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Philosophy of Religion

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PrefaceGeneral IntroductionAdvice on ReadingPART I. PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFIntroduction1. Thomas Aquinas: Faith and Reason in Harmony2. W.K. Clifford: The Ethics of Belief3. Antony Flew: The Presumption of Atheism4. Alvin Plantinga: Religious Belief as ''Properly Basic''5. Norman Kretzmann: Evidence and Religious...


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PrefaceGeneral IntroductionAdvice on ReadingPART I. PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFIntroduction1. Thomas Aquinas: Faith and Reason in Harmony2. W.K. Clifford: The Ethics of Belief3. Antony Flew: The Presumption of Atheism4. Alvin Plantinga: Religious Belief as ''Properly Basic''5. Norman Kretzmann: Evidence and Religious Belief6. D.Z. Phillips: Grammar and Religious Belief7. Norman Malcolm: The Groundlessness of Religious BeliefQuestions for DiscussionAdvice on Further ReadingPART II. THE PROBLEM OF GOD-TALKIntroduction8. Augustine of Hippo: How Believers Find God-Talk Puzzling9. A.J. Ayer: God-Talk is Evidently Nonsense10. Richard Swinburne: God-Talk is Not Evidently Nonsense11. Antony Flew: ''Death by a Thousand Qualifications''12. Thomas Aquinas: One Way of Understanding God-TalkQuestions for DiscussionAdvice on ReadingPART III. ARGUMENTS FOR GOD''S EXISTENCEIntroductionAdvice on ReadingCosmological ArgumentsIntroduction13. Anselm of Canterbury: A Concise Cosmological Argument from the Eleventh Century14. Thomas Aquinas: A Thirteenth Century Cosmological Argument15. John Duns Scotus: A Fourteenth-Century Cosmological Argument16. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: A Seventeenth-Century Cosmological Argument17. Herbert McCabe: A Modern Cosmological Argument18. Paul Edwards: Objections to Cosmological Arguments19. J.L. Mackie: More Objections to Cosmological Arguments20. David Hume: Why is a Cause Always Necessary?21. G.E.M. Anscombe: ''Whatever Has a Beginning of Existence Must Have a Cause''22. James A. Sadowsky: Can there be an Endless Regress of Causes?Questions for DiscussionAdvice on Further ReadingDesign Arguments23. Thomas Aquinas: IntroductionIntroduction29. Anselm of Canterbury: Anselm Argues That God Cannot Be Thought Not To Exist30. Gaunilo of Marmoutiers: Gaunilo Argues that Anselm is Wrong31. Anselm of Canterbury: Anselm Replies to Gaunilo32. Rene Descartes: Descartes Defends An Ontological Argument33. Pierre Gassendi, Johannes Caterus, Rene Descartes: Descartes Replies to Critics34. Immanuel Kant: A Classic Repudiation of Ontological Arguments35. Alvin Plantinga: A Contemporary Defence of Ontological ArgumentsQuestions for DiscussionAdvice on ReadingGod and Human ExperienceIntroduction36. C.B. Martin: Why ''Knowing God by Experience'' is a Notion Open to Question37. Peter Donovan: Can We Know God by Experience?38. William P. Alston: Why Should There Not Be Experience of God?Questions for DiscussionAdvice on ReadingPART IV. WHAT IS GOD?IntroductionAdvice on Further ReadingOmnipotentIntroduction39. Thomas V. Morris: A Modern Discussion of Divine Omnipotence40. Thomas Aquinas: Why Think of God as Omnipotent?41. Richard Swinburne: Miracles and Laws of Nature42. David Hume: Why We Should Disbelieve in MiraclesQuestions for DiscussionAdvice on ReadingKnowingIntroduction43. Thomas Aquinas: Why Ascribe Knowledge to God?44. Boethius: Omniscience and Human Freedom: a Classic Discussion45. Nelson Pike: Problems for the Notion of Divine OmniscienceQuestions for DiscussionAdvice on Further ReadingEternalIntroduction46. Thomas Aquinas: Why Call God ''Eternal''?47. Nicholas Wolterstorff: God is ''Everlasting'', not ''Eternal''48. Eleonore Stump and Norman Kretzmann: A Modern Defence of Divine Eternity49. A Different Modern Defence of Divine Eternity. Paul Helm: Questions for DiscussionAdvice on ReadingSimpleIntroduction50. Thomas Aquinas: A Classic Defence of Divine Simplicity51. Thomas V. Morris: Problems with Divine Simplicity52. Brian Davies: A Modern Defence of Divine SimplicityQuestions for DiscussionAdvice on Further ReadingPart V. THE PROBLEM OF EVILIntroduction53. J.L. Mackie: Evil Shows that there is no God54. Augustine of Hippo: What is Evil?55. Richard Swinburne: Evil Does Not Show That There Is No God56. Herbert McCabe: God, Evil, and Divine Responsibility57. Thomas Aquinas: God and Human FreedomQuestions for DiscussionAdvice on ReadingPart VI. MORALITY AND RELIGIONIntroduction58. Immanuel Kant: God as a ''Postulate'' of Sound Moral Think
