Friday, January 27, 2012

God Claims: An Index

So, I'm currently working on a book called An Index to Theistic Claims which will be kind of like An Index to Creationist Claims except focusing only on god belief. I've already written about 70 pages of the book itself, here is my table of contents. Have I missed any arguments or claims made by theists? Leave a comment if I have.

A. Purely Logical and Miscellaneous Arguments for God’s Existence

1. The Classic Ontological Argument
2. The Modal Ontological Argument
3. Descartes’ Conceptual Argument
4. The Argument from Numbers
5. The Moral Argument
6. The Argument from Consciousness
7. The Argument from Personal Experience
8. The Argument from Common Consent
9. Pascal’s Wager
10. If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

B. Presuppositionalist Arguments

1. The Transcendental Argument
2. Inductive Reasoning Presumes the Existence of God
3. Without God, You Cannot Trust Your Own Thoughts.
4. Plantinga’s Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism.
5. We Need an Unprovable Axiom; Christianity May Be It.
6. Plantinga’s Reformed Epistemology

C. First-Cause/Cosmological Arguments.

1. The Kalam Cosmological Argument
2. Swinburne’s Cosmological Argument
3. The Argument from Contingency

D. Design Arguments

1. Paley’s Watchmaker Argument
2. The Evolution/Creation Dichotomy
3. Dembski’s Explanatory Filter
4. Irreducible Complexity
5. Information Requires a Creator
6. Only God Could Have Created Life
7. The Argument from Lawfulness
8. The Fine-Tuning Argument
9. The Argument from Beauty in Physical Laws
10. The Argument from an Intelligible Universe

E. Arguments from Holy Scripture

1. Arguments from Biblical Prophecy:
1.1 World Events Predicted
1.2 Claims of Advanced Scientific Knowledge in the Bible
1.3 Old Testament Prophecies of Jesus

2. C.S. Lewis’ Trilemma: Lunatic, Liar, or Lord?
3. Q&A on the Arguments for the Resurrection of Jesus

4. Arguments from Qu’ranic Prophecy:
4.1 World Events Predicted
4.2 Claims of Advanced Scientific Knowledge in Qu’ran

F. Q&A on The Problem of Evil

G. Common Anti-Atheist Claims and Rhetoric

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