God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason is a book by the Dutch philosopher Herman Philipse, written in English and published in the. Given, however, that we are living in the age of science, Philipse argues that the natural theologian is faced with a dilemma he calls “The. God in the Age of Science?: A Critique Of Religious Reason. by. Herman Philipse . Philipse tackles religion from an epistemilogical point of view whereas most.

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Emese marked it as to-read Jul 30, Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life Shaun Wood marked it as to-read Mar 28, Philopse This book is a critical examination of the philosophical strategies for defending religious belief.

God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Maja Leibovitz marked sciencce as to-read Nov 04, Using a “strategy of subsidiary arguments,” Philipse concludes 1 that theism cannot be stated meaningfully; 2 that if theism were meaningful, it would have no phliipse power concerning existing evidence, so that Bayesian arguments cannot get started; and 3 that if the Bayesian cumulative case strategy did work, one should conclude that atheism is more probable than theism. Retrieved from ” https: Kenneth Konyndyk – – Religious Studies 27 3: The faithful can interpret a creedal statement e.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. The main options may be presented as the end nodes of a decision tree for religious believers. David marked it as to-read Mar 28, Monthly downloads Sorry, teh are not enough data points to plot this chart.

Return to Book Page. Retrieved July 14, Want to Read saving…. In that light, the case for natural theology is not as esoteric as it seems prima facie.

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Philipse uses this slender claim to support his case that there are contradictions within the New Testament that make any revealed theology drawn from it unreliable, but in theology, as in science, a single counterexample, even if genuine, rarely suffices in itself to overthrow a paradigm.

Some of the errors are quite technical, such as whether some of Swinburne’s arguments are successful C-inductive arguments, but there’s a lot of food for thought at each stage. If it is a truth claim, they can either be warranted to God in the Age of Science? Indeed, Philipse is at his best, I think, when he challenges claims belonging to revealed theology that have been appropriated and presented as natural theology.

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To gain insight in how a religious person substantiates the existence of GodPhilipse presents a “religious decision tree ” that leads to four categories of theists. The problem, however, is that in attempting to demolish the coherence of philipde is meant by God, all reasoned proofs for God’s existence and all religious reason in one go, I think the author simply attempts too much.

David Alex rated it really liked it Jan 17, And for those who see believing in God as an act of faith, there will be nothing in this book to change their minds. Find it on Scholar. He rejects the view that laws of nature are causes:. Part III considers the probability of theism assuming that it does have some predictive power and evaluating claims to be able to explain the state of the cosmos on this basis.


After explaining their positions, he points to the fallacies in their arguments. Philipse often uses traditional terminology, such as “cosmological arguments” but most of the book seeks to deny the validity of arguments in support of the specific God of Swinburne’s version of theism as a “theory”.

While these two categories have some overlap, it’s worth remembering that truth and utility aren’t pphilipse same thing. Heavy reading from the first paragraph, but excellent.

God in the Age of Science?

The end result is something quite technical, but still acience of interesting approaches to particular problem. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Not the best thing I’ve ever read.

Tony Ross rated it really liked it Nov 27, Bibliographic Information Print publication date: This book is a critical examination of the philosophical strategies for defending religious belief. God in the Age of Science? The exercise begins by seeing whether Swinburne is successful in casting God as a successful theory in the way scientific theories are. By contrast, Philipse says very little in a positive sense about what he means by a cause, either using the term in passing without reflection or restricting his brief comments to denying particular views of causation advanced by others for example, the doctrine of “double causation”, To examine Swinburne’s inductive argument, he sets aside his earlier criticisms before forcefully showing the problems with Swinburne’s approach.

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