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Reason and the Christian Religion : Essays in Honour of Richard Swinburne - Alan G. Padgett

Reason and the Christian Religion

Essays in Honour of Richard Swinburne

By: Alan G. Padgett (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th December 1994
ISBN: 9780198240426
Number Of Pages: 376

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Richard Swinburne is one of the most distinguished philosophers of religion of our day. In this volume, many notable British and American philosophers unite to honor him and to discuss various topics to which he has contributed significantly. These include general topics in the philosophy of religion such as revelation, and faith and reason, and the specifically Christian doctrines of the Trinity, the Incarnation, and atonement. In the spirit of the movement which Swinburne spearheaded, the essays use analytic philosophical methods to examine doctrines in particular religious traditions, expanding upon traditional discussions of theism. As such, this volume represents a field-report on the interaction of philosophy and Christian thought in the English-speaking world. Swinburne has himself contributed an individual and personal Intellectual Autobiography.

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`This Festschrift for Richard Swinburne brings vividly home the sea-change that philosophy of religion has undergone since the 1960s.' Brian Leftow, International Philosophical Review `In the limited space available it is impossible to give adequate expression to the interest aroused by, and the skill displayed in, the book of essays under review ... if any minister of religion is looking for something on which to sharpen his wits over the next twelve months, he could not do better than read Swinburne's corpus and reflect upon it, in the light of the essays to which I am referring ... he would have learnt what is meant by high class academic philosophical and theological discussion.' Expository Times `The collection is a handsome recognition of Richard Swinburne's achievement as a philosopher of religion.' Theology `In the limited space available it is impossible to give adequate expression to the interest aroused by, and the skill displayed in, the book of essays under review ... if any minister of religion is looking for something on which to sharpen his wits over the next twelve months, he could not do better than read Swinburne's corpus and reflect upon it.' The Expository Times `The collection is a handsome recognition of Richard Swinburne's achievement as a philosopher of religion.' Theology `His work has become the standard example of the kind of position which he defends, and will therefore be referred to and discussed by both critics and supporters for years to come. The high standard of the papers in this volume are a worthy tribute to a rigorous and eminent philosopher of religion like Richard Swinburne.' Journal of Theological Studies `The book concludes with a highly valuable bibliography of Swinburne's works, followed by an index - not always an automatic feature in an anthology ... Viewed altogether, the articles in this book give testimony to the lively debates of which Richard Swinburne has been a part and the positive role that Christian belief is enjoying in the philosophical world of our day. Their evident philosophical rigor demonstrates that Christian commitment and solid scholarship can go hand in hand, at least as long as philosophy does not usurp the place reserved for divine revelation.' Christian Scholar's Review

Prefacep. v
List of Contributorsp. xi
Intellectual Autobiographyp. 1
Faith and Reasonp. 19
Swinburne on Faith and Beliefp. 21
Swinburne's Argument from Religious Experiencep. 39
Mystical Perception: St Teresa, William Alston, and the Broadminded Atheistp. 65
The Nature of Reason: Locke, Swinburne, and Edwardsp. 91
Revelationp. 119
Did Revelation Cease?p. 121
The Communication of Divine Revelationp. 143
Revelation and Biblical Exegesis: Augustine, Aquinas, and Swinburnep. 161
Trinity and Incarnationp. 199
Not by Confusion of Substance, but by Unity of Personp. 201
Neither Confounding the Persons nor Dividing the Substancep. 227
Atonementp. 245
Is the Doctrine of the Atonement a Mistake?p. 247
Reflections on the Atonementp. 265
Swinburne on Guilt, Atonement, and Christian Redemptionp. 277
Theological Anthropologyp. 301
Body and Soul: Physical Properties and Cartesian Mindp. 303
The Problem of Evil: A Deontological Perspectivep. 329
A Select Bibliography of the Works of Richard Swinburnep. 353
Index of Names and Scripturep. 359
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ISBN: 9780198240426
ISBN-10: 0198240422
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 8th December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.6

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