Introducing Philosophy of Religion

Author: Chad Meister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134141793

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 6852

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.

Introducing Philosophy of Religion

Author: Dilwyn Hunt

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748794669

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 2499

'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.

Introducing Philosophy of Religion

Author: Chad Meister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203880021

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

View: 6579

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

Author: Benjamin R. Tilghman

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631189374

Category: Religion

Page: 235

View: 2156

This book is written for those coming to philosophy for the first time. It explains the nature of philosophical inquiry and discusses traditional philosophical questions about the existence of God, miracles, creationism, the truth of the Bible, science, and the problem of evil. The argument of the book suggests that the attempt to find historical and scientific proof for religious beliefs is bound to fail and so is the attempt to disprove religion by scientific and historical evidence. The view that religion is best understood as a way of life and not in competition with science at all is illustated by examples from literature and the visual arts.

Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Author: Chad Meister,Paul Copan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134180004

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

View: 3342

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of religion. A team of renowned international contributors provide sixty-five accessible entries 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. Covering key world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and key figures such as Augustine, Aquinas and Kierkegaard, the book explores the central topics in theism such as the ontological, cosmological and teleological arguments for God's existence. Three final parts consider Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern orthodoxy and current debates including phenomenology, reformed epistemology, religious experience, and religion and science. This is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, religion and related disciplines.

What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion?

Author: Elizabeth Burns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317595467

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 7046

What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion? grapples with the core topics studied on philosophy of religion undergraduate courses including: the meaning of religious language, including 20th century developments the nature of the Divine, including divine power, wisdom and action arguments for the existence of the Divine challenges to belief in the Divine, including the problems of evil, divine hiddenness and religious diversity believing without arguments arguments for life after death, including reincarnation. In addition to the in-depth coverage of the key themes within the subject area Elizabeth Burns explores the topics from the perspectives of the five main world religions, introducing students to the work of scholars from a variety of religious traditions and interpretations of belief. What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion? is the ideal introduction for those approaching the philosophy of religion for the first time, containing many helpful student-friendly features, such as a glossary of important terms, study questions and further reading.

A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion

Author: Charles Taliaferro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441185046

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 1585

A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion is an indispensable resource for students and scholars. Covering historical and contemporary figures, arguments, and terms, it offers an overview of the vital themes that make philosophy of religion the growing, vigorous field that it is today. It covers world religions and sources from east and west. Entries have been crafted for clarity, succinctness, and engagement. Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2011).

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity

Author: Chad V. Meister

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195340136

Category: Religion

Page: 456

View: 789

This substantial volume of thirty-three original chapters covers the full range of issues in religious diversity. An indispensable guide for scholars and students, its essays make novel contributions and are crafted by recognized experts who represent a wide variety of religious and philosophical perspectives and backgrounds.

Philosophy of Religion

Classic and Contemporary Issues

Author: Paul Copan,Chad Meister

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405139908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

View: 5753

Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues offers a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the most important ideas and arguments in this resurgent field. Provides a solid foundation on the history of religious philosophy while broadening our understanding of religion’s significance in today’s world Features 18 newly-commissioned essays by well-known scholars with varied viewpoints on the philosophy of religion Examines the evolution of religious philosophy from it roots to contemporary issues while expanding its analysis to include non-Western religious themes Includes charts, questions, and annotated suggested readings to stimulate further study and reflection

Islamic Philosophy of Virtuous Religions, An

Introducing Alfarabi

Author: Joshua Parens

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079148212X

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 3800

Explores the approach to peaceful religious coexistence offered by Alfarabi, the greatest Islamic political philosopher.

Philosophy of Religion

A Contemporary Introduction

Author: Keith E. Yandell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415963701

Category: Philosophy

Page: 342

View: 699

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 Existence of God

A Philosophical Introduction

Author: Yujin Nagasawa

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136737464

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 7067

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.

Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture

From Socrates to South Park, Hume to House

Author: William Irwin,David Kyle Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444390988

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 2503

What can South Park tell us about Socrates and the nature of evil? How does The Office help us to understand Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can Battlestar Galactica shed light on the existence of God? Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture uses popular culture to illustrate important philosophical concepts and the work of the major philosophers With examples from film, television, and music including South Park, The Matrix , X-Men, Batman, Harry Potter, Metallica and Lost, even the most abstract and complex philosophical ideas become easier to grasp Features key essays from across the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, as well as helpful editorial material and a glossary of philosophical terms From metaphysics to epistemology; from ethics to the meaning of life, this unique introduction makes philosophy as engaging as popular culture itself Supplementary website available with teaching guides, sample materials and links to further resources at www.pop-philosophy.org

Debating Christian Theism

Author: J. P. Moreland,Khaldoun A. Sweis,Chad V. Meister

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199344345

Category: Religion

Page: 576

View: 8418

Comprising groundbreaking dialogues by many of the most prominent scholars in Christian apologetics and the philosophy of religion, this volume offers a definitive treatment of central questions of Christian faith. The essays are ecumenical and broadly Christian, in the spirit of C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity, and feature lucid and up-to-date material designed to engage readers in contemporary theistic and Christian issues. Beginning with dialogues about God's existence and the coherence of theism and then moving beyond generic theism to address significant debates over such specifically Christian doctrines as the Trinity and the resurrection of Jesus, Debating Christian Theism provides an ideal starting point for anyone seeking to understand the current debates in Christian theology.

Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Chad Meister

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441121714

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

View: 3405

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.

The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion

Author: John Hinnells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135252858

Category: Religion

Page: 624

View: 7835

The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion is a major resource for courses in Religious Studies. It begins by explaining the most important methodological approaches to religion, including psychology, philosophy, anthropology and comparative study, before moving on to explore a wide variety of critical issues, such as gender, science, fundamentalism, ritual, and new religious movements. Written by renowned international specialists, this new edition: includes eight new chapters, including post-structuralism, religion and economics, religion and the environment, religion and popular culture, and sacred space surveys the history of religious studies and the key disciplinary approaches explains why the study of religion is relevant in today’s world highlights contemporary issues such as globalization, diaspora and politics includes annotated reading lists, a glossary and summaries of key points to assist student learning.

Das ist Philosophie!

Große Denker und ihre Ideen

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831028009

Category:

Page: 144

View: 2599

The Possibility of Discussion

Relativism, Truth and Criticism of Religious Beliefs

Author: Dr Hugo Strandberg

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409485102

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 9227

Answering the question 'How is fruitful discussion possible?', this book addresses the central philosophical issue of how reason shall be understood and how it is limited. This study argues that the understanding of discussion according to which it necessarily starts from putative universal norms and rules for argumentation is problematic, among other reasons since such rules are unfruitful in contexts where there are vast disagreements such as religion. Inspired by Wittgensteinian ideas, Strandberg develops instead a new way of understanding discussion, truth and rationality which escapes these problems, and shows how this solution can be used to answer the accusation against Wittgensteinian philosophy for being conservative and resulting in fideism.

The Crucible of Religion

Culture, Civilization, and Affirmation of Life

Author: Wojciech Maria Zalewski

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875325

Category: Religion

Page: 314

View: 9263

Religion is commonly viewed through the lens of the world's religious traditions, stressing the differences, and often the conflicts, among them. The author of this book instead presents religion as a common and universal human phenomenon, based deeply in a human nature shared by all. In this view, the underlining and unifying principle of religion is a particular affirmative attitude toward life, which he presents as the Ultimate Value, and as such the key cultural constituent and defining factor of all religion. This Ultimate Value finds its expressions in various civilizations, and results in a variety of forms; these are what we know as the world's religious traditions. By analyzing the roles of both culture and civilization in their attitudes toward life, the author places religion beyond religious traditions, and shows how the latter, regardless of whether they are theistic or atheistic, draw their principles from the former, mainly by promoting the Golden Rule in its applications.

Truth and Religious Belief

Conversations on Philosophy of Religion

Author: Curtis L. Hancock,Brendan Sweetman

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563248535

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 3858

This book contains a thorough and balanced series of dialogues introducing key topics in philosophy of religion, such as: the existence and nature of God, the problem of evil, religious pluralism, the nature of religious experience, immortality, and the meaning of life. A realistic cast of characters in a natural setting engages in a series of thought-provoking conversations; the dialogue format of these conversations captures typical student attitudes and questions concerning religious belief; allows comparison of important themes throughout the dialogues; encourages the interjection of insights, observations, questions, and objections; and introduces related points when they would naturally arise, instead of relegating them to a later chapter. As well as presenting a detailed and probing discussion, each dialogue includes a list of key terms, a set of study questions, and a bibliography - all of which make this an excellent text for courses in philosophy of religion and introductory philosophy classes.