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.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: John Caird
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 1376702150
Release Date: 2018-02-04
Genre: History

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An Introduction to Hegel s Philosophy of Religion

Author: Raymond Keith Williamson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0873958276
Release Date: 1984-01-01
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.

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.

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.

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.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Brian Davies
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199263477
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Philosophy

Provides [an] examination of some fundamental questions posed by religious belief: What does belief in God amount to? can God's existence be proved? Is there life after death? [In the text, the author] explains how a range of thinkers have approached the subject - including Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant - and also discusses how contemporary authors now engage with the issues involved. [It] prove[s] the ideal introduction for all students of the philosophy of religion

Reason Religious Belief

Author: Michael L. Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028488323
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Christianity

Drawing from both classical and contemporary discussions, the authors examine topics of religious experience, faith and reason, theistic arguments, the problem of evil, religious language, miracles, life after death, and much more. The volume is enhanced by study questions and suggestions for further reading. The book also may serve as a companion to the authors' 1996 anthology, PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION.

Person and Religion

Author: Zofia Józefa Zdybicka
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015032437728
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Philosophy

The book contains a description of the phenomenon of religion as a personal experience, socio-cultural fact, and ontic relations between the human person and God. The second part is a presentation of contemporary interpretations of religion which, although they do not explain all religious phenomena, nonetheless have sociological and psychological bases. The most significant part concerns the ontic foundations of religion, namely, the existential situation of the human being who can recognize himself and who recognizes at the same time his finitness and transcendence. Special at tention is given to the role of religion in culture, specifically in regard to science, morality and art. The book also contains an analysis of many different methodological approaches to the philosophy of religion.

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.

Reason and Religious Belief

Author: Michael L. Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015022284023
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Religion

A favorite at a wide range of colleges and universities nation-wide, this comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of religion examines all the standard topics as well as new issues such as Reformed epistemology, the philosophical analysis of theological doctrine, and the Kalamcosmological argument. Special attention is given to important subjects not often considered in other introductions, such as process theism, religious pluralism, and the relation of religion and morality. Each chapter begins with a concrete example or situation to draw students into thinking aboutthe particular issue and to encourage them to come to their own conclusions. Each chapter includes study questions and a list of suggested readings. Focusing mainly on issues surrounding classical theism, the book also deals where helpful with issues related specifically to Judeo-Christian theismand to non-Western traditions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, making it especially well-rounded.