Item description for Questions About God: Today's Philosophers Ponder the Divine by Steven M. Cahn & David Shatz...
From young children, with their guileless, searching questions, to the recently bereaved, trying to make sense of tragic loss, humans wrestle with our relationship to God--and with God's essence, motivations, and power--throughout our lives: Why does God permit catastrophe and senseless tragedy, again and again? Is God's power limited in any way? Can He change the past? Does He know the future? Why does God require prayer? Why does He not provide stronger evidence of His presence? Whom does God consign to hell, and why? Does God change? Suffer? What can we make of the conflicting diversity within world religions, of the many gods of different religious traditions? Such questions engage, confront, and perplex us on a daily basis. In this rich, concise volume, leading philosophers who have long pondered God's nature and ways take on these core problems and present their findings in a manner likely to engage believer and non-believer, general reader and specialist alike.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 6" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2002
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0195150384 ISBN13 9780195150384
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More About Steven M. Cahn & David Shatz
Steven M. Cahn is professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs and then acting president. He has taught at Dartmouth, Vassar, New York University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Vermont, where he chaired the department of philosophy. His numerous books include Fate, Logic, and Time; The Eclipse of Excellence: A Critique of American Higher Education; and God, Reason, and Religion.
Steven M. Cahn currently resides in the state of New York. Steven M. Cahn has an academic affiliation as follows - City University of New York CUNY Graduate Centre The City University o.