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Does God Matter? Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism

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2018.06.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Klaas J. Kraay (ed.), Does God Matter? Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism, Routledge, 2018, 228 pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415793513. Reviewed by David Johnson, Yeshiva University These authors are generally careful about definitions, and about side-stepping somehow the issue of the vacuous truth of counterfactuals having impossible antecedents. I have very little space, so I won't be careful about either of these things. Let's just say that pro-theism says that it's a good thing to have God around, anti-theism says it's a bad thing, and the book is mostly about which view is correct. Setting aside the completely trivial arguments, all of the more substantive and important arguments (all the arguments, I think, which might have any tendency to alarm anyone) are imperfect beings. Erik J. Wielenberg ("The Absurdity of Life in a Christian Universe as a Reason to Prefer that God... . . .

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