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Uncertainty is the essence of the human condition, and nothing is more uncertain than God. Yet passions run hot when it comes to God, both among believers and non-believers. God Is a Question, Not an Answer aims to unsettle readers on both sides of the issue. The book argues that since neither the existence of God nor the nonexistence of God can be proven, believers and non-believers can find common ground in our uncertainty. The book examines arguments both for and against the existence of God, points to their uncertainty, and shares ways that people on both sides of belief can learn from each other.

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William Irwin

William Irwin is Herve A. LeBlanc Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Philosophy at King's College, Pennsylvania. Irwin's latest book is the novel Free Dakota (2016) . He is also the author of The Free Market Existentialist: Capitalism without Consumerism (2015) . Irwin's first book, Intentionalist Interpretation: A Philosophical Explanation and Defense (1999) , was nominated for the American Philosophical Association Young Scholar's Book Prize. Irwin is best known for having originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books with Seinfeld and Philosophy (1999) , The Simpsons and Philosophy (2001) , and The Matrix and Philosophy (2002) . He was editor of these books and then General Editor of the Popular Culture and Philosophy Series through Open Court Publishing. In 2006, Irwin left Open Court to become the General Editor of The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, which includes Metallica and Philosophy (2007) and Black Sabbath and Philosophy (2012) , among other volumes. Irwin first theorized the philosophy and pop culture genre in his article "Philosophy as/and/of Popular Culture" in Irwin and Gracia eds. Philosophy and the Interpretation of Popular Culture (2006) .

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