Reason and Religions Philosophy Looks at the World's Religious Beliefs

ISBN-10: 1133594972

ISBN-13: 9781133594970

Edition: 2014

Authors: Steven Cahn

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Edited by Steven M. Cahn, REASONS AND RELIGIONS, a comprehensive, yet concise and affordable anthology, offers full coverage of historical and contemporary issues in the Philosophy of Religion. In addition to the classic selections one expects to find in such an anthology, Dr. Cahn has thoughtfully chosen readings from a variety of sources to fully expose you to multiple viewpoints on the most important debates in Philosophy of Religion. Whether you are investigating these topics from the traditional perspective, or you're examining these issues from the perspective of non-theistic traditions, the book's breadth of readings engages you in some of humanity's most fundamental questions in an enlightening manner.
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Book details

List price: $70.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
What Is Religion?
The Divine Attributes
Omnipotence
Some Puzzles Concerning Omnipotence
The Logic of Omnipotence
Timelessness
God Eternal
God Everlasting
Omniscience
Divine Omniscience and Voluntary Action
Power Over the Past
Does God Know the Future?
Supreme Goodness
God and Morality
A Modified Divine Command Theory
God's Virtues
Perfection
Divine Perfection and Freedom
God and Forgiveness
Arguments for God's Existence
The Ontological Argument
The Ontological Argument
The Ontological Argument: A Critique
The Ontological Argument: An Assessment
The Cosmological Argument
The Five Ways
The Cosmological Argument: A Critique
The Cosmological Argument
A Necessary Being?
The Kalam Cosmological Argument
The Teleological Argument
The Evidence of Design
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (Parts II, V-VII)
The Argument from Design
Darwin and Design
The Moral Argument
Conscience
Newman on Conscience: A Critique
The Problem of Evil
God and Evil
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (X-XI)
The Logical Problem of Evil
The Problem of Evil
The Problem of Goodness
The Problem of Evil and Some Varieties of Atheism
Christianity and Horrendous Evils
The Problem of Evil and the Desires of the Heart
Evil Forces
Satan
The Cosmic Dualism of Zoroastrianism
Karma, Rebirth, and Evil
Karma and Rebirth
Karma, Rebirth, and the Problem of Evil
Avenues to the Divine
Prayer
Petitionary Prayer
The Concept of Worship
Miracles
On Miracles
Cod and Miracles
Mysticism
Mysticism
Perceiving Cod
Perceiving Cod: A Critique
Buddhist Meditation
Describing the Divine
When Words Fail
Beyond Words
Hinduism and Cod
The Tao
Twelve Zen Stories
Zen Buddhism
Negation
Negative Attributes
Positive Attributes
Analogy
The Use of Analogy
The Inadequacy of Analogy
Metaphor
Experience and Metaphor
Metaphor Without Meaning
Belief without Proof
Belief as Strategy
The Wager
Pascal's Wager: A Critique
Pascal's Wager: An Assessment
The Ethics of Belief
The Will to Believe
The Will to Believe: A Critique
Belief as Certainty
Belief Without Argument
Belief Without Argument: A Critique
Belief as Commitment
Faith
Faith and Reason
The Significance of Belief
Theology and Falsification
The Hiddenness of Cod
Beyond Death
Heaven and Hell
Two Christian Concepts of Heaven
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Cod
Islam and the Last Judgment
The Problem of Hell
Whom Does God Consign to Hell?
Divine Justice
Religious Luck
Resurrection
Resurrection
Life After Death
Do We Need Immortality?
Reincarnation
Hinduism and the Self
The Buddhist Concept of Self
The Jain Path
Nirvana
What the Buddha Taught
The Cessation of Suffering
Religious Pluralism
The Challenge of Religious Diversity
Rejecting Religions
Religious Pluralism and Salvation
A Defense of Religious Exclusivism
The Problem of Religious Diversity
On Religious Diversity
Non-Supernatural Religion
Religion Reconsidered
Confucius: The Secular as Sacred
A Discussion of Heaven
Reason in Religion
Judaism Without Supernaturalism
Honest to God
Religion-Within Reason
Index
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