Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The latest on Five Proofs
Tomorrow, Thursday July 25, Cameron Bertuzzi’s Capturing Christianity program will be hosting a live discussion between atheist philosopher Graham Oppy and me about my book Five Proofs of the Existence of God.
Philosopher Stephen L. Brock briefly reviews the book in The Review of Metaphysics. From the review:
It is hard to imagine how such difficult ideas and arguments could be set forth more digestibly. The tone is academic but lively, and certainly not diffident…
Plenty of particular objections are addressed in the first six chapters, but the last one takes up objections to natural theology as a whole. There are sixteen of them, drawn from a multitude of authors... Feser is at his best in disputation, and, for my money, this is the book’s most effective part.
End quote. Five Proofs was also recently reviewed in the Homiletic and Pastoral Review by theologian Fr. John Cush. From the review:
Feser’s text… will prove to be a helpful addition to natural theology classes in seminaries and undergraduate classes in the English-speaking world…
I cannot stress enough how good it is in its explanations and illustrations and those who teach philosophy will surely find it to be a tremendous resource. I highly recommend this book to teachers and students and I know that in Five Proofs of the Existence of God I have found a text that I trust for seminarians beginning their study of natural theology.
End quote. In the July/August 2019 issue of Faith magazine, theologian Christina Read the book. From the review:
Edward Feser has written a very useful book on five proofs of the existence of God…
[Feser’s] approach helps make ‘God’ arguments accessible to an audience formed in an agnostic, materialistic/ atheistic worldview, whilst [his] methodology… opens the topic to the lay reader without neglecting a more formal philosophical treatment and the engagement in scholarly debate which pushes forward Feser’s contributions to academic reflection on this topic.
In all this he demonstrates striking explicatory skill, indicative of an effective teacher.