Philosophy of Religion Selected Readings

ISBN-10: 0195188292
ISBN-13: 9780195188295
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: The new edition of this perennially popular anthology in the philosophy of religion examines both basic classical concepts and a host of contemporary issues. Organized into fourteen thematic sections, Philosophy of Religion presents seventy-three  More...

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List price: $55.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

The new edition of this perennially popular anthology in the philosophy of religion examines both basic classical concepts and a host of contemporary issues. Organized into fourteen thematic sections, Philosophy of Religion presents seventy-three selections that cover standard subjects--religious experience, theistic arguments, the problem of evil, and miracles--as well as more recent topics including reformed epistemology, process theism, the kalam theological argument, the religion-science controversy, religious ethics, and the diversity of world religions. The third edition adds two new sections--on the ontological status of religion and open theism--along with helpful study questions and a glossary. It also features revised and expanded section introductions and updated suggestions for further reading. While it deals primarily with the Western and analytic traditions in philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Third Edition, also incorporates readings representing continental, feminist, and Asian perspectives. New selections include essays by Marilyn McCord Adams, Robert Merrihew Adams, David Basinger, Emile Durkheim, C. Stephen Evans, J. R. Lucas, Bruce Reichenbach, and Jean-Paul Sartre. An ideal stand-alone textbook for courses in the philosophy of religion, this volume is also readily compatible for use as a primary source reader in conjunction with a secondary text. It is a perfect companion to the editors' textbook, Reason and Religious Belief, Third Edition, as the two books share the same topical organization.

William Hasker (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is professor emeritus of philosophy at Huntington College in Huntington, Indiana. His books include Metaphysics: Constructing a World View; God, Time, and Knowledge; Reason and Religious Belief (with Michael Peterson, David Basinger and Bruce Reichenbach); The Openness of God (with Clark Pinnock, Richard Rice, John Sanders and David Basinger); Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings (edited with Michael Peterson, David Basinger and Bruce Reichenbach); The Emergent Self; Middle Knowledge: Theory and Applications (edited with David Basinger and Eef Dekker) and Providence, Evil and the Openness of God.

Bruce R. Reichenbach (Ph.D. Northwestern University) is a professor of philosophy at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has also been a visiting professor at Juniata College, Daystar University in Kenya and Morija Theological Seminary in Lesotho. He is the author or coauthor of a number books, including Introduction to Critical Thinking, On Behalf of God: A Christian Ethic for Biology (coauthored with V. Elving Anderson) and Evil and a Good God.

David Basinger is professor of philosophy and ethics at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. He is the author of Divine Power in Process Theism (SUNY) and joint author of the books Reason and Religious Belief: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (Oxford) and Religious Diversity: A Philosophical Assessment (Ashgate).

Introduction: Exploring the Philosophy of Religion
The Nature of Religion
Religion as a Social Phenomenon
A Defense of Religious Realism
The Meaning of Religious Beliefs is Their Use
Suggested Reading
Religious Experience
Religious Experiences
Religious Experience as the Root of Religion
Religious Experience as Perception of God
Religious Experiences as Interpretative Accounts
Critique of Religious Experience
A Phenomenological Account of Religious Experience
Suggested Reading
Faith and Reason
The Harmony of Reason and Revelation
The Harmony of Philosophy and the Qur'an
The Wager
The Ethics of Belief
The Will to Believe
Truth is Subjectivity
Critical Dialog in Philosophy of Religion
Suggested Reading
The Divine Attributes
God's Necessary Existence
Negative Theology
God Is Omnipotent
Some Puzzles Concerning Omnipotence
Divine Omniscience and Voluntary Action
God is Timeless
God is Everlasting
Atman is Brahman
Suggested Reading
Arguments About God's Existence
The Classical Ontological Argument
Critique of Anselm's Argument
A Contemporary Modal Version of the Ontological Argument
The Classical Cosmological Argument
The Cosmological Argument
The Kalam Cosmological Argument
Critique of the Cosmological Argument
The Analogical Teleological Argument
The Anthropic Teleological Argument
Moral Arguments for God's Existence
Suggested Reading
Knowing God Without Arguments
The Reformed Objection to Natural Theology
Experience, Proper Basicality, and Belief in God
The Case of the Intellectually Sophisticated Theist
Suggested Reading
The Problem of Evil
Evil is Privation of Good
Evil Makes A Strong Case Against God's Existence
Evil and Omnipotence
The Free Will Defense
Soul-Making Theodicy
The Evidential Argument from Evil
Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God
Suggested Reading
Divine Action
Providence-Risky or Risk-Free?
Middle Knowledge and Classical Christian Thought
An Objection to Middle Knowledge
The Vulnerability of God
God is Creative-Responsive Love
Suggested Reading
Religious Language
The Doctrine of Analogy
The Falsification Debate
Religious Language as Symbolic
Sexism and God-Talk
Speaking Literally of God
The True Tao is Unspeakable
Suggested Reading
Miracles
The Evidence for Miracles is Weak
Miracles and Historical Evidence
Miracles and Testimony
Suggested Reading
Life After Death
The Soul Survives and Functions After Death
The Soul Needs a Brain to Continue to Function
Problems with Accounts of Life After Death
Resurrection of the Person
Rebirth
Suggested Reading
Religion and Science
Two Separate Domains
Science Discredits Religion
Theology and Scientific Methodology
Suggested Reading
Religious Diversity
Buddhism and Other Religions
The Uniqueness of Religious Doctrines
Religious Inclusivism
Religious Pluralism
Suggested Reading
Religion and Morality
Which God Ought We to Obey?
Ethics Without Religion
Ethics and Natural Law
Suggested Reading
Glossary

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