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Philosophy of Religion: An Anthology / Edition 7
     

Philosophy of Religion: An Anthology / Edition 7

by Louis P. Pojman, Michael Rea
 

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ISBN-10: 1285197321

ISBN-13: 9781285197326

Pub. Date: 01/01/2014

Publisher: Cengage Learning


PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN ANTHOLOGY, 7E uses a balanced blend of classic and contemporary articles to make the philosophy of religion easy to understand. This engaging textbook begins by outlining the traditional concepts of God, then moves into other interesting topics, such as the problem of evil, feminist perspectives of God, and mystical experiences. In

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PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN ANTHOLOGY, 7E uses a balanced blend of classic and contemporary articles to make the philosophy of religion easy to understand. This engaging textbook begins by outlining the traditional concepts of God, then moves into other interesting topics, such as the problem of evil, feminist perspectives of God, and mystical experiences. In addition, PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN ANTHOLOGY, 7E presents readers with both the traditional proofs of God's existence, and the counter arguments. This edition also discusses the interplay between religion and science, religion and faith, and religion and "knowing".

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ISBN-13:
9781285197326
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2014
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
358,029
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Preface. PART I: THE CONCEPT OF GOD. I.A Concepts of God and the Ultimate. I.A.1 Selections from Ancient Greek Philosophers. I.A.2 The Concept of God. Thomas V. Morris. I.A.3 The Openness of God--Systematic Theology. Clark H. Pinnock. I.A.4 God and the World. Sallie McFague. I.A.5 The Reality of God. Paul Tillich. I.A.6 The Love of God and the Idea of Deity. Martin Buber. I.A.7 The Vedic-Upanisadic Conception of Brahman (The Highest God). Sushanta Sen. I.A.8 Emptiness: Soteriology and Ethics in Mahayana Buddhism. Christopher Ives. I.B Classical Theistic Attributes. I.B.1 Temporal Eternity. Stephen T. Davis. I.B.2 The God Beyond Time. Hugh J. McCann. I.B.3 Is God's Power Limited? St. Thomas Aquinas. I.B.4 Some Puzzles Concerning Omnipotence. George Mavrodes. I.B.5 The Logic of Omnipotence. Harry G. Frankfurt. I.B.6 Divine Foreknowledge and Human Free Will. St. Augustine. I.B.7 God's Foreknowledge and Human Free Will Are Incompatible. Nelson Pike. I.B.8 God's Foreknowledge and Human Free Will Are Compatible. Alvin Plantinga. I.B.9 Can God Be Free? William Rowe I.B.10 The Freedom of God Edward Wierenga PART II: TRADITIONAL ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD. II.A The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God. II.A.1 The Ontological Argument. St. Anselm. II.A.2 A Critique of the Ontological Argument. Immanuel Kant. II.B The Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God. II.B.1 The Five Ways. Thomas Aquinas. II.B.2 The Argument from Contingency. Samuel Clarke. II.B.3 An Examination of the Cosmological Argument. William Rowe. II.B.4 The Kal?m Cosmological Argument. William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland. II.B.5 A Critique of the Kal?m Cosmological Argument. Paul Draper. II.C The Teleological Argument for the Existence of God. II.C.1 The Watch and the Watchmaker. William Paley. II.C.2 A Critique of the Design Argument. David Hume. II.C.3 Arguments from Design. Richard Swinburne. II.C.4 A Scientific Argument for the Existence of God. Robin Collins. PART III: EVIL AND THE HIDDENNESS OF GOD. III.A Historical and Literary Perspectives. III.A.1 The Argument from Evil. David Hume. III.A.2 Theodicy: A Defense of Theism. Gottfried Leibniz. III.A.3 Rebellion. Fyodor Dostoevsky. III.A.4 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. Ursula K. LeGuin. III.B The Problems of Evil and Divine Hiddenness. III.B.1 Evil and Omnipotence. J. L. Mackie. III.B.2 The Inductive Argument from Evil against the Existence of God. William Rowe. III.B.3 Evolution and the Problem of Evil. Paul Draper. III.B.4 Whose Problem is the Problem of Evil? Grace Jantzen. III.B.5. Divine Hiddenness Justifies Atheism. J. L. Schellenberg. III.C Responses. III.C.1 The Free Will Defense. Alvin Plantinga. III.C.2 Evil and Soul-Making. John Hick. III.C.3 Epistemic Humility, Arguments from Evil, and Moral Skepticism. Daniel Howard-Snyder. III.C.4 The Problem of Evil and the Desires of the Heart. Eleonore Stump. III.C.5 Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God. Marilyn McCord Adams. III.C.6 Suffering as Religious Experience. Laura Waddell Ekstrom. III.C.7 Deus Absconditus. Michael J. Murray. III.C.8 Divine Hiddenness, Divine Silence. Michael Rea. PART IV: RELIGION AND EXPERIENCE. IV.A Mystical Experience and the Perception of God. IV.A.1 Selections of Mystical Experiences. IV.A.2 Mysticism. William James. IV.A.3 Mysticism and Experience. Grace Jantzen. IV.A.4 Perceiving God. William P. Alston. IV.A.5 Do Mystics See God? Evan Fales. IV.A.6 Religious Experience and Naturalistic Explanations. Jeffrey Jordan. IV.B Miracles and Testimony. IV.B.1 Against Miracles. David Hume. IV.B.2 Miracles and Testimony. J. L. Mackie. IV.B.3 Of 'Of Miracles'. Peter van Inwagen. IV.C Religion and Science. IV.C.1 Science Versus Religion. Richard Dawkins. IV.C.2 Non-Overlapping Magisteria. Stephen Jay Gould. IV.C.3 Faith and Science. Pope John Paul II. PART V: FAITH AND RATIONALITY. V.A The Nature of Faith. V.A.1 The Nature of Faith. Richard Swinburne. V.A.2 Can Faith be Rational? Lara Buchak. V.A.3 Propositional Faith. Daniel Howard-Snyder. V.B Pragmatic Justification of Religious Belief. V.B.1 The Wager. Blaise Pascal. V.B.2 The Ethics of Belief. W. K. Clifford. V.B.3 The Will to Believe. William James. V.C Rationality and Justified Religious Belief. V.C.1 Rational Theistic Belief Without Proof. John Hick. V.C.2 The Presumption of Atheism. Anthony Flew. V.C.3 Rational Religious Belief Without Arguments. Michael Bergmann. V.C.4 Intellectual Virtue in Religious Epistemology. Linda Zagzebski. V.C.5 Faith, Hope, and Doubt. Louis P. Pojman. PART VI: RELIGIOUS PLURALISM. VI.1 Religious Pluralism and Ultimate Reality. John Hick. VI.2 A Defense of Religious Exclusivism. Alvin Plantinga. VI.3 Hick's Religious Pluralism and "Reformed Epistemology"--A Middle Ground. David Basinger. VI.4 Buddhism, Christianity, and the Prospects for World Religion. Dalai Lama. PART VII: DEATH AND IMMORTALITY. VII.1 The Finality of Death. Bertrand Russell. VII.2 Immortality of the Soul. Plato. VII.3 Personal Identity and Immortality. Jeffrey Olen. VII.4 Death and the Afterlife. Lynne Rudder Baker. VII.5 A Hindu Theory of Life, Death, and Reincarnation. Prasannatma Das. Bibliography.

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