1: Introduction Part I. Religious Language 2: Conditions for Coherence--Logical Possibility 3: Conditions for Coherence--Metaphysical Possibility 4: The Words of Theology--(1) Words with Old and New Senses 5: The Words of Theology--(2) Medieval and Modern Accounts 6: Attitude Theories Part II. A Contingent God 7: An Omnipresent Spirit 8: Free and Creator of the Universe 9: Omnipotent 10: Omniscient Appendix on Omniscience in the Bible and Christian tradition 11: Perfectly Good and a Source of Moral Obligation 12: Eternal and Immutable Part III. A Necessary God 13: God's Necessary Properties 14: A Necessary Being 15: Holy and Worthy of Worship Additional Notes Index
Richard Swinburne has taught at many universities in the UK and in various foreign countries, and continues to give lectures abroad frequently since his retirement. From 1972 to 1984 he was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Keele, after which he was Professor of Philosophy of Religion in the University of Oxford. He has written many books and papers on many areas of philosophy, especially philosophy of religion, and is a Fellow of the British Academy.