Reading Philosophy of Religion

Reading Philosophy of Religion combines a diverse selection of classical and contemporary texts in philosophy of religion with insightful commentaries.

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Author: Graham Oppy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405170826

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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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

Reinventing Philosophy of Religion

Further. Reading. Useful general resources for philosophy, including philosophy of religion: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://plato.stanford.edu/), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://www.rep. routledge.com/), ...

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Author: G. Oppy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137434562

Category: Philosophy

Page: 106

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Considerations about the existence and nature of God are given far too much weight in contemporary discussions of philosophy of religion. Against prevailing orthodoxy, this introduction to philosophy of religion urges a broader perspective that attends seriously to a wide range of religious and non-religious worldviews.

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of religion has experienced a renaissance in recent times, paralleling the resurgence in public debate ... of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion is essential reading for students and researchers of philosophy of religion ...

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Author: Graham Oppy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317515913

Category: Philosophy

Page: 498

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Philosophy of religion has experienced a renaissance in recent times, paralleling the resurgence in public debate about the place and value of religion in contemporary Western societies. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into seven parts: theoretical orientations conceptions of divinity epistemology of religious belief metaphysics and religious language religion and politics religion and ethics religion and scientific scrutiny. Within these sections central issues, debates and problems are examined, including: religious experience, religion and superstition, realism and anti-realism, scientific interpretation of religious texts, feminist approaches to religion, religion in the public square, tolerance, religion and meta-ethics, religion and cognitive science, and the meaning of life. Together, they offer readers an informed understanding of the current state of play in the liveliest areas of contemporary philosophy of religion. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion is essential reading for students and researchers of philosophy of religion from across the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion : An Introduction with Readings provides an introduction to philosophical thinking about some of the ... readers to monitor their progress throughout the book , chapter summaries , and guides to further reading .

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Author: Stuart C. Brown

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415212383

Category: Religion

Page: 199

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Philosophy of Religionprovides an introduction to philosophical thinking about central aspects of religion.

Twentieth Century Philosophy of Religion

He is the author of Ontological Arguments and Belief in God (1996), Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity (2006), Arguing about Gods (2006) and Reading Philosophy of Religion (with Michael Scott, 2009), and has also written many ...

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Author: Graham Oppy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317546382

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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The twentieth century saw religion challenged by the rise of science and secularism, a confrontation which resulted in an astonishingly diverse range of philosophical views about religion and religious belief. Many of the major philosophers of the twentieth century - James, Bergson, Russell, Wittgenstein, Ayer, Heidegger, and Derrida - significantly engaged with religious thought. Idiosyncratic thinkers, such as Whitehead, Levinas and Weil, further contributed to the extraordinary diversity of philosophical investigation of religion across the century. In their turn, leading theologians and religious philosophers - notably Buber, Tillich and Barth - directly engaged with the philosophy of religion. Later, philosophy of religion became a distinct field of study, led by the work of Hick, Alston, Plantinga, and Swinburne. "Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Religion" provides an accessible overview of the major strands in the rich tapestry of twentieth-century thought about religion and will be an indispensible resource for any interested in contemporary philosophy of religion.

The History of Western Philosophy of Religion

He is the author of Ontological Arguments and Belief in God (1996), Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity (2006), Arguing about Gods (2006) and Reading Philosophy of Religion (with Michael Scott, 2009), and has also written many ...

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Author: Graham Oppy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317546566

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1716

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'The History of Western Philosophy of Religion' brings together an international team of over 100 leading scholars to provide authoritative exposition of how history's most important philosophical thinkers - from antiquity to the present day - have sought to analyse the concepts and tenets central to Western religious belief, especially Christianity. Divided chronologically into five volumes, 'The History of Western Philosophy of Religion' is designed to be accessible to a wide range of readers, from the scholar looking for original insight and the latest research findings to the student wishing for a masterly encapsulation of a particular philosopher's views. Together these volumes provide an indispensable resource for anyone conducting research or teaching in the philosophy of religion and related fields, such as theology, religious studies, the history of philosophy, and the history of ideas.

The Relationship of Philosophy to Religion Today

He is the author of Ontological Arguments and Belief in God (CUP, 1996), Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity (CUP, 2006), Arguing about Gods (CUP, 2006), and Reading Philosophy of Religion (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, with Michael Scott); ...

