Author: Stuart Brown
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2001
This work introduces philosophical thinking about central aspects of religion. It discusses the classical arguments in the philosophy of religion and combines it with an emphasis on the implications of contemporary science and philosophy of mind.
Author: Roy W. Perrett
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2000
Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children.
English summary: What would philosophy be without religion? It certainly emerged out of religion since the idea of a cosmos governed by reason was a religious tenet before it became the silent thread of the philosophical quest for truth. It implied the evidence of a purpose of life which philosophy also took up as it tried to offer a form of wisdom. The best philosophers were acutely aware that the wisdom of religion preceded philosophy. This is why their endeavors always relied on a thought-out philosophy of religion which has been forgotten today and whose main strands are recapitulated by Jean Grondin. It remains true to this day: religion offers the strongest, the most believed and discussed answers to the question of the meaning and purpose of human life, and it does so with infinitely more effect than any philosophy. This book calls attention to this philosophy of religion, i.e. the philosophy and meaningful experience of Being that religion offers to thinking. German description: Was ware die Philosophie ohne die Religion? Sie ist sicherlich aus ihr entstanden, denn die Idee eines von wohlwollenden Machten oder mit Vernunft regierten Kosmos wurde von der Religion vorgebildet, bevor sie zum stillschweigenden Leitfaden der philosophischen Wahrheitssuche wurde. Aus ihr nahrte sich die Evidenz eines Endziels des Lebens, das die Philosophie auch ubernahm, als sie selber eine Art Weisheit ausarbeiten wollte, wohl wissend, dass alle Weisheitslehren aus der Religion stammten. Freilich wehrte sich die Philosophie von Anfang an gegen das, was ihr in der religiosen Uberlieferung als willkurlich oder anstossig erschien. Ihre Beziehung zur Religion war also immer die einer Entmythologisierung, die bei gewissen Denkern konsequent zu einer systematischen Religionskritik entwickelt wurde. Damit wendeten aber die Philosophen auf die Uberlieferung ein Vernunftigkeitskriterium an, das von der Religion selbst vorgespielt wurde: Es gibt kaum eine Religion, die nicht mithilfe dieses Massstabes eine fruhere oder andere hatte kritisieren, ablosen oder vollenden wollen. Es erscheint schwer, ja unmoglich, eine oder gar die Religion uberhaupt anzuprangern, wenn man nicht selber eine bessere in Aussicht stellt.Die meisten Philosophen haben immer anerkannt, dass die Weisheitslehre der Religion der Philosophie vorausging. Deshalb gingen ihre Denkansatze stets mit einer behutsamen Religionsphilosophie einher, die heute nur vergessen wird und deren Grundzuge Jean Grondin rekapituliert. Denn die Religion bietet seit alters her die starksten, meist geglaubten und diskutierten Antworten auf die Frage nach dem Sinn des menschlichen Treibens, und sie tut es mit unendlich mehr Wirksamkeit als jede Philosophie. An diese der Religion innewohnende Philosophie und ihre sinnvolle Seinserfahrung, die zu denken gibt, will dieses Buch erinnern.
Author: Charles Taliaferro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-01-19
In 85 new and updated essays, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative guide to the philosophy of religion. Includes contributions from established philosophers and rising stars 22 new entries have now been added, and all material from the previous edition has been updated and reorganized Broad coverage spans the areas of world religions, theism, atheism, , the problem of evil, science and religion, and ethics
The philosophy of religion, one of the oldest areas of philosophy, has been advanced mainly through conceptual thinking. However, over the last few decades scientists have made discoveries with significant implications for this philosophical domain. Scientific Approaches to Philosophy of Religion opens new perspectives by applying scientific approaches to central problems in the field. The book's contributors tackle perennial problems in philosophy of religion by referring to relevant findings and theories in cognitive science, anthropology, developmental psychology, decision theory, biology, physics and cosmology. They address a wide range of topics, such as divine attributes; God, creation and evolution; God and the universe; religious beliefs; religious tolerance and disagreement; and the compatibility of science and religion.
Author: Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2007-03-12
Written with verve and clarity by a leading philosopher and contributor, this text is an accessible overview of a vibrant field, which invites readers to think through the issues in the philosophy of religion themselves.
Author: Arvind Sharma
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2006-09-09
Philosophy of religion as a discipline first arose in Europe; its subject matter has been profoundly influenced by the practices of European Christianity. While Eastern and Western religions subsequently found a place in these studies, one global religious tradition, namely, the primal tradition, remains unrepresented in its discussions. This book examines the significantly different perspectives offered by primal religions on virtually every theme discussed in the philosophy of religion.
Author: William E. Mann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-04-15
The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion features fourteen new essays written by some of the most prominent philosophers working in the field. Contributors include Linda Zabzeski, Hugh McCann, Brian Leftow, Gareth B. Matthews, William L. Rowe, Elliott Sober, Derk Pereboom, Alfred J. Freddoso, William P. Alston, William J. Wainwright, Peter van Inwagen, Philip Kitcher and Philip Quinn. Features fourteen newly commissioned essays. Provides a comprehensive treatment of the major problems in the philosophy of religion. Surveys the field and presents distinctive arguments.
PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN ANTHOLOGY, 7E utilizes a balanced blend of classic and contemporary articles to present a well-rounded introduction to the philosophy of religion. This engaging textbook begins by outlining traditional concepts of God, then moves into related fields of inquiry such as the problem of evil, feminist perspectives of God, and mystical experiences. In addition, this edition presents traditional proofs of God’s existence, with counter arguments. PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN ANTHOLOGY, 7E also examines the interplay between religion and science, religion and faith, and religion and epistemology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Charles Taliaferro
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2018-01-25
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.
Author: Kelly James Clark
Publisher: Broadview Press
Release Date: 2000-03-06
"The recent revolution in the philosophy of religion has led to a dramatic and profound reconsideration of theistic arguments, the problem of evil, the rationality of religious belief, and the concept of God. This new anthology contains the best of both classical and contemporary sources. It includes a range of well-known selections together with a variety of pieces that are rarely anthologised; several are published here for the first time. The collection maintains a balance between the challenging and the accessible. In all, the book includes over 50 selections in seven sections; each section opens with an introduction by the editor."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Neusner describes, analyzes, and interprets the transformation of one system of the Israelite social order by a connected but autonomous successor-system. He reviews the initial statements made in The Transformation of Judaism: From Philosophy to Religion. The book summarizes ten years of work, from 1980 to 1990.
Author: William L. Rowe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2006-03-14
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.