Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Edited by Chad Meister , Edited by Paul Copan


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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, Second edition is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of religion. Considerably expanded for the second edition, over seventy entries from a team of renowned international contributors are organized into nine clear parts: * philosophical issues in world religions * key figures in philosophy of religion * religious diversity * the theistic conception of God * arguments for the existence of God * arguments against the existence of God * philosophical theology * Christian theism * recent topics in philosophy of religion. Covering key world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and key figures such as Augustine, Aquinas and Kierkegaard, the Companion explores the central topics in theism such as the ontological, cosmological and teleological arguments for God's existence. Three final parts consider Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern orthodoxy and current debates including phenomenology, reformed epistemology, religious experience, and religion and science, making the Companion as a whole essential reading for students of philosophy or religion, and suitable for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. This second edition includes new chapters on Blaise Pascal, Baruch Spinoza, Interreligious Dialogue, Death and the Afterlife, Incorporeality, Religion and Global Ethics, New Religious Movements, Religion and the Environment, and Religion and Film.

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  • Paperback | 848 pages
  • 172 x 246 x 46mm | 1,501.38g
  • 02 Nov 2012
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0415782953
  • 9780415782951
  • 590,688

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Chad Meister is Professor of Philosophy at Bethel College, USA. He is the author (with James Stump) of Christian Thought: A Historical Introduction (Routledge, 2010). Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA.

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Priase for the first edition: "...a very valuable resource for libraries and serious scholars." - CHOICE "The work is sure to be an academic standard for years to come..." - Philosophia Christi "The most up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the immediate past and the immediate future of the discipline currently available." - Philip Clayton, Claremont Lincoln University, USA "This book is distinguished by its comprehensive range and by the eminent list of philosophers who have written for it. It will be an indispensable guide to current thinking in the philosophy of religion." - Keith Ward, Christ Church College, Oxford, UK "This is the best companion to philosophy of religion currently available. It provides expertly guided entry to recent work on a huge range of topics, and will be immensely useful to all students who are prepared to think about what they are reading." - Graham Oppy, Monash University, Australia

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