Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide

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Rutgers University Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 634 pages
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This important new book is a combined anthology and guide intended for use as a textbook in courses on philosophy of religion. It aims to bring to the student the very best of cutting-edge work on important topics in the field. The anthology is comprised of six sections, each of which opens with a substantive introductory essay followed by a selection of influential writings by philosophers of religion: Religious Epistemology deals with the rationality and warrant of theistic belief. Existence of God presents the cosmological, teleological, axiological, noological, and ontological arguments for the existence of God. Coherence of Theism covers the divine attributes of necessity, eternity, omnipotence, omniscience, and goodness. Problem of Evil treats both the internal and external challenges posed by evil to theistic belief. Soul and Immortality explores the substantiality and immateriality of the soul and the implications for life after death of the body. Christian Theology handles problems posed by the Trinity, incarnation, atonement, damnation, and prayer. Presenting a sympathetic view of the topics it treats, Philosophy of Religion provides an ideal resource for studying the central questions raised by religious belief.
 

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This is a great book if you are wanting to learn about some of the philosophical problems in Christianity, and a few more broad religious problems. The book is laid out so that the first article of ... Read full review

Contents

William Lane Craig
1
RELIGIOUS EPISTEMOLOGY
7
A Central Theistic Argument
25
Defeating Theistic Beliefs
57
Suggested Reading
66
Cosmological Argument
82
Teleological Argument
114
Design and the ManyWorlds Hypothesis
130
What Euthyphro Should Have Said
283
Suggested Reading
299
An Evidential Problem for Theists
328
The Problem of Evil
394
Suggested Reading
425
A Refutation of Dualism
447
A Defense of Dualism
455
A Defense of Dualism
476

Axiological Argument
149
Noological Argument
155
Ontological Argument
180
The Conceptualist Argument for Gods Existence
189
Suggested Reading
198
Necessity
216
Eternity
230
Omniscience
246
On Divine Middle Knowledge
257
Omnipotence
265
Dualism and Personal Identity
496
The Resurrection of the Dead
517
Suggested Reading
538
A Defense of the Doctrine of the Trinity
556
Hell
577
Atonement
596
Prayer
609
Suggested Reading
625
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