Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion : A Reader and Guide

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Philosophy of Religion is a combined anthology and guide intended for use as a textbook in courses on Philosophy of Religion. It aims to bring to the student the very best of cutting-edge work on important topics in the field. The anthology is comprised of six sections, each of which opens with a substantive introductory essay followed by a selection of influential writings by philosophers of religion: I. Religious Epistemology (by Kevin Meeker, Department of Philosophy, University of South Alabama), deals with the rationality and warrant of theistic belief. II. Existence of God (by William Lane Craig, Philosophy Department, Talbot School of Theology), presents the cosmological, teleological, axiological, noological, and ontological arguments for the existence of God. III. Coherence of Theism (by William Lane Craig, Philosophy Department, Talbot School of Theology), covers the divine attributes of necessity, eternity, omnipotence, omniscience, and goodness. IV. Problem of Evil (by Timothy O'Connor, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University), treats both the internal and external challenge posed by evil to theistic belief. V. Soul and Immortality (by J. P. Moreland, Department of Philosophy, Biola University), explores the substantiality and immateriality of the soul and the implications for life after death of the body. VI. Christian Theology (by Michael Murray, Department of Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College), handles problems posed by the Trinity, incarnation, atonement, damnation and prayer. Presenting a sympathetic view of the topics it treats, Philosophy of Religion provides an ideal resource for studying the central questions raised by religious belief. Features * A combined anthology of readings and guide to the subject * Focuses on contemporary issues in the Philosophy of Religion * Emphasis placed on the Christian tradition * High quality introductions to each section provide a survey of each topic * Cutting-edge readings chosen by specialists * Provides a sympathetic view of the topics it discussesshow more

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  • Hardback | 656 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 25mm | 1,214g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748614613
  • 9780748614615

About William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in Los Angeles. He is the author of numerous publications and articles including The Cosmological Argument from Plato to Leibniz and Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology (with Q. Smith). His most recent books include: The Tensed Theory of Time: A Critical Examination; The Tenseless Theory of Time: A Critical Examination; Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity; and God, Time and Eternity.show more

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[Useful] both as a reader and as a guide...a rich collection of multiple and varied insights. A superb survey of some of the best work being done in the philosophy of religion, and many of its central figures are included.show more

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