9780830838769

Philosophy of Religion

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  • ISBN13:

    9780830838769

  • ISBN10:

    0830838767

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/30/2009
  • Publisher: Ivp Academic

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Summary

With over 40,000 copies in print since its original publication in 1982, Steve Evans's Philosophy of Religion has served many generations of students. In this new edition Zach Manis joins Evans in a thorough revamping of arguments and information, while maintaining the qualities of clarity and brevity that made the first edition so appreciated.

Table of Contents

General preface
Preface to the Second Edition
What Is Philosophy of Religion?
Philosophy of Religion and Other Disciplines
Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy
Can Thinking About Religion Be Neutral?
Fideism
Neutralism
Critical Dialogue
The Theistic God: The Project of Natural Theology
Concepts of God
The Theistic Concept of God
A Case Study: Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom
The Problem of Religious Language
Natural Theology
Proofs of God's Existence
Classical Arguments for God's Existence
Ontological Arguments
Cosmological Arguments
Teleological Arguments
Moral Arguments
Conclusions: The Value of Theistic Argument
Religious Experience
Types of Religious Experience
Two Models for Understanding Experience
Experience of God as Direct and Mediated
Are Religious Experiences Veridical?
Checking Experiential Claims
Special Acts of God: Revelation and Miracles
Special Acts
Theories of Revelation
Is the Traditional View Defensible?
What Is a Miracle?
Is It Reasonable to Believe in Miracles?
Can a Revelation Have Special Authority?
Religion, Modernity and Science
Modernity and Religious Belief
Naturalism
Do the Natural Sciences Undermine Religious Belief?
Objections from the Social Sciences
Religious Uses of Modern Atheism?
The Problem of Evil
Types of Evil, Versions of the Problem, and Types of Response
The Logical Form of the Problem
The Evidential Form of the Problem
Horrendous Evils and the Problem of Hell
Divine Hiddenness
Faith(s) and Reason
Faith: Subjectivity in Religious Arguments
The Evidentialist Challenge to Religious Belief
Reformed Epistemology
The Place of Subjectivity in Forming Beliefs
Interpretive Judgments and the Nature of a Cumulative Case
Can Faith Be Certain?
Faith and Doubt: Can Religious Faith Be Tested?
What Is Faith?
Could One Religion Be True?
Notes
Further Reading
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