Charles Taliaferro, a leading philosopher of religion, presents several fictional dialogues among characters with contrasting views on the existence of God, including theism, atheism, skepticism, and other nuanced arguments about the nature of God. In a series of five inspired, original debates, Taliaferro taps into several famous exchanges, including those among Antony Flew, Basil Mitchell and R. M. Hare; between Frederick Copleston and Bertrand Russell; and between Copleston and A. J. Ayer.
Charles Taliaferro is professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Some Groundwork Chapter 2 First Conversation: Launching a Dialogue about God Chapter 3 Second Conversation: An Exploration of the Classical Understanding of God Chapter 4 Third Conversation: Arguments for the Existence of God Chapter 5 Fourth Conversation: If God Exists, Why Is There Evil? Chapter 6 Fifth Conversation: Looking into Miracles, the Incarnation, Redemption, Religious Diversity, and a Skeptical Challenge Chapter 7 Afterword: Sources for Dialogues About God and Some Suggested Further Reading