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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

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  • Date Published: March 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521853699

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  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion provides a broad overview of the topics which are at the forefront of discussion in contemporary philosophy of religion. Prominent views and arguments from both historical and contemporary authors are discussed and analyzed. The book treats all of the central topics in the field, including the coherence of the divine attributes, theistic and atheistic arguments, faith and reason, religion and ethics, miracles, human freedom and divine providence, science and religion, and immortality. In addition it addresses topics of significant importance that similar books often ignore, including the argument for atheism from hiddenness, the coherence of the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation, and the relationship between religion and politics. It will be a valuable accompaniment to undergraduate and introductory graduate-level courses.

    • A balanced and broad introduction to the field giving students a solid grounding in the subject
    • Emphasises philosophical reflection on the nature of God and particular theological doctrines
    • Provides a thorough discussion of science and religion including intelligent design and the evolutionary psychology of religion
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    • Date Published: March 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521853699
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. The Nature of God:
    1. Attributes of God: independence, goodness, and power
    2. Attributes of God: eternity, knowledge, and providence
    3. God incarnate and triune
    Part II. The Rationality of Religious Belief:
    4. Faith and rationality
    5. Theistic arguments
    6. Anti-theistic arguments
    Part III. Science, Morality, and Immorality:
    7. Religion and science
    8. Religion, morality, and politics
    9. Mind, body, and immortality.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Faith & Philosophy
    • God, Darwin, and Morality
    • Intro to Philosophy of Religion
    • Introduction to Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations
    • Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
    • Philosophical Reflections on Christian Belief
    • Reason and Belief in God
  • Authors

    Michael J. Murray, Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania
    Michael J. Murray is Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor in the Humanities and Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College.

    Michael C. Rea, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
    Michael Rea is Associate Professor and Associate Director, Center for Philosophy of Religion, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame.

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