God, Mind and Knowledge (The British Society for the Philosophy of Religion Series)

God, Mind and Knowledge (The British Society for the Philosophy of Religion Series)

By: Andrew Moore (author), Dr. Harriet A. Harris (series_editor)Hardback

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The themes of God, Mind and Knowledge are central to the philosophy of religion but they are now being taken up by professional philosophers who have not previously contributed to the field. This book is a collection of original essays by eminent and rising philosophers and it explores the boundaries between philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology. Its introduction will make it accessible to newcomers to the field, especially those approaching it from theology. Many of the book's topics lie at the focal point of debates - instigated in part by the so-called New Atheists - in contemporary culture about whether it is rational to have religious beliefs, and the role these beliefs can or should play in the life of individuals and of society.

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Dr Andrew Moore, is a Fellow of the Centre for Christianity and Culture at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford and has been a Member of the Theology Faculty since 2001. His publications on the borderlands of philosophy and theology include Realism and Christian Faith: God, Grammar, and Meaning (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Realism and Religion (ed., Ashgate, 2007) and articles in such journals as Religious Studies, Ars Disputandi, Modern Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, and Scottish Journal of Theology. He is Honorary Secretary of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion.


Contents: Foreword, Stephen R.L. Clark; God, mind and knowledge in contemporary philosophy of religion, Andrew Moore. Part I The Epistemology of Religious Belief: Knowledge of God: insider information or objective evidence?, John Cottingham; A robust reformed epistemology, Anthony Bolos; Oracles, obstacles and revelations, Charles Taliaferro; Belief in a good and loving God: a case study in the varieties of religious belief, Gabriel Citron. Part II Divine and Human Minds: Belief formation and biased minds, Olli-Pekka Vainio and Aku Visala; When does God know? Open theism, simultaneous causation, and divine knowledge of the present, Benjamin H. Arbour; Corcoran's anthropological constitutionalism and the problem of post-mortem survival, James K. Dew Jr; The paradox of Eden and black-and-white Mary, Yujin Nagasawa. Part III The Status of God: Theology as metaphor, Anthony Kenny; Projecting God, Robin Le Poidevin; God, reason and extraterrestrials, Stephen R.L. Clark. Afterword; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781409462088
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 202
  • ID: 9781409462088
  • weight: 542
  • ISBN10: 1409462080

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