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Description - Faith and Reason by Professor Paul Helm

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 between reason and revelation as sources of knowledge, and the implications of religious belief for freedom of the will.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192892904
ISBN-10: 0192892908
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Professor Paul Helm

Paul Helm is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion at King's College, London.

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