Faith and Reason, Paperback / softback Book

Faith and Reason Paperback / softback

Edited by Professor Paul Helm

Part of the Oxford Readers series


The philosophy of religion is an intrinsic part of the richness of western philosophy.

This Oxford Reader displays in historical perspective some of the rich dialogue between religion and philosophy over two millennia, beginning with Greek reflections about God and the gods, and ending with twentieth-century debate about faith in a world which tends to reserve its reverence for science.

Paul Helm takes as a case study the question of whether the world is eternal, or whether it was created out of nothing, and follows this theme from Plato, through medieval thought, to modern scientific speculation about the beginnings of the universe. The Reader also includes discussion of many other fundamental issues raised by the juxtaposition of faith and reason and, including arguments for and against the existence of God, the relation between religion and ethics, the contrast betweenreason and revelation as sources of knowledge, and the implications of religious belief for freedom of the will.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Philosophy of religion
  • ISBN: 9780192892904


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