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    What is the status of belief in God? Must a rational case be made or can such belief be properly basic? Is it possible to reconcile the concept of a good God with evil and suffering? In light of great differences among religions, can only one religion be true? The most comprehensive work of its kind, Reason and Religious Belief, now in its fourth edition, explores these and other perennial questions in the philosophy of religion. Drawing from the best in both classical and contemporary di…Read more
  • Biology, Religion, and Philosophy: An Introduction
    with Dennis Venema
    Cambridge University Press. 2021.
    The intersection of biology and religion has spawned exciting new areas of academic research that raise issues central to understanding our own humanity and the living world. In this comprehensive and accessible survey, Michael L. Peterson and Dennis R. Venema explain the engagement between biology and religion on issues related to origins, evolution, design, suffering and evil, progress and purpose, love, humanity, morality, ecology, and the nature of religion itself. Does life have a chemical …Read more
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    A multicenter study of key stakeholders' perspectives on communicating with surrogates about prognosis in intensive care units
    with W. G. Anderson, J. W. Cimino, N. C. Ernecoff, A. Ungar, K. J. Shotsberger, P. la PolliceBuddadhumaruk, S. S. Carson, Curtis Jr, C. L. Hough, B. Lo, M. A. Matthay, J. S. Steingrub, and D. B. White
    Copyright © 2015 by the American Thoracic Society. Rationale: Surrogates of critically ill patients often have inaccurate expectations about prognosis. Yet there is little research on how intensive care unit clinicians should discuss prognosis, and existing expert opinion-based recommendations give only general guidance that has not been validated with surrogate decision makers. Objective: To determine the perspectives of key stakeholders regarding how prognostic information should be conveyed i…Read more
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    International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 25 (2): 117. 1989.
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    God and evil: Problems of consistency and gratuity (review)
    Journal of Value Inquiry 13 (4): 305-313. 1979.
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    The Problem of Evil: Selected Readings
    American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 15 (2): 199-201. 1994.
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    A Long and Faithful Journey
    Faith and Philosophy 15 (2): 156-159. 1998.
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    Recent Work on the Problem of Evil
    American Philosophical Quarterly 20 (4). 1983.
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    Evil and inconsistency
    Sophia 18 (2): 20-27. 1979.
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    The science-religion debate is a hot topic in academic circles and contemporary culture, and evolution makes the subject particularly contentious. Does modern science tip the scales toward atheism? Or does religion have resources to support its credibility and relevance? And how does evolution influence both worldviews?Comprehensive, balanced, and engaging, Science, Evolution, and Religion provides a dynamic yet respectful introduction to the science-religion debate, framed as a conflict between…Read more
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    Thomistic Papers IV
    Faith and Philosophy 8 (1): 115-120. 1991.
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    Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 2001.
    This excellent anthology in the philosophy of religion examines the basic classical and a host of contemporary issues in thirteen thematic sections. Assuming little or no familiarity with the religious concepts it addresses, it provides a well-balanced and accessible approach to the field. The articles cover the standard topics in the field, including religious experience, theistic arguments, the problem of evil, and miracles, as well as topics that have gained the attention of philosophers of r…Read more