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How to prove there is a God, Mortimer J. Adler's writings and thoughts about God, Mortimer J. Adler, edited by Ken Dzugan

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How to prove there is a God, Mortimer J. Adler's writings and thoughts about God, Mortimer J. Adler, edited by Ken Dzugan
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
How to prove there is a God
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionariesbibliography
Oclc number
779828758
Responsibility statement
Mortimer J. Adler, edited by Ken Dzugan
Sub title
Mortimer J. Adler's writings and thoughts about God
Summary
One of the great tasks of Mortimer Adler's illustrious life was his search for a watertight proof of the existence of God. Adler believed that his search had been successful. Adler spent years studying the classic proofs of God's existence, especially Aquinas's Five Ways, and found shortcomings in all of them, as conventionally understood. But he thought that some of them contained ideas which, if properly developed, could be improved, and he continued to search for a satisfying and logically unassailable proof. Toward the end of the 1970s, he believed he had arrived at such a proof, which he
Table Of Contents
Has Mortimer Adler Proved There Is a God? vii; I. Adler's Case for God's Existence 1; 1. How to Think about God's Existence MORTIMER J. ADLER 3; 2. The God I Pray To MORTIMER J. ADLER 9; 3. Adler Under Fire MORTIMER J. ADLER, WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, AND JEFF GREENFIELD 15; II. A Debate about God and Science 45; 4. The Guiding Hand of God in the Universe OWEN GINGERICH 47; 5. God, Chance, and Natural Theology MORTIMER J. ADLER 65; 6. Gingerich Replies to Adler OWEN GINGERICH 83; 7. New Developments in Science Strengthen Adler's Argument for God's Existence JOHN CRAMER 87III. Adler's Early Struggles with the God Question 1078. The Demonstration of God's Existence (1943) MORTIMER J. ADLER 109; 9. A Reply to Adler on God's Existence (1943) HERBERT THOMAS SCHWARTZ, T.O.P. 139; 10. A New Approach to God's Existence (1943) MORTIMER J. ADLER 163; Where These Chapters Came From 293; Acknowledgments and Permissions 297; Glossary of Terms and Phrases 299; Index 301
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