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Philosophy of Religion

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ISBN-10: 0534527531

ISBN-13: 9780534527532

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: William J. Wainwright

List price: $132.95
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This text acquaints students with the current state of the debate in philosophy of religion and familiarizes them with the issues that will concern philosophers of religion in the foreseeable future.
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Book details

List price: $132.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/4/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
The Nature of God
Possible Worlds and the Concept of a Maximally Perfect Reality
Is the Concept of a Maximally Perfect Reality Coherent? Is a Perfect Reality Personal? God''s Metaphysical Attributes and the Concepts of Timelessness and Impassability
God''s Knowledge and Power
Conclusion
Arguments for the Existence of God
The Ontological Argument
The Cosmological Argument
The Design Argument
Appendix: Miracles
The Problem of Evil
Are God and Evil Compatible? The Greater Goods Defense
The Free Will Defense
Must God Choose the Best? Gratuitous Evil
Conclusion
Immortality
The Possibility of Immortality
Arguments for Immortality
Conclusion
Mysticism and Religious Experience
The Nature of Religious Experience
Do Religious Experiences Have Cognitive Value? Conclusion
Anti-Evidentialism
Fideism
William James and the Will to Believe
Alvin Plantinga and Properly Basic Beliefs
Conclusion
Is Theism the Best Explanation? Assessing World Views
Cumulative Arguments
Comparing Rival Worldviews
Comparing Rival Religious Systems
The Diversity of Religions
Relativism
The Devaluation of Propositional Belief and Truth
Religious Pluralism
Revelation and Rival Religious Systems
Conclusion
Index