Faith, Freedom, and Rationality : Philosophy of Religion Today
The philosophy of religion, once considered a deviation from an otherwise analytically rigorous discipline, has flourished over the past two decades. This collection of new essays by twelve distinguished philosophers of religion explores three broad themes: religious attitudes of belief, acceptance, and love; human and divine freedom; and the rationality of religious belief.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 152 x 229 x 25mm | 454g
- 28 Aug 1996
- Rowman & Littlefield
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Part I: Faith Chapter 3 Belief, Acceptance, and Religious Faith Chapter 4 The Divine Command Ethics in Kierkegaard's Works of Love Part 5 Part II: Freedom Chapter 6 Free Agency and Materialism Chapter 7 Libertarian Freedom and the Principle of Alternative Possibilities Chapter 8 Real Freedom Chapter 9 Jonathan Edwards, William Rowe, and the Necessity of Creation Part 10 Part III: Rationality Chapter 11 "It is Wrong, Everywhere, Always, and for Anyone, to Believe Anything upon Insufficient Evidence" Chapter 12 Theism and the Mind-Body Problem Chapter 13 Miracles as Violations of Laws of Nature Chapter 14 Aquinas's Disguised Cosmological Argument Chapter 15 On Plantinga's 1967 and 1983 Parity Defenses Chapter 16 Notes Chapter 17 Index
The essays typically engage in rigorous analysis and argument, seek to advance current debates another step, and often have implications beyond philosophy of religion in such areas as epistemology, agency theory, moral theory, philosophy of mind, and the history of philosophy. * Christian Scholar's Review *
About Jeff Jordan
Jeff Jordan is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Delaware and the editor of Gambling on God: Essays on Pascal's Wager (Rowman & Littlefield, 1994). Daniel Howard-Snyder is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Seattle Pacific University.