Philosophy of Religion Selected Readings

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2009-11-20
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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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
Religious Experiences
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 Wager
The Ethics of Belief
The Will to Believe
Truth Is Subjectivity
Critical Dialog in Philosophy of Religion
The Divine Attributes
God's Necessary Existence
Negative Theology
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
Soul-Making Theodicy
The Evidential Argument from Evil
Horrendous Evil and God
Divine Action
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
Religious Language
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
Religious Diversity
Buddhism and Other Religions
The Uniqueness of Religious Doctrines
Religious Inclusivism
Religious Pluralism
Religion And Morality
Which God Ought We to Obey?
Ethics and Natural Law
Ethics Without Religion
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