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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
|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?|
|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|
|Proofs of God's Existence|
|Classical Arguments for God's Existence|
|Conclusions: The Value of Theistic Argument|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Faith(s) and Reason|
|Faith: Subjectivity in Religious Arguments|
|The Evidentialist Challenge to Religious Belief|
|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?|
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