The Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction

The Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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From miracles and resurrection, to intelligent design and the nature of faith, this Very Short Introduction explores the central issues in the philosophy of religion. It looks at the arguments for and against the existence of God, discussing the relationship between faith and reason, religion and morality, and the problems raised by the diverse and apparently incompatible claims of different religions.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 111 x 174mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 B&W halftones
  • 0192853686
  • 9780192853684
  • 1,308,626

About Jack Copeland

Jack Copeland is Professor of Philosophy and Head of the School of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, where he is also Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing. He is a contributor to Scientific American and his previous publications include Artificial Intelligence, Logic and Reality, The Essential Turing, Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine, and Colossus. Diane Proudfoot is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She has published in Mind, Analysis, Scientific American, Philosophy, and numerous other journals.show more

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Why is Life so Painful?; 2. Religion as Insurance?; 3. Where Did the Universe Come From?; 4. Big Bang, Big Mystery; 5. Intelligent Design?; 6. Is the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?; 7. The Evolution Debate; 8. See and Believe; 9. Is there Life after Death?; 10. Identity, Souls, Physical Resurrection; 11. Evidence, Faith, and Rationality; 12. Defending Irrationality?; 13. One True Religion?; Further Readingshow more

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