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Philosophy of Religion : An Anthology

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780534543648

ISBN10:
0534543642
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/7/2002
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Preface. Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. Part I: TRADITIONAL ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD. 1. The Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God. St. Thomas Aquinas: The Five Ways. Samuel Clarke: The Argument from Contingency. Paul Edwards: A Critique of the Cosmological Argument. William Rowe: An Examination of the Cosmological Argument. William Lane Craig: The Kalam Cosmological Argument. William Lane Craig: Scientific Confirmation of the Cosmological Argument. Paul Draper: A Critique of the Kalam Cosmological Argument. 2. The Teleological Argument for the Existence of God. William Paley: The Watch and The Watchmaker. David Hume: A Critique of the Design Argument. Richard Swinburne: The Argument from Design. 3. The Ontological Argument. Anselm and Gaunilo: The Ontological Argument. Kant: Critique of the Ontological Argument. Norman Malcolm: Anselm''s Two Ontological Arguments. Part II: ON THE VALIDITY OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. Selection of Mystic Experiences. William James: The Varieties of Religious Experience. Sigmund Freud: The Future of An Illusion. C.D. Broad: The Argument from Religious Experience. Wallace Matson: Skepticism on Religious Experience. Louis Pojman: A Critique of Arguments for The Validity of Religious Experience. William Alston: Religious Experience and Religious Belief. Bibliography. Part III: THE PROBLEM OF EVIL AND OTHER ATHEOLOGICAL ARGUMENTS. David Hume: The Argument from Evil. Leibniz: Theodicy. John Hick: Evil, Theodicy, and Soul-Making. Edward Madden and Peter Hare: A Critique of Hick''s Soul-Making Theodicy. John Mackie: The Problem of Evil Proves Atheism. Alvin Plantinga: The Free Will Defense. William Rowe: The Inductive Argument from Evil Against The Existence of God. Paul Draper: Evolution and The Problem of Evil. Bibliography. Part IV: THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD. 1. Time and Eternity. Stephen T. Davis: Temporal Eternity. Hugh Mccann: Timeless Eternity. 2. Omniscience and Freedom. St. Thomas Aquinas: Does God''s Omniscience Preclude Human Freedom? Nelson Pike: God''s Omniscience Does Preclude Human Freedom. Alvin Plantinga: God''s Omniscience Does Not Preclude Human Freedom. 3. Omnipotence. St. Thomas Aquinas: Is God''s Power Limited? George Mavrodes: Some Puzzles Concerning Omnipotence. Harry Frankfurt: The Logic of Omnipotence. Nelson Pike: Omnipotence and God''s Ability To Sin. Bibliography. Part V: MIRACLES AND REVELATION. David Hume: Against Miracles. Richard Swinburne: For the Possibility of Miracles. J. L. Mackie: Miracles and Testimony. Richard Purtill: Miracles: What If They Happen? Richard Swinburne: Miracles and Revelation. Bibliography. Part VI: DEATH AND IMMORTALITY. Plato: Immortality of the Soul. David Hume: Skepticism Over Immortality of the Soul. Bertrand Russell: The Finality of Death. John Hick: On Immortality and Resurrection. Anthony Flew: Against Survival. Jeffrey Olen: Personal Identity and Life After Death. Peter Van Inwagen: The Possibility of Resurrection. Bibliography. Part VII: FAITH AND REASON. 1. The Challenge to Faith. Anthony Flew, R. M. Hare, And Basil Mitchell: Theology and Falsification. Michael Scriven: The Presumption of Atheism. C. S. Lewis: The Legitimacy of Belief. 2. Pragmatic Justification of Religious Belief. Blaise Pascal: The Wager. W. K. Clifford: The Ethics of Belief. William James: The Will To Believe. 3. Fideism: Faith Without/Against Reason. Soren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity Is Truth. Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Lecture on Religious Belief. Norman Malcolm: The Groundlessness of Religious Belief. Michael Martin: A Critique of Fideism. 4. Rationality and Justified Religious Belief. John Hick: Rational Theistic Belief Without Proof. Alvin Plantinga: Religious Belief Without Evidence. Michael Martin: A Critique of Plantinga''s Religious Epistemology. Louis Pojman: Faith Without Belief. Bibliography. Part VIII: SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND EVOLUTION. Richard Dawkins: Science and Religion. Duane Gish: Creation Science Versus the Theory of Evolution. David K

Author Biography

Louis P. Pojman (pronounced "poyman") teaches philosophy at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. He received his Ph.D. from Oxford University. His many published philosophy texts have been adopted in classrooms across the United States