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Preface General Introduction Advice on Reading PART I. PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS BELIEF Introduction 1. Thomas Aquinas: Faith and Reason in Harmony 2. W.K. Clifford: The Ethics of Belief 3. Antony Flew: The Presumption of Atheism 4. Alvin Plantinga: Religious Belief as 'Properly Basic' 5. Norman Kretzmann: Evidence and Religious Belief 6. D.Z. Phillips: Grammar and Religious Belief 7. Norman Malcolm: The Groundlessness of Religious Belief Questions for Discussion Advice on Reading PART II. THE PROBLEM OF GOD-TALK Introduction 8. Augustine of Hippo: How Believers Find God-Talk Puzzling 9. A.J. Ayer: God-Talk is Evidently Nonsense 10. Richard Swinburne: God-Talk is Not Evidently Nonsense 11. Antony Flew: 'Death by a Thousand Qualifications' 12. Thomas Aquinas: One Way of Understanding God-Talk Questions for Discussion Advice on Reading PART III. ARGUMENTS FOR GOD'S EXISTENCE Introduction Advice on Reading Cosmological Arguments Introduction 13. Anselm of Canterbury: A Concise Cosmological Argument from the Eleventh Century 14. Thomas Aquinas: A Thirteenth Century Cosmological Argument 15. John Duns Scotus: A Fourteenth-Century Cosmological Argument 16. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: A Seventeenth-Century Cosmological Argument 17. Herbert McCabe: A Modern Cosmological Argument 18. Paul Edwards: Objections to Cosmological Arguments 19. J.L. Mackie: More Objections to Cosmological Arguments 20. David Hume: Why is a Cause Always Necessary? 21. G.E.M. Anscombe: 'Whatever Has a Beginning of Existence Must Have a Cause' 22. James A. Sadowsky: Can there be an Endless Regress of Causes? Questions for Discussion Advice on Reading Ontological Arguments Introduction 29. Anselm of Canterbury: Anselm Argues That God Cannot Be Thought Not To Exist 30. Gaunilo of Marmoutiers: Gaunilo Argues that Anselm is Wrong 31. Anselm of Canterbury: Anselm Replies to Gaunilo 32. Rene Descartes: Descartes Defends An Ontological Argument 33. Pierre Gassendi, Johannes Caterus, Rene Descartes: Descartes Replies to Critics 34. Immanuel Kant: A Classic Repudiation of Ontological Arguments 35. Alvin Plantinga: A Contemporary Defence of Ontological Arguments Questions for Discussion Advice on Reading God and Human Experience Introduction 36. C.B. Martin: Why 'Knowing God by Experience' is a Notion Open to Question 37. Peter Donovan: Can We Know God by Experience? 38. William P. Alston: Why Should There Not Be Experience of God? Questions for Discussion Advice on Reading PART IV. WHAT IS GOD? Introduction Advice on Reading Omnipotent Introduction 39. Thomas V. Morris: A Modern Discussion of Divine Omnipotence 40. Thomas Aquinas: Why Think of God as Omnipotent? 41. Richard Swinburne: Miracles and Laws of Nature 42. David Hume: Why We Should Disbelieve in Miracles Questions for Discussion Advice on Reading Knowing Introduction 43. Thomas Aquinas: Why Ascribe Knowledge to God? 44. Boethius: Omniscience and Human Freedom: a Classic Discussion 45. Nelson Pike: Problems for the Notion of Divine Omniscience Questions for Discussion Advice on Reading Eternal Introduction 46. Thomas Aquinas: Why Call God 'Eternal'? 47. Nicholas Wolterstorff: God is 'Everlasting', not 'Eternal' 48. Eleonore Stump and Norman Kretzmann: A Modern Defence of Divine Eternity 49. A Different Modern Defence of Divine Eternity. Paul Helm: Questions for Discussion Advice on Reading Simple Introduction 50. Thomas Aquinas: A Classic Defence of Divine Simplicity 51. Thomas V. Morris: Problems with Divine Simplicity 52. Brian Davies: A Modern Defence of Divine Simplicity Questions for Discussion Advice on Reading Part V. THE PROBLEM OF EVIL
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Is it possible to be both a philosopher and a religious believer? Is philosophy a friend or foe to religious belief? Does talk of God make sense? Does God exist? What is God? ^ Essential for anyone pondering these and similar questions, Philosophy of Religion: A Guide and Anthology provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible overview of the subject. Carefully edited by Brian Davies, it contains a wide-ranging selection of 65 of the best classical and contemporary writings on the philosophy of religion, together with substantial commentary, introductory material, discussion questions, and detailed guides to further reading. The editorial material sets the selections in context and guides students through the readings. ^ Part I of the book examines the relation between philosophy and religion; Parts II-IV consider the existence and nature of God; Part V addresses the "problem of evil" that has puzzled thinkers for centuries; and Parts VI and VII are devoted to the rela
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 258198
  • Product Code 9780198751946
  • ISBN 019875194X
  • EAN 9780198751946
  • Pages 784
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Oct 2000
  • Dimensions 245 x 171 x 40mm
  • Weight 1.283kg

