Evidence and Faith

Evidence and Faith : Philosophy and Religion since the Seventeenth Century

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Charles Taliaferro has written a dynamic narrative history of philosophical reflection on religion from the seventeenth century to the present, with an emphasis on shifting views of faith and the nature of evidence. The book begins with the movement called Cambridge Platonism, which formed a bridge between the ancient and medieval worlds and early modern philosophy. While the book provides a general overview of different movements in philosophy, it also offers a detailed exposition and reflection on key arguments. The scope is broad, from Descartes to contemporary feminist philosophy of religion. Written with clarity and verve, this is a book that will appeal to professionals and students in the philosophy of religion, religious studies, and the history of ideas, as well as informed lay readers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 470 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30mm | 860g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0521790271
  • 9780521790277

Table of contents

1. The sovereignty of the good in seventeenth-century philosophy of religion; 2. Cartesian philosophy of religion; 3. The ascendancy of laws of evidence in early modern philosophy of religion; 4. Humean philosophy of religion; 5. Kantian philosophy of religion; 6. Religion and the philosophical gods and giants; 7. Continental and feminist philosophy of religion; 8. Five major moves; 9. Religions, evidence and legitimacy.
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'Interesting, well-conceived, and well-written, Evidence and Faith will serve just about anyone interested in the philosophy of religion.' Hebraic Political Studies
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About Charles Taliaferro

Charles Taliaferro is Professor of Philosophy at St Olaf College, Minnesota.
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