Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings

Paperback | January 28, 2014

byMichael Peterson, William Hasker, Bruce Reichenbach

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Incorporating twelve new readings, Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings, Fifth Edition, presents eighty-two selections grouped into fourteen thematic sections, providing instructors with great flexibility in organizing their courses. While it deals primarily with the Western and analytictraditions in philosophy, the book also incorporates readings representing continental, Asian, and Islamic perspectives. The selections are enhanced by substantial section introductions, study questions, suggested readings, and an extensive glossary at the end of the book. The fifth edition includesa new section, "Atheism and Nonreligious Approaches to Religion," featuring work by Paul Draper, Ludwig Feuerbach, Michael Martin, Michael Peterson, and Michael Ruse. Seven other additional selections appear throughout the text.

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Incorporating twelve new readings, Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings, Fifth Edition, presents eighty-two selections grouped into fourteen thematic sections, providing instructors with great flexibility in organizing their courses. While it deals primarily with the Western and analytictraditions in philosophy, the book also inco...

Michael Peterson is Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Asbury Theological Seminary. William Hasker is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Huntington University. Bruce Reichenbach is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Augsburg College. David Basinger is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Roberts Wesleyan...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 0.12 × 0.12 × 0.12 inPublished:January 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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*=New to this EditionPreface: INTRODUCTION: Exploring the Philosophy of ReligionPART ONE: THE NATURE OF RELIGIONDaniel C. Dennett: An Evolutionary Account of ReligionBuddha: Buddhist NonrealismRoger Trigg: A Defense of Religious RealismD. Z. Phillips: The Meaning of Religious Beliefs Is in Their UsePART TWO: RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCESt. Teresa of Jesus: Religious ExperiencesWilliam James: Religious Experience as Feelings Forming the Root of ReligionWilliam P. Alston: Religious Experience as Perception of GodWayne Proudfoot: Religious Experiences as Interpretative AccountsMichael Martin: Critique of Religious ExperienceMerold Westphal: A Phenomenological Account of Religious ExperienceHakuun Yasutani Roshi: * Religious Experience Brings about AwakeningPART THREE: FAITH AND REASONThomas Aquinas: The Harmony of Reason and RevelationBlaise Pascal: The WagerWilliam Clifford: The Ethics of BeliefWilliam James: The Will to BelieveSoren Kierkegaard: Truth Is SubjectivityC. Stephen Evans: Critical Dialog in Philosophy of ReligionPART FOUR: ARGUMENTS ABOUT GOD'S EXISTENCESt. Anselm: The Classical Ontological ArgumentGaunilo: Critique of Anselm's ArgumentAlvin Plantinga: A Contemporary Modal Version of the Ontological ArgumentThomas Aquinas: The Classical Cosmological ArgumentBruce R. Reichenbach: The Cosmological Argument from ContingencyWilliam Lane Craig: The Kalam Cosmological Argument J. L. Mackie: Critique of the Cosmological ArgumentWilliam Paley: The Analogical Teleological ArgumentDavid Hume: Critique of the Analogical Teleological ArgumentRobin Collins: * The Anthropic Teleological ArgumentC.S. Lewis: * A Moral Argument for God's ExistencePART FIVE: KNOWING GOD WITHOUT ARGUMENTSAlvin Plantinga: The Reformed Objection to Natural TheologyRobert Pargetter: Experience, Proper Basicality, and Belief in GodWilliam Hasker: The Case of the Intellectually Sophisticated TheistPART SIX: THE DIVINE ATTRIBUTESJohn Hick: God's Necessary ExistenceMoses Maimonides: Negative TheologyThomas Aquinas: God Is OmnipotentGeorge I. Mavrodes: Some Puzzles Concerning OmnipotenceNelson Pike: Divine Omniscience and Voluntary ActionBoethius: God Is TimelessNicholas Wolterstorff: God Is EverlastingThe Upanishads: Atman Is BrahmanPART SEVEN: DIVINE ACTIONPaul Helm: Providence: Risky or Risk-Free?David Basinger: Middle Knowledge and Classical Christian ThoughtRobert Merrihew Adams: An Objection to Middle KnowledgeJ. R. Lucas: The Vulnerability of GodJohn B. Cobb and David Ray Griffin: God Is Creative-Responsive LovePART EIGHT: THE PROBLEM OF EVILDavid Hume: Evil Makes a Strong Case against God's ExistenceGottfried Leibniz: Best of All Possible Worlds TheodicyJ. L. Mackie: Evil and OmnipotenceAlvin Plantinga: The Free Will DefenseJohn Hick: Soul-Making TheodicyWilliam Rowe: The Evidential Argument from EvilMarilyn McCord Adams: Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of GodMohammed Ghaly: * Evil and Suffering in Islam* PART NINE: ATHEISM AND NONRELIGIOUS APPROACHES TO RELIGIONLudwig Feuerbach: * God Is a Projection of Human NatureMichael Martin: * Conflicts between the Divine AttributesPaul Draper: * Pain, Pleasure, and the Evidence for AtheismMichael Ruse: * The Naturalist Challenge to ReligionMichael Peterson: * The Encounter between Atheistic Naturalism and Christian TheismPART TEN: MIRACLESStephen T. Davis: Is it Possible to Know that Jesus Was Raised from the Dead?David Hume: The Evidence for Miracles Is WeakJ. L. Mackie: Miracles and TestimonyRichard Swinburne: Miracles and Historical EvidencePART ELEVEN: LIFE AFTER DEATHH. H. Price: The Soul Survives and Functions after DeathRichard Swinburne: The Soul Needs a Brain to Continue to FunctionLinda Badham: Problems with Accounts of Life after DeathJohn Hick: Resurrection of the PersonAnonymous: The Buddhist View of RebirthSri Aurobindo: A Hindu View of RebirthPART TWELVE: RELIGION AND SCIENCEStephen Jay Gould: Two Separate DomainsRichard Dawkins: Science Discredits ReligionWilliam Dembski: Reinstating Design within SciencePhillip Kitcher: At the Mercy of Chance?Alvin Plantinga: * Naturalism and Science Are IncompatibleJohn Polkinghorne: The Universe as CreationPART THIRTEEN: RELIGIOUS DIVERSITYDalai Lama: Buddhism and Other ReligionsPaul Griffiths: The Universality and Uniqueness of Religious DoctrinesKarl Rahner: Religious InclusivismJohn Hick: Religious PluralismPART FOURTEEN: RELIGION AND MORALITYPlato: * The Relation of Good to the Divine WillAlasdair MacIntyre: Which God Ought We to Obey?Thomas Aquinas: Ethics and Natural LawMengzi (Mencius): * A Confucian View of MoralityJean-Paul Sartre: Ethics without ReligionGlossary: