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Swinburne, Richard

Works: 127 works in 895 publications in 14 languages and 31,819 library holdings
Genres: Terminology  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, wpr, Honoree
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The coherence of theism by Richard Swinburne( )

57 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates what it means, and whether it is coherent, to say that there is a God. The author concludes that, despite philosophical objections, the claims which religious believers make about God are generally coherent; and that although some important claimes are coherent only if the words by which they are expressed are being used in stretched or analogical senses, this is in fact the way in which theologians have usually claimed they are being used. This revised edition includes various minor corrections and clarifications. -- Back cover
Faith and reason by Richard Swinburne( )

74 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Richard Swinburne presents a new edition of one of his classic works on philosophical theology. Faith and Reason is a self-standing examination of the implications for religious faith of Swinburne's famous arguments about the coherence of theism and the existence of God. Swinburne analyzes the purposes of practicing a religion, and argues that religious faith requires belief that a particular creed provides the rationale for supposing that these purposes will be achieved. While maintaining the same structure and conclusions as the original, this second edition has been substantially rewritten, both in order to relate its ideas more closely to those of classical theologians and philosophers and to respond to more recent views
The existence of God by Richard Swinburne( Book )

81 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substantially re-written and updated, this edition of 'The Existence of God' presents arguments such as the existence of the laws of nature, 'fine-tuning' of the universe, moral awareness and evidence of miracles, to prove the case that there is a God
The Christian God by Richard Swinburne( )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is it for there to be a God, and what reason is there for supposing him to be the Traditional Christian God? In this pivotal volume of his tetralogy, Richard Swinburne builds a rigorous metaphysical system for describing the world, and applies this to assessing the worth of the Christian tenets of the Trinity and the Incarnation." "Part I is dedicated to analysing the categories needed to address accounts of the divine nature - these are substance, cause, time, and necessity. Part II begins by setting out, in terms of these categories, the fundamental doctrine of Western religions - that there is a God. After pointing out some of the different ways in which this doctrine can be developed, Swinburne spells out the simplest possible account of divine nature." "He then goes on to clarify the implications of this account for the specifically Christian doctrines of the Trinity (that God is 'three persons in one substance') and of the Incarnation (that God became incarnate in Jesus Christ). Swinburne finds that there are good reasons to believe the Christian additions to the core Western idea of God." "The Christian God builds upon Swinburne's acclaimed previous work to form a self-contained text which will no doubt become a classic in the philosophy of religion."--Jacket
Was Jesus God? by Richard Swinburne( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Swinburne argues compellingly that if there is a God, then the main doctrines which the Christian Church teaches about God are very probably true. In particular, he shows that there is strong philosophical support for the belief that Jesus, while remaining God, acquired a human nature and lived on earth for 30 years as a human being
Providence and the problem of evil by Richard Swinburne( )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and Arabic and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does a loving God allow humans to suffer so much? This is one of the most difficult problems of religious belief. The author of this text, the third in a tetralogy, examines this problem, and offers his interpretation of the problem
Is there a God? by Richard Swinburne( Book )

75 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is There a God? offers a powerful response to modern doubts about the existence of God. It may seem today that the answers to all fundamental questions lie in the province of science, and that the scientific advances of the twentieth century leave little room for God. Cosmologists have rolled back their theories to the moment of the Big Bang, the discovery of DNA reveals the key to life, the theory of evolution explains the development of life ... and with each new discovery or development, it seems that we are closer to a complete understanding of how things are. For many people, this gives strength to the belief that God is not needed to explain the universe; that religious belief is not based on reason; and that the existence of God is, intellectually, a lost cause. Richard Swinburne, one of the most distinguished philosophers of religion of our day, argues that on the contrary, science provides good grounds for belief in God. Why is there a universe at all? Why is there any life on Earth? How is it that discoverable scientific laws operate in the universe? Professor Swinburne uses the methods of scientific reasoning to argue that the best answers to these questions are given by the existence of God. The picture of the universe that science gives us is completed by God
The resurrection of God incarnate by Richard Swinburne( )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether or not Jesus rose bodily from the dead is perhaps the most critical and contentious issue in the study of Christianity. Rather than depend on statements in the New Testament, Swinburne argues for a wider approach
Epistemic justification by Richard Swinburne( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Swinburne offers an original treatment of a question at the heart of epistemology: what makes a belief rational, or justified in holding? He maps the rival accounts of philosophers on epistemic justification ("internalist" and "externalist"), arguing that they are really accounts of different concepts. He distinguishes between synchronic justification (justification at a time) and diachronic justification (synchronic justification resulting from adequate investigation) - both internalist and externalist. He also argues that most kinds of justification are worth having because they are indicative of truth; however, it is only justification of internalist kinds that can guide a believer's actions. Swinburne goes on to show the usefulness of the probability calculus in elucidating how empirical evidence makes beliefs probably true."--Jacket
Revelation : from metaphor to analogy by Richard Swinburne( )

