Reason and Faith: Themes from Richard Swinburne

Hardcover | February 4, 2016

EditorMichael Bergmann, Jeffrey E. Brower

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The past fifty years have been an enormously fruitful period in the field of philosophy of religion, and few have done more to advance its development during this time than Richard Swinburne. His pioneering work in philosophy of religion is distinguished, not only for the way in which itsystematically develops a comprehensive set of positions within this field, but also for the way in which it builds on and contributes to contemporary work in other fields, such as metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of science.This volume presents a collection of ten new essays in philosophy of religion that develop and critically engage themes from Swinburne's work. Written by some of the leading figures in the field, these essays focus on issues in both natural theology (dealing with what can be known about God and hisrelation to the world independently of any particular religious tradition or revelation) and philosophical theology (reflecting critically on the doctrines associated with particular religious traditions). The first six essays address topics familiar from natural theology (faith, theistic arguments,and divine power). The last four essays address topics bearing on philosophical theology (atonement, liturgy, immortality, and the nature of body and soul).

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The past fifty years have been an enormously fruitful period in the field of philosophy of religion, and few have done more to advance its development during this time than Richard Swinburne. His pioneering work in philosophy of religion is distinguished, not only for the way in which itsystematically develops a comprehensive set of po...

Michael Bergmann is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. In addition to numerous articles in epistemology and philosophy of religion in journals and edited volumes, he is author of Justification without Awareness (OUP, 2006) and co-editor of Challenges to Religious and Moral Belief (OUP, 2014) and Divine Evil? The Moral Chara...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:February 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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I. Natural TheologyFaith1. Jonathan L. Kvanvig: The Idea of Faith as Trust: Lessons in Noncognitivist Approaches to Faith2. J. L. Schellenberg: Working with Swinburne: Belief, Value, and the Religious LifeTheistic Arguments3. Paul Draper: Simplicity and Natural Theology4. Hud Hudson: Swinburne's Aesthetic AppealDivine Power5. Dean Zimmerman: Defining Omnipotence6. Alvin Plantinga: Law, Cause, and OccasionalismII. Philosophical TheologyAtonement and Liturgy7. Eleonore Stump: Love and Forgiveness: Swinburne on Atonement8. Nicholas Wolterstorff: The Liturgical Present TenseImmortality, Body, and Soul9. Peter van Inwagen: The Rev'd Mr Bayes and the Life Everlasting10. Marilyn McCord Adams: What about Hylomorphism? Some Medieval and Recent Ruminations on Swinburne's Dualism