Richard Swinburne

Emeritus Nolloth
 Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of 
Oxford


Richard Swinburne is a Fellow of the British Academy. He was Nolloth
 Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at the University of 
Oxford from 1985 until 
2002. He is best known for his 
trilogy on the philosophy of theism (The Coherence of Theism, The Existence of God, and Faith and Reason). The central book of this 
trilogy, The Existence of God (2nd edition, 2004, Oxford University Press), 
claims that 
arguments 
from the existence of (1) laws of nature, (2) those laws being such as to lead 
to the evolution of human bodies, and (3) humans being conscious, make it probable that there is a God. He has
 written a tetralogy on the meaning and justification of central
 Christian doctrines (including Providence and the Problem of Evil, Oxford 
University Press, 1998). He has written at various lengths on many of the other major
 issues of
 philosophy (including epistemology, the study of what makes a belief
 rational or 
justified, in his book Epistemic Justification); and he has applied his 
views about what is made probable by what evidence to the
 evidence about the Resurrection of Jesus in The Resurrection of God 
Incarnate. He is also well known for his defense of 
‘substance dualism’ (the view that humans consist of two parts–soul and body), especially in his book The Evolution 
of the Soul.


Contributions by Richard Swinburne

Richard Swinburne

The Impossibility of Proving that Human Behavior is Determined

May 10, 2013

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Richard Swinburne

Panel Discussion 1

May 10, 2013

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Richard Swinburne

What Kind of Necessary Being Could God Be?

September 13, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Swinburne: On Doubt and Faith

September 13, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Swinburne: On the Future of Philosophical Theology

September 13, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Swinburne: On Creedal Christianity

September 13, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Swinburne: On the Atonement

September 13, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

What Kind of Necessary Being Could God Be? (Q&A)

September 13, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Swinburne: On the Defense of Christian Doctrine

September 13, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Swinburne: On Arguments for God’s Existence

September 13, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Swinburne: On the “New Atheists”

September 13, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Swinburne: On His Ministry to Russia

September 13, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Substance Dualism and Emergent Individualism in Conversation

September 11, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Does Brain Science Disprove the Soul?

September 11, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

How Do Our Souls Come into Existence?

September 11, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Surviving Death: What Happens When We Die?

September 11, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Swinburne and O’Connor on Neuroscience and the Soul (Full Interview)

September 11, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Freedom and the Soul: Must We Have a Soul to be Free?

September 11, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

How to Deal with Theological Disagreement

September 10, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Implausibility of Physical Determinism

September 6, 2012

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Richard Swinburne

Implausibility of Physical Determinism Q&A

September 6, 2012

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