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36 arguments for the existence of God

a work of fiction

by Rebecca Goldstein

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Pantheon Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Faith and reason -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesThirty-six arguments for the existence of God
    StatementRebecca Newberger Goldstein.
    GenreFiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3557.O398 A615 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23218163M
    ISBN 109780307378187
    LC Control Number2009017022
    OCLC/WorldCa319868367

    36 Arguments for the Existence of God is a stunningly original novel, which explores the varieties of the human religious experience in a story of obsession, consuming love, and divine genius. By turns hilarious, moving and devilishly clever, Goldstein's novel is an exhilarating romance of heart and mind/5().   36 Arguments for the Existence of God ends with a suspenseful set piece in which Cass debates another famous academic on the proposition that "God exists." The brilliance of .

    A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction Which of the 36 arguments, if any, is the most convincing? Why do you think the.   Her most recent book, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God, is a is nonetheless possessed of a steely intellectual coherence that is frighteningly impressive to behold."--The Times (London) "36 Arguments for the Existence of God affirms Ms. Goldstein's rare ability to explore the quotidian and the cosmological with equal ease. /5(2K).

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36 Arguments for the Existence of God plunges into the great debate of our day: the clash between faith and reason. World events are being shaped by fervent believers at home and abroad, while a new atheism is asserting itself in the public by: 3. 4/5 You wouldnt know it from the title, but Rebecca Goldsteins 36 Arguments for the Existence of God is a novel.

True, it carries a 52 page Appendix, also titled 36 Arguments for the Existence of God, which lists 36 arguments, many of which you may have seen in your intro to philosophy class, then outlines and argues against each/5().

Rebecca Goldstein's "36 Arguments for the Existence of God" recalls this admonition. This is the novel as scythe; an attempt to raze the arguments that have been raised for God, but also to show a certain hollowness and even craziness at the heart of religious : Rabbi David Wolpe.

36 Arguments for the Existence of God plunges into the great debate of our day: the clash between faith and reason. World events are being shaped by fervent believers at home and abroad, while a new atheism is asserting itself in the public sphere. Seltzer’s best seller (like Goldstein’s novel) comes with an appendix that lists and refutes 36 arguments for the existence of God, “formally constructed in the preferred analytic style.”Author: Liesl Schillinger.

About 36 Arguments for the Existence of God. From the author of The Mind-Body Problem: a witty and intoxicating novel of ideas that plunges into the great debate between faith and reason. At the center is Cass Seltzer, a professor of psychology whose book, The Varieties of Religious Illusion, has become a surprise best “the atheist with a soul,” he wins over the stunning.

ith atheism fashionable and religious fundamentalism on the rise, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God gently mocks the delusions of both the godly and the godless. Cass Seltzer is an academic Author: Jonathan Beckman.

'36 Arguments' Poses Questions Of Faith, In Fiction Fresh Air Janu • Rebecca Goldstein's 36 Arguments for the Existence of God Author: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. But it has become enormously popular thanks to the book’s appendix, which is called “36 Arguments for the Existence of God.” That appendix is also the appendix to Ms.

Goldstein’s novel. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God by Rebecca Goldstein (ostensibly from Cass's own book), in which the titular 36 arguments for God are coolly dissected: it is as though the book.

36 triumphs in a whole bunch of literary subgenres.[It is] a novel whose manifold delights can only be hinted at in a review. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God is brimming with richly realized characters, brimming with ideas, brimming with life."—The Jerusalem Report/5(48).

36 Arguments for the Existence of God A Work of Fiction (Book): Goldstein, Rebecca: Equally adept at fiction (a winner of the National Jewish Book Award) and philosophy (a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation genius prize), Rebecca Newberger Goldstein now gives us a novel that transforms the great debate between faith and reason into an exhilarating romance of both heart and mind.

Find books like 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked 36 Ar. His book has dismantled 36 famous arguments that have commonly been put forward to prove God’s existence.

These include the Cosmological Argument (God must exist because everything that exists must have a cause), the Argument from Design (beautifully designed things must have a designer), and the Argument from the Beauty of Physical Laws (the.

Fortunately, the book carries an appendix of the 36 theistic arguments which clearly labels them and exhibits their premisses and supporting arguments. Thus I was able to cut to the chase and see what Rebecca Goldstein has to say about my favorite argument, the cosmological argument (#1 on her list).

appendix: 36 arguments for the existence of god 1. The Cosmological Argument 2. The Ontological Argument 3. The Argument from Design A. The Classical Teleological Argument B. The Argument from Irreducible Complexity C. The Argument from the Paucity of Benign Mutations D.

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The opening chapter of Rebecca Goldstein's 36 Arguments For the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction finds Professor Cass Seltzer giddily contemplating his uncanny luck. His recent publication, The Varieties of Religious Illusion, couldn't have been timed more perfectly/5(19).

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein’s religious fiction, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God (), follows an atheist professor on a quest to understand religion and why people believe in God. The book is popular with readers of religious fiction for its exploration of .In 36 Arguments for the Existence of God, Goldstein has fashioned a tale that does justice to the depth of the problem of reconciling a scientific worldview with the insistent yearning for transcendence, and has done so in a way that is philosophically sophisticated without being pedantic, and deeply moving without being weighed down by the.

36 Arguments for the Existence of God This clever novel manages to blend existential ponderings with humor and sharp writing. 36 Arguments for the Existence of .