An international team of over 100 leading scholars has been brought together to provide authoritative exposition of how history's most important philosophical thinkers - fron antiquity to the present day - have sought to analyse the concepts and tenets central to Western religious belief, especially Christianity. Divided, chronologically, into five volumes, The History of Western Philosophy of Religion is designed to be accessible to a wide range of readers, from the scholar looking for original insight and the latest research findings to the student wishing for a masterly encapsulation of a particular philosopher's views. It will become the standard reference in the field.
Features: * Each volume opens with a general introduction, presenting an overview of philosophy of religion in the period * Each essay opens with a brief biography, then outlines and analyses that philosopher's contribution to thinking on religion, anc concludes with key further reading * Essays are cross-referenced, highlighting the development of major ideas and influences across history * Each volume closes with a chronology, presenting a contextual guide to the main religious, political, cultural and artistic events of the period * Each volume contains its own bibliography and index.
Volume 2: Medieval Philosophy and Religion "An excellent collection of essays, a worthy addition to the literature on philosophy of religion." - Paul O'Grady, Trinity College Dublin Volume 3: Early Modern Philosophy and Religion "The contributions in this volume are excellent: well-organized, clear, and substantive. It may well become the standard history of the philosophy of religion in the early modern period." - A. P. Martinich, University of Texas, Austin Volume 4: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Religion "This excellent collection of clearly written and interesting essays is sure to be of great help to both students and scholars alike who are looking for in-depth overviews of key thinkers and thoughts in nineteenth-century philosophy of religion. A very welcome collection indeed." - Christopher Hamilton, King's College London "To see how, in an age of science, some of the liveliest minds engaged with religion is fascinating. Philosophy of religion is again, as it was then, a field which should engage not only those interested in the history of ideas and of culture, but also serious students of philosophy. Clearly-written, lively and accessible, this volume is a vindication of the biographical approach to intellectual history and demonstrates why what was said or written in the past is still resonant and argued about in the present." - David Knight, University of Durham Volume 5: Twentieth-Century Philosophy and Religion "Vibrant, contentious and constructive, these essays powerfully demonstrate that the last century is by any standard a critical period for progress in the history of western philosophy of religion. The range and originality of each contribution open up the field to thinkers who fit no simple mould: theists, atheists and non-theists alike offer readers new issues for ongoing debate." - Pamela Anderson, University of Oxford "Oppy and Trakakis are to be congratulated on this wonderfully useful volume. Students of the philosophy of religion will pass many an agreeable hour absorbing the lessons of a century's contemplation from its rich and fascinating essays." - John Schellenberg, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
