Ten Essential Texts in Philososphy of Religion

Ten Essential Texts in Philososphy of Religion : Classics and Contemporary Issues

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Offering a new approach to teaching the philosophy of religion, this anthology is organized around ten of the most widely read texts in the field. Presented in their entirety, these classics serve as a framework for a variety of accessible contemporary essays that are also included. The book's unique structure gives students the opportunity to study in depth complete historical works while also conveying a sense of how today's philosophers have explored related issues. Editor Steven M. Cahn has annotated each text to clarify all unfamiliar references. He has also provided introductions that contain biographical profiles of the authors and philosophical commentaries on their writings. Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion: Classics and Contemporary Issues may be supplemented by Questions about God: Today's Philosophers Ponder the Divine, a provocative collection of recent articles on the nature of God, edited by Steven M. Cahn and David Shatz (OUP, 2002). Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion includes the following unabridged classic works: Euthyphro, Plato The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius Proslogion, Anselm; On Behalf of the Fool, Gaunilo and Reply to Gaunilo, Anselm Summa Theologiae, Thomas Aquinas Of Miracles, David Hume Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, David Hume Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Soren Kierkegaard The Will to Believe, William James The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James Theology and Falsification, Antony Flew, R.M. Hare, and Basil Mitchellshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 164 x 230 x 26mm | 780.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • UK ed.
  • 0195171004
  • 9780195171006

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"After twenty-five years of teaching the philosophy of religion, I now have a text that covers what needs to be covered and is accessible to non-majors." * Donald Hatcher, Baker University * "A good collection of classic texts in the philosophy of religion. The contemporary discussions help to bring out both the depth of the arguments and some problems inherent in them." * James M. Jacobs, Notre Dame Seminary *show more

Table of contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS ; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; INTRODUCTION ; 1. EUTHYPHRO, PLATO ; 2. THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY, BOETHIUS ; 3. PROSLOGION, ANSELM; ON BEHALF OF THE FOOL, GAUNILO; REPLY TO GAUNILO, ANSELM ; 4. SUMMA THEOLOGIAE (I, 1, 2), THOMAS AQUINAS ; 5. OF MIRACLES, DAVID HUME ; 6. DIALOGUES CONCERNING NATURAL RELIGION, DAVID HUME ; THE PROBLEM OF EVIL AND SOME VARIETIES OF ATHEISM, WILLIAM L. ROWE ; 7. CONCLUDING UNSCIENTIFIC POSTSCRIPT (SELECTION), SOREN KIERKEGAARD ; 8. THE WILL TO BELIEVE, WILLIAM JAMES ; 9. THE VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE (XVI, XVII), WILLIAM JAMES ; 10. THEOLOGY AND FALSIFICATION, ANTONY FLEW, R.M. HARE, AND BASIL MITCHELLshow more

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