Readings in the Philosophy of Religion: East Meets West / Edition 1

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion: East Meets West / Edition 1

by Andrew Eshleman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405147172

ISBN-13: 9781405147170

Pub. Date: 05/06/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Through a diverse collection of carefully chosen selections, Readings in Philosophy of Religion: East Meets West offers an enlightening array of perspectives on Western and non-Western religious thought that makes more meaningful trans-cultural connections possible within philosophy of religion.


  • Includes a substantial selection of

Overview

Through a diverse collection of carefully chosen selections, Readings in Philosophy of Religion: East Meets West offers an enlightening array of perspectives on Western and non-Western religious thought that makes more meaningful trans-cultural connections possible within philosophy of religion.


  • Includes a substantial selection of non-Western religious perspectives that are accessible to both students and instructors
  • Provides further clarity with comprehensive chapter introductions to orient reader to upcoming selections
  • Incorporates discussion of topics often neglected, such as religious non-realism, post-modernism, and feminist philosophy of religion

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ISBN-13:
9781405147170
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/06/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
642,284
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Preface to the Instructor.

A Note on the Treatment of Non-English Names and Terms.

Section I: What is Philosophy of Religion?.

Section II: Characterizing Ultimate Sacred Reality.

Introduction:.

1. The Divine Attributes: What is God Like?: Michael Peterson, William Hasker, Bruce Reichenbach, and David Basinger.

2. The Female Nature of God: A Problem in Contemporary Religious Life: Rosemary Radford Ruether.

3. God as Creative-Responsive Love: John B. Cobb, Jr and David Ray Griffin.

4. The Vedic-Upanisadic Concept of Brahman (The Highest God): Sushanta Sen.

5. Emptiness in Mahayana Buddhism: Christopher Ives.

6. Reality and Divinity in Chinese Philosophy: Chung-Ying Cheng.

7. How the Supreme Nature Exists through Itself: Anselm of Canterbury.

8. Of the Unicity of God: Avicenna (Ibn Sina).

9. The Omnipotence of God: Thomas Aquinas.

10. Thinking and Speaking about God by Analogy: Thomas Aquinas.

11. Everything Has Its Self in Brahman: Shankara (Samkara).

12. An Analysis of Nirvā&ndot;a: Nagarjuna.

13. Non-Polar and Yet Supreme Polarity!: Zhou Dunyi (Zhou Lianxi).

Section III: The Role and Limits of Reason in Supporting Belief in an Ultimate Sacred Reality:.

Introduction.

14. A Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence: Richard Taylor.

15. al-Ghāzāli and the Kalām Cosmological Argument: William Lane Craig.

16. Cosmological Arguments: J. L. Mackie.

17. How the Existence of God Explains the World and Its Order: Richard Swinburne.

18. Are We the Outcome of Chance or Design?: Robin Le Poidevin.

19. The Message of the Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad: A Phenomenological Analysis of Mind and Consciousness: Ramakrishna Puligandla.

20. Antirationalism in Zhuangzi and Kierkegaard: Karen L. Carr and Philip J. Ivanhoe.

21. Truly There is a God: Anselm of Canterbury.

22. Whether God Exists?: Thomas Aquinas.

23. Evidence of Design: William Paley.

24. On the Argument from Design: David Hume.

25. Truth is Subjectivity: Søren Kierkegaard.

Section IV: The Rationality of Religious Belief in the Absence of Evidence:.

Introduction:.

26. The Will to Believe: William James.

27. Is Belief in God Properly Basic?: Alvin Plantinga.

28. Plantinga on Belief in God as Properly Basic: Michael Martin.

29. Religious Experience Justifies Religious Belief: William P. Alston.

30. Do Mystics See God?: Evan Fales.

31. Mystical Knowledge: Knowledge by Identity: Robert K. C. Forman.

32. The Difference between Union and Rapture: Teresa of Ávila.

33. Divine Intoxication: al-Ghazali (Abu Hamid).

34. Manifesting Suchness: Ehei Dogen.

Section V: Evil and the Rationality of Religious Belief:.

Introduction:.

35. Evil and Omnipotence: J. L. Mackie.

36. The Logical Problem of Evil: William Rowe.

37. An Irenaean Theodicy: John Hick.

38. The Evidential Problem of Evil: William Rowe.

39. The Concept of God after Auschwitz: A Jewish Voice: Hans Jonas.

40. Śa&mdot;kara’s Theodicy: Bimal K. Matilal.

41. Karma, Rebirth, and the Problem of Evil: Whitley R. P. Kaufman.

42. Evil as a Privation of Good: Augustine of Hippo.

43. The Argument from Evil: David Hume.

44. Brahman, Creation, and Evil: Shankara (Samkara).

Section VI: Life after Death, Human Nature, and Personal Identity:.

Introduction:.

45. A Naturalistic Case for Extinction: Linda Badham.

46. Brain Science and the Soul: Donald MacKay.

47. The Resurrection of the Dead: Stephen T. Davis.

48. The Idea of Reincarnation: Joseph Prabhu.

49. Not-Self, Kamma, and Rebirth: Christopher Gowans.

50. Nondualistic Problems of Immortality: Roy W. Perrett.

51. The Immortality of the Soul: Plato.

52. The Conscious Subject Persists in the State of Release: Ramanuja.

53. What is Reborn is Neither the Same Nor Another: Anonymous (Translator T. W. Rhys Davids).

Section VII: Making Sense of Conflicting Religious Truth Claims:.

Introduction:.

54. A Religious Understanding of Religion: A Model of the Relationship between Traditions: John Hick.

55. In Defence of a Contented Religious Exclusivism: Jerome Gellman.

56. John Hick and the Question of Truth in Religion: Brian Hebblethwaite.

57. A Process Approach to Pluralism: John B. Cobb, Jr.

58. A Dynamic Unity in Religious Pluralism: A Proposal from the Buddhist Point of View: Masao Abe.

Section VIII: Questioning the Foundations of Inquiry and Mapping New Territory:.

Introduction:.

59. Anti-Realist Faith: Don Cupitt.

60. The Religious Necessity of Realism: Paul Badham.

61. Postmodernism and Religious Reflection: Merold Westphal.

62. The Ends of Metaphysics: Robert Kane.

63. Feminism and Analytic Philosophy of Religion: Sarah Coakley.

64. Heidegger and Buddhism: Michael E. Zimmerman.

65. Li and the A-theistic Religiousness of Classical Confucianism: Roger T. Ames.

Glossary.

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