Is God the Best Explanation of Things?

A Dialogue

  • Joshua Rasmussen
  • Felipe Leon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Joshua Rasmussen, Felipe Leon
    Pages 1-3
  3. Is There a Foundation for the Universe?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Joshua Rasmussen
      Pages 7-22
    3. Felipe Leon
      Pages 23-37
    4. Joshua Rasmussen
      Pages 39-52
    5. Joshua Rasmussen
      Pages 71-83
    6. Felipe Leon
      Pages 85-97
  4. Is the Foundation Personal?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Joshua Rasmussen
      Pages 101-116
    3. Joshua Rasmussen
      Pages 139-152
    4. Felipe Leon
      Pages 185-190
  5. Is the Foundation Good?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Joshua Rasmussen
      Pages 223-242
    3. Felipe Leon
      Pages 243-252
    4. Joshua Rasmussen
      Pages 253-271
    5. Joshua Rasmussen, Felipe Leon
      Pages 273-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 279-286

About this book


This book provides an up to date, high-level exchange on God in a uniquely productive style. Readers witness a contemporary version of a classic debate, as two professional philosophers seek to learn from each other while making their cases for their distinct positions. In their dialogue, Joshua Rasmussen and Felipe Leon examine classical and cutting-edge arguments for and against a theistic explanation of general features of reality. The book also provides original lines of thought based on the authors’ own contributions to the field, and offers a productive and innovative inquiry into on one of the biggest questions people ask: what is the ultimate explanation of things?


cosmological arguments God debate problem of evil origins worldview agnosticism theism atheism

Authors and affiliations

  • Joshua Rasmussen
    • 1
  • Felipe Leon
    • 2
  1. 1.Azusa Pacific University AzusaUSA
  2. 2.El Camino CollegeTorranceUSA

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