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction viii
Traditional Arguments for the Existence of God
1(86)
The Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God
2(46)
The Five Ways
3(2)
Thomas Aquinas
The Argument from Contingency
5(1)
Samuel Clarke
A Critique of the Cosmological Argument
6(9)
Paul Edwards
An Examination of the Cosmological Argument
15(9)
William Rowe
The Kalam Cosmological Argument
24(6)
William Lane Craig
Scientific Confirmation of the Cosmological Argument
30(12)
William Lane Craig
A Critique of the Kalam Cosmological Argument
42(6)
Paul Draper
The Teleological Argument for the Existence of God
48(21)
The Watch and the Watchmaker
50(2)
William Paley
A Critique of the Design Argument
52(7)
David Hume
The Argument from Design
59(10)
Richard Swinburne
The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God
69(18)
The Ontological Argument
70(3)
St. Anselm
A Critique of the Ontological Argument
73(3)
Immanuel Kant
Anselm's Two Ontological Arguments
76(11)
Norman Malcolm
The Argument from Religious Experience
87(50)
Selections of Mystical Experiences
92(1)
Mysticism
93(15)
William James
The Future of an Illusion
108(5)
Sigmund Freud
The Argument from Religious Experience
113(8)
C. D. Broad
A Critique of the Argument from Religious Experience
121(9)
Louis P. Pojman
Religious Experience and Religious Belief
130(7)
William P Alston
The Problem of Evil
137(70)
The Argument from Evil
141(5)
David Hume
Theodicy: A Defense of Theism
146(6)
Gottfried Leibniz
Evil and Soul-Making
152(4)
John Hick
A Critique of Hick's Theodicy
156(4)
Edward H. Madden
Peter H. Hare
Evil and Omnipotence
160(7)
J. L. Mackie
The Free Will Defense
167(19)
Alvin Plantinga
The Inductive Argument from Evil Against the Existence of God
186(7)
William Rowe
Evolution and the Problem of Evil
193(14)
Paul Draper
The Attributes of God
207(50)
Time and Eternity
208(23)
Temporal Eternity
209(7)
Stephen T. Davis
The God Beyond Time
216(15)
Hugh J. McCann
God's Omniscience and Human Freedom
231(19)
Divine Foreknowledge and Human Free Will
233(2)
St. Augustine
God's Foreknowledge and Human Free Will Are Incompatible
235(10)
Nelson Pike
God's Foreknowledge and Human Free Will Are Compatible
245(5)
Alvin Plantinga
God's Omnipotence
250(7)
Is God's Power Limited?
251(2)
St. Thomas Aquinas
Some Puzzles Concerning Omnipotence
253(2)
George Mavrodes
The Logic of Omnipotence
255(2)
Harry Frankfurt
Miracles and Revelation
257(46)
Against Miracles
261(8)
David Hume
For the Possibility of Miracles
269(7)
Richard Swinburne
Miracles and Testimony
276(7)
J. L. Mackie
Miracles: What If They Happen?
283(10)
Richard Purtill
Miracles and Revelation
293(10)
Richard Swinburne
Death and Immortality
303(34)
Immortality of the Soul
310(4)
Plato
The Finality of Death
314(3)
Bertrand Russell
Immortality and Resurrection
317(6)
John Hick
Personal Identity and Life After Death
323(10)
Jeffrey Olen
A Hindu Theory of Life, Death, and Reincarnation
333(4)
Prasannatma Das
Faith and Reason
337(110)
Challenges to Faith and Responses
338(21)
Theology and Falsification
339(5)
Antony Flew
R. M. Hare
Basil Mitchell
The Presumption of Atheism
344(8)
Michael Scriven
On Obstinacy in Belief
352(7)
C. S. Lewis
Pragmatic Justification of Religious Belief
359(18)
The Wager
361(2)
Blaise Pascal
The Ethics of Belief
363(5)
W. K. Clifford
The Will to Believe
368(9)
William James
Fideism: Faith Without/Against Reason
377(27)
Subjectivity Is Truth
378(9)
Soren Kierkegaard
A Lecture on Religious Belief
387(4)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
The Groundlessness of Belief
391(8)
Norman Malcolm
A Critique of Fideism
399(5)
Michael Martin
Rationality and Justified Religious Belief
404(43)
Rational Theistic Belief Without Proof
405(9)
John Hick
Religious Belief Without Evidence
414(15)
Alvin Plantinga
A Critique of Plantinga's Religious Epistemology
429(7)
Michael Martin
Faith, Hope, and Doubt
436(11)
Louis P Pojman
Science, Religion, and Evolution
447(50)
Science Versus Religion
451(4)
Richard Dawkins
Creationism Versus Evolution
455(5)
Duane Gish
Theories, Facts, and Gods: Philosophical Aspects of the Creation-Evolution Controversy
460(5)
A. David Kline
Evolution and Creation Reconciled
465(10)
Langdon Gilkey
The Christian Argument Against Evolutionary Naturalism
475(9)
Alvin Plantinga
Plantinga's Evolutionary Meditations
484(8)
Ernest Sosa
Reply to Sosa
492(5)
Alvin Plantinga
Religious Pluralism
497(50)
Religious Pluralism and Ultimate Reality
499(8)
John Hick
A Defense of Religious Exclusivism
507(14)
Alvin Plantinga
Hick's Religious Pluralism and ``Reformed Epistemology''-A Middle Ground
521(7)
David Basinger
Buddhism, Christianity, and the Prospects for World Religion
528(5)
Dalai Lama
God, Commitment, and Other Faiths: Pluralism Versus Relativism
533(14)
Joseph Runzo
Religion and Ethics
547(31)
Morality and Religion
549(1)
Plato
Morality: Religious and Secular
550(11)
Patrick Nowell-Smith
Religion and the Queerness of Morality
561(8)
George Mavrodes
A Free Man's Worship
569(5)
Bertrand Russell
Religion Gives Meaning to Life
574(4)
Lois Hope Walker
Bibliography 578


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