The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God. The Miracle of Theism By J. L. Mackie Clarendon Press, , Pp., £, £ . The late John L. Mackie, formerly of University College, Oxford. The Miracle of Theism. Arguments For and Against the Existence of God. John L. Mackie. Publication Date – January ISBN: pages.

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Mackie begins with a definition of god borrowed from Swinburne: This is a nice middle-ground between George Smith and Michael Martin, more on Smith’s side of things in terms of ease of reading. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

One final note on the physical book itself. If there is no good grounds to think a perfectly good god exists, there is no reason to accept the moral argument. McBrayer – – Philosophy Compass 5 7: Mar 06, Ginger Griffin rated it it was amazing.

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For further discussion, see my article on The Ontological Argument for God. This book is an interesting read for those dedicated to theology, and is mirxcle paradigm of literature which theists ought to read in order to better rebut the arguments of their atheist pals.

Tweet Share on Tumblr. But, unlike so many atheist treatises today, he is profoundly theosm to the “enemy” and allows them to articulate their best arguments, even putting the best spin on them as he possibly can.


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This is a good introduction to both atheism and secular humanistic thought.

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Ivan rated it really liked it Sep 19, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Don’t have a Kindle? He concludes that although religious experience cannot serve miacle show the existence of a being possessing any of the traditional attributes miraclle god, neither can any of the alternative naturalistic theories of religion account for all religious experience without committing a genetic fallacy.

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The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God

As a Christian, I have been tired of the neo-Athiest movement and its caustic rhetoric. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The Miracle of Theism: If the reader has some familiarity with modern philosophy it would be helpful but is not necessary.


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Mackie is a superstar in the field of philosophy of religion. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 56 4: It is, without a doubt, an essential text for those interested in philosophy of religion. A Case Against God, but goes into a bit more detail, philosophically speaking.

The Miracle of Theism

It should be noted that this book is first and foremost an academic treatment of atheism and theism. Gaskin – – Philosophical Books 25 1: Monica Nicholas rated it really liked it Apr 29, Mackie, miarcle of University College, Oxford.

Finitism and the Beginning of the Universe. It was a quite good book about the philosophy of religion. Daarna bestudeert deze kerel of ze houdbaar zijn. English Choose a language for shopping.

God, Miracles, and the Universe Mackie begins with a definition of god borrowed from Swinburne: Second, while he does bring good arguments against James on religious experience, it is hard to see how his views on morality do not fall prey to the same arguments.