Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion Classics and Contemporary Issues

ISBN-10: 0195171004
ISBN-13: 9780195171006
Edition: 2004
Authors: Steven M. Cahn
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Description: Offering a new approach to teaching the philosophy of religion, this anthology is organized around ten of the most widely read texts in the field. Presented in their entirety, these classics serve as a framework for a variety of accessible  More...

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Book details

List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Offering a new approach to teaching the philosophy of religion, this anthology is organized around ten of the most widely read texts in the field. Presented in their entirety, these classics serve as a framework for a variety of accessible contemporary essays that are also included. The book's unique structure gives students the opportunity to study in depth complete historical works while also conveying a sense of how today's philosophers have explored related issues. Editor Steven M. Cahn has annotated each text to clarify all unfamiliar references. He has also provided introductions that contain biographical profiles of the authors and philosophical commentaries on their writings. Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion: Classics and Contemporary Issues may be supplemented by Questions about God: Today's Philosophers Ponder the Divine, a provocative collection of recent articles on the nature of God, edited by Steven M. Cahn and David Shatz (OUP, 2002). Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion includes the following unabridged classic works: Euthyphro, Plato The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius Proslogion, Anselm; On Behalf of the Fool, Gaunilo: and Reply to Gaunilo, Anselm Summa Theologiae, Thomas Aquinas Of Miracles, David Hume Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, David Hume Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Soren Kierkegaard The Will to Believe, William James The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James Theology and Falsification, Antony Flew, R.M. Hare, and Basil Mitchell

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Euthyphro, Plato
God and Moral Autonomy
The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius
Divine Omniscience and Voluntary Action
God Everlasting
Proslogion, Anselm; On Behalf of the Fool, Gaunilo; Reply to Gaunilo, Anselm
The Impossibility of an Ontological Proof of the Existence of
The Ontological ArgumentGeorge Mavrodes: Some Puzzles Concerning Omnipotence
The Logic of Omnipotence
God and Forgiveness
Summa Theologiae (I, 1, 2), Thomas Aquinas
Aquinas' Five Proofs
The Cosmological Argument: A Defense
The Cosmological Argument: A Critique
Of Miracles, David Hume
Miracles
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, David Hume
The Teleological ArgumentNelson Pike: Hume on Evil
The Problem of Evil
The Problem of Goodness
The Problem of Evil and Some Varieties of Atheism
Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Selection), Soren Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard's Arguments Against Objective Reasoning in Religion
FaithMichael Scriven: Faith and Reason
The Will to Believe, William James
The Wager
Pascal's Wager: A Critique
The Ethics of Belief
William James and the Will to Believe
The Reformed Objection to Natural Theology<c>Michael Martin2</c><f>Martin2, Michael</f>
The Varieties of Religious Experience (XVI, XVII), William James
A Religious Way of Knowing
Religious Experience as Perception of God
Religious Pluralism and Salvation1
Theology and Falsification, Antony Flew
The Problem of Verification
Life After Death
The Hiddenness of God
Religion Versus the Religious

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