Epistemological Argument Against Atheism. Why a Knowledge of God is Implied in Everything We Know

Author: Meynell, Hugo
With his extraordinary command over English and his ability to transmit ideas clearly, Meynell takes on the concept of atheism and what he labels as Schleiermacher’s cultured ‘despisers of religion’. He argues that the concept of God is a rational belief and that the awareness of divinity illuminates the path for science. Not only does Meynell defend the existence of God, but also Christianity itself. He describes it as a form of dispensation to meet our human condition which acts as a substitute to the atheistic materialist alternative. Meynell adds that there is much to be learned from other religions and that religion can co-exist with critical philosophy and science.


“From the nature of its subject-matter, I take it that this book is a work of philosophy. It attempts to indicate rather briefly how Christian faith may co-exist, and indeed ought to co-exist, with a comprehensively critical philosophy and science.” -- Introduction

"For those who look for writing[s] by a major ethicist on the compatibility of various modes of ethical reasoning with the hope of finding ways of bridging key theories and synthesizing ethical doctrines... looks for unity in ethical reasoning, with the hope of reducing conflict in a world of intense ethical debate." -- Prof. E.J. McCullough, Saint Mary's University College

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Foundation and Empiricism

Chapter 2. Moral Atheism

Chapter 3. Rational Theism

Chapter 4. Christianity and Religions

Chapter 5. Portrait Gallery

Chapter 6. Spirit

Chapter 7. Envoi