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Antony Flew's Deism Revisited
. Ibid., 6 - 7.
. Antony Flew, God and Philosophy (Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2005), 10 - 16.
. Examples include the Associated Press, "There Is a God, Leading Atheist Concludes," December 9, 2004; David Roach, "Famed Atheist Sees Evidence for God, Cites Recent Discoveries," BP News, December 13, 2004; David Roach, "Atheist's Turn Toward God Was a Four-Year Process, Friend Says," BP News, December 22, 2004; Gene Edward Veith, "Flew the Coup," World Magazine, 2004; mention was also made in columns such as "Quotables" and "The Buzz," both from World Magazine, 2004.
. Antony Flew and Gary Habermas, "My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism: A Discussion between Antony Flew and Gary Habermas," Philosophia Christi 6 (2004): 197 - 211.
. James A. Beverly, "Thinking Straighter," Christianity Today, April 2005, 80 - 3
. In our discussion for Philosophia Christi, I asked Tony which term he preferred. Tony was convinced that "theism" was the better word for the article, even if less accurate, because he thought that the nuances of "deism" were not well known and would raise too many definitional issues. But it turned out that "deism" was well received, hence its more accurate use in this article.
. For some details, see Flew and Habermas, "My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism," 208 - 11.
. The page numbers cited in the text of this article are from the bound but not finally corrected proofs of the book.
. Varghese is a long-time philosophical and scientific conference organizer, editor, and winner of a 1996 Templeton Book Prize for Outstanding Books in Science and Natural Theology.
. A. J. Ayer, Language, Truth, and Logic (New York: Dover, 1946). In the introduction to this later edition of the 1936 work, Ayer acknowledges that the assault on the verification principle succeeded in pointing out some flaws in the concept (5 - 26).
. Antony Flew, "Theology and Falsification: A Golden Jubilee Celebration," Philosophy Now, October/November 2000, 28.
. Antony Flew, "From Atheism to Deism: A Conversation between Antony Flew and Gary Habermas," in C. S. Lewis as Philosopher: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, ed. Jerry L. Walls, David Baggett, and Gary Habermas (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2008).
. Antony Flew in discussion with the author, October 3, 2007.