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Published by Susquehanna University Press in Selinsgrove .
Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

StatementHoward P. Kainz
LC ClassificationsBT103 .K35 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24579868M
ISBN 109781575911434
LC Control Number2010012061

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Get this from a library! The existence of God and the faith-instinct. [Howard P Kainz] -- Responding to the rash of books supporting a "new atheism" in recent years, some excellent rebuttals and refutations by Berlinski, Novak, Hart, Day, and others have also been published. The present. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 24 cm: Contents: The existence of God --The problem of evil --The characteristics of God --Faith --The faith-instinct --Faith: proper and improper objects --The wider orbit of faith in the sibility. The Existence of God and the Faith-Instinct book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for s: 0. Books against religion and belief in God are plentiful in our day and often make the best-seller lists. Witness the success of Richard Dawkins’s The God Illusion, Christopher Hitchens’s God is Not Great, Daniel Dennett’s Breaking the Spell, and Sam Harris’s Letters to a Christian a particular handicap of such books, and of atheism in general, is that it is impossible to.

The present book, however, is not a continuation of these critical salvos against the likes of Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett, and Harris, but engages in a fresh reexamination of several important aspects of the "God-question," along with an exploration of the theory of the "faith-instinct"a theory that emerges from a respectably long tradition.   I discuss some of these books in my own book, The Existence of God and the Faith-Instinct. St. Thomas Aquinas makes many references to an instinctive grounding for faith. For example, in the Summa theologiae II-II, q. 2, a. 9, he writes, “He who believes has a sufficient inducement to believe: for he is led to belief by an interior instinct.   Nicholas Wade’s book “The Faith Instinct” is at its best when putting us through such exercises and sidelining the by-now tiresome debates about religion as a force for good or evil. The Faith Instinct is not a bad book, but it may not be what you're expecting. It certainly wasn't what I was expecting. Based on the title, "How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures" I was expecting some pretty hard scientific data. Brain imaging, scientific experiments, and psychological case studies, however, are not to be found in this book/5(99).

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