Introducing Philosophy of Religion

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Author: Chad Meister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134141793

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Does God exist? What about evil and suffering? How does faith relate to science? Is there life after death? These questions fascinate everyone and lie at the heart of philosophy of religion. Chad Meister offers an up-to-date introduction to the field, focussing not only on traditional debates but also on contemporary concepts such as the intelligent creator. Key topics, such as divine reality and the self and religious experience, are discussed in relation to different faiths. Introducing Philosophy of Religion: • offers a lucid overview of contemporary philosophy of religion • introduces the key figures in the history of philosophy of religion • explores the impact of religious diversity and pluralism • examines the main arguments for and against the existence of God and the nature of the divine • looks at science and issues of faith and reason • explores how the different religions approach the concept of life after death. The wealth of textbook features, including tables of essential information, questions for reflection, summaries, glossary and recommendations for further reading make the book ideal for student use. Along with its accompanying Reader, this is the perfect introductory package for undergraduate philosophy of religion courses. Visit the book's companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415403276. Features include: an interactive glossary a timeline powerpoint slides on all the chapters chapter outlines lists of objectives for study.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

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Author: Michael J. Murray,Michael C. Rea

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139469654

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion provides a broad overview of the topics which are at the forefront of discussion in contemporary philosophy of religion. Prominent views and arguments from both historical and contemporary authors are discussed and analyzed. The book treats all of the central topics in the field, including the coherence of the divine attributes, theistic and atheistic arguments, faith and reason, religion and ethics, miracles, human freedom and divine providence, science and religion, and immortality. In addition it addresses topics of significant importance that similar books often ignore, including the argument for atheism from hiddenness, the coherence of the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation, and the relationship between religion and politics. It will be a valuable accompaniment to undergraduate and introductory graduate-level courses.

Belief in God

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

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Author: T. J. Mawson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199276315

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Belief in God answers two questions: What, if anything, is it that Jews, Christians, and Muslims are agreeing about when they join in claiming that there is a God? and What, if any, prospects are there for rationally defending or attacking this claim? A highly accessible and engaging introduction to the philosophy of religion, this book offers full coverage of the key issues, from ideas about God's nature and character to arguments for and against his existence. Author T. J. Mawson makes striking new claims and defends or attacks established positions in original ways. His conversational style, lively wit, and enlightening examples make Belief in God simultaneously instructive, thought-provoking, and enjoyable to read.

Philosophy of Religion

A Critical Introduction

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Author: Beverley Clack,Brian R. Clack

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745638686

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

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This text combines an introduction to the themes traditionally covered in the philosophy of religion with contemporary developments in the discipline, such as natural histories of religion and feminist approaches.

Philosophy of Religion

A Beginner's Guide

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Author: Charles Taliaferro

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 178074174X

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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A much-needed introductory level book on this widely studied subject. Isaac Asimov said that "whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse." Such quandaries are the bread and butter of philosophy of religion. Questioning why evil exists, whether God could create a stone he couldn’t lift, and if the wonder of life suggests a Creator, this fascinating branch of philosophy is concerned with arguments for and against religion, and what form an immortal god (or gods) would take if in existence. Assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy from the reader, Taliaferro provides a clear exploration of the discipline, introducing a wide range of philosophers and covering the topics of morality and religion, evil, the afterlife, prayer, and miracles. Also containing sections dedicated to Hinduism, Buddhism and the Eastern religions, this helpful primer is perfect for students or the general reader

A Companion to Philosophy of Religion

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Author: Charles Taliaferro,Paul Draper,Philip L. Quinn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444320169

Category: Philosophy

Page: 784

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In 85 new and updated essays, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative guide to the philosophy of religion. Includes contributions from established philosophers and rising stars 22 new entries have now been added, and all material from the previous edition has been updated and reorganized Broad coverage spans the areas of world religions, theism, atheism, , the problem of evil, science and religion, and ethics

Arguing for Atheism

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

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Author: Robin Le Poidevin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134871112

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Introducing Philosophy of Religion

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Author: Dilwyn Hunt

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748794669

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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'Introducing Philosophy of Religion' provides an exciting and student-focused approach to this key topic. The book is designed to give students an accessible route into a subject that challenges everyday ways of thinking.

Philosophy of Religion

A Contemporary Introduction

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Author: Keith E. Yandell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415963695

Category: Philosophy

Page: 342

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Keith Yandell's Philosophy of Religion: a Contemporary Introduction was one of the first textbooks to explore the philosophy of religion with reference to religions other than Christianity. A decade later, this fully revised and updated edition deals lucidly with representative views from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Jainism, as well as addressing topical debates and issues such as as intelligent design. Exploring the nature of religion and philosophy, and introducing key thinkers in the history of the field, Yandell guides students through the varieties of religion and of religious experience, the relationships between faith and reason and religion and science, and examines fundamental problems religion seeks to address, such as the nature of ultimate reality and the problem of evil. This diverse and comprehensive approach makes this rich and stimulating reading for students of philosophy of religion at undergraduate level. features include: suggestions for further reading discussion questions a glossary of philosophical terms list of key figures in the philosophy of religion

The philosophy of religion reader

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Author: Chad V. Meister

Publisher: Egully.com

ISBN: 9780415408912

Category: Philosophy

Page: 718

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Reflecting current trends and research interests in the field - including the growing interest in religious diversity and global philosophy of religion - this broad and up to date introduction explores key writings from both the Western theistic tradition and from non-Western, non-theistic sources. The nine sections cover: Religious Diversity The Nature and Attributes of God Arguments for and Against the Existence of God Science Faith and Miracles The Self and Human Condition Religious Experience The Problem of Evil and Suffering Death and the Afterlife. With section introductions, discusssion questions, extensive bibliographies and a supporting website featuring additional material, it is the ideal reference tool to help clarify important points and reinforce understanding.

Readings in Philosophy of Religion

Ancient to Contemporary

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Author: Linda Zagzebski,Timothy D. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405180927

Category: Philosophy

Page: 672

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This anthology offers a comprehensive historical introduction to the central questions of philosophy of religion. Approximately two-thirds of the selections are from ancient, medieval, and modern sources, helping students to understand and engage the rich traditions of reflection on these timeless questions. The remaining contemporary readings introduce students to the more recent developments in the field. Each of the thematically arranged sections begins with an editor's introduction to clarify the central issues and positions presented in the readings that follow. Topics include: * traditional theistic arguments * religious experience and revelation * fideism * naturalistic approaches to religious belief * the divine attributes * fate, freedom, and foreknowledge * the connection between religion and morality * the problem of evil * death and immortality * religious diversity * faith, reason, and the ethics of belief * science and religion. The text can be used alone or in conjunction with a secondary text in philosophy of religion such as Zagzebski's "Philosophy of Religion: An Historical Introduction" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007).

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

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Author: Brian Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199263479

Category: Philosophy

Page: 333

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Provides [an] examination of some fundamental questions posed by religious belief: What does belief in God amount to? can God's existence be proved? Is there life after death? [In the text, the author] explains how a range of thinkers have approached the subject - including Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant - and also discusses how contemporary authors now engage with the issues involved. [It] prove[s] the ideal introduction for all students of the philosophy of religion

The Philosophy of Religion

An Historical Introduction

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Author: Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405118733

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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Written with verve and clarity by a leading philosopher and contributor, this text is an accessible overview of a vibrant field, which invites readers to think through the issues in the philosophy of religion themselves.

Readings in philosophy of religion

East meets West

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Author: Andrew Eshleman

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405147163

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

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Through a diverse collection of carefully chosen selections, Readings in Philosophy of Religion: East Meets West offers an enlightening array of perspectives on Western and non-Western religious thought that makes more meaningful trans-cultural connections possible within philosophy of religion. Includes a substantial selection of non-Western religious perspectives that are accessible to both students and instructors Provides further clarity with comprehensive chapter introductions to orient reader to upcoming selections Incorporates discussion of topics often neglected, such as religious non-realism, post-modernism, and feminist philosophy of religion

Reason & Religious Belief

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

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Author: Michael L. Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195156959

Category: History

Page: 326

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What is the status of belief in God? Must a rational case be made or can such belief be properly basic? Is it possible to reconcile the concept of a good God with evil and suffering? In light of great differences among religions, can only one religion be true? The most comprehensive work of its kind, Reason and Religious Belief, now in its third edition, explores these and other perennial questions in the philosophy of religion. Drawing from the best in both classical and contemporary discussions, the authors examine religious experience, faith and reason, theistic arguments, the problem of evil, Reformed epistemology, miracles, and religious language. They also treat subjects not often included in competing texts, such as process theism, religious pluralism, religion and science, and the relationship between religion and morality. The third edition retains the engaging style and thorough coverage of previous editions and also takes into account the latest contributions in the field by such thinkers as Plantinga, Alston, Martin, Murphy, Dembski, M. Adams, and Swinburne. Integrating a variety of perspectives, it adds a chapter on the openness of God debate, several sections on feminist concerns, and frequent comparisons of how Eastern religions compare with Western theism. A sophisticated yet accessible introduction, Reason and Religious Belief, 3/e is ideally suited for use with the authors' companion anthology, Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings, 2/e (OUP, 2000).

Philosophy of Religion

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Author: Chad Meister

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137314753

Category: Philosophy

Page: 157

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Philosophy of Religion provides an engaging analysis of the current state of play in philosophy of religion, focusing on several central issues in the field. It is inclusive in its approach and designed for students, but it will also be useful to scholars and others seeking such an evaluation and interpretation of this field.

The Study of Religion

An Introduction to Key Ideas and Methods

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Author: George D. Chryssides,Ron Geaves

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780936702

Category: Religion

Page: 472

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This updated textbook unravels the complex issues related to methodology and theory in the study of religion. It equips students with the knowledge needed for the academic study of religion, explaining the history of the methodology, including ideas of key theorists, and discusses key issues in the field, such as gender, phenomenology, and the insider/outsider discourse. Updated throughout, additional material includes: -New chapter on colonialism and post-colonialism -New chapter on insider/outsider discourse -Coverage of 'cyber-religion' and the internet as a research tool in religious studies Study and classroom features in each chapter include: -Chapter outlines -Case studies -Boxed key concepts -Discussion questions -Chapter bibliographies The text is illustrated throughout with 35 images, and extra resources can be found online, including additional coverage of 'levels of religion'.

Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed

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Author: Chad Meister

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441121714

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

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Explores challenges to religious belief raised by evil and suffering in the world as well as responses to them from both theistic and non-theistic perspectives.

Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Religion

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Author: Michael L. Peterson,Raymond J. Vanarragon

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780631200437

Category: Philosophy

Page: 353

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Recent years have seen growing popular absorption with "spirituality" in all its forms. But as this study shows, it is largely separated from theology. Spirituality has grown more self-referential and is subverted by consumerist mentality, while theology has grown critically proficient but uneasy in speaking from or to the heart of Christian mysteries. Through a study of exemplary writers such as Gregory of Nyssa, McIntosh recovers an understanding of the inner integrity of mystical consciousness and theological expression. The final chapters test the possibility of renewed conversation between spirituality and theology by drawing on spiritual traditions to re-think contemporary problems in Trinitarian thought, Christology, and the understanding of the self. This book offers not only an analysis of spirituality and theology in the eras of their united activity, but also a hermeneutic for the theological appropriation of spirituality and a sustained argument for the renewal of mystical theology.