Philosophy of Religion (2nd Edition)
With over 40,000 copies in print since its original publication in 1982, Steve Evans's Philosophy of Religion has served many generations of students as a classic introduction to the philosophy of religion from a Christian perspective. Over the years the...
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With over 40,000 copies in print since its original publication in 1982, Steve Evans's Philosophy of Religion has served many generations of students as a classic introduction to the philosophy of religion from a Christian perspective. Over the years the philosophical landscape has changed, and in this new edition Zach Manis joins Evans in a thorough revamping of arguments and information, while maintaining the qualities of clarity and brevity that made the first edition so appreciated.
^^New material on divine foreknowledge and human freedom has been added as well as on Reformed epistemology. The discussions on science now cover new developments from cognitive psychology and naturalism as well as on the fine-tuning of the cosmos. The chapter on faith and reason has been expanded to include consideration of evidentialism. The problem of evil now forms its own new chapter and adds a discussion of the problem of hell.
^^The standard features remain: a survey of the field, an examination of classical arguments for God's existence, and an exploration of contemporary challenges to theism from the social sciences and philosophy as well as the natural sciences. The meaning and significance of personal religious experience, revelation and miracles--all within the realm of contemporary religious pluralism--are likewise investigated.
^^A classic introduction thoroughly updated and refreshed for today's student.^
C. Stephen Evans (Ph.D., Yale University) is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities at Baylor University. He previously taught in the philosophy departments at Calvin College, St. Olaf College and Wheaton College.
His publications include Why Believe: Reason and Mystery as Pointers to God(Eerdmans, 1996); The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History (Oxford, 1996); Faith Beyond Reason (Edinburgh University Press, Eerdmans,1998); Pocket Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion and Apologetics (InterVarsity Press, 2002), Philosophy of Religion (InterVarsity Press, 1985/ 2009), and Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Requirements (Oxford, 2004)
Some of his most recent works include Kierkegaard: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2009); and Exploring Kenotic Christology: The Self-Emptying of God
R. Zachary Manis (Ph.D., Baylor University) is assistant professor of philosophy at Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri. He has edited with C. Stephen Evans, Philosophy of Religion: Thinking About Faith (2nd Edition; Contours of Christian Philosophy), and is currently working on several papers, mostly pertaining to religious ethics and / or Kierkegaard's writings.