An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

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

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.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Brian Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199263479

Category: Philosophy

Page: 333

View: 7334

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

Arguing for Atheism

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

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.

Philosophy of Religion

An Introduction with Readings

Author: Stuart C. Brown

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415212380

Category: Philosophy

Page: 199

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With the entry-level student in mind, Stuart Brown guides the reader through three main topics: whether or not there is life after death; whether or not there is a powerful, beneficent intelligence controlling the universe; and the nature and appropriate defence of religious belief or faith. Each chapter is linked to readings by commentators on religion and belief, such as David Hume, John Hick, Richard Dawkins and William James. Key features also include activities and exercises, chapter summaries and guides to further reading.

The God of Philosophy

An Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

Author: Roy Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317547683

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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For centuries philosophers have argued about the existence and nature of God. Do we need God to explain the origins of the universe? Can there be morality without a divine source of goodness? How can God exist when there is so much evil and suffering in the world? All these questions and many more are brought to life with clarity and style in The God of Philosophy. The arguments for and against God's existence are weighed up, along with discussion of the meaning of religious language, the concept of God and the possibility of life after death. This new edition brings the debate right up to date by exploring the philosophical arguments of the new atheists such as Richard Dawkins, as well as considering what the latest discoveries in science can tell us about why many believe in the existence of the divine.

An Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Religion

Author: Raymond Keith Williamson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873958271

Category: Religion

Page: 388

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For Hegel, thought is not philosophical if it is not also religious. Both religion and philosophy have a common object and share the same content, for both are concerned with the inherent unity of all things. Hegel s doctrine of God provides the means for understanding this fundamental relationship. Although Hegel stated that God is absolute Spirit and Christianity is the absolute religion, the compatibility of Hegel s doctrine of God with Christian theology has been a matter of continuing and closely argued debate. Williamson s book provides a significant contribution to this ongoing discussion through a systematic study of Hegel s concept of God. The book proceeds by investigating theism, atheism, pantheism, and panentheism as descriptions of Hegel s concept. It rejects the view that Hegel s doctrine so differs from Christian theology so as to be empty of religious content and thereby highlights some important considerations in contemporary theology."

Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction

Author: William L. Rowe

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133010423

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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What is the relationship between faith and reason? Find out in PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN INTRODUCTION. Because it's written to be easily understood no matter your background, this philosophy of religion textbook introduces you to the debate in a way you can understand. Whether it's the philosophical proofs for God's existence or using reason to evaluate faith claims, the major points in the philosophy of religion are all covered in this excellent textbook. And with its built-in study tools, PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN INTRODUCTION helps out during test time as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Philosophy of Religion

A Guide to the Subject

Author: Brian Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 390

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Authoritative and accessible, this book is a concise and comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of religion. It shows how philosophers have used the tools of philosophy to examine the validity of religious ideas and values. Distinguished North American, British, and Australian authors explain how philosophers of the past and present have approached key concepts of religious faith: Does God exist? Can God's existence be proved? If so, what might God be like? Is there life after death? Is faith in an unseen God rationally tenable at all in a post-Enlightenment, postmodern, scientific age in which different faith traditions coexist and make claims to the ownership of eternal truths? This book is an essential reader and reference for scholars, teachers, and students of religion and for anyone who seeks to answer key questions challenging the life of faith today.

Introduction to Religious Philosophy

Author: Y. Masih

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120808539

Category: Philosophy

Page: 410

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The book is really an Introduction to Contemporary Religious Philosophy, and, is a helpful guide to the students. The modern relevance of Advaitism has been given its rightful claim in the book. It is a ripened fruit of the preoccupation of the author with religious philosophy for more than fifty years. Contents Preface, Preface to the Second Edition, 1. Definition of Religion, 2. Religion and Other Disciplines, 3. Metaphysical Theories of Religion, 4. Foundation of Religious Belief, 5. Religious knowledge and language, 6. A General View of Religion and Language, 7. Proofs for the Existence of God: The Ontological Argument, 8. Cosmological Argument, 9. Teleological Argument, 10. The Argument from Religious Experience, 11. The moral Argument for the Existence of God, 12. The philosophy of theism: The Attributes of God, 13. The problem of evil, 14. The problem of Immortality, 15. The encounter of Religions, index.

Reason & Religious Belief

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

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).

Reason and the Question of God

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Richard Schaeffler

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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A masterful presentation of the basic themes of the philosophy of religion and the various philosophical approaches to the question of religion.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Bernard Lonergan

Author: Hugo Anthony Meynell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802067920

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 4216

An excellent introductory survey which combines brevity, lucidity and adequate documentation with critical reflection.

A Spectrum of Worldviews

An Introduction to Philosophy of Religion in a Pluralistic World

Author: Hendrik M. Vroom

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042020467

Category: Philosophy

Page: 331

View: 9508

This book is an introduction to philosophy of religion from the perspective of a religiously pluralistic culture. It explores how comparative theology and philosophy of religion can move beyond the dead-end roads of relativism and exclusivism.

An Introduction to the Phenomenology of Religion

Author: James Cox

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441171592

Category: Religion

Page: 185

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In this thoroughly revised edition, James Cox provides an easily accessible introduction to the phenomenology of religion, which he contends continues as a foundational method for the academic study of religion in the twenty-first century. After dealing with the problematic issue of defining religion, he describes the historical background to phenomenology by tracing its roots to developments in philosophy and the social sciences in the early twentieth century. The phenomenological method is then outlined as a step-by-step process, which includes a survey of the important classifications of religious behaviour. The author concludes with a discussion of the place of the phenomenology of religion in the current academic climate and argues that it can be aligned with the growing scholarly interest in the cognitive science of religion.

An Introduction to the Philosophy and Religion of Taoism

Pathways to Immortality

Author: Jeaneane D. Fowler

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 9781845190859

Category: Philosophy

Page: 342

View: 9240

A companion volume to the bestselling Perspectives of Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Hinduism, this work discusses how Taoism is one facet of Chinese religion, and exemplifies particularly well the variety of beliefs and practices that humankind has adopted and experienced in the search for answers to both ultimate and proximate questions about life and death. This book explores the different pathways Taoism took in that search, touching at many points on the other interrelated facets of Chinese religion in Confucianism, Buddhism, and popular religion. The mystical, philosophical traditions of Taoism are analyzed, as well as the more colorful and overtly religious strands of Taoism.