A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion
With over three hundred entries and subentries on everything from agnosticism to Zen philosophy, this authoritative encyclopaedia from one of the world's most renowned theologians explores all the major themes in the philosophy of religion. Entries identify key thinkers from...
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With over three hundred entries and subentries on everything from agnosticism to Zen philosophy, this authoritative encyclopaedia from one of the world's most renowned theologians explores all the major themes in the philosophy of religion. Entries identify key thinkers from Plato to Freud, terms, arguments, and ideas. Dr Thiselton uses non-technical language, systematic organization and full cross-referencing, so that the entries in this book offer a complete guide to all the major issues, theories and terms within the philosophy of religion. The volume also features a helpful chronology and an index of names.
This encyclopedia was shaped by years of student feedback. Anthony Thiselton asked students what themes, thinkers, and problems in philosophy of religion they found most stimulating and where they needed help, clarification, and explanation. The resulting volume will help other students navigate their studies with greater ease. It is also a handy reference for those seeking quick access to information on a particular person or concept. Covering thinkers, offering detailed explanations of such fundamental principles as evil, and outlining clear definitions of complex ideas like 'the doctrine of analogy', this is a comprehensive reference tool for all those studying, or interested in, the philosophy of religion.
"I find it astonishing that anyone today could be so learned in so many fields and that this learning would be so accurate and so lucidly expressed. It is an amazing achievement that will prove extremely useful to a large number of students."--Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Thought, Yale University"It takes a scholar of Thiselton's caliber to produce an outstanding one-volume work like this. It is a superb resource for undergraduates studying philosophy of religion or philosophy in general. It will also be invaluable for graduates and church members looking for philosophical guidance. The scope is comprehensive, and the focus on the writings of key philosophers is good pedagogy. This is a much-needed book that I will use in all my philosophy courses."--Craig Bartholomew, H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy, Redeemer University College"An indispensable companion to the philosophy of religion. Each entry offers a crystal clear and comprehensive account, stimulating the reader to read, think, and explore."--John Webster, University of Aberdeen"Lucid and scholarly, this encyclopedia provides a range of entries on the key thinkers, concepts, and themes in the field."--David Fergusson, University of Edinburgh"A wonderful idea. At every point we are treated to the mature insights and judgments of a leading thinker who knows how to describe and explain. This is more than a work of reference--it is a summary statement synthesizing years of engagement with vital issues in philosophy of religion."--David Ford, University of Cambridge
Anthony C. Thiselton, (Ph.D., Sheffield, D.D (Durham); D.D. (Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth) is Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology at the University of Nottingham, and Canon Theologian of Leicester Cathedral and Southwell Minster. He was formerly Principal of St John's College and Honorary Professor in the University of Durham. He is still an Associate Priest in a Nottingham parish.
His main works include: The Two Horizons: New Testament Hermeneutics and Philosophical Description (Exeter: Paternoster/Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980, Korean, 1990); New Horizons in Hermeneutics: The Theory and Practice of Transforming Biblical Reading (London: HarperCollins/Grand Rapids: Zondervan 1992); Interpreting God and the Postmodern Self, (Edinburgh: T & T Clark/Grand Rapids and Eerdmans, 1995); The Promise of Hermeneutics (Carlisle: Paternoster/Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999, joint author); The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New Internation Commentary on the Greek New Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans/Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2000); A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion (Oxford: Oneworld, 2001); Thiselton on Hermeneutics: Collected Works and New Essays (Aldershot: Ashgate, and Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006); 1 Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans) and The Hermeneutics of Doctrine (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008).