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The Supernaturalist

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Download PDF The Supernaturalist Book by Eoin Colfer Full eBook and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2005-01-27 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill longs to escape from the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys. When a rare chance to get away comes, he grabs it, but the attempt goes fatally wrong. He can feel his life force ebbing away, sucked out of him by a strange blue Parasite ... until a wisecracking gang of kids burst in, blast the creature and save him. They are the Supernaturalists, dedicated to ridding the world of these life-sucking blue parasites. When they realise that Cosmo has the ability to see these blue creatures too, they enlist him as one of them. Their mission leads Cosmo into a world of high-level corruption, James Bond type technology, thrilling adventure and finally back to a place that Cosmo ever thought he'd have to return...the dreaded Clarissa Frayne.

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The Supernaturalist: The Graphic Novel

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Download PDF The Supernaturalist: The Graphic Novel Book by Eoin Colfer Full eBook and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-01-30 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Satellite City 'The city of the future,' proclaim the billboards. But if you're an orphan, like Cosmo Hill, you have no future. Sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, Cosmo spends his days testing highly dangerous products. The average life span of an orphan in the Institute is fifteen years. Cosmo is fourteen. Finally Cosmo is saved - by the Supernaturalists, a group of teens who share his ability to see Parasites who drain the life from injured and dying humans. But they're not the only ones hunting the Parasites; soon Cosmo and his new friends discover a horrifying secret that will change all their lives forever.

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A History and Critique of Methodological Naturalism

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Download PDF A History and Critique of Methodological Naturalism Book by Joseph B. Onyango Okello Full eBook and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-07-21 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Methodological naturalism is the thesis that only natural features can be factored into any legitimate explanation. Moreover, the thesis contends, any attempt to explain natural phenomena by appealing to supernatural features is unscientific and, therefore, illegitimate. This book argues that nothing inherently problematic afflicts possible appeals to supernatural agency in the attempt to explain select phenomena in nature. Reputable philosophers of the ancient and medieval periods, as well as prominent scientists of the early modern era, invoked supernatural agency in their attempts to understand nature. For them, miraculous interventions in nature by a supernatural agent were not unreasonable. However, the super-naturalistic worldview has been replaced by methodological naturalism. The assumptions of two pivotal figures--David Hume and Charles Darwin--brought about this change. This book shows that this change was motivated by unscientific means. Hence, the change itself remains inconsistent with the assumptions of methodological naturalism.

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In Defense of Kant's Religion

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ISBN : 0253000718
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Download PDF In Defense of Kant's Religion Book by Chris L. Firestone Full eBook and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2008-10-09 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chris L. Firestone and Nathan Jacobs integrate and interpret the work of leading Kant scholars to come to a new and deeper understanding of Kant's difficult book, Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason. In this text, Kant's vocabulary and language are especially tortured and convoluted. Readers have often lost sight of the thinker's deep ties to Christianity and questioned the viability of the work as serious philosophy of religion. Firestone and Jacobs provide strong and cogent grounds for taking Kant's religion seriously and defend him against the charges of incoherence. In their reading, Christian essentials are incorporated into the confines of reason, and they argue that Kant establishes a rational religious faith in accord with religious conviction as it is elaborated in his mature philosophy. For readers at all levels, this book articulates a way to ground religion and theology in a fully fledged defense of Religion which is linked to the larger corpus of Kant's philosophical enterprise.

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Oxford Studies in Metaethics Volume 15

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ISBN : 0192603302
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Download PDF Oxford Studies in Metaethics Volume 15 Book by Russ Shafer-Landau Full eBook and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-07-16 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oxford Studies in Metaethics is the only publication devoted exclusively to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field. Its broad purview includes work being done at the intersections of ethical theory with metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. The essays included in the series provide an excellent basis for understanding recent developments in the field; those who would like to acquaint themselves with the current state of play in metaethics would do well to start here.

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Displacing Christian Origins

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ISBN : 0226056880
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Download PDF Displacing Christian Origins Book by Ward Blanton Full eBook and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2008-09-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recent critical theory is curiously preoccupied with the metaphors and ideas of early Christianity, especially the religion of Paul. The haunting of secular thought by the very religion it seeks to overcome may seem surprising at first, but Ward Blanton argues that this recent return by theorists to the resources of early Christianity has precedent in modern and ostensibly secularizing philosophy, from Kant to Heidegger. Displacing Christian Origins traces the current critical engagement of Agamben, Derrida, and Žižek, among others, back into nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century philosophers of early Christianity. By comparing these crucial moments in the modern history of philosophy with exemplars of modern biblical scholarship—David Friedrich Strauss, Adolf Deissmann, and Albert Schweitzer—Blanton offers a new way for critical theory to construe the relationship between the modern past and the biblical traditions to which we seem to be drawn once again. An innovative contribution to the intellectual history of biblical exegesis, Displacing Christian Origins will promote informed and fruitful debate between religion and philosophy.

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The Dialogue of Cultural Traditions

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ISBN : 1565182588
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The Philosophy of Miracles

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ISBN : 1441131302
Pages : 174 pages
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Download PDF The Philosophy of Miracles Book by David Corner Full eBook and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2007-01-21 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philosophers who wish to argue for the rationality of belief in God frequently employ a 'god-of-the-gaps' strategy. This strategy consists in trying to find a phenomenon that cannot be explained by natural science, and insisting that it can be explained only by reference to the activity of God. Philosophical discussion of miracles usually revolves around the attempt to link a miracle to God in just this way. One of the problems with this approach is that it is very difficult to identify anything as being forever beyond the power of science to explain. Science continues to advance upon the territory occupied by the god of the gaps. Thus it is desirable to develop an account of divine agency that will not be subject to revision in the face of scientific progress. This book is just such an account. Drawing on recent work in the theory of action, it shows that we can attribute God's agency to an event in nature without eliminating the possibility that it might be explained scientifically. In bringing God's actions out of the gaps, we avoid the possibility that future discoveries in science will make our talk of divine agency obsolete.

