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Exploring the Philosophy of Religion

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Publisher Comments:

This introduction to the philosophy of religion helps readers understand the primary sources that are essential for genuine philosophical understanding. Its careful selection of important classical and contemporary readings, along with a clear, understandable analysis and discussion of the topics, helps build a basic vocabulary of philosophical and religious terms—while becoming fluent in the main philosophical issues in religion.

 

Chapter topics include the varieties of religious experience, religion and life, religion and human destiny, argument's for God's existence, the problem of evil, and religious language. This book presents an appealing mixture of classical and contemporary authors—from Descartes, Paley and Kierkegaard to Otto, James, and Buber—to such current writers as Wendy Doniger, Mary Daly, and David Ray Griffin.

 

For philosophers—or anyone who likes to philosophize—about important religious questions and their relation to life.

Synopsis:

Exploring the Philosophy of Religion combines the best features of a text and a reader. Organized around seven topics, each of the 28 readings is long enough to allow students to encounter first-hand the works of a major thinker.The introductions to the readings are clear and concise and help prepare students for meaningful class discussion.The topics begin with religious experience then transition to the relation of religion to life, to human destiny, and then on to arguments for God’s existence and the problem of evil. The last two sections analyze the relationship between faith and reason and the nature of religious language.

About the Author

David Stewart received the Ph.D. from Rice University and has over thirty years experience teaching philosophy at Rice University, North Texas State University and Ohio University. In addition to Exploring the Philosophy of Religion, He is also co-author of Fundamentals of Philosophy (7th edition, Prentice Hall, 2010).

Table of Contents

Preface

 

Chapter One

The Varieties of Religious Experience

 

Introduction: Philosophy and Religion

Mystical Experience

            Mysticism, William James

Intuitive Ways of Knowing

            Personal Experience of God, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Critique of Mysticism

            The Core of Religion, Walter Kaufmann

Varieties of Religious Understanding

            The Pluralistic Hypothesis, John Hick

Retrospective: Religious Experience

Additional Sources

 

Chapter Two

Religion and Life

 

Introduction: Religion and Life

Life’s Goal Is to Obey God’s Will

            Moral Obligation, William Paley

Life’s Goal Is to Achieve Greatness

            The Joyful Wisdom, Friederich Nietzsche

Life Is Not Meaningful Without God

            A Confession, Leo Tolstoy

Life Is Meaningful Without God

            Ethics Without Religion, Kai Nielsen

Retrospective: Religion and Life

Additional Sources

 

Chapter Three

Religion and Human Destiny

 

Introduction: Religion and Death

The Immortality of the Soul

            Phaedo, Plato

The Finality of Death

            Letter to Menoeceus, Epicurus

The Hope for Resurrection

            The Death of Death, NeilGillmann

Death in Buddhism

            The Doctrine of No-Soul: Annata, Walpola Rahula

Retrospective: Religion and Death

Additional Sources

 

Chapter Four

Arguments for God’s Existence

 

Introduction: The Existence of God

The Ontological Argument

            The Most Perfect Being, René Descartes

The Cosmological Argument

            The Kalam Cosmological Argument, William Lane Craig

The Design Argument

            Natural Theology, William Paley

The Moral Argument

            God and Moral Reasoning, Immanuel Kant

Retrospective: The Existence of God

Additional Sources

 

Chapter Five

The Problem of Evil

 

Introduction: God and Evil

Evil and the Power of God

            Divine Omnipotence, C. S. Lewis

Theodicy in Process Thought

God in Process, David Ray Griffin

Karma and Evil

            Karma in Hindu Thought, Wendy Doniger

The “Vale of Soul-Making Theodicy”

            Evil and the God of Love, John Hick

Retrospective: God and Evil

Additional Sources

 

Chapter Six

Faith and Reason

 

Introduction: Opinion, Belief, Knowledge

Belief and Falsification

            The Falsification Debate, Antony Flew, R. M. Hare, Basil Mitchell

Will and Belief

            The Will to Believe, William James

No Rational Basis for Faith

            Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, David Hume

The Leap of Faith

            Objective and Subjective Reflection, Søren Kierkegaard

Retrospective: Faith and Reason

Additional Sources

 

Chapter Seven

Religion and Current Issues

 

Religion and Government

            A Letter Concerning Toleration, John Locke

Religion and Women

            The Female Nature of God, Rosemary Ruether

Religion and World Origins

            Creative Evolution, Henri Bergson

Religion and Human Origins

            Life’s Dominions, Ronald Dworkin

Retrospective

Additional Sources

 

Biographical Summaries

 

Glossary

 

Index 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205645190
Author:
Stewart, David
Publisher:
Pearson
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Religion -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
June 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 0.8 in 485 gr

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