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Author: Paolo Diego Bubbio

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443828260

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The Relationship of Philosophy to Religion Today is a collection of texts authored by philosophers with an interest in contemporary philosophy of religion, its merits and its limitations. The collection has been stimulated by such questions as: “What ought philosophy of religion be?” and “How ought philosophy relate to religion today?” In pursuing such questions, the editors have asked the contributors to offer their insights and reflections on issues that they see as important to contemporary philosophy of religion, with the goal of producing a collection of texts offering the reader a variety of perspectives without privileging any particular philosophical, religious or irreligious orientation. The book covers such themes as the relationship between religion and modernity, faith in keeping with reason, contemplation, the merits and limitations of the atheism, and the relationship between philosophy, religion and politics.

Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5: The importance of doctrine and the distinctness of religious traditions 51 Doctrine 53 “Truth-claims” 56 Identity 57 Diversity 61 Questions for reflection 64 Annotated reading 64 Chapter 6: Religious pluralism 65 Religious ...

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Author: Keith E. Yandell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134827237

Category: Philosophy

Page: 424

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Philosophy of Religion provides an account of the central issues and viewpoints in the philosophy of religion but also shows how such issues can be rationally assessed and in what ways competing views can be rationally assessed. It includes major philosophical figures in religious traditions as well as discussions by important contemporary philosophers. Keith Yandell deals lucidly and constructively with representative views from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. This book will appeal to students of both philosophy and religion as well as to the general reader interested in the subject. Unique features of Philosophy of Religion: * key reading and new reading in the subject area * questions at the ends of chapters * a glossary of philosophical terms * annotated further reading

A Philosophy of Faith

Philosophers and theologians have, for centuries, been concerned with questions about the rationality of faith, ... He is the author of Religious Language (2013) and Reading Philosophy of Religion (2010) with Graham Oppy, ...

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Author: Finlay Malcolm

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000629477

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Faith occupies an important place in human lives. It can be directed towards God, friends, political systems and sports teams, and is said to help people through crises and to motivate people to achieve life goals. But what is faith? Philosophers and theologians have, for centuries, been concerned with questions about the rationality of faith, but more recently, have focussed on what kind of psychological attitude faith is. The authors of this book bring together, for the first time, the different elements of this recent debate, staking out the different positions and arguments, and defending a novel ‘true grit’ theory of faith, from which the rationality and language of faith are addressed from a fresh perspective. The book engages with a range of questions about the nature of faith, including: Does faith require belief? Is faith motivational? What is the relationship between faith, trust and hope? Do expressions of faith aim at the truth? And, in what sense is faith resilient? The authors defend a distinctive conception of faith involving resistance to psychological, practical and epistemic challenges, from which a novel account of the psychology and epistemology of faith is developed. The treatment of the topic draws extensively on the philosophy of mind, language and religion, and provides a map of this exciting field of study for newcomers to the philosophy of faith. A Philosophy of Faith will appeal to researchers and advanced students in philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and epistemology who are interested in the topic of faith.

New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion

The philosophical imaginary is a term coined by Doeuff. It denotes a method— if it can be called that—of reading philosophy through its imagery. Philosophical writing, Le Doeuff argues, is full of imagery—ranging from islands to lions, ...

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Author: Pamela Sue Anderson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402068336

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

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Having enjoyed more than a decade of lively critique and creativity, feminist philosophy of religion continues to be a vital field of inquiry. New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion maintains this vitality with both women and men, from their own distinctive social and material locations, contributing critically to the rich traditions in philosophy of religion. The twenty contributors open up new possibilities for spiritual practice, while contesting the gender-bias of traditional concepts in the field: the old models of human and divine will no longer ‘simply do’! A lively current debate develops in re-imagining and revaluing transcendence in terms of body, space and self-other relations. This collection is an excellent source for courses in feminist philosophy, phenomenology, hermeneutics and literature, Continental and analytical philosophy of religion, engaging with a range of religions and philosophers including Kant, Kierkegaard, Marx, Heidegger, Arendt, Weil, Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, Ricoeur, Levinas, Irigaray, Bourdieu, Kristeva, Le Doeuff, bell hooks and Jantzen.