Belief in God

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: T. J. Mawson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199276315

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 9092

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.

Arguing for Atheism

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Robin Le Poidevin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415093378

Category: Philosophy

Page: 159

View: 3699

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

Reason & Religious Belief

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Michael L. Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christianity

Page: 339

View: 9465

Drawing from both classical and contemporary discussions, the authors examine topics of religious experience, faith and reason, theistic arguments, the problem of evil, religious language, miracles, life after death, and much more. The volume is enhanced by study questions and suggestions for further reading. The book also may serve as a companion to the authors' 1996 anthology, PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Brian Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199263479

Category: Philosophy

Page: 333

View: 513

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

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.

Introduction to Religious Philosophy

Author: Y. Masih

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120808546

Category: Advaita

Page: 410

View: 3788

This is a book with a clearly visible theme of Advaita. That is not to say, that Masih has not spoken of other things. However, this book is not an introduction to philosophy of religion, but an introduction to religious philosophy. Thus it escapes the narrow confines of being a mere introduction to religious philosophy, as there are plenty of insights on philosophy of religion as well. A striking aspect of this book is that the author not only believes, but also calculates logically, as to how the various insights of different religions must crossfertilise the visions of one another. This exercise obviously demands a great deal of understanding of the various religious commitments. The author quotes the example of Ramakrishna Paramahansa who suggested that there is something like religious unity and that one is capable of extending oneself beyond the limited confines of a single religion, of the Supreme Spirit. Thus, understanding the Supreme Spirit as a concept is useful, because it is in the nature of a concept that is shareable and comm-unicable. One appreciable part of the book is the sweep it has over the subject... from Galloway and Martinieu to J.N. Findlay, Hare Blik, Kant, Hastings, Rashdall to McCloskey and Radhakrishnan, the author has drawn from various thinkers.

Reason and Religious Belief

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Michael L. Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 289

View: 2190

A favorite at a wide range of colleges and universities nation-wide, this comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of religion examines all the standard topics as well as new issues such as Reformed epistemology, the philosophical analysis of theological doctrine, and the Kalamcosmological argument. Special attention is given to important subjects not often considered in other introductions, such as process theism, religious pluralism, and the relation of religion and morality. Each chapter begins with a concrete example or situation to draw students into thinking aboutthe particular issue and to encourage them to come to their own conclusions. Each chapter includes study questions and a list of suggested readings. Focusing mainly on issues surrounding classical theism, the book also deals where helpful with issues related specifically to Judeo-Christian theismand to non-Western traditions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, making it especially well-rounded.

The Philosophy of Religion

An Historical Introduction

Author: Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405118725

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

View: 7374

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.

Philosophy of Religion

A Guide to the Subject

Author: Brian Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 390

View: 3460

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.

The logic of belief

an introduction to the philosophy of religion

Author: Elton Trueblood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 325

View: 636

An Introduction to the Phenomenology of Religion

Author: James Cox

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441171592

Category: Religion

Page: 185

View: 655

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.

Introducing Philosophy of Religion

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.

The Existence of God

A Philosophical Introduction

Author: Yujin Nagasawa

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136737464

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 8846

The Existence of God: A Philosophical Introduction assesses classical and contemporary arguments concerning the existence of God. It is an ideal introduction to philosophy of religion and an excellent starting point for anyone interested in arguments about the existence of God.

Introduction to the Science of Religion

Four Lectures Delivered at the Royal Institution, with Two Essays on False Analogies, and the Philosophy of Mythology

Author: Friedrich Max Müller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural theology

Page: 403

View: 6332

Perspectives of reality

an introduction to the philosophy of Hinduism

Author: Jeaneane D. Fowler

Publisher: Sussex Academic Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 459

View: 7542

The six major orthodox schools of philosophical thought in Hinduism, known as the orthodox darsanas, are concerned with the nature of reality and it is this theme which unites them. The text begins by analyzing the concept of knowledge, and what constitut

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Author: Chad V. Meister,Paul Copan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415782945

Category: Philosophy

Page: 826

View: 9819

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, Second edition is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of religion. Considerably expanded for the second edition, over seventy entries from a team of renowned international contributors are organized into nine clear parts: philosophical issues in world religions key figures in philosophy of religion religious diversity the theistic conception of God arguments for the existence of God arguments against the existence of God philosophical theology Christian theism recent topics in philosophy of religion.

The Philosophy of Religion

A Critical Introduction

Author: Beverley Clack,Brian R. Clack

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9781509516933

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

View: 1783

For over twenty years, Beverley Clack and Brian R. Clack’s distinctive and thought-provoking introduction to the philosophy of religion has been of enormous value to students and scholars, providing an approach to the subject that is bold and refreshingly alternative. This revised and updated edition retains the accessibility which makes the book popular, while furthering its distinctive argument regarding the human dimension of religion. The central emphasis of the philosophy of religion – the concept of God, and the arguments for and against God’s existence – is reflected in thorough analyses, while alternative approaches to traditional philosophical theism are explored. The treatments of both the miraculous and immortality have been revised and expanded, and the concluding chapter updates the investigation of how philosophy of religion might be conducted in an age defined by religious terrorism. Clear, systematic and highly critical, the third edition of The Philosophy of Religion will continue to be essential reading for students and scholars of this fascinating and important subject.