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How to Prove There Is a God
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How to Prove There Is a God
Mortimer J. Adler's Writings and Thoughts About God
Creators: Mortimer Adler, Ken Dzugan
Publisher: Open Court
Imprint: Open Court
Pub. date: 12/10/2011
Lib. SRP: 42.99 USD
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Format: Adobe PDF eBook
ISBN: 9780812697940
DRM Level: Adobe Content Server 4
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Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Philosophy, Nonfiction
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Short Description:
   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 presented in his historic work, How to Think about God (1980).
In the writings assembled in How to Prove There Is a God, Adler gives us his approach to the question of God’s existence in fresh and popular form. He defends his position against critics, both believers and skeptics.
The book includes a transcript of one of Adler’s appearances o...
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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 presented in his historic work, How to Think about God (1980).
In the writings assembled in How to Prove There Is a God, Adler gives us his approach to the question of God's existence in fresh and popular form. He defends his position against critics, both believers and skeptics.
The book includes a transcript of one of Adler's appearances on William Buckley's Firing Line, Adler's revealing interview with Edward Wakin, the exchange of views on natural theology between Adler and Owen Gingerich, and John Cramer's eloquent argument that the trend of modern cosmology supports Adler's early struggles with the question of God's existence.

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Contents
Has Mortimer Adler Proved There Is a God? vii
I. Adler's Case for God's Existence
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
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 87
III. Adler's Early Struggles with the God Question
8. The Demonstration of God's Existence (1943) MORTIMER J. ADLER 109
9. A Reply to Adler on God's Existence (1943) HERBERT THOMAS SCHWARTZ 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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