God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason is a book by the Dutch philosopher Herman Philipse, written in English and published in the. Given, however, that we are living in the age of science, Philipse argues that the natural theologian is faced with a dilemma he calls “The. God in the Age of Science?: A Critique Of Religious Reason. by. Herman Philipse . Philipse tackles religion from an epistemilogical point of view whereas most.

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It is unfortunate that critiques of the utility of religion are taken as the reason for critiques on the truth of religion.

Maja Leibovitz marked it as to-read Nov 04, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. At no point do we have any evidence that our brains possess a sensis divinituslet alone that it’s actually at work in religious experiences, that it’s faulty for most people, but less faulty for monotheists, and reliable when it comes fod Christian beliefs.

Steve Dustcircle marked it as to-read Oct 05, Clement Dore – – Religious Studies 18 4: Kristina UK marked it as to-read Apr 11, The Priority of Natural Theology 2.

At certain points, it is ambiguous whether Philipse is attacking the validity of proofs of a first cause or necessary being generally, the traditional domain of reasoning about ‘God’ in philosophy, or an expanded understanding of the divine that includes, for example, personal attributes.


Stefan added it Jan scence, But for those who find the question interesting, and for those who seek a modern understanding of how to address the question, this book is well worth reading. The exercise begins by seeing whether Swinburne is successful in casting God as a successful theory in the way scientific theories are. The Number of Gods in Philosophy of Religion.

Subscriber Login Email Address. Reginald Le rated it it was amazing Dec 20, With regard to the domain of science, Philipse places great value on the power of scientific methods to make predictions. Sign in Create an account. To ask other readers questions about God in the Age of Science? Jeff Line rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Probably the best ones on the subject, and certainly the most expensive: Part II Theism as a Theory. Philipse is a big fan of probability calculus, false dichotomies and dismissing opinions that differ from his.

Niels Schimmel rated it really liked it Dec 08, If cthis can be done by e methods completely unlike those used by thd and scholars, or f like those methods.

God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

A second and related problem concerns domains, especially the proper domain of what is meant by God in natural theology and the domain of science. CS1 Dutch-language sources nl Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references. Tony Ross rated it really liked it Nov 27, Vidur Kapur marked it as to-read Nov 17, Gid part I Herman Philipse assesses these options and argues that the most promising for believers who want to be justified in accepting their creed in our scientific age is the Bayesian cumulative case strategy developed by Richard Swinburne.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A Critique of Religious Reason Herman Philipse Abstract This book is a critical examination of the philosophical strategies for defending religious belief. The Principle of Credulity and Religious Experience.

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July Learn how and when to remove this template message. By contrast, Philipse says very little in a positive sense about what he means by a cause, either using the term in passing without reflection or restricting his philipze comments to denying particular views of causation advanced by others for example, the doctrine of “double causation”, Martijn Leeuw rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Yujin Nagasawa – – Philosophy Compass 6 8: Cambridge University Press, Physicists, at least, do not consider it nonsensical to enquire into such matters.

God being the simplest thing there is because infinites are simpler than non-infinites mathematically.