The Many-Faced Argument

Studies on the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God

Edited by John Hick, Arthur C. McGill

Foreword by Yujin Nagasawa

The Many-Faced Argument

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  • ISBN: 9781606086957
  • Pages: 384
  • Publication Date: 4/24/2009
  • Retail Price: $43.00
Web Price: $34.40
Web Price: $34.40

The Many-Faced Argument

Studies on the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God

Edited by John Hick, Arthur C. McGill

Foreword by Yujin Nagasawa

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  • ISBN: 9781606086957
  • Pages: 384
  • Publication Date: 4/24/2009
  • Retail Price: $43.00
Web Price: $34.40

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The Many-Faced Argument presents a compilation of essays on the ontogical argument for the existence of God, covering responses to Anselm's position in the first half, and, in the second half, covering developments of the argument in the context of modern philosophy. Along with contibutions by editors Hick and McGill, other writers include Karl Barth, Andre Hayden, Anselm Stolz, Bertrand Russell, Jerome Shaffer, Gilbert Ryle, Aime Forest, Norman Malcolm, and Charles Hartshorne.

While interest in the the ontological argument has arisen from various disciplines -- historical, theological and philosophical -- the purpose of this book is to bring these varied writings together so that scholars and students within each discipline may have contributions from other fields readily available.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"John Hick's and Arthur McGill's The Many-Faced Argument is a remarkable volume precisely because it sheds light on, as the title suggests, many different interpretations of and many different responses to the ontological argument through carefully selected works. Despite its age, the ontological argument still occupies the central part of the philosophy of religion, and vigorous debate on the cogency of the argument continues to occupy philosophers. The new reprint edition of The Many-Faced Argument from Wipf and Stock is an invaluable resource for researchers, students, and general readers."

From the new foreword to this edition by
Yujin Nagasawa, University of Birmingham

Contributors-

John Hick
Arthur C. McGill
Yujin Nagasawa

Bio(s)-

John Hick is a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK, and an emeritus professor both of that University and of the Claremont Graduate University in California. He is an internationally read and discussed philosopher of religion, his books having been translated into sixteen languages. This book provides the epistemological basis of all his later work, including Evil and the God of Love and An Interpretation of Religion.

Arthur C. McGill (1926 -1980) was the Bussey Professor of Theology at Harvard Divinity School. A distinguished philosopher and theologian, he also taught at Amherst College, Wesleyan University, and Princeton University.

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