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In Defence of Christianity$
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Brian Hebblethwaite

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199276790

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005

DOI: 10.1093/019927679X.001.0001

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A Case for Theism

A Case for Theism

(p.1) 1 A Case for Theism
In Defence of Christianity

Brian Hebblethwaite

Oxford University Press

This chapter sketches the case for supposing theistic metaphysics to offer the best explanation of a world productive of mind, freedom, morality, art, philosophy, and religion. All these features of the human world, itself undoubtedly the product of evolution, are much more intelligible when seen as proceeding ultimately from God’s creative action, than simply as emerging out of the random interaction of material energies. A nature productive of finite spirit, and of the values of goodness, beauty and truth is best understood as the creation of infinite Spirit, itself supremely good, beautiful and true.

Keywords:   theism, metaphysics, mind, freedom, morality, art, philosophy, religion, God, spirit

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