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Problems In The Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Harold Hewitt Jr
ISBN : 9781349215478
Genre : Philosophy
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In 1989 John Hick published his Gifford Lectures under the title An Interpretation of Religion, a work which provided important new insights about the nature of the world's religions. Soon after, a group of scholars from around the world gathered in Claremont, California to discuss, analyze and criticize An Interpretation of Religion. This book is a written record of those proceedings - including Hick's responses - that serves to clarify both Hick's position as well as the issues which concern his critics.
Category: Philosophy

Foundational Problems In Philosophy

Author : Arthur Ritchie Lord
ISBN : 0773455876
Genre : Philosophy
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This work provides critical introductions to, and extensive annotations on, a number of the essays, many previously unpublished, of South African philosopher Arthur RitchieLord. The editors have compiled writings that show the extent of Lord's interests and present some of his original ideas on political philosophy, aesthetics, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of history. A distinctively idealist approach is brought to philosophical issues, drawing on a rich tradition of thought rooted in Kant, Hegel, and the British Idealists.
Category: Philosophy

Issues In Contemporary Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Eugene Thomas Long
ISBN : 9789401005166
Genre : Philosophy
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This collection of original articles, written by leading contemporary European and American philosophers of religion, is presented in celebration of the publication of the fiftieth volume of the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion. Following the Editor's Introduction, John Macquarrie, Adriaan Peperzak, and Hent de Vries take up central themes in continental philosophy of religion. Macquarrie analyzes postmodernism and its influence in philosophy and theology. Peperzak argues for a form of universality different from that of modern philosophy, and de Vries analyzes an intrinsic and structural relationship between religion and the media. The next three essays discuss issues in analytic philosophy of religion. Philip Quinn argues that religious diversity reduces the epistemic status of exclusivism and makes it possible for a religious person to be justified while living within a pluralistic environment. William Wainwright plumbs the work of Jonathan Edwards in order to better understand debates concerning freedom, determinism, and the problem of evil, and William Hasker asks whether theological incompatibilism is less inimical to traditional theism than some have supposed. Representing the Thomist tradition, Fergus Kerr challenges standard readings of Aquinas on the arguments for the existence of God. David Griffin analyzes the contributions of process philosophy to the problem of evil and the relation between science and religion. Illustrating comparative approaches, Keith Ward argues that the Semitic and Indian traditions have developed a similar concept of God that should be revised in view of post-Enlightenment theories of the individual and the historical. Keith Yandell explores themes in the Indian metaphysical tradition and considers what account of persons is most in accord with reincarnation and karma doctrines. Feminist philosophy of religion is represented in Pamela Anderson's article, in which she argues for a gender-sensitive and more inclusive approach to the craving for infinitude.
Category: Philosophy

Christian Theism And The Problems Of Philosophy

Author : Michael D. Beaty
ISBN : UOM:39015019620486
Genre : Philosophy
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Christian Theism and the Problems of Philosophy begins by presenting Plantingas essay, and the chapters that follow address issues in three traditional areas of interest to philosophers: epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics.
Category: Philosophy

A Companion To Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Charles Taliaferro
ISBN : 1444320165
Genre : Philosophy
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In 85 new and updated essays, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative guide to the philosophy of religion. Includes contributions from established philosophers and rising stars 22 new entries have now been added, and all material from the previous edition has been updated and reorganized Broad coverage spans the areas of world religions, theism, atheism, , the problem of evil, science and religion, and ethics
Category: Philosophy

Basic Modern Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Frederick Ferré
ISBN : 9781135976484
Genre : Philosophy
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This book provides a reasoned, comprehensive understanding of what religion is as well as a clear and critical assessment of whether, in the light of modern developments in philosophy, contemporary thinking people can responsibly maintain religious belief in God. The book is divided into three major sections: the first deals with what all religions may be said to have in common; the second discusses theistic religion and the issue of intellectually responsible belief in God; the third examines current developments within a particular theistic religion, Christianity. Originally published in 1968, the book is basic, both in the nature of the issues it discusses and in the clarity and comprehensiveness of its presentation; it is varied in the arguments and perspectives dealt with; it provides an introduction to philosophical thinking through the problems of philosophy of religion; and it deals seriously with controversial movements in theology.
Category: Philosophy

Beyond The Problem Of Evil

Author : Nathan R. B. Loewen
ISBN : 9781498555739
Genre : Philosophy
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Beyond the Problem of Evil tackles the reinventing the philosophy of religion by way of a topic familiar to anyone who has encountered the field. By considering how “the problem of evil” is historically structured by commitments to theism alongside the recent calls for cross-cultural relevance in the field, the book offers an argument whereby philosophers of religion may globalize the scope of their work. Drawing on the work of Jacques Derrida and critical theorists of religion, the topic is reframed as an investigation of how social actors perceive necessities and grapple with accidents that disrupt them. In this way, the usual commitments to categories structured by theism no longer prevent cross-cultural studies of “evil” and the stage is set for rethinking the field.
Category: Philosophy

The Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski
ISBN : 9781405118736
Genre : Philosophy
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Written with verve and clarity by a leading philosopher and contributor, this text is an accessible overview of a vibrant field, which invites readers to think through the issues in the philosophy of religion themselves.
Category: Philosophy