The Relationship of Philosophy to Religion Today

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.

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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.

William L Rowe on Philosophy of Religion

Introduction William Leonard Rowe is widely regarded as one of the most important philosophers of religion today , having ... conservative student , thus forging a mentoring relationship that developed into a lifelong friendship .

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Author: William L. Rowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351872812

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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William Rowe is one of the leading thinkers in contemporary philosophy of religion. Although he is best known for his contributions to the problem of evil, he has produced innovative and influential work across a wide array of subjects at the interface between philosophy and religion. He has, for example, written extensively on the existentialist theologian, Paul Tillich, on the challenging problem of divine freedom, and on the traditional arguments in support of the existence of God. His work in these areas is distinguished by its clarity, rigour, originality, and sensitivity towards the claims of his theistic opponents. Indeed, Rowe's work has played a pivotal role in the remarkable revival of analytic philosophy of religion since the 1970s. The present collection brings together for the first time Rowe's most significant contributions to the philosophy of religion. This diverse but representative selection of Rowe's writings will provide students, professional scholars as well as general readers with stimulating and accessible discussions on such topics as the philosophical theology of Paul Tillich, the problem of evil, divine freedom, arguments for the existence of God, religious experience, life after death, and religious pluralism.

Reconfigurations of Philosophy of Religion

As I mentioned at the outset, it is helpful to keep in mind one dominant view of “life” in Christian philosophy of religion, which still endures. Now, although I might reject this concept as no longer one that guides my actions, ...

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Author: Jim Kanaris

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438469102

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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Explores the place and meaning of philosophy of religion in our current poststructuralist, postsecular, postcolonialist context. This collection addresses, as it exemplifies, an identity crisis in contemporary philosophy of religion. It represents a unique two-way dialogue between philosophers of religion and scholars of religion and broaches issues pertaining to the philosophy of religion and the philosophical tradition, on the one hand, and religious studies, theology, and the modern academy on the other. While each author manages the current challenges in philosophy of religion differently, one can nonetheless discern a polyphony of interests surrounding a postcritical, postsecular appreciation of religion. In part 1, contributors ask how philosophy of religion can accommodate both the strengths and weaknesses of Western analytic and continental traditions; incorporate developments in ideology critique, gender studies, and Asian philosophies; and negotiate the perceived stalemate in philosophy of religion. Part 2 addresses these questions in terms of a philosophy of religion that is postcolonial in intention and multidisciplinary in orientation and features scholarship from the fields of both religion and theology. An underlying theme is the importance of ushering philosophy of religion into a postphenomenological era of religious studies and theology. This is a neglected dimension in many laudable discussions about philosophy of religion that this volume hopes to emend. “This gathering of important voices and the differences of approach and opinion that they represent invites/provokes reflection, self-examination by philosophers of religion, and further work.” — Jeffrey Dudiak, author of The Intrigue of Ethics: A Reading of the Idea of Discourse in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas

Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Religion

the relationship between perception and conception. 15 This passage is in line witha more general view on the relationship betweenpercepts and conceptsthatJames sometimes ... 167–71; and Taylor, Varieties of Religion Today,pp.22–9.

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Author: Michael R. Slater

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316062142

Category: Philosophy

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In this book, Michael R. Slater provides a new assessment of pragmatist views in the philosophy of religion. Focusing on the tension between naturalist and anti-naturalist versions of pragmatism, he argues that the anti-naturalist religious views of philosophers such as William James and Charles Peirce provide a powerful alternative to the naturalism and secularism of later pragmatists such as John Dewey and Richard Rorty. Slater first examines the writings of the 'classical pragmatists' - James, Peirce, and Dewey - and argues for the relevance of their views for thinking about such topics as the nature of religion and the viability of natural theology. His final three chapters engage with the religious views of later pragmatists such as Rorty and Philip Kitcher, and with current philosophical debates over metaphysical realism, naturalism, and evidentialism. His book will be of particular interest to philosophers of religion, theologians, and specialists in American philosophy.

