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Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction - 4th edition

Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780495007258

ISBN10: 0495007250

Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction by William L. Rowe - ISBN 9780495007258
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
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Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction by William L. Rowe - ISBN 9780495007258

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ISBN10: 0495007250

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Edition: 4TH 07
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William Rowe's PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION is a concise introduction to the central issues in philosophy of religion--featuring a classic treatment of the traditional proofs for the existence of God. While theistic religions emphasize the importance of faith, they have long held that basic religious truths can also be justified in the court of reason. In this book students will discover the important role of reason in supporting the essential claims of faith.


  • NEW! The chapter on the argument from design now includes a discussion and criticism of 'irreducible complexity' as advanced by Behe.
  • NEW! New treatment regarding the "Kalam" cosmological argument as popularized by William Lane Craig has been included.
  • NEW! In the chapter on evil the statement of the evidential problem of evil has been refined and a discussion of the important objection generally known as 'skeptical theism' has been included.
  • NEW! This edition includes a new glossary of key terms provides handy reference for students.
  • Study questions at the end of each chapter direct the student to the central points and arguments stressed in the chapter and direct the student to think beyond the central point.
  • Clarity, readability, and balance of treatment are emphasized throughout.
  • The text covers the core issues in the philosophy of religion in their breadth and depth without bogging students down in technical details.
  • Each chapter is long enough for the author to develop the arguments fully, and for students to apprehend and appreciate the chain of reasoning.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The Idea of God.

2. The Cosmological Argument.

3. The Ontological Argument.

4. The Design Argument (Old and New).

5. Religious and Mystical Experience.

6. Faith and Reason.

7. The Problem of Evil.

8. Miracles and the Modern World View.

9. Life After Death.

10. Predestination, Divine Foreknowledge, and Human Freedom.

11. Many Religions.

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