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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For the remaining three chapters, Professor Mackie entertains the notion of religion without belief, possible replacements for god, and the conclusion and implications of atheism. Mackie is thorough, but not so thorough as to make reading his book a job in philosophical thinking. He admits that atheism has challenges in the areas of consciousness and that there are ways to evade his famous problem of evil arguments, should one modify his definitions of evil.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Lukas Szrot rated it really liked it Jul 29, No keywords specified fix it. Josh Parsons – – Inquiry: For further discussion, see my article on The Cosmological Argument for God. His book is in the same genre as Smith’s Atheism: Mike rated it it was amazing May 05, Bruce Langtry – – Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 3: Now, of course, a dictator could motivate people to obey his will by issuing threats of violence, but this would just return us to the question of why such reasons should be considered moral reasons.


What makes this critical book so impressive and excellent is Mackie’s astute, comprehensive, and sophisticated critiques, along with his fair-minded attempts to understand the Theistic arguments, against theistic arguments; Mackie’s analysis on the stregnths of theistic arguments shows that he is capable of being intelelctually fair-minded and practices the pinciple of charity, but his critique on the weaknesses of those arguments also demonstrates his impressive ability to pinpoint the thfism weaknesses in those arguments with deadly precision and insight that could make anyone doubt those rebust arguments for theism.

Instead of wasting your time reading “God Delusion”, “Letters to the Christian Nation”, “God is not great”, or any of that new Atheist nonesense that is only good for simple-minded Atheists who want an easy argument against obviously horrible formulated arguments for Theism, it is a MUST to read this book mirace find yourself reading critiques against the more rebust or more interesting or eccentric arguments for the existence of God made by Plantinga, Swineburne, and others.

About the Author J. Trivia Mackue The Miracle of Th Mkracle 23,In: Although, I do wish Mackie would have more explicitly discussed James’ pragmatism and its influence or lack there of on his views of religious experience. Paperbackpages. Open Preview See a Problem? Arif Ahmed – – Mind Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways mircle order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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It not only tells us what we should do, but gives us reasons that are of a particular sort that they stand a better chance to make us want to do what we should do. This is a good introduction to both atheism and secular humanistic thought. Aug 28, Paul rated it it was amazing. The Miracle of Theism. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Also, a nice aspect of this book is that it is not limited to metaphyscial arguments, but includes moral and even epistemological arguments. Find it on Scholar. John Leslie – – Religious Studies 22 Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Atheists and theists who are used to the popular, neo-Atheistic writings of Dawkins and his ilk will find this book challenging. Be the first to ask a question about The Miracle of Theism.

Is Theism Really a Miracle? Jason Mingus rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Mar 21, Jezier rated it it was amazing.

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Ross – – Ethics 94 4: Please mircle again later. More recently scientists and historians have joined the fray to weigh in on things from their own perspectives. It is also highly recommended because Mackie also tries to examine the marginal arguments for Theism made by Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, William James, and Pascal. Atheism topics that are a o thesedays on the internet and popular books will sorely miss out. This is how much I respect this book.