The Possibility of Resurrection and Other Essays in Christian Apologetics
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Westview Press (1998)
Peter van Inwagen is a philosopher who became a Christian at the age of forty. His conversion was not a return to the religion of his childhood, but, on the contrary, consisted of the adoption of beliefs that had been held in explicit contempt by the Unitarian Sunday school teachers of his youth, the philosophers responsible for his professional training, and his colleagues in the philosophy department where he had been teaching for ten years at the time of his conversion.This collection of classic writings represents van Inwagen’s attempts to answer the philosophical objections to Christianity that he encountered in these intellectually hostile environments. They include reflections on the charge that religious belief is belief that is unsupported by evidence, on arguments that purport to show that the doctrine of resurrection is metaphysically impossible, on the problem of evil, and on Hume’s famous argument against belief in miracles.
|Keywords||Apologetics Philosophical theology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$49.99 used (48% off) $70.00 new (27% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BT1105.V36 1998|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Thomas Atkinson (2016). Conceivability, Possibility and the Resurrection of Material Beings. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 80 (2):115-132.
Thomas Atkinson (2015). A Reply to Anders’ ‘Mind, Mortality and Material Being: Van Inwagen and the Dilemma of Material Survival of Death’. Sophia 54 (4):577-592.
Similar books and articles
Stephen T. Davis (1999). Is Belief in the Resurrection Rational? Philo 2 (1):51-61.
Michael Martin (2000). Christianity and the Rationality of the Resurrection. Philo 3 (1):52-62.
Maurice Blondel (1964). The Letter on Apologetics. New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Peter van Inwagen (1978). The Possibility of Resurrection. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 9 (2):114-121.
Maurice Blondel (1964). The Letter on Apologetics, and, History and Dogma. W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co..
Stephen T. Davis (2006). Christian Philosophical Theology. Oxford University Press.
David B. Hershenov (2002). Van Inwagen, Zimmerman, and the Materialist Conception of Resurrection. Religious Studies 38 (4):451-469.
Michael Sudduth (2003). Reformed Epistemology and Christian Apologetics. Religious Studies 39 (3):299-321.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads1 ( #823,666 of 1,902,528 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #452,252 of 1,902,528 )
How can I increase my downloads?