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Swinburne, Richard

Works: 165 works in 1,018 publications in 15 languages and 36,307 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, wpr, Creator
Classifications: BT102, 212.1
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The coherence of theism by Richard Swinburne( )

68 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 3,394 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( )

77 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,284 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 Christian God by Richard Swinburne( )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,328 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
The existence of God by Richard Swinburne( Book )

85 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,286 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
Was Jesus God? by Richard Swinburne( )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,037 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
The resurrection of God incarnate by Richard Swinburne( )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,969 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( )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,911 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
Is there a God? by Richard Swinburne( Book )

77 editions published between 1995 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 1,827 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
Providence and the problem of evil by Richard Swinburne( )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,761 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
Revelation : from metaphor to analogy by Richard Swinburne( )

51 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,641 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 )

52 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,403 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. It can be argued that these mental states, while interacting with the body, are distinct from it: they are states of a soul. In this study, Swinburne examines the various parts of the mental life, the concept of the soul (both animal and human), and the products of the human soul--logical thought, moral beliefs, and free will
Responsibility and atonement by Richard Swinburne( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First volume of a tetralogy on the philosophy of Christian doctrine; second volume is Revelation, from metaphor to analogy
Richard Swinburne : Christian philosophy in a modern world( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Swinburne is one of the most influential contemporary proponents of the analytical philosophy of religion. He is, above all, a traditional theist, i.e. he believes, that there exists an eternal, uncreated and immaterial perfect soul called "God" which is omnipotent, omniscient, perfectly free, morally perfect and the creator and sustainer of the universe. However, his interests are very wide-ranging. He has written on almost every central theological and philosophical issue such as epistemology, metaphysics, theory of mind and ethics. Swinburne is particularly well-known for his percep
Simplicity as evidence of truth by Richard Swinburne( )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind, brain, and free will by Richard Swinburne( )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind, Brain, and Free Will presents a powerful new case for substance dualism (the idea that humans consist of two parts--body and soul) and for libertarian free will (that humans have some freedom to choose between alternatives, independently of the causes which influence them). Richard Swinburne argues that answers to questions about mind, body, and free will depend crucially on the answers to more general philosophical questions. He begins by analyzing the criteria for one event being the same as another, one substance being the same as another, and a state of affairs being metaphysically possible; and then goes on to analyze the criteria for a belief about these issues being justified
The justification of induction by Richard Swinburne( Book )

19 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space and time by Richard Swinburne( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal identity by Sydney Shoemaker( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of miracle by Richard Swinburne( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to confirmation theory by Richard Swinburne( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Faith and reason
Faith and reasonThe Christian GodThe existence of GodWas Jesus God?The resurrection of God incarnateEpistemic justificationIs there a God?Providence and the problem of evil
Alternative Names
Granville Swinburne, Richard 1934-

Ricardus Swinburne

Richard Swinburne britischer Religionsphilosoph

Richard Swinburne Brits filosoof

Richard Swinburne filosofo, teologo e educatore britannico

Richard Swinburne philosophe britannique

Swinburne, R. G. 1934-

Swinburne, Richard G.

Swinburne, Richard G. 1934-

Swinburne, Richard Granville.

Swinburne, Richard Granville 1934-

Річард Свінберн

Суинберн Ричард

Суинберн, Ричард 1934-

Суинбёрн, Ричард британский философ и теолог

ריצ'רד סווינברן

ריצ'רד סווינברן סופר בריטי

ريتشارد سوينبورن فيلسوف بريطاني

ریچارد سوئین‌برن نویسنده و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

리처드 스윈번

スウィンバーン, R.