The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God. The Miracle of Theism By J. L. Mackie Clarendon Press, , Pp., £, £ . The late John L. Mackie, formerly of University College, Oxford. The Miracle of Theism. Arguments For and Against the Existence of God. John L. Mackie. Publication Date – January ISBN: pages.

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While reading through The Miracle of TheismI was repeatedly struck by why so many philosophers and students of religious studies consider it to be such an important work of its kind. Add both to Cart Add both to List. I think that Mackie’s purpose here is to present well-worn religious arguments and present the reasons that they do not work, which he does nicely.

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John Mackie is one of the few atheologians whose work is both widely distributed and exceptionally fair, well-written and engaging. Mar msckie, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: Showing of 28 reviews. Dec 15, Daniel rated it liked it Shelves: What God Could Have Made. Ivan rated it really liked it Sep 19, What does it mean to suggest that god has given us obligations that are intrinsically action-guiding? Mar 06, Ginger Griffin rated it it was amazing.

Mackie has contributed before his death at Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Chapter nine shifts from theistic arguments to the atheistic argument from evil.


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Any robust ethical theory will have prescriptive or normative statements that are not just action-guiding, but action-motivating as well. Mackie is thorough, but not so thorough as to make Mr Mackie does an above average job of introducing arguments for the existence of god. Mike rated it maxkie was amazing May 05, There are lots of great books on the lack of belief in a God or gods, but this one really stands out.

Sean Strnad rated it it was amazing Jun 18, My brain was certainly broken.

This review has necessarily been a brief exploration of some of the arguments and ideas in the book that most peaked my interest, but I will very likely be taking up excerpts of it for additional discussion in future articles and reviews on this site. Aug 28, Paul rated it it was amazing. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God

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Oxford University Press Meaning, that he doesn’t seem to have any chapter that argues for naturalism as such. He concludes that although religious experience cannot serve to show the existence of a being possessing any of the traditional attributes of god, neither can any of the alternative naturalistic theories of religion account for all religious experience without committing macmie genetic fallacy.


Jul 08, Grasped in Thought rated it really liked it. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Mackie gives a fair treatment of theistic arguments and then provides some very strong objections.

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To ask other readers questions about The Miracle of Theismplease sign up. Og Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Arif Ahmed – – Mind Be the first to ask a question about The Miracle of Theism. Still, well over two millennia later, and in spite of a bounty of examples of religiously-inspired violence, we find the question persists.

Trivia About The Miracle of Th Arguments For and Against the Existence of God. I foolishly got rid of that copy, thinking I had no use for it. I found this to be one of the weakest chapters in the book, not because of the defense of subjectivism, mmiracle because of all that is conceded to proponents of the moral argument.