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Publication Date: 19 Apr 2018
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 48
Author: John Cottingham
ISBN-13: 9780281076918, 9780281076925

How Can I Believe?

A Little Book Of Guidance
By John Cottingham
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Why do we exist? Is there a God? What’s the point of it all? These are some of the questions that all thinking people ask at some point in their lives.

John Cottingham explores the whys and wherefores that lead people to become believers.


1 The starting point
2 Why want to believe in the first place?
3 The human quest
4 Reaching for the unknown
5 The still small voice
6 Intimations of the sacred
7 Evil and waste
8 Belief and observance
About the Author
John Cottingham is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Reading, Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College, University of London, and an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford.
He has held visiting appointments in the United States (Fulbright Scholar) and New Zealand (Erskine Fellowship) and has served as Chairman of the British Society for the History of Philosophy, as President of the Mind Association, and as President of the Aristotelian Society. From 1993-2012 he was Editor of Ratio, the international journal of analytic philosophy. From 2007-9 he was President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion and is a life member of the Council of the Society.
Press Reviews

Strongly recommended. Ministers will find them a useful reference and may consider getting additional copies for pastoral encounters and spiritual counselling.

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