Reading Philosophy of Religion (Reading Philosophy)

Reading Philosophy of Religion (Reading Philosophy)

By: Michael Scott (editor), Graham Oppy (editor)Hardback

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Reading Philosophy of Religion combines a diverse selectionof classical and contemporary texts in philosophy of religion withinsightful commentaries. * Offers a unique presentation through a combination of text andinteractive commentary * Provides a mix of classic and contemporary texts, includingsome not anthologized elsewhere * Includes writings from thinkers such as Aquinas, Boethius,Hume, Plantinga and Putnam * Divided into sections which examine religious language, theexistence of God, reason, argument and belief, divine properties,and religious pluralism

About Author

Graham Oppy is Professor of Philosophy at Monash University, where he has recently been Head of the School of Philosophy and Bioethics, and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Arts. His publications in philosophy of religion include Ontological Arguments and Belief in God (1996), Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity (2006), and Arguing about Gods (2006) and numerous journal articles. Michael Scott is lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Manchester and editor of Ars Disputandi, an online journal in philosophy of religion. He has written several papers in philosophy of religion and perception and co-authored Realism and Religion (2007) with Andrew Moore.


1. Religious Language Introduction Introduction to Ayer A. J. Ayer, Critique of Theology (selectionfrom Language, Truth and Logic ch. 6) Commentary on Ayer Introduction to Berkeley George Berkeley, Alciphron (selection from theseventh dialogue) Commentary on Berkeley Introduction to Putnam Hilary Putnam, Wittgenstein on ReligiousLanguage (selection from Renewing Philosophy ch.7-8) Commentary on Putnam Introduction to Alston William Alston, Referring to God Commentary on Alston 2. Arguments about the Existence of God Introduction Introduction to Anselm Anselm, Proslogion: The Ontological Argument Commentary on Anselm Introduction to Aquinas Aquinas, Summa Theologica: First Way, Third Way Commentary on Aquinas Introduction to Pascal Blaise Pascal, Pensees: The Wager Commentary on Pascal Introduction to Paley William Paley, Natural Theology (selection) Commentary on Paley Introduction to Hume David Hume, Dialogues Concerning NaturalReligion (selection) Commentary on Hume Introduction to Everitt Nicholas Everitt, Teleological Arguments (selection from The Non-Existence of God, ch. 5) Commentary on Everitt Introduction to Mackie John Leslie Mackie, Evil andOmnipotence Commentary on Mackie Introduction to Rowe William Rowe, The Problem of Evil and Some Varietiesof Atheism Commentary on Rowe 3. Evidence, Argument and Belief in God Introduction to New Christopher New, Antitheism Commentary on New Introduction to Clifford William Clifford, The Ethics of Belief Commentary on Clifford Introduction to James William James, The Will to Believe Commentary on James Introduction to Plantinga Alvin Plantinga, Is Belief in God ProperlyBasic? Commentary on Plantinga Introduction to Rey Georges Rey, Meta-Atheism: Religious Avowal asSelf-Deception Commentary on Rey 4. Divine Attributes Introduction to Boethius Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy (selection) Commentary on Boethius Introduction to Savage B Wade Savage, The Paradox of the Stone Commentary on Savage Introduction to Pike Nelson Pike, Divine Omniscience and VoluntaryAction Commentary on Pike Introduction to Kretzmann Norman Kretzmann, Abraham, Isaac and Euthyphro: Godand the Basis of Morality Commentary on Kretzmann 5. Religious Diversity Introduction Introduction to Hick John Hick, The Interpretation of Religion (selection) Commentary on Hick Introduction to Plantinga Alvin Plantinga, Pluralism: A Defense of ReligiousExclusivism (selection) Commentary on Plantinga

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  • ISBN13: 9781405170826
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781405170826
  • weight: 734
  • ISBN10: 1405170824

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