The Blackwell Guide to Metaphysics is a definitive introduction to the core areas of metaphysics. It brings together sixteen internationally respected philosophers that demonstrate how metaphysics is done as they examine topics including causation, temporality, ontology, personal identity, idealism, and realism.
What if all events--big and small, good and bad--are governed by more than just blind chance? What if they are governed by God?
In this theologically informed and philosophically nuanced introduction to the study of probability and chance, Vern Poythress argues that all events--including the seemingly random or accidental--fall under God's watchful gaze as part of his eternal plan. Comprehensive in its scope, this book lays the theistic foundation for our scientific assumptions about the world while addressing personal questions about the meaning and significance of everyday events.
Philosophy and philosophers have had a profound, lasting impact on worldwide culture, history, politics, economics, and society. Philosophy has also had a significant shaping influence on religion, including Christianity. If one reads even slightly above a popular level in Christian theology or thought, one encounters a plethora of terms and ideas from philosophers throughout the ages. For those who didn't major in philosophy, this can sometimes feel like stumbling into a foggy, barely lit maze with many obstacles in the way. Following the helpful visual format of the popular ZondervanCharts series, Charts of Philosophy and Philosophers provides an in-depth survey of philosophy--its ideas, movements, history, and thinkers. Areas covered include: - Classical disciplines of philosophy - Analytic philosophy - Continental philosophy - Philosophy of religion Here is a valuable reference for anyone who wants to better understand the ideas that have shaped our world.