Philosophy of Religion

Author: Michael L. Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195135466
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Philosophy

This anthology of readings in philosophy of religion examines the field through a selection of classic and contemporary works organized into thirteen thematic sections. Each section begins with an introduction, revised for this edition, to the central topic and ends with updated suggested further readings. Included in the works new to second edition are selections from John Locke, Moses Maimonides, the Upanishads, Lao Tsu, The Dalai Lama, Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, Sarah Coakley, Anthony Flew, and George Mavrodes. The anthology works well as a stand-alone source for courses in the philosophy of religion; it is also an ideal companion to the editors' textbook, Reason and Religious Belief, Second Edition (OUP 1998) because the books have a common topical structure.

Philosophy of Religion

Author: Michael L. Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: NWU:35556041263989
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Philosophy

The most complete introductory anthology in the philosophy of religion, at half the price.With nine new readings and expanded pedagogical features, the fourth edition of Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings continues to be the most complete introductory anthology in the philosophy of religion. Seventy-eight selections provide breadth and depth of coverage in both classical andcontemporary issues, allowing great flexibility in course structure. All standard subjects are covered, including religious experience, theistic arguments, the problem of evil, and miracles. While this edition primarily contains readings from the Western tradition of religious thought, it alsoincludes continental, feminist, and Asian perspectives for contrast and flavor. Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings, fourth edition offers many pedagogical advantages. Section introductions have been substantially expanded to orient students to major issues, and to help them comprehend the positions and arguments in the readings. The suggested reading list at the end ofevery section has been revised and lengthened, and new terms have been added to the Glossary at the end of the book. As in the previous edition, Study Questions appear at the end of each selection to engage students in philosophical thinking. This broad anthology is an excellent, stand-alone textbook for courses in philosophy of religion. It is also a perfect companion to the accompanying text by the same authors: Reason and Religious Belief, fourth edition (OUP, 2006), as the two books share the same topical organization.

Reason Religious Belief

Author: Michael L. Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195156951
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

What is the status of belief in God? Must a rational case be made or can such belief be properly basic? Is it possible to reconcile the concept of a good God with evil and suffering? In light of great differences among religions, can only one religion be true? The most comprehensive work of its kind, Reason and Religious Belief, now in its third edition, explores these and other perennial questions in the philosophy of religion. Drawing from the best in both classical and contemporary discussions, the authors examine religious experience, faith and reason, theistic arguments, the problem of evil, Reformed epistemology, miracles, and religious language. They also treat subjects not often included in competing texts, such as process theism, religious pluralism, religion and science, and the relationship between religion and morality. The third edition retains the engaging style and thorough coverage of previous editions and also takes into account the latest contributions in the field by such thinkers as Plantinga, Alston, Martin, Murphy, Dembski, M. Adams, and Swinburne. Integrating a variety of perspectives, it adds a chapter on the openness of God debate, several sections on feminist concerns, and frequent comparisons of how Eastern religions compare with Western theism. A sophisticated yet accessible introduction, Reason and Religious Belief, 3/e is ideally suited for use with the authors' companion anthology, Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings, 2/e (OUP, 2000).

Philosophy of Religion

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Publisher:
ISBN: IND:30000078409665
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Religion

PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION, Third Edition brings a well-established set of readings completely up-to-date in terms of the issues now at the forefront of contemporary religious philosophy. The new edition continues to present selections from major authors in the history of philosophical reflection about religion, as well as new essays covering religious pluralism, teleological and moral arguments for God's existence, and the problem of evil.

Philosophy of Religion

Author: William L. Rowe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195155114
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Philosophy

An accessible introduction to the topic with essays covering religious pluralism, teleological and moral arguments for God's existence, and the problem of evil.

Reading Philosophy of Religion

Author: Graham Oppy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405170826
Release Date: 2010-04-26
Genre: Philosophy

Reading Philosophy of Religion combines a diverse selection of classical and contemporary texts in philosophy of religion with insightful commentaries. Offers a unique presentation through a combination of text and interactive commentary Provides a mix of classic and contemporary texts, including some not anthologized elsewhere Includes writings from thinkers such as Aquinas, Boethius, Hume, Plantinga and Putnam Divided into sections which examine religious language, the existence of God, reason, argument and belief, divine properties, and religious pluralism

Readings in philosophy of religion

Author: Andrew Eshleman
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1405147164
Release Date: 2008-05-02
Genre: Philosophy

Through a diverse collection of carefully chosen selections, Readings in Philosophy of Religion: East Meets West offers an enlightening array of perspectives on Western and non-Western religious thought that makes more meaningful trans-cultural connections possible within philosophy of religion. Includes a substantial selection of non-Western religious perspectives that are accessible to both students and instructors Provides further clarity with comprehensive chapter introductions to orient reader to upcoming selections Incorporates discussion of topics often neglected, such as religious non-realism, post-modernism, and feminist philosophy of religion

