William L Rowe on Philosophy of Religion

William L  Rowe on Philosophy of Religion

The present collection brings together for the first time Rowe's most significant contributions to the philosophy of religion.

Author: William L. Rowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351872805

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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William Rowe is one of the leading thinkers in contemporary philosophy of religion. Although he is best known for his contributions to the problem of evil, he has produced innovative and influential work across a wide array of subjects at the interface between philosophy and religion. He has, for example, written extensively on the existentialist theologian, Paul Tillich, on the challenging problem of divine freedom, and on the traditional arguments in support of the existence of God. His work in these areas is distinguished by its clarity, rigour, originality, and sensitivity towards the claims of his theistic opponents. Indeed, Rowe's work has played a pivotal role in the remarkable revival of analytic philosophy of religion since the 1970s. The present collection brings together for the first time Rowe's most significant contributions to the philosophy of religion. This diverse but representative selection of Rowe's writings will provide students, professional scholars as well as general readers with stimulating and accessible discussions on such topics as the philosophical theology of Paul Tillich, the problem of evil, divine freedom, arguments for the existence of God, religious experience, life after death, and religious pluralism.
Categories: Religion

Dialogues in the Philosophy of Religion

Dialogues in the Philosophy of Religion

This is a collection of John Hick's essays on the understanding of the world's religions as different human responses to the same ultimate transcendent reality.

Author: J. Hick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230510685

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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This is a collection of John Hick's essays on the understanding of the world's religions as different human responses to the same ultimate transcendent reality. He is in dialogue with contemporary philosophers (some of whom contribute new responses); with Evangelicals; with the Vatican and other both Catholic and Protestant theologians. The book is alive with current argument for all those interested in contemporary philosophy of religion and theology.
Categories: Social Science

The Philosophy of Religion

The Philosophy of Religion

Clear, systematic and highly critical, the third edition of The Philosophy of Religion will continue to be essential reading for students and scholars of this fascinating and important subject.

Author: Beverley Clack

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 150951693X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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For over twenty years, Beverley Clack and Brian R. Clack’s distinctive and thought-provoking introduction to the philosophy of religion has been of enormous value to students and scholars, providing an approach to the subject that is bold and refreshingly alternative. This revised and updated edition retains the accessibility which makes the book popular, while furthering its distinctive argument regarding the human dimension of religion. The central emphasis of the philosophy of religion – the concept of God, and the arguments for and against God’s existence – is reflected in thorough analyses, while alternative approaches to traditional philosophical theism are explored. The treatments of both the miraculous and immortality have been revised and expanded, and the concluding chapter updates the investigation of how philosophy of religion might be conducted in an age defined by religious terrorism. Clear, systematic and highly critical, the third edition of The Philosophy of Religion will continue to be essential reading for students and scholars of this fascinating and important subject.
Categories: Philosophy

Reading Philosophy of Religion

Reading Philosophy of Religion

Reading Philosophy of Religion combines a diverse selection of classical and contemporary texts in philosophy of religion with insightful commentaries.

Author: Graham Oppy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405170826

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 998

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
Categories: Philosophy

Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Religion

Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Religion

An exciting introduction to the contribution which Wittgenstein made to the philosophy of religion.

Author: Robert L. Arrington

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415335558

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

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An exciting introduction to the contribution which Wittgenstein made to the philosophy of religion.
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Key Terms in Philosophy of Religion

Key Terms in Philosophy of Religion

A comprehensive and easy to navigate reference guide to the key terms, concepts, thinkers and major works in the philosophy of religion.

Author: Raymond J. VanArragon

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441138675

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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A comprehensive and easy to navigate reference guide to the key terms, concepts, thinkers and major works in the philosophy of religion.
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Readings in Philosophy of Religion

Readings in Philosophy of Religion

Comprised of readings from ancient to modern times, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the central questions of the philosophy of religion.

Author: Linda Zagzebski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405180924

Category: Philosophy

Page: 672

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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).
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Open mindedness in Philosophy of Religion

Open mindedness in Philosophy of Religion

This book provides a collection of essays serving to promote conversation about open-mindedness, its virtue (or lack thereof), and its role and application in problems in the philosophy of religion in particular.

