Readings in Philosophy of Religion

Ancient to Contemporary

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).

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Kelly James Clark

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551112466

Category: Philosophy

Page: 408

View: 2389

"The recent revolution in the philosophy of religion has led to a dramatic and profound reconsideration of theistic arguments, the problem of evil, the rationality of religious belief, and the concept of God. This new anthology contains the best of both classical and contemporary sources. It includes a range of well-known selections together with a variety of pieces that are rarely anthologised; several are published here for the first time. The collection maintains a balance between the challenging and the accessible. In all, the book includes over 50 selections in seven sections; each section opens with an introduction by the editor."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Readings in philosophy of religion

East meets West

Author: Andrew Eshleman

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405147163

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

View: 970

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

God Matters

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Raymond Martin,Christopher Bernard

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780321103659

Category: Religion

Page: 561

View: 1625

God Matters is a state-of-the-art, accessible anthology of the major issues in philosophy of religion. Its accessibility is due to its mix of classic readings and brand new readings about contemporary issues, commissioned specifically with an undergraduate student in mind. These commissioned readings make the difficult concepts of contemporary philosophy of religion easy to understand, and are complemented by key excerpts from more technical philosophers' writing on the same subjects. The result is an engaging, comprehensive reader that introduces students to the most important ideas in classical and contemporary philosophy of religion, to the most important thinkers, and even to excerpts from the key texts in which these thinkers presented their groundbreaking theories.

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion - Second Edition

Author: Kelly James Clark

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551118033

Category: Religion

Page: 528

View: 6259

Like the first edition, the second edition of Readings in the Philosophy of Religion covers topics in a point-counterpoint manner, specifically designed to foster deep reflection. Unique to this collection is the section on the divine attributes. The book’s focus is on issues of fundamental human concern—God’s suffering, hell, prayer, feminist theology, and religious pluralism. All of these are shown, in a lengthy introduction, to relate to the standard issues in philosophical theology—omnipotence, omniscience, immutability, goodness, and eternity. For this second edition, each major section ends with an extended reflection by a philosopher who shows how to think through the issues raised in the preceding essays. Also included are a new section on the ontological argument with classical discussions by Anselm and Gaunilo, along with a new essay by Laura Garcia; a new section on religious language; new essays on the free will defense, theodicies, and feminist theology; and a new version of the cosmological argument that does not rely on the principle of sufficient reason.

God, man, and religion

readings in the philosophy of religion

Author: Keith E. Yandell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 541

View: 3552

Oxford Readings in Philosophical Theology: Volume 1

Trinity, Incarnation, and Atonement

Author: Michael C. Rea

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199237476

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 5648

A new two volume anthology bringing together the best recent writing in the interdisciplinary field of philosophical theology. Volume 1 collects essays on three distinctively Christian doctrines: trinity, incarnation, and atonement. Volume 2 focuses on topics arising in all of the major theistic religions: providence, resurrection, and scripture.

The Challenge of religion

contemporary readings in philosophy of religion

Author: Frederick Ferré,Joseph J. Kockelmans,John Edwin Smith

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 359

View: 8576

Classical and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Religion

Author: John Hick

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 540

View: 3115

Features a chronological sequence so that discussions by the same writer of different but related topics may conveniently be studied together. Third edition includes readings reflecting the most contemporary thought in philosophy of religion.

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion - Third Edition

Author: Kelly James Clark

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554812763

Category: Philosophy

Page: 520

View: 5802

This anthology contains the best of both classical and contemporary sources, offering a balanced historical approach to the philosophy of religion while reflecting the latest developments in the field. The included readings grapple with issues that are existentially compelling and provocative regardless of one’s religious leanings. Topics are covered in a point–counterpoint manner designed to foster deep reflection. This third edition contains an entirely new section on early Chinese religion as well as new essays on religious language, feminism, and the cognitive science of religion.

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion

An Analytic Approach

Author: Baruch A. Brody

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780137562060

Category: Philosophy

Page: 596

View: 8702

This anthology brings together 59 classic and contemporary readings on the philosophy of religion which stress, in particular, the analytical viewpoint.

Philosophy of Religion

An Introduction with Readings

Author: Stuart Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134692587

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 9228

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.

To Believe Or Not to Believe

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 627

View: 3997

A comprehensive anthology of selections for the Introductory Philosophy of Religion course, this text surveys more than 50 responses to the question, "Is religious belief a viable option in today's world?" Organizes selections around central theistic positions and attacks on those positions. Pro-con format encourages lively discussions.

Feminist Philosophy of Religion

Critical Readings

Author: Pamela Sue Anderson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415257497

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 1530

Feminist philosophy of religion has developed in recent years because of the exposure of explicit sexism in much traditional philosophical thinking about religion. The struggle with a discipline shaped almost exclusively by men has led feminist philosophers to redress the problematic biases of gender, race, class and sexual orientation in the traditional subject. Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Critical Readings brings together key new writings in this growing field. Part one of the reader explores important approaches to the feminist philosophy of religion, including psychoanalytic, poststructualist, postmetaphysical and epistemological frameworks. In part two, the contributors survey significant topics including questions of divinity, embodiment, spirituality and religious practice. Supported by explanatory prefaces and an extensive bibliography, Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Critical Readings is an important resource for this new area of study.

Philosophy of Religion

The Basics

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111861934X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 8183

Philosophy of Religion: The Basics offers a concise introduction to philosophy of religion, distilling key discussions and concepts of the subject to their succinct essence, providing a truly accessible entry into the subject. A truly accessible introduction to philosophy of religion for beginners Takes a topical approach, starting with the nature of religion and moving the reader through the major concepts, explaining how topics connect and point to one another Offers a thorough and full treatment of diverse conceptions of God, the ontological argument, and divine attributes and dilemmas A genuinely concise introduction, this text can be used alongside other resources without overtaxing students Represents 30 years of experience teaching to undergraduates Includes a free downloadable file with key excerpts and additions to help students study

A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion

Author: Charles Taliaferro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441185046

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 4020

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).

Oxford Readings in Philosophical Theology: Providence, scripture, and resurrection

Author: Michael Cannon Rea

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199237484

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 4387

"Over the past sixty years, within the analytic tradition of philosophy, there has been a significant revival of interest in the philosophy of religion. More recently, philosophers of religion have turned in a more self-consciously interdisciplinary direction, with special focus on topics that have traditionally been the provenance of systematic theologians. The present anthology aims to bring together some of the most important essays on six central topics in recent philosophical theology. Volume 1 collects essays on three distinctively Christian doctrines: trinity, incarnation, and atonement. Volume 2 focuses on three topics that arise in all the major theistic religions: providence, resurrection, and scripture." --Book Jacket.

Philosophy of Religion

An Anthology

Author: Charles Taliaferro,Paul J. Griffiths

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631214717

Category: Philosophy

Page: 636

View: 5291

This substantial anthology is a comprehensive, authoritative collection of the classical and contemporary readings in the philosophy of religion, providing a survey and analysis of the key issues, figures and concepts. Comprises the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of the classical and contemporary readings in the philosophy of religion. Provides a survey and analysis of the key issues, figures and concepts. Examines religious identity, theism and divine attributes, explanations of religion, and theistic arguments. Includes readings concerned with nontheistic religions, evils and goods, religious values, personal identity, and death.