47 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a fuller and entirely rewritten second edition of Revelation, the most notable new feature of which is a long chapter examining whether traditional Christian claims about personal morality (divorce, homosexuality, abortion etc.) can be regarded as revealed truths. A formal appendix shows how the structure of evidence supporting the Christian revelation can be articulated in terms of the probability calculus (and shows that Plantinga's well known argument from 'dwindling probabilities' against probabilistic arguments of this kind is not cogent)."--Jacket
The evolution of the soul by Richard Swinburne( Book )

48 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human beings have evolved from animals, and animals from inanimate matter, but what has evolved is qualitatively different from the inanimate matter from which it began. Both humans and the higher animals have a mental life of sensation, thought, purpose, desire, and belief. Although these mental states in part cause, and are caused by, brain states, they are distinct from them. Richard Swinburne argues that we can only make sense of this interaction by supposing that mental states are states of a soul, a mental substance in interaction with the body. Although both have a rich mental life, human souls, unlike animal souls, are capable of logical thought, have moral beliefs, have free will, and have an internal structure. Professor Swinburne concludes that there is no full scientific explanation available for the evolution of the soul, and almost certainly there never will be. --From publisher's description
Responsibility and atonement by Richard Swinburne( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First volume of a tetralogy on the philosophy of Christian doctrine; second volume is Revelation, from metaphor to analogy
Mind, brain, and free will by Richard Swinburne( )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pure mental events (including conscious events) are distinct from physical events and interact with them. Swinburne claims that no result from neuroscience or any other science could show that interaction does not take place; and illustrates this claim by showing that recent scientific work (such as Libet's experiments) has no tendency whatever to show that our intentions do not cause brain events. He goes on to argue for agent causation, and claims that--to speak precisely--it is we, and not our intentions, that cause our brain events. It is metaphysically possible that each of us could acquire a new brain or continue to exist without a brain; and so we are essentially souls. Brain events and conscious events are so different from each other that it would not be possible to establish a scientific theory which would predict what each of us would do in situations of moral conflict. Hence given a crucial epistemological principle (the Principle of Credulity) we should believe that things are as they seem to be: that we make choices independently of the causes which influence us. According to Swinburne's lucid and ambitious account, it follows that we are morally responsible for our actions
Simplicity as evidence of truth by Richard Swinburne( )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content Description #"Under the auspices of the Wisconsin-Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau."#Includes bibliographical references
The justification of induction by Richard Swinburne( Book )

16 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal identity by Sydney Shoemaker( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space and time by Richard Swinburne( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of miracle by Richard Swinburne( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to confirmation theory by Richard Swinburne( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason and the Christian religion : essays in honour of Richard Swinburne( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Faith and reason
Alternative Names
Granville Swinburne, Richard 1934-

Richard Swinburne britischer Religionsphilosoph

Richard Swinburne Brits filosoof

Richard Swinburne filosofo, teologo e educatore britannico

Richard Swinburne philosophe britannique

Swinburne, Richard G.

Swinburne, Richard G. 1934-

Swinburne, Richard Granville.

Swinburne, Richard Granville 1934-

Суинберн, Ричард 1934-

Суинбёрн, Ричард британский философ и теолог

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Faith and reasonThe existence of GodThe Christian GodWas Jesus God?Providence and the problem of evilIs there a God?The resurrection of God incarnateEpistemic justification