TRUTH AND RELIGIOUS BELIEF PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTIONS ON PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTIONS ON PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

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Truth And Religious Belief Philosophical Reflections On Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Curtis L. Hancock
ISBN : 9781315480114
Genre : Law
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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.
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Renewing Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Paul Draper
ISBN : 9780192526588
Genre : Religion
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This book is animated by a shared conviction that philosophy of religion needs to change: thirteen new essays suggest why and how. The first part of the volume explores possible changes to the focus of the field. The second part focuses on the standpoint from which philosophers of religion should approach their field. In the first part are chapters on how an emphasis on faith distorts attempts to engage non-western religious ideas; on how philosophers from different traditions might collaborate on common interests; on why the common presupposition of ultimacy leads to error; on how new religious movements feed a naturalistic philosophy of religion; on why a focus on belief and a focus on practice are both mistaken; on why philosophy's deep axiological concern should set much of the field's agenda; and on how the field might contribute to religious evolution. The second part includes a qualitative analysis of the standpoint of fifty-one philosophers of religion, and also addresses issues about humility needed in continental philosophy of religion; about the implausibility of claiming that one's own worldview is uniquely rational; about the Moorean approach to religious epistemology; about a Spinozan middle way between 'insider' and 'outsider' perspectives; and about the unorthodox lessons we could learn from scriptures like the book of Job if we could get past the confessional turn in recent philosophy of religion.The goal of the volume is to identify new paths for philosophers of religion that are distinct from those travelled by theologians and other scholars of religion.
Category: Religion

Inquiring About God Volume 1 Selected Essays

Author : Nicholas Wolterstorff
ISBN : 9781139486170
Genre : Religion
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Inquiring about God is the first of two volumes of Nicholas Wolterstorff's collected papers. This volume collects Wolterstorff's essays on the philosophy of religion written over the last thirty-five years. The essays, which span a range of topics including Kant's philosophy of religion, the medieval (or classical) conception of God, and the problem of evil, are unified by the conviction that some of the central claims made by the classical theistic tradition, such as the claims that God is timeless, simple, and impassible, should be rejected. Still, Wolterstorff contends, rejecting the classical conception of God does not imply that theists should accept the Kantian view according to which God cannot be known. Of interest to both philosophers and theologians, Inquiring about God should give the reader a lively sense of the creative and powerful work done in contemporary philosophical theology by one of its foremost practitioners.
Category: Religion

Routledge Companion To Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Chad Meister
ISBN : 9781136696855
Genre : Philosophy
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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, Second edition is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of religion. Considerably expanded for the second edition, over seventy entries from a team of renowned international contributors are organized into nine clear parts: philosophical issues in world religions key figures in philosophy of religion religious diversity the theistic conception of God arguments for the existence of God arguments against the existence of God philosophical theology Christian theism recent topics in philosophy of religion. Covering key world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and key figures such as Augustine, Aquinas and Kierkegaard, the Companion explores the central topics in theism such as the ontological, cosmological and teleological arguments for God’s existence. Three final parts consider Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern orthodoxy and current debates including phenomenology, reformed epistemology, religious experience, and religion and science, making the Companion as a whole essential reading for students of philosophy or religion, and suitable for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. This second edition includes new chapters on Blaise Pascal, Baruch Spinoza, Interreligious Dialogue, Death and the Afterlife, Incorporeality, Religion and Global Ethics, New Religious Movements, Religion and the Environment, and Religion and Film.
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The Oxford Handbook Of Philosophy Of Religion

Author : William Wainwright
ISBN : 9780198031581
Genre : Reference
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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion contains newly commissioned chapters by 21 prominent experts who cover the field in a comprehensive but accessible manner. Each chapter is expository, critical, and representative of a distinctive viewpoint.
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Religion Reality And A Good Life

Author : Eberhard Herrmann
ISBN : 3161483758
Genre : Philosophy
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"Do we have access to reality as it is conceptualized by us? Against metaphysical realism and postmodern relativism Eberhard Herrmann develops a pragmatic realism. It stresses reality as conceptualized reality while at the same time not ruling out objectivity. Contents include: The Nature of the Enquiry, The Philosophical Problem Formulated, Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy, Reasons for and Against Metaphysical Realism, Critique of Semantic Realism, Pragmatic Realism: Realism from an Internal Perspective, Religious Metaphysical Realism, Religious Metaphysical Anti-Realism, Religious Statements as Purported Assertions, Christian Theism, The Character of Religious Utterances, Pragmatic Realism, The Function of Religion, Two Material Definitions of Truth, Perspectives on Views of Life, The Role of the Emotions in Our Conception of Reality, Emotions and the Conceptualization of Values."
Category: Philosophy

Religious Diversity

Author : Roger Trigg
ISBN : 9781107023604
Genre : Philosophy
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Should we merely celebrate diversity in the sphere of religion? What of the social cohesion of a country? There is a constant tug between belief in religious truth and the need for respect for other religions. Religious Diversity: Philosophical and Political Dimensions examines how far a firm faith can allow for toleration of difference and respect the need for religious freedom. It elucidates the philosophical credentials of different approaches to truth in religion, ranging from a dogmatic fundamentalism to a pluralism that shades into relativism. Must we resort to a secularism that treats all religion as a personal and private matter, with nothing to contribute to discussions about the common good? How should law approach the issue of religious freedom? Introducing the relevance of central discussions in modern philosophy of religion, the book goes on to examine the political implications of increasing religious diversity in a democracy.
Category: Philosophy