This book contains a thorough and balanced series of dialogues introducing key topics in philosophy of religion, such as: the existence and nature of God, the problem of evil, religious pluralism, the nature of religious experience, immortality, and the meaning of life. A realistic cast of characters in a natural setting engages in a series of thought-provoking conversations; the dialogue format of these conversations captures typical student attitudes and questions concerning religious belief; allows comparison of important themes throughout the dialogues; encourages the interjection of insights, observations, questions, and objections; and introduces related points when they would naturally arise, instead of relegating them to a later chapter. As well as presenting a detailed and probing discussion, each dialogue includes a list of key terms, a set of study questions, and a bibliography - all of which make this an excellent text for courses in philosophy of religion and introductory philosophy classes.
A text for an introductory philosophy course that deals in whole or in part with the philosophy of religion. Formatted as a series of dialogues between several virtual people, addresses the existence and nature of God, God and evil, life after death, morality, religious experience, pluralism, and the meaning of life. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.