Author: Gregory E. Trickett

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527538870

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

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In a free society, it is common to hear the request that one ‘keep an open mind.’ Just what exactly is it, however, to keep an open-mind? How does open-mindedness function? How does it square with important personal commitments? These issues are particularly acute when it comes to matters of religious belief in which open-mindedness can sound to the pious a bit too much like doubt. Certainly, in a discipline whose discourse remains rational dialogue, effort should be spent discerning the contours of this virtue, especially in light of its formal role in establishing responsiveness to new inquiries in matters philosophical and religious. This book provides a collection of essays serving to promote conversation about open-mindedness, its virtue (or lack thereof), and its role and application in problems in the philosophy of religion in particular.
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Faith Freedom and Rationality

Faith  Freedom  and Rationality

This collection of new essays by twelve distinguished philosophers of religion explores three broad themes: religious attitudes of belief, acceptance, and love; human and divine freedom; and the rationality of religious belief.

Author: Jeff Jordan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 084768153X

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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The philosophy of religion, once considered a deviation from an otherwise analytically rigorous discipline, has flourished over the past two decades. This collection of new essays by twelve distinguished philosophers of religion explores three broad themes: religious attitudes of belief, acceptance, and love; human and divine freedom; and the rationality of religious belief.
Categories: Religion

Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

This is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, religion and related disciplines.

Author: Chad Meister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134180004

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of religion. A team of renowned international contributors provide sixty-five accessible entries organized into nine clear parts: philosophical issues in world religions key figures in philosophy of religion religious diversity the theistic conception of God arguments for the existence of God arguments against the existence of God philosophical theology christian theism recent topics in philosophy of religion. Covering key world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and key figures such as Augustine, Aquinas and Kierkegaard, the book explores the central topics in theism such as the ontological, cosmological and teleological arguments for God's existence. Three final parts consider Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern orthodoxy and current debates including phenomenology, reformed epistemology, religious experience, and religion and science. This is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, religion and related disciplines.
Categories: Philosophy

Hegel Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

Hegel  Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

This one-volume edition of the definitive English translation of Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion presents the full text and footnotes of the most mature and accessible of these lectures, those of 1827.

Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199283524

Category: Philosophy

Page: 552

View: 166

This one-volume edition of the definitive English translation of Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion presents the full text and footnotes of the most mature and accessible of these lectures, those of 1827. The great philosopher discusses the concept of religion, Oriental religions and Judaism, Christology, the Trinity, the God-world relationship, and many other topics.
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Becoming Divine

Becoming Divine

To what extent has the emergence of the study of religion in western culture been gendered? This work proposes a new philosophy of religion from a feminist perspective.

Author: Grace Jantzen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719053552

Category: Feminist theology

Page: 296

View: 103

To what extent has the emergence of the study of religion in western culture been gendered? This work proposes a new philosophy of religion from a feminist perspective.
Categories: Feminist theology

A Thinker s Guide to the Philosophy of Religion

A Thinker s Guide to the Philosophy of Religion

This provocative collection of readings stimulates clear thinking and careful attention to the reasons for taking up views on religious questions.

Author: Allen Stairs

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124024774

Category: Philosophy

Page: 356

View: 657

A sophomore-level introduction to the philosophy of religion in the analytic mold.
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A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion Second Edition

A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion  Second Edition

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: Charles Taliaferro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501325250

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

View: 168

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.
Categories: Philosophy

Grammars of Faith

Grammars of Faith

The book pays close attention to Wittgenstein's own remarks on religious belief, arranging them against the background of his broader philosophical methodology, as well as to the efforts of the early Wittgensteinians at providing a more ...

