9780631213284

Companion to Philosophy of Religion

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    9780631213284

  • ISBN10:

    0631213287

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-06-18
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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Summary

In over 78 newly-commissioned essays, this outstanding volume provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the philosophy of religion. Written by many of today's leading figures, the volume surveys philosophical issues in the religions of the world, philosophical thought about religion in Western history, and important currents in twentieth-century philosophy of religion. Theism is treated systematically in discussions of religious language, the concept of God, arguments for and against theistic belief, and its relations to other aspects of culture, such as science and values. A final section on new directions in philosophy of religion explores feminism, religious pluralism, and comparative philosophy of religion. This volume will stand for many years to come as the standard reference resource for students and specialists alike.

Author Biography

Philip L. Quinn is John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and was previously William Herbert Perry Faunce Professor of Philosophy at Brown University, Rhode Island. He is author of Divine Commands and Moral Requirements (1978), and of numerous articles in philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, theoretical physics, religious ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, value theory, political philosophy, and philosophy and literature. He has served as editor of the journal Faith and Philosophy (1990-5); as President of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association (1994-5); and as Chair of the National Board of Officers of the American Philosophical Association (1995-9).

Charles Taliaferro is Associate Professor of Philosophy at St Olaf College, Minnesota. He was Visiting Scholar at Oriel College, Oxford, and has taught at Brown University, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He is the author of Consciousness and the Mind of God (1994) and Contemporary Philosophy of Religion (Blackwell Publishers, 1997), and numerous papers in philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and ethics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xii
List of contributors
xiii
Introduction 1(6)
Philip L. Quinn
Charles Taliaferro
PART I: PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES IN THE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD
Hinduism
7(8)
Ninian Smart
Buddhism
15(10)
Paul J. Griffiths
Chinese Confucianism and Daoism
25(9)
Chad Hansen
African religions from a philosophical point of view
34(9)
Kwasi Wiredu
Judaism
43(13)
Lenn E. Goodman
Christianity
56(8)
William J. Wainwright
Islam
64(9)
Azim A. Nanji
Aziz A. Esmail
PART II: PHILOSOPHICAL THEOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION WESTERN HISTORY
Ancient philosophical theology
73(7)
Kevin L. Flannery
The Christian contribution to medieval philosophical theology
80(8)
Scott MacDonald
The Islamic contribution to medieval philosophical theology
88(7)
David Burrell
The Jewish contribution to medieval philosophical theology
95(8)
Tamar Rudavsky
Early modern philosophical theology
103(8)
Derk Pereboom
The emergence of modern philosophy of religion
111(10)
Merold Westphal
PART III: SOME CURRENTS IN TWENTIETH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
American pragmatism
121(8)
Nancy Frankenberry
Personalism
129(7)
Patricia A. Sayre
Process theology
136(7)
David Ray Griffin
Phenomenology and existentialism
143(7)
Merold Westphal
Wittgensteinianism
150(8)
John Hyman
Thomism
158(7)
Ralph McInerny
The reformed tradition
165(6)
Nicholas Wolterstorff
The Anglican tradition
171(8)
Brian Hebblethwaite
The Jewish tradition
179(7)
Robert Gibbs
The Orthodox tradition
186(11)
Paul Valliere
PART IV: THEISM AND THE LINGUISTIC TURN
Religious language
197(7)
Janet Soskice
The verificationist challenge
204(9)
Michael Martin
Theological realism and antirealism
213(10)
Roger Trigg
PART V: THE THEISTIC CONCEPTION OF GOD
Being
223(6)
C. J. F. Williams
Omnipotence
229(7)
Joshua Hoffman
Gary Rosenkrantz
Omniscience
236(7)
George I. Mavrodes
Goodness
243(7)
Paul Helm
Simplicity
250(7)
Eleonore Stump
Eternity
257(7)
Brian Leftow
Necessity
264(7)
William E. Mann
Incorporeality
271(8)
Charles Taliaferro
Beauty
279(7)
Patrick Sherry
Omnipresence
286(5)
Edward R. Wierenga
Foreknowledge and human freedom
291(8)
Linda Zagzebski
Divine action
299(7)
Thomas F. Tracy
Creation and conservation
306(7)
Hugh J. McCann
Immutability and impassibility
313(10)
Richard E. Creel
PART VI: THE JUSTIFICATION OF THEISTIC BELIEF
Ontological arguments
323(8)
Clement Dore
Cosmological arguments
331(7)
William L. Rowe
Teleological and design arguments
338(7)
Laura L. Garcia
Moral arguments
345(7)
C. Stephen Evans
Pragmatic arguments
352(8)
Jeffrey Jordan
Miracles
360(7)
George N. Schlesinger
Religious experience
367(9)
Keith E. Yandell
Fideism
376(7)
Terence Penelhum
Reformed epistemology
383(10)
Alvin Plantinga
PART VII: CHALLENGES TO THE RATIONALITY OF THEISTIC BELIEF
The problem of evil
393(9)
Michael L. Peterson
Naturalistic explanations of theistic belief
402(8)
Kai Nielsen
The presumption of atheism
410(9)
Antony Flew
PART VIII: THEISM AND MODERN SCIENCE
Theism and physical cosmology
419(7)
William Craig
Theism and evolutionary biology
426(7)
William Hasker
Theism and the scientific understanding of the mind
433(9)
Robert Audi
Theism and technology
442(11)
Frederick Ferre
PART IX: THEISM AND VALUES
Divine command ethics
453(7)
Janine Marie Idziak
Natural law ethics
460(6)
Robert P. George
Virtue ethics
466(7)
Jean Porter
Narrative ethics
473(8)
Robert C. Roberts
Agapeistic ethics
481(8)
Gene Outka
Theism, law, and politics
489(8)
Paul J. Weithman
Theism and medical ethics
497(8)
James F. Childress
Theism and environmental ethics
505(9)
Gary L. Comstock
Theism and toleration
514(11)
Edward Langerak
PART X: PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTION ON CHRISTIAN FAITH
Trinity
525(7)
David Brown
Incarnation
532(9)
Ronald J. Feenstra
Sin and original sin
541(8)
Philip L. Quinn
Atonement, justification, and sanctification
549(7)
John E. Hare
Survival of death
556(6)
Stephen T. Davis
Heaven and hell
562(7)
Jonathan L. Kvanvig
Providence and predestination
569(8)
Thomas P. Flint
Petitionary prayer
577(7)
Eleonore Stump
Revelation and scripture
584(7)
William J. Abraham
Tradition
591(10)
Basil Mitchell
PART XI: NEW DIRECTIONS IN PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Feminism
601(6)
Sarah Coakley
Religious pluralism
607(8)
John Hick
Comparative philosophy of religion
615(6)
Paul J. Griffiths
Resources for further study 621(2)
Index 623

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