A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion Second Edition

Today philosophy of religion is a robust, intensely active area of philosophy. ... exploration of these topics involves fundamental questions about our place in the cosmos and about our relationship to what may transcend the cosmos.

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Author: Charles Taliaferro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501325267

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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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. This second edition includes new entries, extended coverage of non-Christian topics, as well as revisions and updates throughout. The first edition was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year.

Talking Seriously About God

Philosophy of Religion in the Dispute between Theism and Atheism Asle Eikrem, Atle O. Søvik ... Many representatives of analytical philosophy of religion today regard philosophy as a critical method or an analytical tool for clarifying ...

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Author: Asle Eikrem

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643907417

Category: Atheism

Page: 178

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Talk about God is often the source of controversy. Theists and atheists are equally passionate when making their stand for or against belief in God. In this book, a wide range of philosophers of religion have come together to discuss how serious talk about God ought to be conducted for theists and atheists alike in what should be their common pursuit for truth. The essays both address methodological questions and provide a range of concrete samples of serious God-talk, spanning from political, religion, and classical proofs of God's existence to the problem of evil. (Series: Nordic Studies in Theology / Nordische Studien zur Atheism, Vol. 4) [Subject: Religious Studies]Ã?Â?Ã?Â?

Ancient Literature and Philosophy of Religion

Moreover, he continued to have a direct impact on major aspects of the religion. e point is, many people are willing to die ... the relationship between faith and reason by evaluating select philosophical theories on the subject: deism, ...

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Author: Joel Steele

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666793055

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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This work examines the parallels between ancient Ugaritic literature and the Old Testament. It demonstrates that human civilizations have certain generic cognitive similarities regarding the structuring of their societies--offering an alternative to the trendy composite or plagiaristic theory pertaining to Near Eastern literature and that of the Old Testament. Further, it may be deduced from these demonstrations that the Hebrew text has the ability, considering the vast number of resources within its own historiography, to be the primary source for determining clarification and accuracy. The second part of this study further critiques ideas regarding ancient literature and theology. It underscores the procedures, methods, and theories used to understand humanity's past from two philosophical perspectives--historical and theological. Moreover, it offers insights necessary for proper interpretation.

Faith Freedom and Rationality

This collection of new essays by twelve distinguished philosophers of religion explores three broad themes: religious attitudes of belief, acceptance, and love; human and divine freedom; and the rationality of religious belief.

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Author: Jeff Jordan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 084768153X

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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The philosophy of religion, once considered a deviation from an otherwise analytically rigorous discipline, has flourished over the past two decades. This collection of new essays by twelve distinguished philosophers of religion explores three broad themes: religious attitudes of belief, acceptance, and love; human and divine freedom; and the rationality of religious belief.

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant on Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Throughout his career Kant engaged with many of the fundamental questions in philosophy of religion: arguments for the existence of God, the soul, the problem of evil, and the relationship between moral ...

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Author: Lawrence R. Pasternack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317984290

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Throughout his career, Kant engaged with many of the fundamental questions in philosophy of religion: arguments for the existence of God, the soul, the problem of evil, and the relationship between moral belief and practice. Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is his major work on the subject. This book offers a complete and internally cohesive interpretation of Religion. In contrast to more reductive interpretations, as well as those that characterize Religion as internally inconsistent, Lawrence R. Pasternack defends the rich philosophical theology contained in each of Religion’s four parts, and shows how the doctrines of the "Pure Rational System of Religion" are eminently compatible with the essential principles of Transcendental Idealism. The book also presents and assesses: the philosophical background to Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason the ideas and arguments of the text the continuing importance of Kant’s work to philosophy of religion today.

Analytic Philosophy of Religion Its History Since 1955

Philosophy. of. Religion. Today. Our survey of contemporary philosophy of religion is complete and seems to come in a timely fashion, given that most of the figures that I have been discussing are either recently deceased or, ...

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Author: Steven Duncan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781847600820

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