Thursday, December 20, 2012

Progress on the Book

As I've mentioned before, I'm currently writing a book entitled, Faith and Philosophy.  I've revised to outline to look like this:

Section One: Arguments in Support of God's Existence

Chapter One: The Relationship Between Faith and Reason (five pages)

Chapter Two: The Cosmological Argument (ten pages)

Chapter Three: The Teleological Argument (ten pages)

Chapter Four: The Conceptualist Argument (five pages)

Chapter Five: The Ontological Argument (five pages)

Chapter Six: The Argument from Desire (five pages)

Section Two: Answering Atheism

Chapter Seven: Miscellaneous Arguments (five pages)

Chapter Eight: The Argument from Divine Hiddenness (five pages)

Chapter Nine: The Argument from Suffering (ten pages)

Section Three: Conclusion

Chapter Ten: A Cumulative Case for God's Existence (five pages)

Total pages: sixty-five

As I've said before, this is just an introductory text, which is why the chapters are so concise.  With that being said, I feel I'm doing an adequate job presenting the arguments and defending them from the most common objections.

As of today, chapters two, three and four are complete.  In the next two days, I'll be tackling the ontological argument and the argument from desire.  Afterwards, I'll jump back to chapter one before critiquing the atheistic arguments.  My hope is to write one chapter every day.  Proof-reading and some polishing of the arguments will follow, but I hope to get this published relatively soon. 


  1. Cool, are you going to include some type of "Further Reading" section?

  2. I hadn't thought that far ahead. I will be adding footnotes to the arguments, where readers can find more thorough defenses of the arguments. Good idea, though.

  3. It would be hilarious if you changed the name of your book to "The Happy Theist" in response to this:

    Anyways, good luck and Happy Holidays.

  4. Haha! I do have an outline for a second book entitled, "I Think, Therefore I'm Catholic." I hope my Protestant friends take that in good humor. :)

    Happy Holidays to you, as well!