The Metaphysics of Religious Belief

Gower (1990)

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This book generates the central concepts of religious belief from the concept of the miraculous. Our concept of God as Creator, pervading rather than invading the world, provides the foundation for the meaning of a believer’s life. Losing a sense of the miraculous constitutes a pattern of atheism consistent with belief that there is a God. Individual miracles may involve the inexplicable, but not the contradictory. Nor do they need explanation; already presupposing religious belief, they cannot serve to prove it. In his account of Creation, the seemingly incompatible demands of scientific theory and religious belief are reconciled
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