An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

by Brian Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192891456

ISBN-13: 9780192891457

Pub. Date: 06/01/1982

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"The third edition of An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion provides a critical examination of some fundamental questions posed by religious belief: What does belief in God amount to? Can God's existence be proved? Is there life after death?" Brian Davies considers these questions and many others, sometimes offering provocative answers of his own, but more…  See more details below

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"The third edition of An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion provides a critical examination of some fundamental questions posed by religious belief: What does belief in God amount to? Can God's existence be proved? Is there life after death?" Brian Davies considers these questions and many others, sometimes offering provocative answers of his own, but more often giving readers room to reach independent conclusions. He explains how a range of thinkers have approached the subject - including Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant - and also discusses how contemporary authors now engage with the issues involved. Completely revised to cover the latest developments in the field, the new edition of this established textbook will prove the ideal introduction for all students of the philosophy of religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192891457
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/01/1982
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Concepts of God1
2Philosophy and Religious Belief21
3Cosmological Arguments48
4Design Arguments74
5Ontological Arguments98
6Experience and God119
7Talking About God139
8Divine Simplicity158
9Omnipotence and Omniscience181
10God and Evil208
11Miracles237
12Morality and Religion264
13Life After Death289
General Bibliography319
Index321

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