Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide / Edition 1

Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide / Edition 1

by William Lane Craig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813531217

ISBN-13: 9780813531212

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

This important new book is a combined anthology and guide intended for use as a textbook in courses on philosophy of religion. It aims to bring to the student the very best of cutting-edge work on important topics in the field. The anthology is comprised of six sections, each of which opens with a substantive introductory essay followed by a selection of influential

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This important new book is a combined anthology and guide intended for use as a textbook in courses on philosophy of religion. It aims to bring to the student the very best of cutting-edge work on important topics in the field. The anthology is comprised of six sections, each of which opens with a substantive introductory essay followed by a selection of influential writings by philosophers of religion. Presenting a sympathetic view of the topics it treats, Philosophy of Religion provides an ideal resource for studying the central questions raised by religious belief.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813531212
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 9.66(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction1
Part IReligious Epistemology
Religious Epistemology: Introduction7
1.1'The Logic of Pascal's Wager'17
1.2'A Central Theistic Argument'25
1.3'Is Belief in God Rationally Acceptable?'40
1.4'Defeating Theistic Beliefs'57
Suggested Reading66
Part IINatural Theology
Natural Theology: Introduction69
Cosmological Argument
2.1'The Cosmological Argument and the Epistemic Status of Belief in God'82
2.2The Kalam Cosmological Argument92
Teleological Argument
2.3'The Prerequisites of Life in our Universe'114
2.4'Design and the Many-Worlds Hypothesis'130
Axiological Argument
2.5'The Value Dimension of the Cosmos: A Moral Argument'149
Noological Argument
2.6'Searle's Biological Naturalism and the Argument from Consciousness'155
Ontological Argument
2.7'The Ontological Argument'180
2.8'The Conceptualist Argument for God's Existence'189
Suggested Reading198
Part IIIThe Coherence of Theism
The Coherence of Theism: Introduction203
Necessity
3.1'Divine Necessity'216
Eternity
3.2'God and Timelessness'230
Omniscience
3.3'On Ockham's Way Out'246
3.4'On Divine Middle Knowledge'257
Omnipotence
3.5'Maximal Power'265
Goodness
3.6'What Euthyphro Should Have Said'283
Suggested Reading299
Part IVThe Problem of Evil
The Problem of Evil: Introduction303
4.1'The Problem of Evil and Some Varieties of Atheism'317
4.2'Pain and Pleasure: An Evidential Problem for Theists'328
4.3'Some (Temporarily) Final Thoughts on Evidential Arguments from Evil'346
4.4'The Magnitude, Duration, and Distribution of Evil: A Theodicy'370
4.5'The Problem of Evil'394
Suggested Reading425
Part VThe Soul and Life Everlasting
The Soul and Life Everlasting: Introduction429
5.1'A Refutation of Dualism'447
5.2'A Defense of Dualism'455
5.3'A Defense of Dualism'476
5.4'Dualism and Personal Identity'496
5.5'The Resurrection of the Dead'517
Suggested Reading538
Part VIChristian Theology
Christian Theology: Introduction543
Trinity
6.1'A Defense of the Doctrine of the Trinity'556
Incarnation
6.2'The Two Minds View of Incarnation'568
Hell
6.3'Heaven and Hell'577
Atonement
6.4Rethinking the Logic of Penal Substitution596
Prayer
6.5'Petitionary Prayer'609
Suggested Reading625
Notes on the Editors627
Acknowledgements629
Index633

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