Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

by B. R. Tilghman
     
 

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This book is written for those coming to philosophy for the first time. It explains the nature of philosophical inquiry and discusses traditional philosophical questions about the existence of God, miracles, creationism, the truth of the Bible, science, and the problem of evil.

The argument of the book suggests that the attempt to find historical and scientific

Overview

This book is written for those coming to philosophy for the first time. It explains the nature of philosophical inquiry and discusses traditional philosophical questions about the existence of God, miracles, creationism, the truth of the Bible, science, and the problem of evil.

The argument of the book suggests that the attempt to find historical and scientific proof for religious beliefs is bound to fail and so is the attempt to disprove religion by scientific and historical evidence. The view that religion is best understood as a way of life and not in competition with science at all is illustated by examples from literature and the visual arts.

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From the Publisher
"This is vintage Tilghman: accessible, good examples, and down-to-earth. The book will be an eminently useful primer." R. T. Herbert, University of Oregon

"An engaging text; it offers students an accessible introduction to the arguments and history of the field." Charles Taliaferro, St Olaf College, USA

"A delight to read - constant and helpful illustrations, punchy and interesting narrative, and in places positively amusing." Reviews in Religion of Theology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631189381
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/13/1994
Series:
Introducing Philosophy Series
Pages:
248

Meet the Author

B. R. Tilghman is Professor of Philosophy, Kansas State University. He is author of But is it Art? (Blackwell Publishers, 1984) and Wittgenstein, Ethics and Aesthetics (Macmillan, 1991)

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