The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology

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This Companion offers an up-to-date overview of the beliefs, doctrines, and practices of the key philosophical concepts at the heart of Christian theology. The sixteen chapters, commissioned specially for this volume, are written by an internationally recognized team of scholars and examine topics such as the Trinity, God’s necessary existence, simplicity, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, goodness, eternity and providence, the incarnation, resurrection, atonement, sin and salvation, the problem of evil, church rites, revelation and miracles, prayer, and the afterlife. Written in non-technical, accessible language, they not only offer a synthesis of scholarship on these topics but also suggest questions and topics for further investigation.
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'… this collection of essays provides a clear, informative introduction and overview of both historical and contemporary philosophical work on issues of Christian theology.' Theological Book Review

' … tasty … linger … with enjoyment and benefit … general commendation.' The Journal of Religious Studies

'All the essays are clearly written and there's a sense in which, when taken together, they are likely to offer something to everyone: from the general reader or the beginning undergraduate student or professional …' Religious Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521730372
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2009
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Religion Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Taliaferro is professor of philosophy at St. Olaf's College in Minnesota. He is the author and editor of several books, including Evidence and Faith: Philosophy and Religion since the Seventeenth Century and Aesthetics: A Beginner's Guide.

Chad Meister is professor of philosophy at Bethel College in Indiana. He is the author, most recently, of the forthcoming Philosophy of Religion and Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed, among many other titles that he has authored, co-authored, and edited.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. God: 1. Trinity Ronald J. Feenstra; 2. Necessity Brian Leftow; 3. Simplicity Brian Davies; 4. Omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence William J. Wainwright; 5. Goodness John E. Hare; 6. Eternity and providence William Hasker; Part II. God in Relation to Creation: 7. Incarnation Katherin A. Rogers; 8. Resurrection Stephen T. Davis; 9. Atonement Gordon Graham; 10. Sin and salvation Paul K. Moser; 11. The problem of evil Chad Meister; 12. Church William Abraham; 13. Religious rites Charles Taliaferro; 14. Revelation and miracles Sandra Menssen and Thomas D. Sullivan; 15. Prayer Harriet Harris; 16. Heaven and hell Jerry L. Walls.
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