In Contemporary Philosophical Theology, Charles Taliaferro and Chad Meister focus on key topics in contemporary philosophical theology within Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism. The volume begins with a discussion of key methodological tools available to the philosophical theologian, such as faith and reason, science and religion, revelation and sacred scripture, and authority and tradition. The authors use these tools to explore subjects including language, ineffability, miracles, evil, and the afterlife. They also grapple with applied philosophical theology, including environmental concerns, interreligious dialogue, and the nature and significance of political values. A concluding discussion proposes that philosophical theology can contribute to important reflections and action concerning climate change.
Charles Taliaferro is Professor of Philosophy at St. Olaf College. Chad Meister is Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Bethel College.
Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Science and Philosophical Theology 2. Mystery and Philosophical Theology 3. Pluralism and Philosophical Theologies 4. Reasons and Revelations 5. Divine Attributes 6. Good and Evil 7. Evil and Philosophical Theology 8. Philosophical Explorations of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism 9. Philosophical Theology and Open Society References Index