In his discussion of natural theology (arguments to prove the existence of God) and natural atheology (arguments for the falsehood of theistic belief) Plantinga focuses on two of the traditional arguments: the ontological argument as an example of natural theology, and the problem of evil as the most important representative of natural atheology.
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Date:November 29, 2008
This book is one of the best philosophies of religion I have ever read!
Although intended for the layman, Plantinga's writing style is dreadfully confusing. The common reader will have to read and re-read sections to understand the concepts posited. Mr. Plantina does, however, refute the atheist's claim that a holy God is incompatible with present evil. His arguments are consistent but he utilizes hypothetical worlds to substantiate his claims. Rather, he would have been more consistent and straightforward to simply assert the revealed truths of Scripture in the heritage of God's prophets and apostles. In any case, it is a valuable and interesting read, but only one familiar with linear logic should attempt to read it.