Twentieth-Century Western Philosophy of Religion 1900-2000
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This book provides a historical map of 20th philosophy of religion from absolute idealism to feminism and postmodernism. Dividing the 20th into four eras and eighteen primary strands, the book provides the historical context for the more specialized volumes that follow. This first volume is of interest to those working in the fields of philosophy of religion and theology.
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  • Hardback | 538 pages
  • 182.4 x 233.2 x 33mm | 988.84g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • XII, 538 p.
  • 0792362853
  • 9780792362852

Table of contents

Preface. 1. General Introduction.
Part One: Philosophy of Religion at the Turn of the Twentieth-Century.
2. Introduction to Part One. 3. Absolute Idealism: Edward Caird; John Caird, Henry Jones; Francis Herbert Bradley; Bernard Bosanquet; Charles A. Campbell; Josiah Royce. 4. Personal Idealism: Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison; William Ernest Hocking; Hastings Rashdall; George H. Howison; J.M.E. McTaggart; William R. Sorley; Alfred E. Taylor; Frederick R. Tennant. 5. Neo-Kantianism: Hermann Cohen; Paul Natorp; Ernst Cassirer; Wilhelm Windelband; Hans Vaihinger; Albrecht Ritschl; Wilhelm Hermann; Adolf von Harnack. 6. Positivism and the Science of Religion: W.K. Clifford; Karl Pearson; Ernst Haeckel; Max Muller; Edward Tylor; James Frazer; Sigmund Freud; Carl Jung Emile Durkheim; E.E. Evans-Pritchard; Peter Winch; Clifford Geertz.
Part Two: Philosophy of Religion Between the Wars.
7. Introduction to Part Two. 8. Neo-Realism: G.E. Moore; Bertrand Russell; C.D. Broad; John Cook Wilson; H.H. Price; John Baillie; H.D. Lewis; Ralph Barton Perry; George Santayana. 9. Phenomenology: Franz Brentano; Edmund Husserl; Rudolf Otto; John Oman; Max Scheler; Maurice Blondel; Henry Dumery; Louis Dupre; Gerardus Van der Leeuw; Mircea Eliade. 10. American Pragmatism: Charles Sanders Peirce; William James; John Dewey; Henry Nelson Wieman; John Herman Randall Jr.; John E. Smith; Richard Rorty; Cornel West. 11. Personalism: Borden Parker Bowne; Edgar Sheffield Brightman; Peter Bertocci; Franz Rosenzweig; Martin Buber; EmilBrunner; Karl Heim; H.H. Farmer; Emmanuel Mounier; John Macmurray; Nikolai Berdyaev. 12. Philosophy of History: Wilhelm Dilthey; Ernst Troeltsch; Benedetto Croce; R.G. Collingwood; Arnold Toynbee; Reinhold Niebuhr.
Part Three: Philosophy of Religion after Mid-Century.
13. Introduction to Part Three. 14. Philosophical Analysis: Ludwig Wittgenstein; A.J. Ayer; Anthony Flew; R.M. Hare; Basil Mitchell; E.L. Mascall; John Wisdom; R.B. Braithwaite; Alasdair MacIntyre; J.L. Austin; Donald Evans; Ian Ramsay; Janet Martin Soskice. 15. Existential Philosophy: Karl Jaspers; Martin Heidegger; Jean-Paul Sartre; Gabriel Marcel; Rudolf Bultmann; Paul Tillich; John Macquarrie; Fritz Buri. 16. Neo-Thomism: Jacques Maritain; Etienne Gilson; Austin Farrer; Emerich Coreth; Karl Rahner; Bernard Lonergan. 17. Process Philosophy: Henri Bergson; Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; Alfred North Whitehead; Charles Hartshorne; Bowman Clarke; Schubert Ogden; John Cobb; David Ray Griffin.
Part Four: Philosophy of Religion at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century.
18. Introduction to Part Four. 19. Analytic Philosophy: Alvin Plantinga; William Alston; John Hick; Richard Swinburne; D.Z. Phillips; Don Cupitt; Kai Nielsen; William Rowe; Brian Davies. 20. Hermeneutics and Deconstruction: Hans-Georg Gadamer; Gerhard Ebeling; Paul Ricoeur; Emmanuel Levinas; Jacques Derrida; Mark Taylor; Jean-Luc Marion. 21. Critical Theory: Ernst Bloch; Jurgen Moltmann; Herbert Marcuse; Jurgen Habermas; David Tracy; Helmut Peukert. 22.
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"...very impressive in its range and depth of coverage... a very useful resource as a work of first reference. Long's view of the field is that of an enthusiast... [He] begins each section of the terrain afresh, finding interest everywhere he gently treads. An interesting test of an author's ability to be fair and to see the good (as well as the limitations) in contrasting philosophical approaches is presented by the task of giving account of both analytic, and hermeneutic and deconstructive traditions. Long passes this test with ease."
(John Haldane in The Review of Metaphysics, November 2002)
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