The Problem of Evil

Author: Michael L. Peterson
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN: 9780268100353
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Philosophy

Of all the issues in the philosophy of religion, the problem of reconciling belief in God with evil in the world arguably commands more attention than any other. For over two decades, Michael L. Peterson’s The Problem of Evil: Selected Readings has been the most widely recognized and used anthology on the subject. Peterson's expanded and updated second edition retains the key features of the original and presents the main positions and strategies in the latest philosophical literature on the subject. It will remain the most complete introduction to the subject as well as a resource for advanced study. Peterson organizes his selection of classical and contemporary sources into four parts: important statements addressing the problem of evil from great literature and classical philosophy; debates based on the logical, evidential, and existential versions of the problem; major attempts to square God's justice with the presence of evil, such as Augustinian, Irenaean, process, openness, and felix culpa theodicies; and debates on the problem of evil covering such concepts as a best possible world, natural evil and natural laws, gratuitous evil, the skeptical theist defense, and the bearing of biological evolution on the problem. The second edition includes classical excerpts from the book of Job, Voltaire, Dostoevsky, Augustine, Aquinas, Leibniz, and Hume, and twenty-five essays that have shaped the contemporary discussion, by J. L. Mackie, Alvin Plantinga, William Rowe, Marilyn Adams, John Hick, William Hasker, Paul Draper, Michael Bergmann, Eleonore Stump, Peter van Inwagen, and numerous others. Whether a professional philosopher, student, or interested layperson, the reader will be able to work through a number of issues related to how evil in the world affects belief in God.

Nietzsche s Philosophy of Religion

Author: Julian Young
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107320871
Release Date: 2006-04-06
Genre: Philosophy

In his first book, The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche observes that Greek tragedy gathered people together as a community in the sight of their gods, and argues that modernity can be rescued from 'nihilism' only through the revival of such a festival. This is commonly thought to be a view which did not survive the termination of Nietzsche's early Wagnerianism, but Julian Young argues, on the basis of an examination of all of Nietzsche's published works, that his religious communitarianism in fact persists through all his writings. What follows, it is argued, is that the mature Nietzsche is neither an 'atheist', an 'individualist', nor an 'immoralist': he is a German philosopher belonging to a German tradition of conservative communitarianism - though to claim him as a proto-Nazi is radically mistaken. This important reassessment will be of interest to all Nietzsche scholars and to a wide range of readers in German philosophy.

Readings in Philosophy of Religion

Author: Linda Zagzebski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405180924
Release Date: 2009-03-30
Genre: Philosophy

This anthology offers a comprehensive historical introduction to the central questions of philosophy of religion. Approximately two-thirds of the selections are from ancient, medieval, and modern sources, helping students to understand and engage the rich traditions of reflection on these timeless questions. The remaining contemporary readings introduce students to the more recent developments in the field. Each of the thematically arranged sections begins with an editor's introduction to clarify the central issues and positions presented in the readings that follow. Topics include: * traditional theistic arguments * religious experience and revelation * fideism * naturalistic approaches to religious belief * the divine attributes * fate, freedom, and foreknowledge * the connection between religion and morality * the problem of evil * death and immortality * religious diversity * faith, reason, and the ethics of belief * science and religion. The text can be used alone or in conjunction with a secondary text in philosophy of religion such as Zagzebski's "Philosophy of Religion: An Historical Introduction" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007).

Metaphysics

Author: William Hasker
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830889976
Release Date: 2016-11-19
Genre: Religion

What is ultimately real? What is God like? Do human beings have minds and souls or only brains in bodies? Are humans free agents or are all human acts determined by prior circumstances? Through insightful analysis and careful evaluation, William Hasker helps readers answer these questions and thereby construct a world view to make sense of the universe and the people in it.

Approaching Philosophy of Religion

Author: Anthony C. Thiselton
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830887316
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Genre: RELIGION

Encountering philosophy of religion for the first time, we are like explorers arriving on an uncharted coastline. This introduction from Anthony Thiselton is divided into three parts, first mapping the main approaches, then introducing us to the major ideas and thinkers, and finally giving concise explanations of all the words and phrases readers need to know.

The Meaning of Belief

Author: Tim Crane
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674088832
Release Date: 2017-10-30
Genre: History

Current debate about religion seems to be going nowhere. Atheists persist with their arguments, many plausible and some unanswerable, but they make no impact on believers. Defenders of religion find atheists equally unwilling to cede ground. Noting that religion is not what atheists think it is, Tim Crane offers a way out of this stalemate.

The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy

Author: Michael R. Matthews
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 0872200744
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

A supplementary text for courses in the history of modern philosophy, helping to link developments in modern science and modern philosophy.