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Philosophy of Religion : The Big Questions

Philosophy of Religion : The Big Questions - 99 edition

Philosophy of Religion : The Big Questions - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780631206040

ISBN10: 0631206043

Philosophy of Religion : The Big Questions by Eleonore Stump and Michael J. Murray - ISBN 9780631206040
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 1999
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Philosophy of Religion : The Big Questions by Eleonore Stump and Michael J. Murray - ISBN 9780631206040

ISBN13: 9780631206040

ISBN10: 0631206043

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 99

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Summary

This book contains a collection of the essential readings treating both classic and contemporary issues in philosophy of religion.


In addition to topics such as arguments for God's existence, the problem of evil, and divine attributes, it contains articles on divine hiddenness, the nature of revelation, and the doctrine of hell. As a result, this is an ideal text for use in courses on philosophy of religion and metaphysics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The text gives special attention to very recent work in philosophy of religion and includes a section devoted to multi-cultural perspectives.

Author Bio

Stump, Eleanore : Saint Louis University

Eleanore Stump, Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at St. Louis University has published widely in the areas of Medieval philosophy, philosophy of religion, and metaphysics. She is also the current president of the Society of Christian Philosophers.

Murray, Michael : Franklin and Marshall College

Michael Murray, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Franklin and Marshall College, works primarily in contemporary philosophy of religion and in early modern philosophy. He is currently a fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. What Would Anything Have To Be In Order To Be God?

Omniscience.
Omnipotence.
Perfection.
Eternity.

2. Can We Show By Reason That There Is A God?

Ontological Argument.
Cosmological Argument.
Teleological Argument.
The Evolutionary Anti-naturalism Argument.
The Argument from Religious Experience.

3. Doesn't All The Evil In The World Show That There Is No God?

The Problem. Defence.
Theodicies.
Alternative Perspectives.

4. What Is The Relation Of Reason To Religious Belief?

Evidentialism.
Religious Belief As Basic.
Pascal's Wager.

5. Can We Make Sense Of Religious Doctrines And Practices Miracles?

Prayer.
Soul.
Revelation.

6. Can Morality Have A Religious Foundation?
7. How Should Religion, Gender, And Ethnic Diversity Influence Our Thinking About Religion?

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