Author: P. F. Bloemendaal

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: UVA:X030109418

Category: Religion

Page: 444

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D. Z. Phillips is a leading figure in advocating a Wittgensteinian approach to the philosophical study of religion. His writings exert an important influence on contemporary philosophy of religion, giving a new direction to the philosophical discussion of religious belief and practice. Although his work has prompted much - often critical - comment, a thorough investigation has not been forthcoming. Grammars of Faith fills that gap. The book pays close attention to Wittgenstein's own remarks on religious belief, arranging them against the background of his broader philosophical methodology, as well as to the efforts of the early Wittgensteinians at providing a more comprehensive Wittgensteinian philosophy of religion. Central to this study are Phillips's understanding of philosophical enquiry as a form of contemplation, and his descriptive accounts of religious belief. By means of a careful and methodical examination of Phillips's oeuvre, the study seeks to present a fair assessment of Phillips's position, showing not only its weaknesses, but also its strength.
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Renewing Philosophy of Religion

Renewing Philosophy of Religion

This book is animated by a shared conviction that philosophy of religion needs to change: thirteen new essays suggest why and how. The first part of the volume explores possible changes to the focus of the field.

Author: Paul Draper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198738909

Category:

Page: 272

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This book is animated by a shared conviction that philosophy of religion needs to change: thirteen new essays suggest why and how. The first part of the volume explores possible changes to the focus of the field. The second part focuses on the standpoint from which philosophers of religionshould approach their field. In the first part are chapters on how an emphasis on faith distorts attempts to engage non-western religious ideas; on how philosophers from different traditions might collaborate on common interests; on why the common presupposition of ultimacy leads to error; on hownew religious movements feed a naturalistic philosophy of religion; on why a focus on belief and a focus on practice are both mistaken; on why philosophy's deep axiological concern should set much of the field's agenda; and on how the field might contribute to religious evolution. The second part includes a qualitative analysis of the standpoint of fifty-one philosophers of religion, and also addresses issues about humility needed in continental philosophy of religion; about the implausibility of claiming that one's own worldview is uniquely rational; about the Mooreanapproach to religious epistemology; about a Spinozan middle way between "insider" and "outsider" perspectives; and about the unorthodox lessons we could learn from scriptures like the book of Job if we could get past the confessional turn in recent philosophy of religion. The goal of the volume is to identify new paths for philosophers of religion that are distinct from those travelled by theologians and other scholars of religion.
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Hume s Philosophy of Religion

Hume s Philosophy of Religion

Author: John Charles Addison Gaskin

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: UVA:X000058289

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 498

Categories: Religion

Religious Diversity

Religious Diversity

He considers particularly the work of Hick, Gellman, Plantinga, Schellenberg, Alston, Wainwright, and Quinn, applying their perspectives on 'exclusivism' and 'pluralism' as they become relevant to the issues in question.

Author: David Basinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015054142123

Category: Philosophy

Page: 123

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Religious diversity exists whenever seemingly sincere, knowledgeable individuals hold incompatible beliefs on the same religious issue. Diversity of this sort is pervasive, existing not only across basic theistic systems but also within these theistic systems themselves. Religious Diversity explores the breadth and significance of such conflict. Examining the beliefs of various theistic systems, particularly within Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism, Basinger discusses seemingly incompatible claims about many religious issues, including the nature of God and the salvation of humankind. He considers particularly the work of Hick, Gellman, Plantinga, Schellenberg, Alston, Wainwright, and Quinn, applying their perspectives on 'exclusivism' and 'pluralism' as they become relevant to the issues in question. Basinger's survey of the relevant literature, proposed solutions, and fresh insights offer an invaluable contribution not only for philosophers of religion and philosophical theologians but for anyone interested in the increasingly significant question of what a religious believer can or cannot justifiably say about their religious perspective.
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Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion

Isaac Asimov said that "whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse." Such quandaries are the bread and butter of philosophy of religion.

Author: Charles Taliaferro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781780741741

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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A modern take on this age-old branch of philosophy A much-needed introductory level book on this widely studied subject. Isaac Asimov said that "whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse." Such quandaries are the bread and butter of philosophy of religion. Questioning why evil exists, whether God could create a stone he couldn’t lift, and if the wonder of life suggests a Creator, this fascinating branch of philosophy is concerned with arguments for and against religion, and what form an immortal god (or gods) would take if in existence. Assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy from the reader, Taliaferro provides a clear exploration of the discipline, introducing a wide range of philosophers and covering the topics of morality and religion, evil, the afterlife, prayer, and miracles. Also containing sections dedicated to Hinduism, Buddhism and the Eastern religions, this helpful primer is perfect for students or the general reader.
Categories: Philosophy