Readings in Philosophy of Religion: Ancient to Contemporary

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Linda Zagzebski, Timothy D. Miller, Timothy Miller
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 30, 2009 - Philosophy - 672 pages
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This anthology offers a comprehensive historical introduction tothe central questions of philosophy of religion. Approximatelytwo-thirds of the selections are from ancient, medieval, and modernsources, helping students to understand and engage the richtraditions of reflection on these timeless questions. The remainingcontemporary readings introduce students to the more recentdevelopments in the field. Each of the thematically arrangedsections begins with an editor’s introduction to clarify thecentral issues and positions presented in the readings that follow.

Topics include:* traditional theistic arguments * religiousexperience and revelation * fideism * naturalistic approaches toreligious belief * the divine attributes * fate, freedom, andforeknowledge * the connection between religion and morality * theproblem of evil * death and immortality * religious diversity *faith, reason, and the ethics of belief * science and religion.

The text can be used alone or in conjunction with a secondarytext in philosophy of religion such as Zagzebski's Philosophy ofReligion: An Historical Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell,2007).

 

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Contents

The Nature of the Gods Book 1
7
Introduction
21
Faith Reason and Enthusiasm
504
The Wager
535
The Will to Believe
549
Miracles
565
David Hume and the Probability of Miracles
583
Letter to Castelli
597
The Final Cause
198
Omnipotence
213
Atemporal Personhood
231
On Fate and On Divination
244
Middle Knowledge
260
The Euthyphro Dilemma
279
The Virtues of God and the Foundations of Ethics
299
Selections from Treatise on Law
313

Atheism and Evolution
614
How Naturalism Implies Skepticism
636
Critique of the Design Argument 31
31
The Argument from the Appearance of Design
51
The Eternality of Motion and the Unmoved Mover
62
Critique of the Cosmological Argument
76
Kants Critique of the Three Traditional Proofs
90
Introduction
115
Rethinking
137
Truth is Subjectivity
153
Lectures on Religious Belief
168
The Essence of Religion in General
183
That Which Is Is Good
327
Evil and Omnipotence
342
Soulmaking Theodicy
369
Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God
389
Death is Nothing to Us
405
Death
407
The Possibility of Immortality
420
Introduction
443
Christianity and the NonChristian Religions
459
Introduction
477
In What Respect Philosophy Contributes to the Comprehension
490
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Linda Zagzebski is the George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Philosophy and Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at the University of Oklahoma. She is the author of Divine Motivation Theory (2004), The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge (1991), Virtues of the Mind (1996), Philosophy of Religion: An Historical Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), and On Epistemology (2008).

Timothy D. Miller is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.

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