Philosophy of Religion: A Guide and Anthology provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible overview of the philosophy of religion. Under the careful editorship of Brian Davies, the book contains a selection of the best classical and contemporary writings on the philosophy of religion together with substantial commentary, introductory material, discussion questions, and detailed guides to further reading. The editorial material sets the extracts
in context and guides the reader through them. Taken as a whole, the book offers the ideal, self-contained introduction to the questions which have most preoccupied Western philosophers when thinking about religion. The selection is both very comprehensive and very generous. 65 sizeable extracts map out the
full range of topics most commonly encountered in courses on the philosophy of religion. Part I looks at the relation between philosophy and religious belief; Parts II-IV consider the existence and nature of God; Part V addresses the 'problem of evil'; and Parts VI and VII are devoted to the relationship between morality and religion and to the question of life after death.
Professor Brian Davies is Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University, New York. He is a Catholic Priest and Dominican Friar and General Editor of the series 'Outstanding Christian Thinkers' published by Geoffrey Chapman, London and 'Medieval Minds' published by Oxford University Press. His many articles on Philosophy of Religion and Theology are widely published and he has contributed to several published titles.
PART I. PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS BELIEF; PART II. THE PROBLEM OF GOD-TALK; PART III. ARGUMENTS FOR GOD'S EXISTENCE; COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENTS; 23. INTRODUCTION; GOD AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE; PART IV. WHAT IS GOD?; OMNIPOTENT; KNOWING; ETERNAL; SIMPLE; PART V. THE PROBLEM OF EVIL; PART VI. MORALITY AND RELIGION; PART VII. PEOPLE AND LIFE AFTER DEATH