Volume 1: Ancient Philosophy and Religion Introduction, Georg Boys-Stones; 1. Pythagoras, Constantinos Macris; 2. Xenophanes, James Lesher; 3. Socrates and Plato, Mark McPherran; 4. Aristotle, Sarah Broadie; 5. Epicurus, John Penwill; 6. The Stoics, Tad Brennan; 7. Cicero, Margaret Graver; 8. Philo of Alexandria, David Runia; 9. Paul the Apostle, Stanley K. Stowers; 10. Plutarch of Chaeronea, John Dillon; 11. Sextus Empiricus, Richard Bett; 12. Early Christian Philosophers, Eric Osborn; 13. Origen, Jeffrey Hause; 14. Plotinus, Lloyd P. Gerson; 15. Porphyry and Iamblichus, Mark Edwards; 16. The Cappadocians, Anthony Meredith; 17. Augustine, Gareth Matthews; 18. Proclus, Dirk Baltzly; 19. Pseudo-Dionysius, Kevin Corrigan and Michael Harrington Volume 2: Medieval Philosophy and Religion Introduction, G. R. Evans; 1. Boethius, John Marenbon; 2. John Scottus Eriugena, Dermot Moran; 3. Al-Farabi, S. Nomanul Haq; 4. Avicenna, Jon McGinnis; 5. Anselm, Thomas Williams; 6. Al-Ghazali, Michael Marmura; 7. Abelard, Constant Mews; 8. Bernard of Clairvaux, Brian Patrick McGuire; 9. Averroes, Gerhard Endress; 10. Maimonides, Charles Manekin; 11. Bacon, Jeremiah Hackett; 12. Aquinas, John F. Wippel; 13. Duns Scotus, Richard Cross; 14. Ockham, Gyula Klima; 15. Gersonides, Tamar Rudavsky; 16. Wyclif, Stephen Lahey; 17. Nicholas of Cusa, Jasper Hopkins; 18. Erasmus, James McConica Volume 3: Early Modern Philosophy and Religion Introduction, Peter Anstey; 1. Machiavelli, Mary Dietz and Ilya Winham; 2. Luther, Theodor Dieter; 3. Calvin, Michael Sudduth; 4. Montaigne, Marc Foglia; 5. Francisco Suarez, Bernardo J. Cantens; 6. Hobbes, Sharon Lloyd; 7. Descartes, Gary Steiner; 8. Ralph Cudworth, Benjamin Carter; 9. Blaise Pascal, William David Wetsel; 10. Spinoza, Michael Rosenthal; 11. Locke, Victor Nuovo; 12. Leibniz, Jack D. Davidson; 13. Berkeley, Roomet Jakapi; 14. Voltaire, David Williams; 15. Jonathan Edwards, Sang Hyun Lee; 16. Thomas Reid, Ryan Nichols; 17. Hume, Paul Draper; 18. Diderot, David Adams; 19. Kant, Eckart Forster; 20. Lessing, David Bell; 21. The Deists, Peter Byrne; 22. William Paley, Roger White Volume 4: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Religion Introduction, Douglas Hedley and Chris Ryan; 1. Fichte, Yolanda D. Estes; 2. Schleiermacher, Theodore Vial; 3. Hegel, Paul Redding; 4. Schelling, Michael Vater; 5. Schopenhauer, Robert Wicks; 6. Comte, H. S. Jones; 7. Newman, Ian Ker; 8. Emerson, Russell Goodman; 9. Feuerbach, Van A. Harvey; 10. John Stuart Mill, Chin Liew Ten; 11. Darwin, Michael Ruse; 12. Kierkegaard, William McDonald; 13. Marx and Engels, Roland Boer; 14. Dilthey, Rudolf Makkreel; 15. Edward Caird, Colin Tyler; 16. C. S. Peirce, Douglas Anderson; 17. Nietzsche, Clancy Martin; 18. Josiah Royce, Kelly A. Parker; 19. Freud, Adolf Grunbaum; 20. Durkheim, Philip Mellor Volume 5: Twentieth-Century Philosophy and Religion Introduction, Charles Taliaferro; 1. William James, Richard Gale; 2. Henri Bergson, John Mullarkey; 3. A. N. Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne, Lewis S. Ford; 4. John Dewey, Steven Rockefeller; 5. Bertrand Russell, A. C. Grayling; 6. Max Scheler, Quentin Smith; 7. Martin Buber, Tamra Wright; 8. Jacques Maritain, Peter Redpath; 9. Karl Jaspers, Kurt Salamun; 10. Paul Tillich, William Rowe; 11. Karl Barth, Paul Dafydd Jones; 12. Wittgenstein, Genia Schoenbaumsfeld; 13. Heidegger, Laurence Paul Hemming; 14. Emmanuel Levinas, Jeffrey Kosky; 15. Simone Weil, Stephen Plant; 16. A. J. Ayer, Graham Macdonald; 17. William Alston, Daniel Howard-Snyder; 18. John Hick, Paul Badham; 19. Mary Daly, Anne Marie Korte; 20. Jacques Derrida, Kevin Hart; 21. Alvin Plantinga, James F. Sennett; 22. Richard Swinburne, Bruce Langtry; 23. Late Twentieth-Century Atheism, Graham Oppy and Nick Trakakis
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 1500
Published: 5th November 2009
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 19.0
Weight (kg): 3.855