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The most complete introductory anthology in the philosophy of religion, at half the price.With nine new readings and expanded pedagogical features, the fourth edition of Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings continues to be the most complete introductory anthology in the philosophy of religion. Seventy-eight selections provide breadth and depth of coverage in both classical andcontemporary issues, allowing great flexibility in course structure. All standard subjects are covered, including religious experience, theistic arguments, the problem of evil, and miracles. While this edition primarily contains readings from the Western tradition of religious thought, it alsoincludes continental, feminist, and Asian perspectives for contrast and flavor. Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings, fourth edition offers many pedagogical advantages. Section introductions have been substantially expanded to orient students to major issues, and to help them comprehend the positions and arguments in the readings. The suggested reading list at the end ofevery section has been revised and lengthened, and new terms have been added to the Glossary at the end of the book. As in the previous edition, Study Questions appear at the end of each selection to engage students in philosophical thinking. This broad anthology is an excellent, stand-alone textbook for courses in philosophy of religion. It is also a perfect companion to the accompanying text by the same authors: Reason and Religious Belief, fourth edition (OUP, 2006), as the two books share the same topical organization.
Table of Contents
|*=New to this edition|
|Each Part ends with Suggested Readings|
|Introduction: Exploring the Philosophy of Religion|
|The Nature Of Religion|
|* An Evolutionary Account of Religion|
|* Buddhist Nonrealism|
|A Defense of Religious Realism|
|The Meaning of Religious Beliefs Is in Their Use|
|Religious Experience as the Root of Religion|
|Religious Experience as Perception of God|
|Religious Experiences as Interpretative Accounts|
|Critique of Religious Experience|
|A Phenomenological Account of Religious Experience|
|Faith And Reason|
|The Harmony of Reason and Revelation|
|The Ethics of Belief|
|The Will to Believe|
|Truth Is Subjectivity|
|Critical Dialog in Philosophy of Religion|
|The Divine Attributes|
|God's Necessary Existence|
|God Is Omnipotent|
|Some Puzzles Concerning Omnipotence|
|Divine Omniscience and Voluntary Action|
|God Is Timeless Boethius|
|God Is Everlasting|
|Atman Is Brahman The Upanishads|
|Arguments About God's Existence|
|The Classical Ontological Argument|
|Critique of Anselm's Argument, Gaunilo|
|A Contemporary Modal Version of the Ontological Argument|
|The Classical Cosmological Argument|
|The Cosmological Argument|
|The Kalam Cosmological Argument|
|Critique of the Cosmological Argument|
|The Analogical Teleological Argument|
|* Critique of the Analogical Teleological Argument|
|The Anthropic Teleological Argument|
|Moral Arguments for God's Existence|
|Knowing God Without Arguments|
|The Reformed Objection to Natural Theology|
|Experience, Proper Basicality, and Belief in God|
|The Case of the Intellectually Sophisticated Theist|
|The Problem Of Evil|
|Evil Makes a Strong Case against God's Existence|
|* Best of All Possible Worlds Theodicy|
|Evil and Omnipotence|
|The Free Will Defense|
|The Evidential Argument from Evil|
|Horrendous Evil and God|
|Providence--Risky or Risk-Free?|
|Middle Knowledge and Classical Christian Thought|
|An Objection to Middle Knowledge|
|The Vulnerability of God|
|God Is Creative-Responsive Love|
|The Doctrine of Analogy|
|The Falsification Debate|
|Religious Language as Symbolic|
|Sexism and God-Talk|
|Speaking Literally of God|
|* Is It Possible to Know that Jesus Was Raised from the Dead?|
|The Evidence for Miracles Is Weak|
|Miracles and Testimony|
|Miracles and Historical Evidence|
|Life After Death|
|The Soul Survives and Functions after Death|
|The Soul Needs a Brain to Continue to Function|
|Problems with Accounts of Life after Death|
|Resurrection of the Person|
|* Buddhist View of Rebirth, Anonymous|
|Religion And Science|
|Two Separate Domains|
|Science Discredits Religion|
|* Reinstating Design within Science|
|* At the Mercy of Chance?|
|* The Universe as Creation|
|* Reflections on the Intelligent Design Debate|
|Buddhism and Other Religions|
|The Uniqueness of Religious Doctrines|
|Religion And Morality|
|Which God Ought We to Obey?|
|Ethics and Natural Law|
|Ethics Without Religion|
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