Readings in the Philosophy of Religion - Second Edition

Author: Kelly James Clark

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551118033

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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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.

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 philosophy of religion

East meets West

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

God Matters

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Raymond Martin,Christopher Bernard

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780321103659

Category: Religion

Page: 561

View: 2875

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.

To Believe Or Not to Believe

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Philosophy

Page: 627

View: 6158

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.

Reading Philosophy of Religion

Author: Graham Oppy,Michael Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405170824

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 2783

Reading Philosophy of Religion combines a diverse selection of classical and contemporary texts in philosophy of religion with insightful commentaries. Offers a unique presentation through a combination of text and interactive commentary Provides a mix of classic and contemporary texts, including some not anthologized elsewhere Includes writings from thinkers such as Aquinas, Boethius, Hume, Plantinga and Putnam Divided into sections which examine religious language, the existence of God, reason, argument and belief, divine properties, and religious pluralism

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion

An Analytic Approach

Author: Baruch A. Brody

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780137562060

Category: Philosophy

Page: 596

View: 7166

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

Feminist Philosophy of Religion

Critical Readings

Author: Pamela Sue Anderson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415257497

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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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.

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 Features include: an interactive glossary a timeline powerpoint slides on all the chapters chapter outlines lists of objectives for study.

The Problem of Evil

Author: Marilyn McCord Adams,Robert Merrihew Adams

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198248660

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

View: 1146

This collection of important writings fills the need for an anthology that adequately represents recent work on the problem of evil. This is perhaps one of the most discussed topics in the philosophy of religion, and is of perennial interest to philosophers and theologians.

Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

Author: James Kellenberger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351219774

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Using various and competing religious sensibilities, Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion helps students work through the traditional material and their own religious questions.

The Challenge of religion

contemporary readings in philosophy of religion

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

Publisher: Harper San Francisco


Category: Philosophy

Page: 359

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The Philosophy of Religion

An Historical Introduction

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 the Philosophy of Technology

Author: David M. Kaplan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 074256536X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 602

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Ideal for professors who want to provide a comprehensive set of the most important readings in the philosophy of technology, from foundational to the cutting edge, this book introduces students to the various ways in which societies, technologies, and environments shape one another. The readings examine the nature of technology as well as the effects of technologies upon human knowledge, activities, societies, and environments. Students will learn to appreciate the ways that philosophy informs our understanding of technology, and to see how technology relates to ethics, politics, nature, human nature, computers, science, food, and animals.

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: 3025

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.

Philosophy of Religion

Second Edition

Author: Norman Geisler,Winfried Corduan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592441343

Category: Religion

Page: 402

View: 3655

Is there any basis in reality for a religious experience? Is there any basis in reason for belief in God? Is it even possible to speak meaningfully of a transcendent being? And how does one account for evil? The authors answer these questions, representing the four most important issues in the philosophy of religion, in a comprehensive way and Òform the perspective of classical theism.Ó They support this position with in-depth argumentation, taking into account both classical and contemporary writers. With its well-outlined text, 'Philosophy of Religion' is Òuser friendly.Ó An introduction, chapter summaries, a glossary, indexes, and bibliography contribute to this end. In this second edition, the authors have not only updated the text and bibliography, but also refined some of the arguments, Òscaled down and evened outÓ the vocabulary, and added several pedagogical aids. The first edition, written by Norman L. Geisler alone, appeared in 1974.

The philosophy of religion reader

Author: Chad V. Meister


ISBN: 9780415408912

Category: Philosophy

Page: 718

View: 8195

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.