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Reason and Religion

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ISBN : 1532609302
Pages : 400 pages
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Download PDF Reason and Religion Book by Rem B. Edwards Full eBook and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-10-13 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book covers a variety of approaches to the main issues usually covered by philosophy of religion textbooks, such as the meaning of "religion," six ways of relating theology to philosophy, naturalism versus supernaturalism and their respective difficulties, an explanation and defense of process theism or panentheism, God's attributes, critiques and defenses of the ontological, cosmological, and teleological arguments, religious experience including pluralistic and monistic mysticism, verification after death, and the future of reason and religion. In dealing with the arguments for the existence of God, theism wins. Though published some decades ago, there is very little in this book that the author would change today.

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APOLOGETICS

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Download PDF APOLOGETICS Book by Ezekiel Boring Kephart Full eBook and published by Christian Publishing House. This book was released on 2022-06-08 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Defend the trustworthiness of Christian revelation with Apologetics: A Treatise on Christian Evidences. Ezekiel Boring Kephart argues the existence of God through the field of theology. Therefore, Kephart focuses his attention on the inspiration of Scripture, miracles, and prophecy as proofs for the Christian religion. This book will equip you to dialogue with those who believe in the existence of God but reject the claims of Christianity.

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The Big Book of Christian Apologetics

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ISBN : 1493401408
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Download PDF The Big Book of Christian Apologetics Book by Norman L. Geisler Full eBook and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2012-11-01 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Big Book of Christian Apologetics is a comprehensive resource designed to equip motivated believers with information to help defend and explain their faith. Examining nearly every key issue, person, and concept related to Christian apologetics, this book clarifies difficult biblical passages, clearly explains various philosophical systems and concepts, examines contemporary issues and challenges, and offers classic apologetic arguments, all with the aim of giving readers the background to intelligently and persuasively talk about their Christian faith with skeptics. An expertly abridged version of the Baker Encyclopedia on Christian Apologetics, this resource brings leading apologist Norman L. Geisler's seminal work to the masses.

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In Praise of Heteronomy

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ISBN : 025302661X
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Download PDF In Praise of Heteronomy Book by Merold Westphal Full eBook and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2017-05-22 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recognizing the essential heteronomy of postmodern philosophy of religion, Merold Westphal argues against the assumption that human reason is universal, neutral, and devoid of presupposition. Instead, Westphal contends that any philosophy is a matter of faith and the philosophical encounter with theology arises from the very act of thinking. Relying on the work of Spinoza, Kant, and Hegel, Westphal discovers that their theologies render them mutually incompatible and their claims to be the voice of autonomous and universal reason look dubious. Westphal grapples with this plural nature of human thought in the philosophy of religion and he forwards the idea that any appeal to the divine must rest on a historical and phenomenological analysis.

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PopLit, PopCult and The X-Files

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ISBN : 0786483326
Pages : 253 pages
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Download PDF PopLit, PopCult and The X-Files Book by Jan Delasara Full eBook and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-11-03 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For six acclaimed seasons, FBI paranormal detectives Mulder and Scully have been chasing monsters and little green men and exposing government conspiracies, while espousing the mantras "trust no one" and "the truth is out there." This work takes a close look at the popular television series and shows how its style, character and narrative structure have continued to tease and please a wide viewing audience every week for six years. The first section examines the text of the series and the progression of its mythic story arc. This part also looks at the show's use of expressionistic techniques in both its visual and sound effects; the related tropes of self-reflexive humor, irony and the grotesque; and its ability to give the audience an occasional strong sensory jolt. The second section explores the context that has given rise to The X-Files phenomenon in the 1990s. The show's gothic horror tradition is established, and its contribution to the Zeitgeist of the 90s is also acknowledged.

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Miracles

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ISBN : 0007332297
Pages : 304 pages
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Download PDF Miracles Book by C. S. Lewis Full eBook and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2011-09-29 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares the way for this, or results from this.’

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Systematic Atheology

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ISBN : 135162637X
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Download PDF Systematic Atheology Book by John R. Shook Full eBook and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-12-01 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Atheology is the intellectual effort to understand atheism, defend the reasonableness of unbelief, and support nonbelievers in their encounters with religion. This book presents a historical overview of the development of atheology from ancient thought to the present day. It offers in-depth examinations of four distinctive schools of atheological thought: rationalist atheology, scientific atheology, moral atheology, and civic atheology. John R. Shook shows how a familiarity with atheology’s complex histories, forms, and strategies illuminates the contentious features of today’s atheist and secularist movements, which are just as capable of contesting each other as opposing religion. The result is a book that provides a disciplined and philosophically rigorous examination of atheism’s intellectual strategies for reasoning with theology. Systematic Atheology is an important contribution to the philosophy of religion, religious studies, secular studies, and the sociology and psychology of nonreligion.

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ISBN : 9004497706
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Download PDF The Canonical Approach Book by Noble Full eBook and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-08-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through analysing Brevard Childs' 'canonical approach' to biblical interpretation, this book explores some of the central problems in biblical methodology and hermeneutics. The author's novel solutions suggest how Childs' programme can be set upon a sounder methodological basis.