An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Michael J. Murray
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139469657
Release Date: 2008-03-20
Genre: Philosophy

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion provides a broad overview of the topics which are at the forefront of discussion in contemporary philosophy of religion. Prominent views and arguments from both historical and contemporary authors are discussed and analyzed. The book treats all of the central topics in the field, including the coherence of the divine attributes, theistic and atheistic arguments, faith and reason, religion and ethics, miracles, human freedom and divine providence, science and religion, and immortality. In addition it addresses topics of significant importance that similar books often ignore, including the argument for atheism from hiddenness, the coherence of the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation, and the relationship between religion and politics. It will be a valuable accompaniment to undergraduate and introductory graduate-level courses.

Arguing for Atheism

Author: Robin Le Poidevin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134871117
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Religion

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Belief in God

Author: T. J. Mawson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199276318
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Philosophy

Belief in God answers two questions: What, if anything, is it that Jews, Christians, and Muslims are agreeing about when they join in claiming that there is a God? and What, if any, prospects are there for rationally defending or attacking this claim? A highly accessible and engaging introduction to the philosophy of religion, this book offers full coverage of the key issues, from ideas about God's nature and character to arguments for and against his existence. Author T. J. Mawson makes striking new claims and defends or attacks established positions in original ways. His conversational style, lively wit, and enlightening examples make Belief in God simultaneously instructive, thought-provoking, and enjoyable to read.

An Introduction to Hegel s Philosophy of Religion

Author: Raymond Keith Williamson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0873958268
Release Date: 1984-06-30
Genre: Religion

For Hegel, thought is not philosophical if it is not also religious. Both religion and philosophy have a common object and share the same content, for both are concerned with the inherent unity of all things. Hegel’s doctrine of God provides the means for understanding this fundamental relationship. Although Hegel stated that God is absolute Spirit and Christianity is the absolute religion, the compatibility of Hegel’s doctrine of God with Christian theology has been a matter of continuing and closely argued debate. Williamson’s book provides a significant contribution to this ongoing discussion through a systematic study of Hegel’s concept of God. The book proceeds by investigating theism, atheism, pantheism, and panentheism as descriptions of Hegel’s concept. It rejects the view that Hegel’s doctrine so differs from Christian theology so as to be empty of religious content and thereby highlights some important considerations in contemporary theology.

Reason and Religion

Author: Rem B. Edwards
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781532609305
Release Date: 2016-10-13
Genre: Religion

This book covers a variety of approaches to the main issues usually covered by philosophy of religion textbooks, such as the meaning of "religion," six ways of relating theology to philosophy, naturalism versus supernaturalism and their respective difficulties, an explanation and defense of process theism or panentheism, God's attributes, critiques and defenses of the ontological, cosmological, and teleological arguments, religious experience including pluralistic and monistic mysticism, verification after death, and the future of reason and religion. In dealing with the arguments for the existence of God, theism wins. Though published some decades ago, there is very little in this book that the author would change today.

Philosophy of Religion An Introduction

Author: William L. Rowe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495007258
Release Date: 2006-03-14
Genre: Philosophy

What is the relationship between faith and reason? Find out in PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN INTRODUCTION. Because it's written to be easily understood no matter your background, this philosophy of religion textbook introduces you to the debate in a way you can understand. Whether it's the philosophical proofs for God's existence or using reason to evaluate faith claims, the major points in the philosophy of religion are all covered in this excellent textbook. And with its built-in study tools, PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN INTRODUCTION helps out during test time as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to the Philosophy and Religion of Taoism

Author: Jeaneane D. Fowler
Publisher: ISBS
ISBN: 1845190858
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Philosophy

A companion volume to the bestselling Perspectives of Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Hinduism, this work discusses how Taoism is one facet of Chinese religion, and exemplifies particularly well the variety of beliefs and practices that humankind has adopted and experienced in the search for answers to both ultimate and proximate questions about life and death. This book explores the different pathways Taoism took in that search, touching at many points on the other interrelated facets of Chinese religion in Confucianism, Buddhism, and popular religion. The mystical, philosophical traditions of Taoism are analyzed, as well as the more colorful and overtly religious strands of Taoism.

Oriental Thought

Author: Yong Choon Kim
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0822603659
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Philosophy

Dr. Yong Choon Kim is a distinguished scholar and educator. He wrote this book to fill the need for a concise introduction to the philosophical and religious ideas of the East. The work is analytical, comparative, and critical presentation in three parts: Indian Thougt, Chinese Thought, abd the Thoughts of Korea and Japan. It can serve for such courses as Oriental Philosophy, Eastern Religions, World Religions, Comparative Religion, and Comparative Thought. It may also be used in other introductory courses in Religion, Philosophy, and Asian Culture. The book should be very useful to the general reader interested in Oriental Thought and culture.

The God of Philosophy

Author: Roy Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317547686
Release Date: 2014-09-03
Genre: Philosophy

For centuries philosophers have argued about the existence and nature of God. Do we need God to explain the origins of the universe? Can there be morality without a divine source of goodness? How can God exist when there is so much evil and suffering in the world? All these questions and many more are brought to life with clarity and style in The God of Philosophy. The arguments for and against God's existence are weighed up, along with discussion of the meaning of religious language, the concept of God and the possibility of life after death. This new edition brings the debate right up to date by exploring the philosophical arguments of the new atheists such as Richard Dawkins, as well as considering what the latest discoveries in science can tell us about why many believe in the existence of the divine.

A Spectrum of Worldviews

Author: Hendrik M. Vroom
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042020466
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Philosophy

This book is an introduction to philosophy of religion from the perspective of a religiously pluralistic culture. It explores how comparative theology and philosophy of religion can move beyond the dead-end roads of relativism and exclusivism.

The Nature of God

Author: Gerard Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134809660
Release Date: 2005-08-04
Genre: Philosophy

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Introduction to Religious Philosophy

Author: Y. Masih
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 8120808541
Release Date: 1991-05-31
Genre: Advaita

This is a book with a clearly visible theme of Advaita. That is not to say, that Masih has not spoken of other things. However, this book is not an introduction to philosophy of religion, but an introduction to religious philosophy. Thus it escapes the narrow confines of being a mere introduction to religious philosophy, as there are plenty of insights on philosophy of religion as well. A striking aspect of this book is that the author not only believes, but also calculates logically, as to how the various insights of different religions must crossfertilise the visions of one another. This exercise obviously demands a great deal of understanding of the various religious commitments. The author quotes the example of Ramakrishna Paramahansa who suggested that there is something like religious unity and that one is capable of extending oneself beyond the limited confines of a single religion, of the Supreme Spirit. Thus, understanding the Supreme Spirit as a concept is useful, because it is in the nature of a concept that is shareable and comm-unicable. One appreciable part of the book is the sweep it has over the subject... from Galloway and Martinieu to J.N. Findlay, Hare Blik, Kant, Hastings, Rashdall to McCloskey and Radhakrishnan, the author has drawn from various thinkers.