A Companion to Philosophy of Religion (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy 2nd Revised edition)

A Companion to Philosophy of Religion (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy 2nd Revised edition)

By: Charles Taliaferro (editor), Paul Draper (editor), Philip L. Quinn (editor)Hardback

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In 85 new and updated essays, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative guide to the philosophy of religion.* Includes contributions from established philosophers and rising stars*22 new entries have now been added, and all material from the previous edition has been updated and reorganized* Broad coverage spans the areas of world religions, theism, atheism, , the problem of evil, science and religion, and ethics

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Charles Taliaferro is professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College and the author or editor of eleven books, including Evidence and Faith: Philosophy and Religion since the Seventeenth Century (2005). He is on the editorial board of American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophy Compass, Sophia, and Religious Studies, and has been a visiting scholar at NYU and Oxford, Princeton, and Columbia Universities. Paul Draper is professor of philosophy at Purdue University and a former president of the Society for Philosophy of Religion. He is the author of the article "Pain and Pleasure: An Evidential Problem for Theists" in Nous (1989) and the editor of God or Blind Nature? Philosophers Debate the Evidence (2007). He is editor of Philo: A Journal of Philosophy and serves on the editorial boards of International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Faith and Philosophy. Philip L. Quinn (1940-2004) was John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He was author of Divine Commands and Moral Requirements (1978) and of numerous articles in philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, theoretical physics, religious ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, value theory, political philosophy, and philosophy and literature.


List of Contributors xiii

Acknowledgements xviii

Introduction to the Second Edition 1 Paul Draper and Charles Taliaferro

Part I: Philosophical Issues in the Religions of the World3

1 Hinduism 5 Jonardon Ganeri

2 Buddhism 13 Paul J. Griffiths

3 Chinese Confucianism and Daoism 23 Chad Hansen

4 African Religions from a Philosophical Point of View 34 Kwasi Wiredu

5 Judaism 44 Lenn E. Goodman

6 Christianity 59 William J. Wainwright

7 Philosophy in the Islamic Context 67 Aziz A. Esmail and Azim A. Nanji

Part II: Philosophical Theology and Philosophy of Religion inWestern History 81

8 Ancient Philosophical Theology 83 Kevin L. Flannery

9 The Christian Contribution to Medieval Philosophical Theology91 Scott MacDonald

10 The Islamic Contribution to Medieval Philosophical Theology99 David Burrell

11 The Jewish Contribution to Medieval Philosophical Theology106 Tamar Rudavsky

12 Early Modern Philosophical Theology on the Continent114 Derk Pereboom

13 Early Modern Philosophical Theology in Great Britain124 Geoffrey Gorham

14 The Emergence of Modern Philosophy of Religion 133 Merold Westphal

Part III: Philosophy of Religion and Religious Philosophy inthe Twentieth Century 141

15 American Pragmatism 143 Nancy Frankenberry

16 Personalism 151 Patricia A. Sayre

17 Process Theology 159 David Ray Griffin

18 Phenomenology and Existentialism 167 Merold Westphal

19 Wittgenstein 176 John Hyman

20 Thomism 189 Ralph McInerny

21 Natural Theology 196 Brian Hebblethwaite

22 The Reformed Tradition 204 Nicholas Wolterstorff

23 The Jewish Tradition 210 Robert Gibbs

24 The Christian East 217 Paul Valliere

Part IV: The Concept of God 225

25 Perfect Being Theology 227 Mark Owen Webb

26 Holiness 235 Jacqueline Marina

27 Omnipotence 243 Joshua Hoffman and Gary Rosenkrantz

28 Omniscience 251 George I. Mavrodes

29 Omnipresence 258 Edward R. Wierenga

30 Goodness 263 Paul Helm

31 Simplicity 270 Eleonore Stump

32 Eternity 278 Brian Leftow

33 Necessity 285 William E. Mann

34 Incorporeality 292 Charles Taliaferro

35 Beauty 300 Patrick Sherry

36 Divine Action 308 Thomas F. Tracy

37 Creation and Conservation 315 Hugh J. McCann

38 Immutability and Impassibility 322 Richard E. Creel

39 Providence 329 Thomas P. Flint

40 Pantheism 337 Michael Levine

41 Religious Language 348 Janet Soskice

Part V: The Justification of Religious Belief 357

42 Ontological Arguments 359 Peter van Inwagen

43 Cosmological Arguments 368 William L. Rowe

44 Teleological and Design Arguments 375 Laura L. Garcia

45 Moral Arguments 385 C. Stephen Evans

46 Arguments from Consciousness and Free Will 392 Stewart Goetz

47 Miracles 398 George N. Schlesinger

48 Religious Experience 405 Keith E. Yandell

49 Cumulative Cases 414 Paul Draper

50 Pragmatic Arguments 425 Jeffrey Jordan

51 Tradition 434 Basil Mitchell

52 Fideism 441 Terence Penelhum

Part VI: Challenges to Theistic Belief 449

53 The Presumption of Atheism 451 Antony Flew

54 The Verifi cationist Challenge 458 Michael Martin

55 Theism and Incoherence 467 Michael Martin

56 Foreknowledge and Human Freedom 474 Linda Zagzebski

57 The Problem of No Best World 482 Klaas J. Kraay

58 The Logical Problem of Evil 491 Michael L. Peterson

59 The Evidential Problem of Evil 500 Graham Oppy

60 Divine Hiddenness 509 J. L. Schellenberg

61 Naturalistic Explanations of Theistic Belief 519 Kai Nielsen

Part VII: Religion and Science 527

62 Historical Perspectives on Religion and Science 529 John Hedley Brooke

63 Theism and Physical Cosmology 539 William Lane Craig

64 Theism and Evolutionary Biology 548 William Hasker

65 Theism and the Scientifi c Understanding of the Mind557 Robert Audi

66 Theism and Technology 566 Frederick Ferre

Part VIII: Religion and Values 575

67 The Ethics of Religious Commitment 577 Samantha Corte

68 Divine Command Ethics 585 Janine Marie Idziak

69 Natural Law Ethics 593 Robert P. George

70 Religion, Law, and Politics 598 Paul J. Weithman

71 Theism and Toleration 606 Edward Langerak

72 Sin and Original Sin 614 Philip L. Quinn

73 Atonement, Justifi cation, and Sanctifi cation 622 John E. Hare

74 Resurrection, Heaven, and Hell 630 Jonathan L. Kvanvig

75 Reincarnation and Karma 639 Paul Reasoner

Part IX: Current Trends and New Directions 649

76 Theological Realism and Antirealism 651 Roger Trigg

77 Wittgensteinian Philosophy of Religion 659 John H. Whittaker

78 Continental Philosophy of Religion 667 John D. Caputo

79 Reformed Epistemology 674 Alvin Plantinga

80 Evidentialism 681 Richard Swinburne

81 Feminism 689 Sarah Coakley

82 Philosophical Refl ection on Revelation and Scripture695 William J. Abraham

83 Philosophical Refl ection on Mysticism 702 Anthony Novak Perovich, Jr.

84 Religious Pluralism 710 John Hick

85 Comparative Philosophy of Religion 718 Paul J. Griffiths

Resources for Further Study 724

Index 726

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  • publication date: 26/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405163576
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 784
  • ID: 9781405163576
  • weight: 1504
  • ISBN10: 1405163577
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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