Readings in the Philosophy of Religion East Meets West

ISBN-10: 1405147172
ISBN-13: 9781405147170
Edition: 2008
Authors: Andrew Eshleman
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List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Instructor
A Note on the Treatment of Non-English Names and Terms
What is Philosophy of Religion?
Characterizing Ultimate Sacred Reality
Introduction
The Divine Attributes: What is God Like?
The Female Nature of God: A Problem in Contemporary Religious Life
God as Creative-Responsive Love
The Vedic-Upanisadic Concept of Brahman (The Highest God)
Emptiness in Mahayana Buddhism
Reality and Divinity in Chinese Philosophy
How the Supreme Nature Exists through Itself: Anselm of Canterbury
Of the Unicity of God: Avicenna (Ibn Sina)
The Omnipotence of God
Thinking and Speaking about God by Analogy
Everything Has Its Self in Brahman
An Analysis of Nirv?&ndot;a
Non-Polar and Yet Supreme Polarity!
The Role and Limits of Reason in Supporting Belief in an Ultimate Sacred Reality
Introduction
A Cosmological Argument for God�s Existence
al-Gh?z?li and the Kal?m Cosmological Argument
Cosmological Arguments
How the Existence of God Explains the World and Its Order
Are We the Outcome of Chance or Design?
The Message of the M?&ndot;&udot;d?kya Upani⋅ad: A Phenomenological Analysis of Mind and Consciousness
Antirationalism in Zhuangzi and Kierkegaard
Truly There is a God: Anselm of Canterbury
Whether God Exists?
Evidence of Design
On the Argument from Design
Truth is Subjectivity
The Rationality of Religious Belief in the Absence of Evidence
Introduction
The Will to Believe
Is Belief in God Properly Basic?
Plantinga on Belief in God as Properly Basic
Religious Experience Justifies Religious Belief
Do Mystics See God?
Mystical Knowledge: Knowledge by Identity
The Difference between Union and Rapture: Teresa of �vila
Divine Intoxication
Manifesting Suchness
Evil and the Rationality of Religious Belief
Introduction
Evil and Omnipotence
The Logical Problem of Evil
An Irenaean Theodicy
The Evidential Problem of Evil
The Concept of God after Auschwitz: A Jewish Voice
?a&mdot;kara�s Theodicy
Karma, Rebirth, and the Problem of Evil
Evil as a Privation of Good: Augustine of Hippo
The Argument from Evil
Brahman, Creation, and Evil
Life after Death, Human Nature, and Personal Identity
Introduction
A Naturalistic Case for Extinction
Brain Science and the Soul
The Resurrection of the Dead
The Idea of Reincarnation
Not-Self, Kamma, and Rebirth
Nondualistic Problems of Immortality
The Immortality of the Soul
The Conscious Subject Persists in the State of Release
What is Reborn is Neither the Same Nor Another: Anonymous
Making Sense of Conflicting Religious Truth Claims
Introduction
A Religious Understanding of Religion: A Model of the Relationship between Traditions
In Defence of a Contented Religious Exclusivism
John Hick and the Question of Truth in Religion
A Process Approach to Pluralism
A Dynamic Unity in Religious Pluralism: A Proposal from the Buddhist Point of View
Questioning the Foundations of Inquiry and Mapping New Territory
Introduction
Anti-Realist Faith
The Religious Necessity of Realism
Postmodernism and Religious Reflection
The Ends of Metaphysics
Feminism and Analytic Philosophy of Religion
Heidegger and Buddhism
Li and the A-theistic Religiousness of Classical Confucianism
Glossary
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