Philosophy of Religion : The Big Questions / Edition 1

Philosophy of Religion : The Big Questions / Edition 1

by Eleonore Stump, Michael J. Murray
     
 

This collection of the essential readings treats both classical and contemporary issues in philosophy of religion.

With topics such as arguments for God's existence, the problem of evil, and divine attributes, it also contains articles on divine hiddenness, the nature of revelation, and the doctrine of hell. As a result, this is an ideal survey of philosophy of

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This collection of the essential readings treats both classical and contemporary issues in philosophy of religion.

With topics such as arguments for God's existence, the problem of evil, and divine attributes, it also contains articles on divine hiddenness, the nature of revelation, and the doctrine of hell. As a result, this is an ideal survey of philosophy of religion and metaphysics. Philosophy of Religion: Big Questions provides special attention to very recent work in philosophy of religion and includes a special section devoted to multicultural perspectives on contemporary philosophy of religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900631206049
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
500

Table of Contents

General Introduction
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1What Would Anything have to be Like in Order to be God?1
Omnipotence
1From Summa Contra Gentiles7
2The Paradox of the Stone9
Omniscience
3On Ockham's Way Out13
Perfection
4The Problem of Divine Perfection and Freedom28
5How an Unsurpassable Being Can Create a Surpassable World35
Eternity
6Eternity42
7From God, Time, and Knowledge53
Pt. 2Can we Show by Reason that there is a God?59
Ontological Argument
8From Proslogion65
9From Reply to Anselm66
10Necessary Being: the Ontological Argument69
Cosmological Argument
11The Cosmological Argument84
Teleological Argument
12From Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion94
13The Argument from Design100
14God's Utility Function109
15From New Perspectives on Old-time Religion114
The Evolutionary Anti-Naturalism Argument
16Is Naturalism Irrational?125
The Argument from Religious Experience
17From The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila139
18Perceiving God142
Pt. 3Doesn't all the Evil in the World Show that there is no God?151
The Problem
19The Problem of Evil and Some Varieties of Atheism157
20Pain and Pleasure: an Evidential Problem for Theists164
Defense
21On Being Evidentially Challenged176
Theodicies
22From Theodicy in Islamic Thought190
23From the Book of Doctrines and Beliefs192
24The Magnitude, Duration, and Distribution of Evil: a Theodicy195
25Natural Evil and the Possibility of Knowledge210
26An Irenaean Theodicy222
27The Problem of Evil227
Alternative Perspectives
28Coercion and the Hiddenness of God241
29Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God250
30The Theology of Liberation in Africa257
Pt. 4What is the Relation of Reason to Religious Belief?263
Evidentialism
31The Ethics of Belief269
32It is Wrong, Everywhere, Always, and for Anyone, to Believe Anything upon Insufficient Evidence273
Religious Belief as Basic
33Warranted Belief in God285
Pascal's Wager
34From Pensees298
35The Recombinant DNA Debate: a Difficulty for Pascalian-Style Wagering300
36A Central Theistic Argument302
Pt. 5Can we Make Sense of Religious Doctrines and Practices?313
Miracles
37Of Miracles320
38From A Dialogue Concerning Heresies330
39Miracles and (Christian) Theism334
Prayer
40Petitionary Prayer353
Soul
41The Future of the Soul367
42From Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain375
43Materialism and Survival379
Revelation
44Are We Entitled?387
Pt. 6Can Morality have a Religious Foundation?399
45Morality: Religious and Secular403
46Divine Command Metaethics Modified Again412
47Abraham, Isaac, and Euthyphro: God and the Basis of Morality417
Pt. 7How Should Religious, Gender, and Ethnic Diversity Influence our thinking about Religion?429
48On Non-Jewish Religions435
49Religious Diversity and the Epistemic Justification of Religious Belief441
50What's the Difference? Knowledge and Gender in (Post)Modern Philosophy of Religion454
51Women's Experience Revisited: the Challenge of the Darker Sister467
52Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass472
53The Value of African Religious Beliefs and Practices for Christian Theology475
Index481

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