The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology

Paperback | April 17, 2011

EditorThomas P. Flint, Michael Rea

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Philosophical theology is aimed primarily at theoretical understanding of the nature and attributes of God and of God's relationship to the world and its inhabitants. During the twentieth century, much of the philosophical community (both in the Anglo-American analytic tradition and inContinental circles) had grave doubts about our ability to attain any such understanding. In recent years the analytic tradition in particular has moved beyond the biases that placed obstacles in the way of the pursuing questions located on the interface of philosophy and religion. The result hasbeen a rebirth of serious, widely-discussed work in philosophical theology. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology attempts both to familiarize readers with the directions in which this scholarship has gone and to pursue the discussion into hitherto under-examined areas. Written by some of the leading scholars in the field, the essays in the Handbook are grouped infive sections. In the first ("Theological Prolegomena"), articles focus on the authority of scripture and tradition, on the nature and mechanisms of divine revelation, on the relation between religion and science, and on theology and mystery. The next section ("Divine Attributes") focuses onphilosophical problems connected with the central divine attributes: aseity, omnipotence, omniscience, and the like. In Section Three ("God and Creation"), essays explore theories of divine action and divine providence, questions about petitionary prayer, problems about divine authority and God'srelationship to morality and moral standards, and various formulations of and responses to the problem of evil. The fourth section ("Topics in Christian Philosophy") examines philosophical problems that arise in connection with such central Christian doctrines as the trinity, the incarnation, theatonement, original sin, resurrection, and the Eucharist. Finally, Section Five ("Non-Christian Philosophical Theology") introduces readers to work that is being done in Jewish, Islamic, and Chinese philosophical theology.

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Philosophical theology is aimed primarily at theoretical understanding of the nature and attributes of God and of God's relationship to the world and its inhabitants. During the twentieth century, much of the philosophical community (both in the Anglo-American analytic tradition and inContinental circles) had grave doubts about our abi...

Thomas P. Flint and Michael Rea are both Professors of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:April 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of ContributorsTheological ProlegomenaI. 1. Richard Swinburne: Authority of Scripture, Tradition, and the Church2. Stephen T. Davis: Revelation and Inspiration3. Del Ratzsch: Science and Religion4. William J. Wainwright: Theology and MysteryDivine AttributesII. 5. Jeffrey Brower: Simplicity and Aseity6. Edward Wierenga: Omniscience7. William Lane Craig: Divine Eternity8. Brian Leftow: Omnipotence9. Hud Hudson: Omnipresence10. Laura L. Garcia: Moral PerfectionGod and CreationIII. 11. Robin Collins: Divine Action and Evolution12. Thomas Flint: Divine Providence13. Scott A. Davison: Petitionary Prayer14. Mark C. Murphy: Morality and Divine Authority15. Paul Draper: The Problem of Evil16. Michael J. Murray: Theodicy17. Michael Bergmann: Skeptical Theism and the Problem of EvilTopics in Christian Philosophical TheologyIV. 18. Michael Rea: The Trinity19. Oliver D. Crisp: Original Sin and Atonement20. Richard Cross: The Incarnation21. Trenton Merricks: The Resurrection of the Body22. Jerry Walls: Heaven and Hell23. Alexander R. Pruss: The Eucharist: Real Presence and Real AbsenceNon-Christian Philosophical TheologyV. 24. Daniel Frank: Jewish Philosophical Theology25. Oliver Leamann: Islamic Philosophical Theology26. John H. Berthrong: Chinese [Confucian] Philosophical Theology

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Review from previous edition: "...the book is well done, has top-notch articles from important people in the field, and makes a valuable contribution" --Harry J. Gensler, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 15/09/2009