Philosophy of Religion: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key books and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way the philosophy of religion is taught on many university courses, starting with a broadly chronological journey through the philosophy of religion, then taking a more analytical look at key debates and arguments. Philosophy of Religion employs the 'Breakthrough Method' to help you advance quickly at any subject, whether you're studing for an exam or just for your own interst. The Breakthrough Method is designed to overcome typical problems you'll face as learn new concepts and skills. - Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter summaries and questions to test your understanding. - Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."
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Russell Re Manning (Cambridge, England) is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Divinity, and a Lord Gifford Fellow at the University of Aberdeen. He is a leading specialist on Paul Tillich.
PART I - SITUATING PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: WHAT PHILOSOPHY; WHICH RELIGION? 1. The pre-history of the philosophy of religion 2. The invention of modern philosophy of religion 3. The analytic tradition 4. The continental turn PART II - ARGUING ABOUT GODS 5. Models of God 6. Divine attributes 7. Ontological arguments 8. Cosmological arguments 9. Design arguments PART III - KEY TOPICS 10. Religious language 11. Faith 12. Religious experience 13. Miracles 14. Problem of Evil 15. Religious pluralism 16. Soul PART IV - INTERACTIONS: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION AND... 17. Ethics 18. Politics 19. Science 20. Culture