The Philosophy of Religion Reader

work , selecting from a plurality of religious and philosophical traditions . Meister ' s choices are excellent - many of the contemporary pieces are by now minor classics themselves . Clear and efficient introductions to thematic ...


Author: Chad V. Meister


ISBN: UOM:39015074251094

Category: Religion

Page: 718

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Reflecting current trends and research interests in the field this up to date introduction explores key writings from both the Western theistic tradition and from non-Western, non-theistic sources. It features: section introductions, discusssion questions, extensive bibliographies and a supporting website.

Exploring the Philosophy of Religion

Some philosophers have argued for this view , based on the principle that we have no right to extend belief beyond ... Two questions emerge in the continuing dialogue between faith and reason : ( 1 ) Do we have what can legitimately be ...


Author: David Stewart

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UCSC:32106005090409

Category: Electronic journals

Page: 404

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This introduction to the philosophy of religion helps readers understand the primary sources that are essential for genuine philosophical understanding. Its careful selection of important classical and contemporary readings, along with a clear, understandable analysis and discussion of the topics, helps build a basic vocabulary of philosophical and religious terms-while becoming fluent in the main philosophical issues in religion. Chapter topics include the varieties of religious experience, religion and life, religion and human destiny, argument' s for God' s existence, the problem of evil, and religious language. This book presents an appealing mixture of classical and contemporary authors-from Descartes, Paley and Kierkegaard to Otto, James, and Buber-to such current writers as Wendy Doniger, Mary Daly, and David Ray Griffin. For philosophers-or anyone who likes to philosophize-about important religious questions and their relation to life.

The Philosophy of Religion

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.


Author: Beverley Clack

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 150951693X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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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.

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion

A good classical discussion is to be found in C . J . Ducasse , A Critical Examination of the Belief in Life after Death ( Springfield , Ill . : Charles C Thomas , 1961 ) , and many important statements about these beliefs are collected ...


Author: Baruch A. Brody

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X000409378

Category: Religion

Page: 667

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

Classical and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Religion

VII Religious Experience and Knowledge How is God known, or claimed to be known? According to philosophical rationalism (see Note V above), to know that there is a supreme Being means to possess a logically cogent proof of His existence ...


Author: John Hick


ISBN: UVA:X000371309

Category: Religion

Page: 494

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This book is designed primarily for use in courses in philosophy of religion. Because such courses are sometimes arranged historically and sometimes in terms of topics or problems the material is presented here in two different tables of contents adapted to these two uses. The readings themselves are printed in chronological sequence, mainly in order that discussions by the same writer of different but related topics may conveniently be studied together- for example, Kant's critique of the three traditional theistic proofs.

Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

These sources are documented by the editorial annotations to this edition as well as the Bibliography of Sources for Hegel's Philosophy of Religion printed at the back of the volume . In Sec . 2 of the Introduction we provide a brief ...


Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520203720

Category: Philosophy

Page: 825

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These lectures represent the final, and in some ways the decisive, element of Hegel's entire philosophical system. This volume contains Hegel's philosophical interpretation of the history of religions, specifically of primitive religion, the religion of ancient China, Buddhism, Hinduism, Persian and Egyptian religions, and Jewish, Greek and Roman religion.

Readings in Philosophy of Religion

Comprised of readings from ancient to modern times, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the central questions of the philosophy of religion.


Author: Linda Zagzebski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405180924

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).

A Philosophy of Religion

There is the relation of religion to history , a topic the consideration of which would require an examination of the various philosophies of history in the light of the philosophy of religion . And there is the kindred problem of the ...


Author: Robert Leet Patterson

Publisher: Durham, N.C : Duke University Press

ISBN: UCAL:B4887666

Category: Religion

Page: 571

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Philosophy of Religion

particular, while a few religious traditions discourage or disparage rational probing. Nevertheless, philosophy of religion is a bona fide academic field that is as objective, rigorous, and systematic as possible.


Author: Michael L. Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: NWU:35556041263989

Category: Philosophy

Page: 635

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Incorporating ten new readings and expanded pedagogical features, the fourth edition of Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings is the most complete--and economically priced--introductory anthology in the philosophy of religion. It presents seventy-eight selections (more than any other collection) organized into fourteen thematic sections, providing instructors with great flexibility in organizing their courses. Addressing both classical concepts and a host of contemporary issues, the readings cover all of the standard subjects--including religious experience, divine attributes, theistic arguments, the problem of evil, and miracles--as well as more recent topics like reformed epistemology, process theism, the kalam cosmological argument, the religion-science controversy, religious ethics, and the diversity of world religions. While it deals primarily with the Western and analytic traditions in philosophy, the book also incorporates readings representing continental, feminist, and Asian perspectives. The fourth edition offers enhanced pedagogy including substantially expanded section introductions, numerous new glossary terms, and updated suggestions for further reading. It also provides ten new selections, including pieces by Daniel Dennett, Stephen T. Davis, and Gottfried Leibniz, and work on various issues in religion and science by William Dembski, Philip Kitcher, John Lennox, and John Polkinghorne. As in the previous edition, study questions appear at the end of each selection. An excellent stand-alone text for courses in the philosophy of religion, Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings, Fourth Edition, is also a perfect companion to the editors' textbook, Reason and Religious Belief, Fifth Edition (OUP, 2012), as the two books share the same topical organization.