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New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy

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Eerdmans 2010

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Overview

Responding to contemporary popular atheism, Robert J. Spitzer’s New Proofs for the Existence of God examines the considerable evidence for God and creation that has come to light from physics and philosophy during the last 40 years. An expert in diverse areas, including theology, physics, metaphysics, and ethics, Spitzer offers in this text the most contemporary, complete, and integrated approach to rational theism currently available.

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Key Features

  • Provides a response to contemporary popular atheism
  • Examines considerable evidence for God and creation
  • Offers a contemporary, complete, and integrated approach to rational theism

Contents

  • Indications of Creation in Big Bang Cosmology
  • Indications of Supernatural Design in Contemporary Big Bang Cosmology
  • A Metaphysical Argument for God’s Existence
  • A Lonerganian Proof for God’s Existence
  • Proof of a Creator of Past Time
  • Methodological Considerations and the Impossibility of Disproving God
  • The Divine Mystery: Five Transcendentals
  • The Human Mystery: Five Yearnings for the Ultimate

Praise for the Print Edition

Skepticism about the possibility of proving the existence of God often relies on data from modern science. In this splendid new book Father Robert Spitzer explores the implications of the latest discoveries in big bang cosmology, string theory, quantum physics, and the ontology of time to craft a series of convincing philosophical arguments. To paraphrase a popular commercial, this is not your father’s old ‘natural theology’ textbook—this is a gripping and compelling account of the best current arguments for theism.

—Joseph W. Koterski, associate professor of philosophy, Fordham University

A most original and insightful case for the existence of God . . . Fr. Spitzer’s new proofs pose a serious and compelling challenge to the unconscious hegemony of naturalism in the worlds of both philosophy and the sciences.

Francis J. Beckwith, associate professor of Church-State studies, Baylor University

Rare is the theologian who keeps abreast of the latest developments in fundamental physics, and even rarer the one who can discuss them with the theological and philosophical sophistication that Fr. Spitzer displays in this book. A challenging and original work.

—Stephen M. Barr, professor, University of Delaware

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About Robert J. Spitzer

Robert J. Spitzer, SJ, former president of Gonzaga University, is founder and president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, Irvine, California. His books include Healing the Culture, The Spirit of Leadership, and Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life.