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Philosophy of Religion: A Guide to the Subject
     

Philosophy of Religion: A Guide to the Subject

by Brian Davies (Editor)
 

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Authoritative and accessible, this book is a concise and comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of religion. It shows how philosophers have used the tools of philosophy to examine the validity of religious ideas and values.

Distinguished North American, British, and Australian authors explain how philosophers of the past and present have approached key

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Authoritative and accessible, this book is a concise and comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of religion. It shows how philosophers have used the tools of philosophy to examine the validity of religious ideas and values.

Distinguished North American, British, and Australian authors explain how philosophers of the past and present have approached key concepts of religious faith: Does God exist? Can God’s existence be proved? If so, what might God be like? Is there life after death? Is faith in an unseen God rationally tenable at all in a post-Enlightenment, postmodern, scientific age in which different faith traditions coexist and make claims to the ownership of eternal truths?

This book is an essential reader and reference for scholars, teachers, and students of religion and for anyone who seeks to answer key questions challenging the life of faith today.

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Introduces the discipline by exploring how western philosophers from ancient Greece to the present have applied the tools of their trade to religious questions such as the existence and nature of God and life after death. Rather than chronological treatments, the contributors, from Britain, the US, and Australia, each take a topic such as language, faith and revelation, evil, and morality. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878406951
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Brian Davies, OP, is a professor of theology at Fordham University and the author of The Thought of Thomas Aquinas (Oxford University Press, 1992).

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