Twentieth Century Philosophy of Religion

Later, philosophy of religion became a distinct field of study, led by the work of Hick, Alston, Plantinga, and Swinburne.


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.

Twentieth Century Western Philosophy of Religion 1900 2000

Some twentieth century philosophers have argued that religious belief cannot meet this challenge and some theologians have added to the problem by removing religious belief from the realm of rational argument .


Author: Eugene Thomas Long

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402014546

Category: Philosophy

Page: 538

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Twentieth-Century Western Philosophy of Religion 1900-2000, provides a historical map of twentieth century philosophy of religion from absolute idealism to feminism and postmodernism. Dividing the twentieth century into four eras and eighteen primary strands, the book provides the historical context for the more specialized volumes that follow.

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophies

Religion. Charles Taliaferro and Erik S. Christopherson Analytical philosophers in the twentieth century have produced a rich literature that includes the philosophy of religious language and practice, analyses of divine attributes, ...


Author: Constantin V. Boundas

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748629299

Category: Philosophy

Page: 752

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The Companion is organized into two sections, each one of which reflects the developments of the Anglo-American Analytic and the Continental European philosophical traditions respectively. An appendix presents the main accomplishments of non-Western philosophies in the same time frame. Each section discusses the main movements and fields of the discipline throughout the century. The authors have maintained a balance between the historian's commitment to breadth and accuracy with the commitment of the systematic philosopher to the engaged point of view and to critical reflection. The result is a distinctive reference book made up of a series of philosophical studies -an invaluable companion to anyone who is searching for a panoramic but also reliable and challenging presentation of the philosophical ideas which shaped the last century.

Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth Century Philosophers

Ints: Ethics; philosophy of religion; philosophy and literature. Educ: Universities of Oxford and Swansea. ... (1990) From Fantasy to Faith: The Philosophy of Religion and Twentieth-Century Literature, Basingstoke: Macmillan.


Author: Stuart Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134927968

Category: Philosophy

Page: 968

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This Biographical Dictionary provides detailed accounts of the lives, works, influence and reception of thinkers from all the major philosophical schools and traditions of the twentieth-century. This unique volume covers the lives and careers of thinkers from all areas of philosophy - from analytic philosophy to Zen and from formal logic to aesthetics. All the major figures of philosophy, such as Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Russell are examined and analysed. The scope of the work is not merely restricted to the major figures in western philosophy but also covers in depth a significant number of thinkers from the near and far east and from the non-European Hispanic-language communities. The Biographical Dictionary also includes a number of general entries dealing with important schools of philosophy, such as the Vienna Circle, or currents of thought, such as vitalism. These allow the reader to set the individual biographies in the context of the philosophical history of the period. With entries written by over 100 leading philosophy scholars, the Biographical Dictionary is the most comprehensive survey of twentieth-century thinkers to date. Structure The book is structured alphabetically by philosopher. Each entry is identically structured for ease of access and covers: * nationality * dates and places of birth and death * philosophical style or school * areas of interest * higher education * significant influences * main appointments * main publications * secondary literature * account of intellectual development and main ideas * critical reception and impact At the end of the book a glossary gives accounts of the schools, movements and traditions to which these philosophers belonged, and thorough indexes enable the reader to access the information in several ways: * by nationality * by major areas of contribution to philosophy e.g. aesthetics * by major influences on the thinker concerned e.g. Plato, Kant, Wittgenstein

The History of Western Philosophy of Religion

Offering an overview of twentiethcentury philosophy of religion is as daunting as offering a unified narrative of twentiethcentury art. There is simply too much turbulence and diversity to make for any neat portrait.


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.

How Theology Shaped Twentieth Century Philosophy

... these ideas will feature in the work of some important twentieth-century philosophers, so it will be valuable to see what he says here. Religious thinking for Hegel usually displays an inadequately developed philosophical thinking.


Author: Frank B. Farrell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108491716

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

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Re-examines our relationship to the modern world by providing new perspectives on the influence of medieval, Jewish, and Christian theologies.