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Purtill, Richard L. 1931-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 138 publications in 6 languages and 5,484 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Introductions  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 828.91209
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Most widely held works by Richard L Purtill
J.R.R. Tolkien : myth, morality, and religion by Richard L Purtill( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.S. Lewis's case for the Christian faith by Richard L Purtill( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an introduction to Lewis’s best thinking on the major themes of the Christian tradition
Lord of the elves and eldils; fantasy and philosophy in C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien by Richard L Purtill( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and Catalan and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason to believe by Richard L Purtill( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is religious belief reasonable? The so-called New Atheists, such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, would energetically say, "No!" Many others, including some believers, insist that faith is utterly beyond reasoned argument. Faith, they declare, is believing something that reason tells you can't be so. In this way they think they shield belief from rational criticism." "Philosopher Richard Purtill, however, will have none of that approach to religion. In this newly updated classic work, Purtill carefully applies the power of the mind to understanding whether there is a rational basis for certain religious beliefs. His focus is on widely held Christian beliefs, although much of what he says applies also to other religious traditions. Purtill assesses the common objections to religious belief - the claims that religious tenets are nonsensical, wishful thinking, the result of gullibility, immoral, or refuted by modem discoveries. Then he considers the arguments in favor of Christian belief by studying the nature of faith, of the universe, of morality, of happiness, and the world with God in it." "He also scrutinizes certain beliefs involving claims of Christian revelation - the credentials of revelation, the idea of God, Jesus as God's Son, organized religion, and "the Last Things" (death, judgment, heaven and hell). The two appendices tackle the Christian doctrine of the Atonement and the influence of certain Christian writers on the revival of Christian belief in the twentieth century." "Reason to Believe is not a work of revealed theology or religious devotion. It is a highly readable book on the philosophy of religion, aimed at the reader who wants to think seriously about religion but who doesn't know all the philosophers' or theologians' jargon and who may or may not be a committed believer." --Book Jacket
Thinking about religion : a philosophical introduction to religion by Richard L Purtill( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to philosophy of religion is aimed at the problems which most interest students. As the author explains in his preface, "Students today have a wide range of perplexities about religion, many of them theological or historical rather than philosophical ... The topics I have covered in this book are those which I have found to create the most interest and cause the most discussion when they have come up in class."
Thinking about ethics by Richard L Purtill( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and German and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic for philosophers by Richard L Purtill( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logical thinking by Richard L Purtill( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murdercon by Richard L Purtill( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral dilemmas : readings in ethics and social philosophy( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophically speaking by Richard L Purtill( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic : argument, refutation, and proof by Richard L Purtill( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A logical introduction to philosophy by Richard L Purtill( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enchantment at Delphi by Richard L Purtill( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinated by the temple ruins at Delphi, a young girl manages to slip into the site when it is deserted and finds herself involved in a strange adventure
Philosophical questions : an introductory anthology( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grundkurs des religiösen Denkens by Richard L Purtill( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The parallel man by Richard L Purtill( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stolen goddess by Richard L Purtill( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden gryphon feather by Richard L Purtill( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solutions to odd-numbered exercises to accompany Logic for philosophers by Richard L Purtill( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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J.R.R. Tolkien : myth, morality, and religion
Alternative Names
Purtill, R. L. 1931-

Purtill, Richard.

Purtill, Richard 1931-

Purtill, Richard L. 1931-

Purtill, Richard Lawrence 1931-

Richard Purtill American writer

Richard Purtill Amerikaans romanschrijver

퍼틸, R. L. 1931-

퍼틸, 리차드 L. 1931-

퍼틸, 리챠드 L. 1931-

퍼틸, 리처드 L. 1931-

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C.S. Lewis's case for the Christian faithLord of the elves and eldils; fantasy and philosophy in C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. TolkienReason to believe