Brian Davies

Brian Davies is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He is a Catholic Priest and Dominican Friar, and is General Editor of the series "Outstanding Christian Thinkers" and the Oxford series "Medieval Minds."ý

  • Preface; General Introduction; Advice On Reading; Part I. Philosophy And Religious Belief; Introduction; 1. Faith And Reason In Harmony; 2. The Ethics Of Belief; 3. The Presumption Of Atheism; 4. Religious Belief As 'properly Basic'; 5. Evidence And Religious Belief; 6. Grammar And Religious Belief; 7. The Groundlessness Of Religious Belief; Questions For Discussion; Advice On Further Reading; Part Ii. The Problem Of God-talk; Introduction; 8. How Believers Find God-talk Puzzling; 9. God-talk Is Evidently Nonsense; 10. God-talk Is Not Evidently Nonsense; 11. 'death By A Thousand Qualifications'; 12. One Way Of Understanding God-talk; Questions For Discussion; Advice On Reading; Part Iii. Arguments For God's Existence; Introduction; Advice On Reading; Cosmological Arguments; Introduction; 13. A Concise Cosmological Argument From The Eleventh Century; 14. A Thirteenth Century Cosmological Argument; 15. A Fourteenth-century Cosmological Argument; 16. A Seventeenth-century Cosmological Argument; 17. A Modern Cosmological Argument; 18. Objections To Cosmological Arguments; 19. More Objections To Cosmological Arguments; 20. Why Is A Cause Always Necessary?; 21. 'whatever Has A Beginning Of Existence Must Have A Cause'; 22. Can There Be An Endless Regress Of Causes?; Questions For Discussion; Advice On Further Reading; 23. Introduction; Introduction; 29. Anselm Argues That God Cannot Be Thought Not To Exist; 30. Gaunilo Argues That Anselm Is Wrong; 31. Anselm Replies To Gaunilo; 32. Descartes Defends An Ontological Argument; 33. Descartes Replies To Critics; 34. A Classic Repudiation Of Ontological Arguments; 35. A Contemporary Defence Of Ontological Arguments; Questions For Discussion; Advice On Reading; God And Human Experience; Introduction; 36. Why 'knowing God By Experience' Is A Notion Open To Question; 37. Can We Know God By Experience?; 38. Why Should There Not Be Experience Of God?; Questions For Discussion; Advice On Reading; Part Iv. What Is God?; Introduction; Advice On Further Reading; Omnipotent; Introduction; 39. A Modern Discussion Of Divine Omnipotence; 40. Why Think Of God As Omnipotent?; 41. Miracles And Laws Of Nature; 42. Why We Should Disbelieve In Miracles; Questions For Discussion; Advice On Reading; Knowing; Introduction; 43. Why Ascribe Knowledge To God?; 44. Omniscience And Human Freedom: A Classic Discussion; 45. Problems For The Notion Of Divine Omniscience; Questions For Discussion; Advice On Further Reading; Eternal; Introduction; 46. Why Call God 'eternal'?; 47. God Is 'everlasting', Not 'eternal'; 48. A Modern Defence Of Divine Eternity; Questions For Discussion; Advice On Reading; Simple; Introduction; 50. A Classic Defence Of Divine Simplicity; 51. Problems With Divine Simplicity; 52. A Modern Defence Of Divine Simplicity; Questions For Discussion; Advice On Further Reading; Part V. The Problem Of Evil; Introduction; 53. Evil Shows That There Is No God; 54. What Is Evil?; 55. Evil Does Not Show That There Is No God; 56. God, Evil, And Divine Responsibility; 57. God And Human Freedom; Questions For Discussion; Advice On Reading; Part Vi. Morality And Religion; Introduction; 58. God As A 'postulate' Of Sound Moral Thinking; 59. Why Morality Implies The Existence Of God; 60. Moral Thinking As Awareness Of God; 61. Morality Does Not Imply The Existence Of God; Questions For Discussion; Advice On Further Reading; Part Vii. People And Life After Death; Introduction; 62. Philosophy And Life After Death: The Questions And The Options; 63. Life After Death: An Ancient Greek View; 64. Belief In Life After Death Comes From Emotion, Not Reason; 65. What Must Be True Of Me If I Survive My Death?; Questions For Discussion; Advice On Further Reading; Index

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