Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine by Andrei BuckareffAlternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine by Andrei Buckareff

Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine

EditorAndrei Buckareff, Yujin Nagasawa

Hardcover | February 11, 2016

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The concept of God according to traditional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism minimally includes the following theses: (i) There is one God; (ii) God is an omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect agent; (iii) God is the creator ex nihilo of the universe and the sustainer of all that exists;and (iv) God is an immaterial substance that is ontologically distinct from the universe. Proponents of alternative concepts of God, such as pantheism, panentheism, religious anti-realism, developmental theism, and religious naturalism, exclude at least one of these claims. A number of prominentphilosophers and scientists have expressed sympathy with alternative concepts of the divine. However, voices raised in defense of these concepts tend not to be taken seriously in contemporary analytic philosophy of religion. This volume aims to shed light on alternative concepts of God and to thoroughly consider their merits and demerits. The contributors are leading analytic philosophers of religion, including critics of these views as well as sympathizers. This is the first contemporary edited collection featuring thework of analytic philosophers of religion covering such a wide range of alternative concepts of God.
Andrei A. Buckareff is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. His research focuses on metaphysical and epistemological issues in philosophy of action, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion. His work has been published in the Canadian ...
Title:Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the DivineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:February 11, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Andrei A. Buckareff and Yujin Nagasawa: Introduction: Alternative Conceptions of Divinity and Contemporary Analytic Philosophy of ReligionPart I: Pantheism1. Peter Forrest: The Personal Pantheist Conception of God2. Karl Pfeifer: Pantheism as Panpsychism3. John Leslie: A Way of Picturing God4. Brian Leftow: Naturalistic PantheismPart II: Panentheism5. Yujin Nagasawa: Modal Panentheism6. John Bishop and Ken Perszyk: Concepts of God and Problems of Evil7. Marilyn McCord Adams: Horrors: To What End?Part III: Further Alternatives8. Charles Taliaferro: Taking the Mind of God Seriously: Why and How to Become a Theistic Idealist9. J. L. Schellenberg: God for All Time: From Theism to Ultimism10. Robin Le Poidevin: Playing the God Game: the Perils of Religious FictionalismPart IV: Causal vs. Non-Causal Accounts11. Willem B. Drees: The Divine as Ground of Existence and of Transcendental Values: An Exploration12. Andrei A. Buckareff: Theological Realism, Divine Action, and Divine Location13. Hugh J. McCann: Free Will and the Mythology of CausationPart V: Naturalism and Alternative Concepts14. Emily Thomas: Samuel Alexander's Spacetime God: A Naturalist Rival to Current Emergentist Theologies15. Eric Steinhart: On Religious Naturalism