With the entry-level student in mind, Stuart Brown guides the reader through three main topics: whether or not there is life after death; whether or not there is a powerful, beneficent intelligence controlling the universe; and the nature and appropriate defence of religious belief or faith. Each chapter is linked to readings by commentators on religion and belief, such as David Hume, John Hick, Richard Dawkins and William James. Key features also include activities and exercises, chapter summaries and guides to further reading.

chapter |4 pages


part |2 pages

Part I: Life After Death

chapter |32 pages

Disembodied existence

chapter |14 pages

Bodily survival

part |2 pages

Part II: Purpose in the Universe

chapter |16 pages

Arguments for a designer

chapter |14 pages

Arguments for a moral order

chapter |14 pages

God and evil