Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction

Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction

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Overview

Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction by Michael B. Wilkinson, Hugh N. Campbell

A comprehensive textbook for students coming to philosophy of religion for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441165183
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/08/2010
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Michael B. Wilkinson lectures at Sussex Downs college and has over 30 years experience of teaching philosophical topics at university, seminary and college level. He is a senior examiner for a major awarding body and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Brighton, UK. 

Hugh N. Campbell is a principal examiner for a major awarding body and has been teaching philosophy of religion for 20 years.

Table of Contents

Introduction TimelinePart 1: Preliminaries1. New Ways of Thinking 2. Philosophy - The Basics 3. Problems of Knowledge and Knowing God Part 2: The Origins of the Debates4. Plato and the Doctrine of the Forms 5. Aristotle Part 3: The Attributes of God6. Concepts of God 7. The Divine Attributes 8. God's Knowledge and God's Goodness 9. God as Creator Part 4: Arguments for the Existence of God10. Ontological Arguments 11. St Thomas Aquinas and the Cosmological Argument12. The Cosmological Argument II - God as Explanation 13. The Teleological (Design) Argument 14. The Moral Argument Part 5: Arguments Against the Existence of God15. The Problem of Evil I - St Augustine 16. The Problem of Evil II - Irenaean Theodicy and Swinburne17. Other Theodicies18. The Challenge of Modern Science 29. Darwin's Black Box and Irreducible Complexity 20. The Problem of the Multiplicity of Faiths Part 6: Religious Language21. Verification and Meaning 22. The Falsification Debate 23. Via Negativa, Analogy, Symbol and Myth 24. Language Games Part 7: Problems of Knowledge25. Realism, Anti-Realism and Non-Realism26. Reformed Epistemology and FoundationalismPart 8: Religious Experience27. Religious Experience 28. Revelation and Scripture 29. Miracles 30. Morality and Religion Part 9: Body, Soul and the Afterlife31. Body and Soul 32. Life After Death Afterword Appendix: Writing a Philosophy Essays Suggestions for Further Reading

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