An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion / Edition 1

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion / Edition 1

by Michael J. Murray, Michael C. Rea
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521619556

ISBN-13: 9780521619554

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion provides a broad overview of the topics which are at the forefront of discussion in contemporary philosophy of religion. Prominent views and arguments from both historical and contemporary authors are discussed and analyzed. The book treats all of the central topics in the field, including the coherence of the divine

Overview

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion provides a broad overview of the topics which are at the forefront of discussion in contemporary philosophy of religion. Prominent views and arguments from both historical and contemporary authors are discussed and analyzed. The book treats all of the central topics in the field, including the coherence of the divine attributes, theistic and atheistic arguments, faith and reason, religion and ethics, miracles, human freedom and divine providence, science and religion, and immortality. In addition it addresses topics of significant importance that similar books often ignore, including the argument for atheism from hidden-ness, the coherence of the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation, and the relationship between religion and politics. It will be a valuable accompaniment to undergraduate and introductory graduate-level courses.

About the Author:
Michael J. Murray is Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor in the Humanities and Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College

About the Author:
Michael Rea is Associate Professor and Associate Director, Center for Philosophy of Religion, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521619554
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.81(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
The Nature of God     1
Attributes of God: independence, goodness, and power     3
Attributes of God: eternity, knowledge, and providence     35
God triune and incarnate     64
The Rationality of Religious Belief     91
Faith and rationality     93
Theistic arguments     123
Anti-theistic arguments     157
Science, Morality, and Immortality     191
Religion and science     193
Religion, morality, and politics     227
Mind, body, and immortality     258
Index     287

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