Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion

by Charles Taliaferro
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851686509

ISBN-13: 9781851686506

Pub. Date: 04/16/2009

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

A much-needed introductory level book on this widely studied subject.

Isaac Asimov said that "whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse." Such quandaries are the bread and butter of philosophy of religion. Questioning why evil exists, whether God could create a stone he couldn’t lift, and if the wonder of life suggests

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A much-needed introductory level book on this widely studied subject.

Isaac Asimov said that "whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse." Such quandaries are the bread and butter of philosophy of religion. Questioning why evil exists, whether God could create a stone he couldn’t lift, and if the wonder of life suggests a Creator, this fascinating branch of philosophy is concerned with arguments for and against religion, and what form an immortal god (or gods) would take if in existence.

Assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy from the reader, Taliaferro provides a clear exploration of the discipline, introducing a wide range of philosophers and covering the topics of morality and religion, evil, the afterlife, prayer, and miracles. Also containing sections dedicated to Hinduism, Buddhism and the Eastern religions, this helpful primer is perfect for students or the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851686506
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
04/16/2009
Series:
Beginners Guide (Oneworld) Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,302,063
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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