9780534574253

Philosophy of Religion An Introduction

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    9780534574253

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    0534574254

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-08-15
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

What is the relationship between faith and reason? Find out in PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN INTRODUCTION. Because it's written to be easily understood no matter your background, this philosophy of religion textbook introduces you to the debate in a way you can understand. Whether it's the philosophical proofs for God's existence or using reason to evaluate faith claims, the major points in the philosophy of religion are all covered in this excellent textbook. And with its built-in study tools, PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN INTRODUCTION helps out during test time as well.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(3)
The Idea of God
4(12)
The Attributes of God
5(11)
The Cosmological Argument
16(13)
Stating the Argument
16(13)
The Ontological Argument
29(15)
Basic Concepts
29(3)
Developing Anselm's Ontological Argument
32(12)
The Design Argument (Old and New)
44(11)
Argument by Analogy
44(6)
Hume's Criticisms of the Design Argument
50(2)
The New Design Argument
Acceptable Arguments
52(3)
Religious and Mystical Experience
55(19)
Toward a Definition of Religious Experience
55(4)
Nonmystical Religious Experiences
59(3)
Mystical Religious Experiences
62(3)
The Unanimity Thesis
65(9)
Faith and Reason
74(18)
Religious Beliefs and Faith
75(1)
Aquinas: A Traditional View
75(2)
James: A Radical View
77(3)
Religious Belief: A Special Case
80(1)
James' Religious Hypothesis
81(2)
James' Defense of Passional Belief
83(2)
Religious Beliefs and Evidence
85(7)
The Problem of Evil
92(19)
The Logical Problem
93(5)
The Evidential Problem
98(3)
Responses to the Evidential Problem
101(10)
Freud and Religious Belief
111(11)
The Emergence of Religious Ideas
111(2)
Religion as Illusion
113(3)
The Worth of the Illusion
116(2)
The Truth of the Illusion
118(4)
Miracles and the Modern World View
122(12)
Miracles: Incompatible with a Scientific World View?
122(2)
An Unreasonable Belief
124(7)
To Believe in Divine Intervention
131(3)
Life After Death
134(13)
Varieties of Immortality
134(2)
The Meaningfulness of Immortality
136(2)
The Case for Immortality
138(5)
The Case Against Immortality
143(4)
Predestination, Divine Foreknowledge, and Human Freedom
147(14)
Human Freedom and Divine Predestination
147(3)
The Conflict Between Human Freedom and Divine Foreknowledge
150(3)
Some Solutions to the Conflict
153(8)
Many Religions
161(11)
Exclusivism
163(2)
Inclusivism
165(1)
Pluralism
166(6)
Religious Alternatives to Theism
172(13)
Paul Tillich: Ultimate Concern
172(6)
Henry Nelson Wieman: God Within Nature
178(4)
A Return to the First Question
182(3)
For Further Reading 185(3)
Index 188

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