This is personal. ‘Why believe in God’ can mean two things: ‘what are the possible benefits of believing in God?’ and ‘what are the possible...
The strength of religious belief is prodigious. People dedicate their lives, not eat certain foods (or not eat at all), refrain from sex, even sacrifice their lives—all for...
Why are religions so pervasive, across diverse human cultures? If God exists, would God have made it so? But there are entirely natural reasons to expect the widespread...
Is atheism a belief system, a new ‘faith’ as it were, in the same way that atheists claim that theism is a belief system? Atheists reject this attack asserting...
We like to think that we are rational, that what we believe is what is true. But we often believe because of our “belief systems”-“how we believe” may...
This is personal. Why should I want to believe in God? Is belief a circular path of self-deception? Or the shortest route to bedrock reality?
How to make sense of the Christian claim that there is only one God but three persons? Why is it that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—just three persons—compose...
Can art inform topics in philosophy of religion? Can the existence and varieties of art address or affect theological questions about God, faith, belief, worship?
Theists must consider arguments against God. They should assess both the strong attacks of atheists and the counterattacks of scholarly believers who try to rebut...
‘Theism’ is the belief in God, especially one God, a personal God. Atheism claims theism is not coherent, meaning that God as a concept is riddled with conflicts,...
What can philosophy bring to religion? Philosophy is a systematic way of thinking about ideas and concepts, often fundamental features of the world. The philosophy of...