? What does it mean to live a good life? Many of the fundamental questions of philosophy are questions that we begin to ask ourselves as young adults when we look at the world around us, at ourselves, and try to make sense of things. This engaging and accessible book invites the reader to explore the questions and ar...

Think

Why You Should Question Everything

Author: Guy P. Harrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1616148071

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 3966

An introductory guide to critical thinking identifies innate biases and traps that challenge the brain's understandings of the world, arguing that skepticism is a constructive and optimistic attitude that can alleviate susceptibility to nonsense and delusion. Original.