Faith, freedom, and rationality: philosophy of religion today
The philosophy of religion, once considered a deviation from an otherwise analytically rigorous discipline, has flourished over the past two decades. This collection of new essays by twelve distinguished philosophers of religion explores three broad themes: religious attitudes of belief, acceptance, and love; human and divine freedom; and the rationality of religious belief.
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Belief Acceptance and Religious Faith
Free Agency and Materialism
Libertarian Freedom and the Principle of Alternative
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