What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion?
the meaning of religious language, including 20th century developments
the nature of the Divine, including divine power, wisdom and action
arguments for the existence of the Divine
challenges to belief in the Divine, including the problems of evil, divine hiddenness and religious diversity
believing without arguments
arguments for life after death, including reincarnation.
In addition to the in-depth coverage of the key themes within the subject area Elizabeth Burns explores the topics from the perspectives of the five main world religions, introducing students to the work of scholars from a variety of religious traditions and interpretations of belief.
What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion? is the ideal introduction for those approaching the philosophy of religion for the first time, containing many helpful student-friendly features, such as a glossary of important terms, study questions and further reading.
- Paperback | 232 pages
- 174 x 246 x 19.05mm | 408g
- 30 Jul 2018
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 1st ed.
- 1 Tables, black and white
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15 Nov 2016
Table of contents
Chapter 1 - What is philosophy of religion?
Chapter 2 - Ways with words: The meaning of religious language
Chapter 3 - Religious language: Twentieth-century developments
Chapter 4 - Personal and impersonal interpretations of the Divine
Chapter 5 - Divine Power
Chapter 6 - Divine wisdom
Chapter 7 - Divine action
Chapter 8 - Petitionary prayer
Chapter 9 - Arguments for the existence of the Divine: Cosmological arguments
Chapter 10 - Arguments for the existence of the Divine: Design arguments
Chapter 11 - Arguments for the existence of the Divine: Moral arguments
Chapter 12 - Arguments for the existence of the Divine: Arguments from religious experience
Chapter 13 - Arguments for the existence of the Divine: Ontological arguments
Chapter 14 - Arguments against belief in the Divine: The problem of evil
Chapter 15 - Arguments against belief in the Divine: The problem of divine hiddenness
Chapter 16 - Arguments against belief in the Divine: The problem of religious diversity
Chapter 17 - Voluntarist theories of religious belief
Chapter 18 - Reformed Epistemology
Chapter 19 - Life, death and hope
Appendix 1 - Defining the Divine
Appendix 2 - List of further reading on the varieties of religious belief
Appendix 3 - List of anthologies and their contents by topic
Appendix 4 - Glossary
Kevin Schilbrack, Appalachian State University, USA
"Burns has accomplished her goal in this book of defining, in graspable terms, what the philosophy of religion entails. (...) Burns's slim volume provides a valuable synthesis of the philosophy of religion."
Nathan 'Jack' Read, Ryokan College
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