Exploring Philosophy of Religion An Introductory Anthology

ISBN-10: 019534085X

ISBN-13: 9780195340853

Edition: 2008

Authors: Steven M. Cahn

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In this remarkably accessible, concise, and engaging introduction to the philosophy of religion, Steven M. Cahn brings together a rich and balanced collection of fifty-two classic and contemporary readings. Most importantly, he has carefully edited the articles to ensure that they will be understandable to undergraduate students. Organized topically, the volume covers seven major areas: the concept of God, the existence of God, religious language, miracles and mysticism, belief in God, resurrection and immortality, and religious pluralism. Ideal for basic courses in the philosophy of religion, Exploring Philosophy of Religion features selections from Augustine, Anselm, Maimonides, Thomas Aquinas, David Hume, William James, John H. Hick, Alvin Plantinga, William Alston, Richard Swinburne, and many others. Each reading is preceded by a detailed introduction and enhanced by explanatory notes. In addition, the text includes as an appendix Cahn's provocative and illuminating overview of the field--God, Reason, and Religion--which provides a synthesis and interpretation of the key issues raised in the readings.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The Concept of God
God and Goodness
God's Omnipotence
God's Foreknowledge and Free Will
God's Omniscience and Contingent Events
Does God Know the Future?
Does God Change?
God and Forgiveness
God and the Concept of Worship
The Existence of God
The Ontological Argument
The Ontological Argument: A Restatement
The Ontological Argument: A Critique
The Ontological Argument: An Assessment
The Five Ways
The Cosmological Argument
The Cosmological Argument: An Assessment
The Argument to Design
The Argument to Design and the Problem of Evil
The Problem of Evil
A Defense of Atheism
Why God Allows Evil
Suffering and Evil
A Reply to Schlesinger
Theism and Modern Science
Religious Language
Negative Attributes
The Use of Analogy
The Inadequacy of Analogy
Positive Attributes
Experience and Metaphor
Metaphors Without Meaning
Miracles and Mysticism
Of Miracles
On Miracles
Mysticism
Perceiving God
Perceiving God: A Critique
Belief in God
The Wager
Pascal's Wager: A Critique
The Ethics of Belief
The Will to Believe
The Will to Believe: A Critique
Belief Without Argument
Belief Without Argument: A Critique
Faith
Faith and Reason
Theology and Falsification
The Hiddenness of God
Resurrection and Immortality
Resurrection
Life After Death
Do We Need Immortality?
Religious Pluralism
The Dimensions of Religion
Religious Pluralism and Salvation
A Defense of Religious Exclusivism
Religion Versus the Religious
Conclusion
God, Reason, and Religion
Index
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