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Number of Pages: 204
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2004
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
"This is a superb introduction to philosophical thinking about God. But it is much more than that--it's a refreshingly clear, compelling and funny introduction to thinking itself, to the world of philosophy. I can't think of a better way into these subjects than with Ganssle as a guide."
" Thinking About God: First Steps in Philosophy is an outstanding book for those who want to learn to think philosophically about God's existence and nature. Ganssle's book uses these topics to help the reader learn to work through arguments to reasoned conclusions. Although religious beliefs are often dealt with emotionally, Ganssle shows the reader how to think carefully about them. While other philosophical texts tend to deal with technicalities which make them largely inaccessible to the inexperienced reader, Ganssle's book is aimed at helping these readers understand the underlying arguments and issues. Hence, this book provides a much-needed resource, a bridge between technical philosophical arguments and the untrained thinker that will be valuable in many churches and the lives of many Christians today. I highly recommend this book to those who wish to learn to think about the God they worship."
"Ganssle does a masterful job of guiding readers through the fundamental philosophical questions about God. He writes with a clarity rarely found in philosophers, simplifying complex issues without descending in simplistic explanations, and does it all with a touch of humor. A great introduction to philosophy of religion."
Author: Gregory Ganssle
Located in: Hamden, CT
Submitted: January 17, 2006
Tell us a little about yourself. I teach philosophy at Yale (part time) and work with the Rivendell Institute which combines ministry to faculty and graduate students with thinking hard about the obstacles to the Gospel in the university.
What was your motivation behind this project? I began teaching one day a week at the high school where my kids go. I could not find any adequate texts so I wrote this one.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? This book is especially suited for home school at the high school level. It provides step by step reasoning in a light tone. It is also good preparation for students going to college. Many of the chapters came out of lectures I have given on many secular campuses.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? My influences include C.S. Lewis, Alvin Plantinga and Bob Dylan.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: There are lots of jokes and I hope you laugh!