Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction with Readings

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In this title, Stuart Brown guides the reader through three main topics: whether there is life after death; whether there is a powerful, beneficent intelligence of God controlling the universe; and the nature and appropriate defense of religious belief or faith.
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Stuart Brown is lecturer in Philosophy at the Open University, UK.
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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; I. Life after death; 1. Disembodied existence; 2. Bodily survival; II. Purpose in the universe; 3. Arguments for a designer; 4. Arguments for a moral order; 5. God and Evil; III. Faith and revelation; 6. Miracles and revelation; 7. Faith and reason; Readings; Reading 1: 'Problems about the resurrection of the body,' Linda Badham; Reading 2: 'Darwinism and the argument from design,' Richard Dawkins; Reading 3: 'A modern argument for design,' Russell Stannard; Reading 4: 'The argument from conscience,' John Henry Newman; Reading 5: 'The problem of evil: the free-will defence,' John Hick; Reading 6: 'The problem of animal suffering,' John Hick; Reading 7: 'Miracles and Revelation,' David Hume; Reading 8: 'The ethics of belief,' William K. Clifford; Reading 9: 'The will to believe,' William James; Revision test; Answers to exercises; Answers to revision test; Bibliography; Index
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